EDM culture's biggest industry event just got bigger! Adding to an already extensive agenda, EDMbiz is proud to announce the next round of speakers for this year’s event, June 18 – 20, 2013. Consummate tastemaker, music supervisor, KCRW music director and DJ, Jason Bentley, returns as host for the 2nd annual confab that in year one quickly established itself as the must attend conference for electronic dance music.
Among the new delegates are renown DJs Pete Tong, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Dash Berlin and Dirty South, agents Sam Kirby (WME), Maria May (CAA) and Matt Rodriquez (AM Only), managers Stephanie LaFera (Little Empire Music) and Matt Colon (Deckstar) and Beatport CEO Matt Adell. These speakers join an already impressive list including Perry Farrell (Artist and Founder of Lollapalooza), Rob Light (Managing Partner and Head of Worldwide Music, CAA), Marc Geiger (Head of Music, WME), James Barton (President, Live Nation Electronic Music), Shelly Finkel (Vice Chairman, SFX Entertainment), Joel Zimmerman (Global Head of Electronic Music, WME), Lee Anderson (Agent, AM Only) and many others.
Conference programming details are emerging. Pete Tong will be the subject of a keynote “conversation with” hosted by Live Nation’s James Barton. Previously announced keynotes include a rare and exclusive conversation with CAA’s Rob Light hosted by Billboard’s Kerri Mason, and a much anticipated one-on-one between WME’s Marc Geiger and Perry Farrell as they reflect on the genesis and evolution of Lollapalooza and the EDM effect from year one to now.
The EDMbiz nighttime party schedule has also been officially announced! Conference attendees will be treated to complimentary admission to Las Vegas’ best nightclubs, including Lavo, Marquee, Surrender, TAO, Tryst, and others, featuring performances from ATB, Avicii, Dash Berlin, Dirty South, Morgan Page, Nero, Rusko and many more. Thursday night’s closing night party at the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool will feature a performance by Infected Mushroom. Attendees will also receive complimentary admission to Thursday night’s Bassrush Massive show at Orleans Arena.
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