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May 26, 2015

Video: Highlights From EDMbiz Conference & Expo Sessions

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Written by: Suzanne Welker Jurgens


EDMBiz – Above & Beyond: In Conversation
This profile of the progressive trance phenomenon Above & Beyond features the group’s members, manager and booking agent in conversation. What have been the keys to their success as top producers and DJs in the genre? How have they developed a thriving record label while building their artist career? What is the secret to longevity in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of contemporary electronic dance music?

Jason Bentley – Moderator
Paavo Siljamäki – Artist
Tony McGuinness – Artist
James Grant – CEO, Involve Management/Anjunabeats
Matt Rodriguez – Agent/AM Only


EDMbiz: Third Annual EDMbiz Artist Panel
Each year, emerging and legendary artists discuss their experiences and industry insights. Take a look back at the 2014 panel, which includes: Steve Angello on developing up-and-coming artists; Carl Cox on his 40-year path and the track that started it all; Borgore on creating talent contests for fans; Destructo on his inspiration and success at sea; Carnage on the importance of support from friends and family; and Posso on live performance and early struggles. Plus, each gives their take on what “EDM” means to them.

Jason Bentley – Moderator
Steve Angello – Artist
Borgore – Artist
Carl Cox – Artist
Arty – Artist
Carnage – Artist
Gary Richards/Destructo – Artist/CEO, HARD Events
Poss – Artist


EDMBiz – #20Something hosted by Jake Udell
Curated by Krewella manager Jake Udell, this panel focuses on up-and-coming music execs who are making major moves. Watch the video to find out what drives them, how they identify opportunities, and how networking has put them in power positions as such young age.

Jake Udell – Cofounder/ CEO TH3RD BRAIN (moderator)
Adéllyn Polomski – Director of EDM Initiatives, Clear Channel Media; Entertainment/Program Director, Evolution.
Andrew Keller – Director of A&R, Columbia Records
Danny Bell – Director of Marketing & Talent Buying, HARD Events
Michael George – Artist Manager, Scooter Braun Projects
Mike Darlington – CEO, Monstercat/The District
Nathan Lim – Cofounder, TH3RD BRAIN


EDMBiz – Conversation with Hardwell and his team
Few artists have had the amount of success that Robbert van de Corput (aka Hardwell) has experienced at such a young age. His talents as a DJ and producer are undisputed, but who is the team working feverishly behind the scenes that helped him achieve the #1 position on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll at age 25? Meet the uber successful industry veterans that came together to create an unstoppable machine bound for global dominance.


EDMbiz Conference & Expo 2015 Trailer features highlights from the 2014 conference

The 4th Annual EDMbiz Conference & Expo will take place in Las Vegas on June 16-18. Badges are on sale now: http://bit.ly/EDMbizYT. To learn more and join the mailing list, visit http://www.edmbiz.com


About the Author

Suzanne Welker Jurgens
Suzanne Welker Jurgens has been involved in the publishing world for over 12 years. She has worked at several business technology magazines such as Business 2.0 and The Industry Standard, as well other magazine titles such as Allure, Yoga Journal and Dwell. In 2012, Suzanne decided that it was time to marry her passion of music with her extensive experience in media and jumped feet first into developing schulzarmy.com. When she is not helping break the latest Schulz Army and The Scene is Dead news, you will find her at events waving the Schulz Army flag and passing out "Down the Rabbit Hole We Go!" wristbands. Suzanne is also part of the TranceFamily SF team and helps out at local trance events hosted by Sondra Productions and Phoria Events.



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