EDMbiz Announces Speakers & Panels for 2015 Expo

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EDMbiz Conference & Expo will once again return to Las Vegas’ The Cosmopolitan for three days of events addressing topics and issues specific to the electronic music industry, with this year’s event set for June 16-18.

This year’s keynote speakers include Live Nation’s President of Electronic Music James Barton and Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh. Hook N Sling will join America’s Best DJ 2015 nominees Krewella and 3LAU on the event’s Artist Panel, and KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley will return as host and co-curator for the conference’s fourth installment.

The list of panels, speakers, and events of EDMbiz 2015 are below. For more information, go to EDMbiz.com.


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 Zappos.com and Founder of Downtown Project
Radioactive: Listening Trends in a Changing Media Landscape
EDMbiz Startup Contest

Industry leaders joining EDMbiz for a variety of presentations and panels to date will include the following*:
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, Wavo.me
David Waxman, Head of A&R, Ultra Music
DB Burkeman, Creative Director, AM Only
Edward J. Hennessy, Director of UPS Entertainment Logistics
Ethan Baer, EDM.com
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 Zappos.com & Founder of Downtown Project
Vijay Nair, Founder & CEO, Only Much Louder
*Additional speakers, panels and EDC Week party access will be announced soon. All panels and speakers are subject to change.

EDMbiz attendees will also have access to the following EDC Week Shows:

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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