EDMbiz — Insomniac’s own conference focusing on the business of dance music — today revealed the first wave of speakers and panelists scheduled to appear at the third annual event, set for June 17-19 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas.
Hardwell and Above & Beyond have been confirmed as two of the keynote speakers throughout the three-day event.
Other focused sessions will dive into many relevant issues including mergers & acquisitions and investment with the“The 6.2 Billion Dollar Business: Does Size Matter?” panel, talent representation and booking with “Meet The Windish Agency” and the “State of the Label: The Art of Selling Music” panel focusing on the record business today.
The curriculum will also feature a new EDM consumer report “Engaging The Electronic Music Listener” from Tatiana Oliveira Simonian, Head of Branded Music Entertainment at Nielsen; a “#20Something” panel curated by Jake Udell, manager of Krewella, focusing on up and coming music executives; and “The Third Annual EDMbiz Artist Panel.”
This year’s installment will expand to include a full-scale expo featuring EDM culture’s most sought-after music and lifestyle brands.
KCRW’s Music Director Jason Bentley will return to host the event.
Registration is open to the public, starting at $429 for individuals and $249 for students.
EDMbiz is part of a long list of EDC Week events surrounding Electric Daisy Carnival’s sold-out return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 20-22.
Conference attendees are treated to complimentary entrance to a handful of nightclub parties throughout the week.
EDMbiz 2014 Initial Confirmed Speakers
Adellyn Polomski – Director of Electronic Programming, Clear Channel
Andrew Goldstone – Manager, Tiësto/ General Manager, Musical Freedom
Andrew Keller – A&R, Columbia Records
Anna Knaup – CEO, Sorted Management
Bob Lefsetz – The Lefsetz Letter
Brad Owen – Agent, The Windish Agency
Brian Zisk – Managing Director SF Music Tech Fund & Executive Producer, SF Music Tech
Dave Falk – VP Marketing, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
David Waxman – General Manager and Head of A&R, Ultra Music
Geronimo – Senior Director of Programming, SiriusXM
Jake Udell – Th3rd Brain Management
James Grant – CEO, Involved Management/Anjunabeats
Jason Bentley – Music Director, KCRW
Jeff Shaw – SVP, Strategic Alliances – EDM Lead, Live Nation Network
John Boyle – Chief Growth Officer/Interim CFO, Insomniac
Justin Lubliner – President, The Darkroom LLC
Kraig Fox – Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners
Kurosh Nasseri – Co-Founder, AFEM
Lee Anderson – Agent, AMOnly
Liz Miller – General Manager, Big Beat Records
Mac Clark – Agent, CAA
Manny Zelaya – Hardwell Tour Manager, On Tour Management
Mark Lawrence – Chief Executive, AFEM
Matthew Adell – CEO, Beatport
Matt Ringel – Managing Partner, New Era Media & Marketing/EVP, Red Light Management
Matt Rodriquez – Agent, AMOnly
Michael George – Martin Garrix Manager, Scooter Braun Projects
Mike Darlington – CEO, Monstercat/The District
Nathan Lim – Manager, Th3rd Brain Management
Neil Jacobson – Senior Vice President A&R and Management, Interscope Records
Paavo Siljamaki – Above & Beyond
Robb McDaniels – Founder & CEO, Ingrooves Music Group
Russell Wallach – President, Live Nation Media & Sponsorships
Sam Hunt – Agent, The Windish Agency
Sean Glass – Founder, Win Music
Sebastian Lintz – Label Manager, Revealed Recordings
Shelly Finkel – Chairman, Strategy & Acquisitions, SFX Entertainment
Steve Goodgold – Agent, The Windish Agency
Tatiana Oliveira Simonian – Head of Branded Music Entertainment at Neilsen
Tom Windish – President, The Windish Agency
Tony McGuiness – Above & Beyond
Zel McCarthy – Editor-in-Chief, Thump/Vice