By: Lori Kahn | Feb 26, 2018
Learn the general gist of what goes down during Miami’s Winter Music Conference.
Miami has been the host of Winter Music Conference (WMC) for the past 33 years. Any music fan that’s ever visited the city for WMC knows it’s the premiere platform for EDM – long before the term EDM was ever coined. If you weren’t able to purchase your tickets to WMC, there’s no need to fret as Ultra Music Festival is scheduled for the weekend of March 23-25 and Miami Music Week is set for March 20-25 so the Magic City has music fans covered with many live music performances this March.
Every March during the Winter Music Conference, music enthusiasts, artists, DJs and music industry delegates from over 70 countries end up on Miami Beach for more than 400 music industry related events, parties, seminars and workshops. Registration to the Winter Music Conference includes access to all of these events including featured Q & A's, WMC official poolside events, South Beach Sessions, trade show and exhibits, DJ Spin-Off's, VJ Challenge as well as free or reduced admission to other WMC official and sanctioned events.
The Music: DJs & Artists
Winter Music Conference and Miami’s year-round thriving musical environment have helped define electronic dance music. What was once an underground segment music has now burst through to the mainstream. Names like David Guetta, Diplo, Avicii, Tiesto and Grammy winner Skrillex are some of the artists who have broken through the radio barriers. DJs across the globe have used the WMC platform to elevate their status within the scene, network with music insiders and make the kind of EDM that you can’t help but bounce to.
For those working in the music industry, WMC has long been a go-to event, but it’s not just for music business professionals – it’s about the music lovers. EDM music fans you will no doubt hear tomorrow’s dance hits here. From international artists playing at parties and venues throughout Miami Beach to annual WMC events like the DJ Spin-Offs for Beatmatching and Scratching. You’ll get to experience the skills of some of the most talented DJs from around the world as they mix and manipulate their way to victory.
The Industry: Tech, Products and Gear
For some it’s all about the parties, but for others, it’s about the music industry itself and that includes Electronic music’s cutting-edge equipment. If you love to spin or just love the tech, you can find the latest in music technology, products, services, and gear in the two-day exhibit trade show at WMC. The trade show is an audiophile's utopia, representing all aspects of the music industry.
The Parties: Poolside, Outside and Clubside
Beyond the business networking and music industry events, Winter Music Conference is mostly about the same thing that Electronic Dance Music is about, parties and having a good time. Clubs and venues in Miami host raves, parties and events. If you’re visiting for just the partying, be sure to do a bit of research about tickets, club policies and schedules to ensure that you make it to the events you’re interested in. Many of the parties and concerts require tickets in advance and can sell out.
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