EDMbiz Has Revealed First Round Of Speakers & Panels For 2015

EDMbiz Has Revealed First Round Of Speakers & Panels For 2015

Want to hear what Krewella, 3LAU, and Hook n Sling think about the current and future states of the EDM scene? Well, if your answer is yes, you are going to want to attend this year’s EDMbiz because the lineup of speakers and panels for this year’s event is stacked to the brim. Hosted once again by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley, EDMbiz 2015 will once again take over The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas for another thought-provoking conference and expo about all business EDM.

The Insomniac-held event has released the first round of speakers & panels that will take place over June 16-18 – more will be announced closer to the kick-off – and once again, EDMbiz will bring new topics, speakers, and discussions to the table to further the advancement of the dance music scene. From the first-ever Startup contest to a discussion titled “Radioactive: Listening Trends in a Changing Media Landscape,” the industries most successful individuals like Paul Morris – Founder & President of AM Only, Steve Martocci – Co-Founder of Splice, and Tommie Sunshine will bounce off one another to give attendees a sense of what is happening in EDM and where they think it is going.

Outside of the enlightening discussions and panels, EDMbiz also promotes some play time for its attendees as badge holders will be able to attend parties on the Vegas strip featuring Avicii, Carl Cox, Lil John, Nicky Romero, Showtek, and others. To take your EDM career to the next level and take part in EDC Week, head over to the EDMbiz site to secure your badge today. The full list of panels, speakers, and parties can be found below and more are to be announced in the coming weeks.

Keynote sessions and panels for EDMbiz 2015:

    • 20 Years of Dance Music Through the Lens of AM Only
    • Best Record/A&R Contest
    • Billboard Presents: Dance Power Players 2015
    • Dance Music and the Urban Ecosystem: Brooklyn, Detroit, LA
    • EDM: Just the Facts, Man
    • Emerging Markets: Globalization & Localization
    • Fourth Annual EDMBiz Artist Panel
    • Future of Dance Music Journalism
    • Keynote Session with James Barton, President of Electronic Music at Live Nation
    • Keynote Session, “City as a Startup” with Tony Hsieh, CEO of and Founder of Downtown Project
    • Radioactive: Listening Trends in a Changing Media Landscape
    • EDMbiz Startup Contest

Speakers at EDMbiz 2015:

  • 3LAU, Producer/Artist
  • Andrew Spada, Vice President, Content & Creative, Dancing Astronaut
  • Austin Kramer, Global Programming Head-Electronic Culture, Spotify
  • Blaise DeAngelo, General Manager, OWSLA
  • Brian Zisk, Founder, SF Music Tech
  • Chad Gillard, Head of A&R, Future Classics
  • Chip Hooper,Worldwide Head of Music, Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency
  • Clark Warner, Executive Creative Director, Beatport
  • Conor Clarke, Founder & CEO,
  • David Waxman, Head of A&R, Ultra Music
  • DB Burkeman, Creative Director, AM Only
  • Edward J. Hennessy, Director of UPS Entertainment Logistics
  • Ethan Baer, CEO,
  • George Hess, CEO, Zero2Fifty Group
  • Geronimo, Senior Director of Music Programming, Electronic and Dance Formats, SiriusXM
  • Hook n Sling, Artist
  • James Barton, President of Electronic Music, Live Nation
  • Jason Bentley, Music Director, KCRW
  • Jason Huvaere, Paxahau
  • Jason Miller, President – New York, Live Nation Entertainment
  • Jeff Shaw, SVP, Strategic Alliances – Electronic Music Lead, Live Nation Entertainment
  • John Amato, President at Billboard /The Hollywood Reporter
  • John Boyle, Chief Growth Officer & Interim Chief Financial Officer, Insomniac
  • Jono Grant, Artist, Above & Beyond
  • Julien Mitelberg, Co-Founder & CEO, Bandsintown Group
  • Kraig Fox, Director of DCP & Sr. Managing Director, Guggenheim
  • Krewella, Artists
  • Kush Patel, Music Partnerships, Twitch
  • Larry Marcus, Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital
  • Lee Anderson, Agent, VP East Coast, AM Only
  • Matt Medved, Editor, Billboard Dance
  • Matt Rodriguez, Agent, VP, West Coast, AM Only
  • Megan Buerger, Staff Writer, Billboard
  • Mike Darlington, CEO, Monstercat
  • Natalia Romiszewski, Director of A&R, Lava Records
  • Nick Guarino, Founder & CEO, This Song is Sick
  • Nick Ward, CFO, YourEDM
  • Pasquale Rotella, Founder & CEO, Insomniac
  • Paul Morris, Founder & President, AM Only
  • Paul Resnikoff, Publisher, Digital Music News
  • Rachel Springate, Chief Artist Officer, Dubset
  • Rich Thomas, Vice President of Content, Insomniac
  • Ryan Mac, Reporter, Forbes
  • Ryan Roy, A&R, Interscope Records
  • Simon Rust Lamb, COO, Insomniac
  • Steve Martocci, Co-Founder, Splice
  • Tatiana Oliveira Simonian, Vice President of Branded Entertainment, Nielsen
  • Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic
  • Tommie Sunshine, Producer/DJ/Songwriter/Social Media Provocateur/Raver
  • Tony Hsieh, CEO of & Founder of Downtown Project
  • Vijay Nair, Founder & CEO, Only Much Louder

EDMbiz attendees EDC Week Party Access:

Tuesday, June 16
Afrojack – Omnia (Official EDMbiz Opening Night Party)

Wednesday, June 17
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Hakkasan
Special Guest at Light
Showtek – Wet Republic at Night

Thursday, June 18
Alesso – Boulevard Pool (Official EDMbiz Closing Night Party)
Duke Dumont – Daylight
Carl Cox – Light
Nicky Romero – Omnia
Lil Jon – Tryst Nightclub
Krewella at Wet Republic –  Night
Avicii – XS Nightclub





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