August 21, 2014

EDMbiz Conference & Expo Announces First Wave of Panelists

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The EDMbiz Conference & Expo will be returning to The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas from June 17-19 for three days of panels, workshops, and keynote addresses from dance music’s biggest names, the first wave of which has been revealed. This year’s conference will be led with keynotes from both Hardwell and Above & Beyond, with other sessions including “The 6.2 Billion Dollar Business: Does Size Matter?” and “State of The Label: The Art of Selling Music.

Other confirmed panels include a “#20Something” panel curated by Krewella’s manger Jake Udell focusing on young music executives and “The Third Annual EDMbiz Artist Panel” hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley. This year’s edition will also include a full-scale expo featuring EDM culture’s most sought-after music and lifestyle brands.

The initial list of speakers and panelists is below. For more information and general registration, go to EDMBiz.com.

EDMbiz Conference & Expo 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
Hardwell
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

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