Winter Music Conference

Winter Music Conference

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WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE WMC Returns In A Virtual Format May 20-21, 2021 (WMCV).

In 2019 Miami saw the rebirth of one of its most iconic brands, Winter Music Conference (WMC). In 2021 the legendary WMC celebrates its 36th anniversary as the longest-running conference of its kind.

The annual gathering that helped give birth to an entire industry from its humble beginnings back in 1985 is now stronger than ever with a renewed sense of purpose and direction. Under the umbrella of Miami Music Week (MMW), the Winter Music Conference will return to The Faena Forum on Miami Beach, March 16-20, 2020 with even more updates, panels, demos and insightful programming that will bring together a new generation of industry professionals and music consumers for a week of unforgettable experiences.

WMC Access | WMC Plus | WMC Pro (Limited to 300) - Full descriptions below. Please note, the Access badge does not include preferred entry to WMC Sanctioned Events

In addition to Main Stage Panels, Fireside Chats, Education Rooms, and Industry Panels WMC will offer new activations and programming for 2020:

MMW Oasis at Generator Miami - The MMW Oasis will run in conjunction with WMC and serve as a social hub during the conference. Located just steps from the Faena Forum at Generator Miami, Oasis will host cocktail hours, pool parties, networking events, and the new Mentor Sessions series.

Mentor Sessions - Pro Badge holders will be given access to the new mentor session program with leading professionals from across the industry as well as established artists conducting intimate Q&A sessions in a classroom-style setting. Come learn from some of the best in the business.

Exhibition Hall Stage - The exhibition hall will now feature a dedicated stage with music education sessions, product demos, tutorials, and performances.

WMC Sanctioned Events - For 2020 Plus and Pro level badge holders will be given access to some of the best events during Miami Music Week. Please note that the Access badge holder will not have free or preferred entry to these sanctioned events, just events at MMW Oasis.

Yoga Sessions - Due to popular demand WMC will host additional yoga sessions for pro-level badge holders in the mornings at the MMW Oasis.

Travel Benefits - WMC will offer badge holders access to discounted hotel rooms around Miami Beach on a first-come, first-served basis. Selected hotels will be listed to badge holders once they have completed their registration and have become available.

Winter Music Conference [WMC] today announced its first round of dynamic programming, global media partners, local hotel partners, premier event partners and more for its forthcoming 2020 event, which returns to The Faena Forum in Miami Beach on March 16-19. Celebrating 35 years in 2020, WMC is today recognized as the longest-running conference of its kind. For more than three decades, WMC has evolved with the ever-changing music landscape, continuously advancing the dialogue across Music, Technology, Education and Culture.

MMW Oasis Central to Miami Music Week (MMW), the Oasis will serve as the new social hub hosted at the Generator Miami, just one block south of WMC HQ. MMW Oasis will host five days of private poolside parties, cocktail hours, yoga sessions, workshops, and industry networking events. Programming will be announced in early 2020.

Mentor Sessions As part of WMC’s ongoing commitment to providing a bridge to the industry for college graduates, new artists and newcomers, the all-new WMC mentor sessions will invite the industry’s brightest minds and forward-thinking creators to gather for networking and thought-provoking discussions hosted by artists like Josh Wink and Sydney Blu, professionals like Pandora’s Andrew Marcogliese, Beatport’s Jonas Tempel, Little Empire’s Stephanie LaFera, SBE’s Kozmoe Alonzo, Falcon PR’s Alexandra Greenberg and more.

Education Programming WMC’s educational sessions will include a variety of content for both DJs and producers of all levels including one day of immersive classroom sessions hosted by our educational and gear brand partners (Tuesday, 3/17), new product demos, hands-on training, and focused tutorial sessions on WMC’s new Exhibition Hall stage.

WMC 2020 First Round of Programming (more TBA) Keynote - The Art of Youtube: How Ultra Music Built A Monster Chanel - Lyor Cohen, YouTube's Global Head of Music - Patrick Moxey, President and Founder of Ultra Records, Ultra Music and Ultra International Music Publishing - Sofi Tukker, GRAMMY-nominated dance music duo

Mainstage, Fireside Chat, and Industry Panels: 21 Years of Defected Records: How to Build a Brand That Lasts Talent First: Navigating the Talent Buying Field Rise of the Underground: How Detroit Shaped the Global Techno Market Beyond Instagram: TikTok, Triller, Lasso and the future of music social media Up All Night: The Future of Nightlife Marketing How America's Secondary Markets Are Creating World-Class Festivals Global Dancefloor: How Dance Music Is Crossing Borders and Genres Music Modernization Act of 2018: What You Need to Know to Get Paid Under the New Law How to Build Multiple Revenue Streams as an Artist SoStereo Presents: Brands, Music, and the Content Explosion


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