The Winter Music Conference is now in it’s 25th year. This is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated and publicized global gatherings for pioneering artists, innovators and professionals in the electronic and music industry as a whole. The event will still be in Miami Beach at the bold new Eden Roc Beach Resort & Spa, March 23-27, 2010.
This event has long been regarded as an essential proving ground for new releases, artists and technological advances. Not to mention “it’s the place to be” for artist networking and a hotspot for parties including top names from across the globe. To put this event into perspective, WMC 2009 attracted over 70,000 event attendees, 503 accredited journalists and 3,228 industry delegates from 62 countries who participated in 52 industry panels, seminars and workshops as well as 1,910 artists and DJs who performed at a total of 506 events presented at 127 venues across 6 days in Miami Beach and Miami.
Highlights of the WMC 2010 will include the IDMAs (International Dance Music Awards), also in its 25th consecutive year, where the music business converges to honor exceptional achievements of industry, artists and innovators in more than 50 categories. The IDMAs is one of the only longstanding industry events of its stature where the fans decide – generating over a million votes from music fans in 183 countries last year. The online ballot will be posted in November.
WMC will also present the 3rd edition of South Beach Sessions, a new perspective on the traditional WMC panel program. Founded on the principles that make music compelling – individual expression, empowerment, creative thinking and collaboration – the program’s mission is to create greater exposure for artists and ideas. Pioneers in music, art, fashion, technology, business, education and the environment participate in one of the most inspiring and epic programs of the week. SBS has featured some of the industry’s most pioneering champions of positive change from Richie Hawtin to Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am.
Even though a majority of DJ’s have gone digital these days, there has been a recent spike in vinyl sales and there will always be die-hard collectors. Honoring the 12″, WMC 2010 will also host the 4th edition of the Record Collector’s Show – an international hub for buyers, sellers and traders of rare and collectible vinyl, tapes, and music memorabilia which assembles the best record dealers and features some of the rarest music in the world.
Your WMC badge will also include entry to the 12th Annual Ultra Music Festival, the largest event of its kind in the US.
Currently the WMC industry badge is being offered at a promotional Early Registration rate of $235 until November 11th, which includes access to all official WMC events across the conference dates. Marketing opportunities are currently discounted by 40% through December 18, 2009.
More information @ wintermusicconference.com