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Jun 2, 2015

EDMbiz Conference & Expo 2015 Announces First Phase of Speakers

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Written by: Suzanne Welker Jurgens

EDMbiz Conference & Expo 2015 has announced the first phase of panels and speakers including KCRW Music Director, Jason Bentley, who will be returning as host and co-curator of the 4th annual music conference which will taking place at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas from Tuesday, June 16 through Thursday, June 18.

One highlight of the event will be Billboard presenting its Dance Power Players 2015 list with a panel discussion hosted by John Amato, President at Billboard /The Hollywood Reporter; Megan Buerger, Writer, Billboard; and, Matt Medved, Editor, Billboard Dance. The trio will share insights on how the list was compiled and the addition of executives to the list for the first-time ever.

The following Keynote sessions and panels will take place at EDMBiz:

  • 20 Years of Dance Music Through the Lens of AM Only
  • Best Record/A&R Contest
  • Billboard Presents: Dance Power Players 2015
  • Dance Music and the Urban Ecosystem: Brooklyn, Detroit, LA
  • EDM: Just the Facts, Man
  • Emerging Markets: Globalization & Localization
  • Fourth Annual EDMBiz Artist Panel
  • Future of Dance Music Journalism
  • Keynote Session with James Barton, President of Electronic Music at Live Nation
  • Keynote Session, “City as a Startup” with Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and Founder of Downtown Project
  • Radioactive: Listening Trends in a Changing Media Landscape
  • EDMbiz Startup Contest

Industry leaders joining EDMbiz for a variety of presentations and panels to date will include the following*:

  • 3LAU, Producer/Artist
  • Andrew Spada, Vice President, Content & Creative, Dancing Astronaut
  • Austin Kramer, Global Programming Head-Electronic Culture, Spotify
  • Blaise DeAngelo, General Manager, OWSLA
  • Brian Zisk, Founder, SF Music Tech
  • Chad Gillard, Head of A&R, Future Classics
  • Chip Hooper,Worldwide Head of Music, Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency
  • Clark Warner, Executive Creative Director, Beatport
  • Conor Clarke, Founder & CEO, Wavo.me
  • David Waxman, Head of A&R, Ultra Music
  • DB Burkeman, Creative Director, AM Only
  • Edward J. Hennessy, Director of UPS Entertainment Logistics
  • Ethan Baer, EDM.com
  • George Hess, CEO, Zero2Fifty Group
  • Geronimo, Senior Director of Music Programming, Electronic and Dance Formats, SiriusXM
  • Hook n Sling, Artist
  •  James Barton, President of Electronic Music, Live Nation
  • Jason Bentley, Music Director, KCRW
  • Jason Huvaere, Paxahau
  • Jason Miller, President – New York, Live Nation Entertainment
  •  Jeff Shaw, SVP, Strategic Alliances – Electronic Music Lead, Live Nation Entertainment
  •  John Amato, President at Billboard /The Hollywood Reporter
  •  John Boyle, Chief Growth Officer & Interim Chief Financial Officer, Insomniac
  •  Jono Grant, Artist, Above & Beyond
  • Julien Mitelberg, Co-Founder & CEO, Bandsintown Group
  • Kraig Fox, Director of DCP & Sr. Managing Director, Guggenheim
  • Krewella, Artists
  • Kush Patel, Music Partnerships, Twitch
  • Larry Marcus, Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital
  • Lee Anderson, Agent, VP East Coast, AM Only
  • Matt Medved, Editor, Billboard Dance
  • Matt Rodriguez, Agent, VP, West Coast, AM Only
  • Megan Buerger, Staff Writer, Billboard
  • Mike Darlington, CEO, Monstercat
  • Natalia Romiszewski, Director of A&R, Lava Records
  • Nick Guarino, This Song is Sick
  • Nick Ward, CFO, YourEDM
  • Pasquale Rotella, Founder & CEO, Insomniac
  • Paul Morris, Founder & President, AM Only
  • Paul Resnikoff, Publisher, Digital Music News
  • Rachel Springate, Chief Artist Officer, Dubset
  • Rich Thomas, Vice President of Content, Insomniac
  • Ryan Mac, Reporter, Forbes
  • Ryan Roy, A&R, Interscope Records
  • Simon Rust Lamb, COO, Insomniac
  • Steve Martocci, Co-Founder, Splice
  • Tatiana Oliveira Simonian, Vice President of Branded Entertainment, Nielsen
  • Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic
  • Tommie Sunshine, Producer/DJ/Songwriter/Social Media Provocateur/Raver      
  • Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com & Founder of Downtown Project
  • Vijay Nair, Founder & CEO, Only Much Louder

View details about speakers here. *Additional speakers, panels and EDC Week party access will be announced soon. All panels and speakers are subject to change.

 

As an attendee of EDMbiz attendees you’ll have access to the following EDC Week Shows:

Tuesday, June 16
Afrojack, Omnia (Official EDMbiz Opening Night Party)

Wednesday, June 17
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hakkasan
Special Guest at Light
Showtek, Wet Republic at Night

Thursday, June 18

Alesso, Boulevard Pool (Official EDMbiz Closing Night Party)
Duke Dumont, Daylight
Carl Cox, Light
Nicky Romero, Omnia
Lil Jon, Tryst Nightclub
Krewella at Wet Republic, Night
Avicii, XS Nightclub
 

For more information on speakers and registration, please visit 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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