FEATURED EVENTS at WMC 2012

Featured Q & A with BT

BT is a GRAMMY nominated electronic musician, technologist and composer whose live shows and timeless recordings shatter all boundaries. BT's studio albums -- Ima, ESCM, Movement In Still Life, Emotional Technology, This Binary Universe, and the GRAMMY nominated, These Hopeful Machines -- have spawned countless hits, including, "Somnambulist (Simply Being Loved)," "Flaming June," "The Emergency," "Remember," and numerous others. BT (born Brian Transeau) is the host and meticulous producer of his own weekly radio show, Laptop Symphony (after his live performances of the same name), currently airing on Sirius XM Radio in the U.S. to great acclaim. BT has scored major motion pictures including the Academy Award-winning film, Monster, starring Charlize Theron. BT's proprietary Stutter Edit software is currently available from iZotope Inc. BT has been featured on the cover of DJ Times Magazine and in innumerable other media outlets over the years.

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Featured Q & A with Martin Kierszenbaum

Martin Kierszenbaum is a Grammy-nominated producer, songwriter, Chairman of Cherrytree Records, President of A&R, Pop & Rock at Interscope Records and President of International Operations for Interscope Geffen A&M. After tenures as International Publicist, Director of International Marketing and Head of international at Warner Bros. Records and A&M Records, Kierszenbaum joined Interscope Geffen A&M. In 2005, he started his Cherrytree Records imprint through Interscope with the release of Feist's debut album "Let It Die. Since its inception, Cherrytree has signed and introduced to the world such cutting-edge artists as La Roux , Tokio Hotel, Far East Movement, Ellie Goulding, Robyn and LMFAO as well as issued the first two albums by Lady Gaga with whom Kierszenbaum wrote and produced 4 songs including Gaga's debut album title track "The Fame. He was nominated for a Grammy in 2010 as producer for The Fame's Best Dance Album nod. Bring your questions and be informed.

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In Session with Matt Schwartz & Steve Mac

Dance music veterans Matt Schwartz and Steve Mac will be delivering a two-part seminar alongside leading manufacturers Prism Sound, PMC, Waves, Sound Toys, FXpansion and Eventide covering creative Dance Music Production. There will be indepth discussions and practical demonstrations of writing, arranging and creating Dance Music at a professional level, tips and tricks through popular production software, sampling, recording and more!

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The Recording Academy & WMC Present
The Producers Forum

The Recording Academy Florida Chapter, in conjunction with the Winter Music Conference, will present The Producers Forum. This panel will feature major electronic/dance artists, producers and remixers who will discuss the creative and business trends in the dance and electronic community.

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Opening of 'The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl'

Miami Art Museum presents The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl (March 18 - June 10, 2012), the first museum exhibition to explore the culture of vinyl records within the history of contemporary art. Bringing together artists from around the world who have worked with records as their subject or medium, this ground-breaking exhibition examines the record's transformative power from the 1960s to the present. Through sound work, sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, video and performance, The Record combines audio with visual and fine art with popular culture. For more information about MAM or The Record, visit miamiartmuseum.org.

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WMC 2012 DJ Spin-Off - Scratching

The WMC 2012 DJ Spin-Off features celebrity hosts, judges and DJs from all over the world mixing and scratching their way to the top. Because of the exponential growth and success of the WMC DJ Spin-off, will take place across two days. Judges will decide who has what it takes to own first place.

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WMC 2012 DJ Spin-Off - Beat Matching

The WMC 2012 DJ Spin-Off features celebrity hosts, judges and DJs from all over the world mixing and scratching their way to the top. Because of the exponential growth and success of the WMC DJ Spin-off, will take place across two days. Judges will decide who has what it takes to own first place.

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Exhibits at WMC

If you are interested in the latest technology, products, services, and gear you will not want to miss the  two-day exhibit show at WMC - an audiophile's utopia, representing all aspects of the music industry and more.

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South Beach Sessions

Innovators in music, art, fashion, technology, business, education, the environment and more, come together for one of the most compelling series of discussions, parties and workshops of the week. Founded on the fundamentals of creative thinking and collaboration, South Beach Sessions provide exposure for artists and new ideas.

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WMC VJ Challenge

Technical masters of sight and sound compete in one of the most inspiring (and sensory overloaded) events at WMC.  This one of a kind event features VJs from all over the world competing in two categories: Video Only and Audio & Video. Enter this competition if you think you have what it takes.  Or come and be entertained and walk away with a new appreciation for the art of the VJ.

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27th Annual International Dance Music Awards

One of the most anticipated annual events on the global music calendar (and the only longstanding awards event dedicated to the dance and electronic music industry), the IDMAs generate over two million votes from music enthusiasts in 206 countries and territories every year to recognize and honor exceptional achievements in 57 award categories. This is the industry highlight at the epicenter of WMC week. Another unique aspect of the IDMAs is the convergence of industry legends and emerging talent alike. As part of its mission statement to serve as a platform for the advancement of the industry, the IDMAs place particular emphasis on innovative artists and industry. As music continues to evolve the IDMAs have emerged as an essential platform for career launching appearances. Admission is included with the WMC 2012 delegate badge.

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Annual International Record Collectors Show

Attention vinyl enthusiasts! WMC is proud to present the Annual International Record Collectors Show during Winter Music Conference 2012. The Record Collectors Show will bring together collectors, diggers, and renowned dealers from all over the world for a day of music mania on Miami Beach. Admission is free.

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