WMC IN THE PRESS

WMC is definitely still really important. It brings the EDM community together. It’s also a great time to party. A combination of both. Tiësto, Mixmag, May 2013
Highlights of WMC…Selling out our party last night was amazing. Really amazing. Running into our friends constantly everywhere is another great thing. And going out and listening to great music. NERVO, June 2013
I just came back from the Winter Music Conference [in Miami], which was mad – great parties, and people were up for it, but it was also quite chill because it was in the sun. Most of the time was spent on the beach. I got to play a whole range – from playing late at nightclubs to playing on the beach. Jamie XX, Rolling Stone, April 2013
Winter Music Conference, an EDM industry gathering of DJs, producers and concert promoters, for a weekend of seminars and pool parties. The… events create one of the world's largest dance music gatherings. Chicago Tribune, March 2013
The Winter Music Conference is all about finding out the latest trends in the electronic music industry and, for artists, taking a career to the next level with workshops, advice, and networking. The other half of the week is the events. Crossfadr, March 2013
Ridiculously stacked line-ups are completely normal at the majority of parties in Miami during Winter Music Conference, as are big label nights with all notable artists from the roster. However, the combined label nights is when the Miami magic really happens. MixMag, April 2013
For the past 28 years, Miami's Winter Music Conference has been America's largest electronic music event. The event has consistently brought the world's biggest DJs to Miami, decades before the term "EDM" was dreamed into existence. Spinner, March 2013
Winter Music Conference 2013 is fast approaching and we’re thrilled to be hosting Saturday’s No Sugar Added beach festival on March 23rd!! Established in 1985, and now in its 28th consecutive year, WMC is the largest EDM industry gathering of its kind in the world! A massive platform for the rise of dance music, WMC attracts thousands of artists and industry types from 70 countries and over 100,000 event attendees each year 10 days of events, parties, seminars, workshops and more parties! Ministry Of Sound, March 2013
It’s great to be here (at WMC). Not only for the weather. I think it’s an exciting time in the states right now because of electronic music. It’s the right time, right space, right place. So its good to be here! Moguai, Audible Chemistry, March 2013
This week, dance music insiders hit Florida for a conference that's far cooler than most. From the Grammy-grabbing Skrillex to the indefatigable David Guetta, dance music's grip on mainstream America is tighter than ever. Which means this year's Miami Winter Music Conference (WMC) – the annual dance industry raveup – looks set to shake, ey, shake. The Gaurdian, March, 2013
Amazing!Just picked up 5 #IDMA awards in Miami! (best global DJ, best producer, radio show, trance track, podcast + Label) Armin Van Buuren via twitter, March 22, 2013
Wow…Speechless…#IDMA #AWARDS #WMC #MIAMI Dimitri Vegas via twitter, March 21, 2013
A big theme at the 28th annual Winter Music Conference in Miami last month was exclusive V.I.P. lounges reserved for artists and industry movers and shakers to network and mingle. BizBash, April 2013
Nearly thirty years later, the annual pilgrimage to Miami Beach continues to be an essential stop for everyone in the dance music world, be they industry or punter. Notabledance.com, March 2013
The elite of electronic dance music have been congregating at the Winter Music Conference in Miami for the past 26 years, but this year's festival promises to be the biggest one yet, thanks to the genre's rise in mainstream popularity.
Rolling Stone, March 2012
Celebrating its 27th consecutive year, the WMC's week-long gathering in Miami, Fla. is considered as one of the most popular music gatherings in the world, attracting thousands of DJs, producers and music industry professionals from over 70 countries. More than 100,000 attendees take part in the annual music event that incorporates over 400 mini events, seminars, workshops, parties and over 1,400 artists and DJ performances. The International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) put on by WMC is the only longstanding awards event dedicated to the electronic and dance music industry. The awards highlight innovative artists, products and technologies from the previous year.
MI2N, April 2012
Every year it has always been a lot of fun for us but it is amazing to watch how that has translated into the growth in attendance and those that embrace the music, concept and concerts – both in the industry as well as outside of the industry. I remember a time when there were only a few South Florida venues that made it a point to be involved with the conference. Miami has become a premier nightlife destination comparable to Vegas and NYC and it is great to have the support of the venues during the conference.
Armand Van Helden, Quoted in NBC Miami, March 2012
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know these past 10 days marked the 27th consecutive year of Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach Florida. This one-of-kind gathering unites thousands of attendees, including artists, DJs, record labels, producers, A&R, press, event/concert promoters, venues and beyond. All week long, the most elite invade South Beach to attend seminars, workshops, events and parties with the top artists and DJs. More than 1,400 EDM artists from all over the world come out to be among their peers and friends while celebrating their passion for music.
OC Weekly, March 2012
My aim is to see as much people as I can during the week trying to expand my network for future releases and have a few drinks and laughs as well, don't forget it's only once a year WMC.
Baggi Begovic, Quoted in DMC World Magazine, March 2012
Winter Music Conference at the new Beachplex on 21st Street has seen a good share of foot traffic for its exhibits, seminars and stage performances. After sitting on the "Social Media & PR" panel, which saw an overflow room learn some basics on promotion and creating sizzle, we became audience members for some other sessions. One panel that dropped a lot of DJ knowledge was Wednesday's "Dynamic DJs" session. Moderated by Joe Claussell (of Body & Soul fame), the sit-down featured jocks like house legend Todd Terry and German DJ/producer Moguai discussing new technologies.
DJ Times, March 2012
Winter Music Conference (WMC), dance music's equivalent to the Cannes Film Festival, hasfor nearly three decades welcomed the world's electronic music industry to South Beach.
The Guardian/The Observer, April 2012
If you are into electronic music, the Winter Music Conference is still an important place to be. It is always about the people that go to Miami and enjoy music, and hop from one place to another and check it out. We made a very self-conscious decision of not playing the festival so we do what we actually want to do: to present our music in an environment that we really enjoy.
Paul Van Dyk, Quoted in Music Suite 101, March 2012
On the beach, almost close enough to hear at the Convention Center, is the Winter Music Conference. DJs are spinning their mixes all over the hotels.
CBS Miami, March 2012
What is the Winter Music Conference? Wikipedia proclaims the Winter Music Conference as " a week-long electronic music conference, held every March since the mid-1980s in Miami, Florida. It is aimed at professionals such as artists, DJs, record label representatives (A&R), producers, promoters, radio, and the media." I define it as: Spring Break for the dance music industry! WMC, in its 27th consecutive year, offered workshops, seminars with Q&A sessions, and parties that went on literally 24 hours a day from March 16-25th.
DJ Mike Pope, March, 2012
There are so many great DJs and electronic music artists that come out of Miami and bring a fresh and original sound to music. The Winter Music conference is a great example of the community here that is devoted to getting people off their asses to dance.
Meital Dohan, Quoted in The Miami Herald, March 2012
The Winter Music Conference (WMC) kicks off its 27th year in Miami on Friday, where some of the hottest and most eclectic mashups of music, spun by some of the world's most prominent DJs will be celebrated… From Electro, Dubstep, Moombahton, Electro Tango, and Nu-disco, this newly expanded 10-day fest will surely pump up its estimated 100,000, mostly under 30 year old dance-music fans, at over 400 electric-music ragers around the city.
Fox News Latino, March 2012