Winter Music Conference has announced their first round of programming, media partners, brand partners, and label/artist management partners. This annual event will touch down on Miami’s Faena District from March 25 to March 28. Founded in 1985, it is the premier platform for providing networking opportunities and resources to industry professionals. After Ultra Music Festival had a successful partnership with the conference in 2018, they acquired it earlier this year. With this big move, it is expected to see many more strategic business partners and opportunities fit for the industry. Check out who you can expect below now and stay tuned for more to be announced!
2019 media partners include The Verge, MixMag, Grammy.com/The Recording Academy and its charity Musicares, Billboard Dance, Data Transmission, Attack Magazine, EDM.com, DJ Mag Asia, Belgium, France, Latin America, Switzerland and UK, and Magnetic Magazine.
2019 brand partners include Beatport, Discogs, Hooke audio, IO Music Academy, Jamstick, Jamvana, Mixcloud, Point Blank Music School, Rumpl, Russell Athletic, Scratch DJ Academy Seven20, Sostereo, Splice, Sunski, Symphonic Distribution, TOPO Designs, Traxsource, Ujo Music, and Viberate.com.
2019 label and artist management partners include Anjunabeats, Anjunadeep, Armada Music, Astralwerks, Big Beat Records, Circus Records, Deckstar, Deadbeats, Dirtybird, Enhanced Music, Geffen Records, Gud Vibrations, Involved Management, Little Empire Music, MB Management, Monstercat, Nervous Records, RAM Records, RCA Records, Red Light Management and Spinnin’ Records.
Programming will be split between industry professionals and the general public. Industry badges will be made available to industry professionals and can be applied for here. Access badges will be available to anyone.
Sample discussions between the two groups are broken down below.
Industry (Available to Industry Badge Holders Only)
Crypto + Blockchain
Music Sync, Brand Relations, Music Marketing Strategy – Some of today’s top media, agencies and brands discuss trending topics
Media, Brands, PR – The challenges facing today’s media/advertising industry
Big Data, AI, AR/VR, Social Media Strategy/Technology, etc.
Grammy “MusicCares” Workshop
Environmental Issues and Sustainability Solutions
Health & Wellness Sessions
Daily Exclusive Networking Events – happy hours, rooftop events, and other industry gatherings
Access (Available to Anyone)
Beatport Label Panel – A curated Q&A session
Artists Panels – Artists from across the electronic music spectrum discuss the status quo (daily sessions)
DJ & Music Production Seminars (Point Blank, Scratch DJ Academy, IO Music Academy, and brand partners)
ESports, Tech, and Photography
The Verge Hosts – Curated fireside chat sessions discussing the intersection of music and technology
Mentor Sessions – Small group sessions with industry experts
A&R Sessions – Labels meet with aspiring producers to critique and inspire