WMC Announces First 2019 Keynote Speakers, Additional Programming, Partners

DJ Pierre, Armin van Buuren, Dr. Douglas Rushkoff and Sam Feldt have been named among the first keynote speakers.
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Winter Music Conference has announced its first batch of keynote speakers for 2019, addition programming and more partners for the 34th edition of the integral dance music event.

Dr. Douglas Rushkoff, named one of the world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT, will give a keynote on his “Team Human” podcast and upcoming book on issues like human agency, non-binary corners of life and social justice.

Armin van Buuren will give a keynote on “A State of Trance,” while Laidback Luke will talk about the “Power of Creative DJing. Irvine Welsh, novel and screenplay writer of Trainspotting, The Acid House and Ecstasy, will join DJ Pierre to talk about acid house and its impact on global music and culture.

Sam Feldt will be joined by a special guest to talk about green philanthropy. His Heartfeldt Foundation is a foundation that promotes sustainable lifestyles and a healthier planet.

WMC/ Industry attendees will be treated to a closing party at The Faena Hotel’s “Tree Of Life” with DJ sets from Anané, Christian Mantini and special guest Louie Vega. It will also celebrate 10 years of Nulu Music.

The first batch of panels have been announced. See them below for both the Industry badge and Access badges.

Winter Music Conference will take place March 25-28 at the Faena Forum, Miami Beach. Head to the website to register and get your badges now.

WMC // Access Panels:

Breaking In: How To Get Your Start In The Electronic Music Industry

Signing With The Future: How Labels Utilize New Technologies For Sustained Growth

Surviving Indie: Innovation and Brand Building As An Independent Label

Spinnin’ Records Panel w/ special surprise guests

Daily artist panels including Bass, House, Techno, Drum & Bass genres

Digital Collision: The Convergence of Esports, Gaming And Electronic Music Culture

The Bleeding Edge: Shaping The Next Wave Of Electronic Music Culture

WMC // Industry Badge (upgrade) Exclusive Panels:

The Death of The Newsfeed: Using FB Messenger To Effectively Reach Your Followers
The Data Solution: Viberate Presents Current Market Trends And Analytics Strategy

Music Placement - How To Get Your Music Synced With Brands, Films, TV, and Advertising

Brands x Artists x Culture: How To Create An Authentic Music Strategy

AFEM Presents – Get Played Get Paid: How the rise of Music Recognition Technology at DJ Events could put money in your pocket

Practically Green: Environmental Solutions for the Music Industry

Presentation by Grammy.com/Recording Academy/MusiCares with a very special guest

Joining WMC’s list previously announced partners are music production and DJ brands including Akai, Denon DJ, Native Instruments, Rane, Pioneer DJ and SAE School of Audio Engineering. Other confirmed label, media and venue partners include Counter Records, Fusicology, Echostage, Lowly Palace, Proximity, The District, Earmilk and The Nations. More partnerships will be announced in the coming weeks. 

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