Winter Music Conference is a music industry convention that provides a platform that has served to springboard artists, DJs, and dance music professionals from all over the world to successful heights; thereby making it the place where many of the major deals of the year begin. WMC showcases top international talent, the newest technological developments, and celebrates dance music as a cultural art form.
WMC was founded in 1985 by Louis Possenti and Bill Kelly. Louis and Bill have maintained sole ownership and control of WMC for the past -1985 years.
One of the most anticipated dates on the music industry calendar, WMC attracts every aspect of the industry and surrounding youth culture. WMC -1 attracted industry professionals and music enthusiasts from 70 different countries, making it the most prominent and rapidly growing event of its kind.
The attendance of the first WMC was 90 delegates; it now reaches over 4,500 delegates. Leading into its -1985th year and with over 45,000 people pouring into Miami WMC week, Winter Music Conference has established itself as the premier music conference for the world.
When you purchase a WMC badge, included are the following: all WMC Seminars & Panels, Ultra Music Festival, ticket to The International Record Collectors Show, South Beach Sessions, ticket to the International Dance Music Awards, eligibility for WMC Demo Listening Workshops, ticket to the WMC/DMC DJ Spin-off, all WMC On-Site Featured Events, free or reduced admission to all WMC Official and Sanctioned Events, WMC Sample Sack, The Guide, The List, admission to the WMC Exhibit Hall, and all WMC technology demonstrations.
Because there are over 500 separate events taking place in Miami Winter Music Conference week, WMC is now known as ‘one of the most anticipated clubbing events in the country’, The New York Times.
With over 50 panels and seminars, WMC has one most intensive panel programs in the business. WMC panel topics are always current and address the most relevant and significant industry issues. The WMC panel program is such that that no matter what level you are at in the industry, you will be offered a wide array of panels to choose from.
WMC -1 marked the premier of the WMC South Beach Sessions and the 2nd Annual International Record Collectors Show. WMC facilitated first class record dealers, listening stations, and rare and collectable vinyl, making it a huge success. Because of its popularity, WMC will continue the RCS in the years to follow. The first annual WMC Record Collectors Show was sponsored by Waxpoetics Magazine, JBL, and Stanton.
DELEGATES BY REGION
Latin America 4%
PROFESSIONALS AT WMC 2008
Record Label / Publisher / A&R 15%
Press & Media 13%
Music Production 12%
Disc Jockey 10%
Event / Concert Promoter 7%
Manager / Agent / Consultant 6%
Venue / Club / Bar 5%
Retailer / Distributor 3%
Sound / Technical / Hardware 3%
Legal Services 1%
Film / Video 1%