WMC 2007 SCHEDULE

Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Tuesday, 3/20/2007

9:00AM - 6:00PM Registration Opens
Grande Promenade

10:00AM Lobby DJ Sets
Miami Beach Resort and Spa Lobby

Mix and mingle with some of the best established and rising DJ talent from around the world spinning live!

10-12 Brian Triniti
12-1 Olywurld
1-2 John Isaac
2-4 DJ Soozin
4-6 DJ Dot-Com

12:00PM - 6:00PM Official 2007 Winter Music Conference Sunburn Sessions - Poolside
DJ Pierre & Eyefuel Media presents 'Afro Acid Miami' the WMC Official Opening Party

WMC week opens with DJ Pierre & Eyefuel Media's afternoon of house music at The Miami Beach Resort & Spa poolside. Complimentary beverages provided by Hype Energy Drink, SYN Vodka, and Stirrings Mixers at 1PM.

Confirmed artists:
Ron Carroll
DJ Pierre
Harrison Crump
Hanna Hais
Dawn Tallman
M-TRAXXX
Christy Love and Jeremy
DJ Ralph McDaniels
DJ Jung

3:00PM Networking From Dream to Distribution
Mediterranean West            Ready Room:  Ocean bar/Bistro

Ever been to a cocktail party, and noticed that some people seemed to know everyone in the room, and then there were those who lingered one on one, or alone? Which one do you think will be more successful in their career? Relating well with others is a sign of a person's mastery of the art of networking. This panel will discuss different tactics to networking your way to a successful and enjoyable career. Delegates who attend are invited to remain after the panel to meet and network with Panelists.

Moderator: Doug Ruffin - GiGCREATOR f/k/a RealDanceFM
Panelists:

Brett T Holcomb - WBZC FM
Cary Vance - Promo Only
Chris The Greek - Amathus Music
Jason Klein - Monster Taxi
Ruben Martinez - Nene Music
Jeff Kosiba - Attorney
JES - motorcycle Recording Artist
Lucas Prata - Artist
Neil Crilly - The Recording Academy, Florida Chapter

4:00PM Latin Record Pool Panel
Regency Ballroom         Ready Room:  Ocean Bar/ Bistro

For decades the Latin record pools have been the key to exposing Latin Music to the masses through their DJ's and clubs. The new digital domain, illegal download sites, and the lack of chart exposure, is eating away at their membership and their future looks bleak. The top Record Pool Directors and Latin Industry shakers and movers will get together to speak their minds on what changes need to be implemented to keep these very important organizations to the industry alive for many years to come.

Moderator: Joe Granda- Granda Entertainment
Panelists:

Alex Carmenates - Salsamania Promotions / Black&White Recordings
Jorge Valdez - DJ Wizzzz Record Pool
Tony Torres - Record Pool Latino
Manny Soba-Urban Tropics Pool
William Otero-Latinos Unidos
Hector Vargas-VIP Chicago
Danny Pequero-Mixxhits Pool
Leonardo “DJ Leony” Vega - Promo Only Latin
Mike “Damooch” Mucci - Amplitude Web Serv

4:00PM – 8:00PM StarBar
Miami Beach Resort & Spa 18th Floor

Overlooking the Miami skyline, this comfortable lounge is the perfect setting to enjoy cocktails while schmoozing and networking with top industry professionals. Exclusive to WMC badge holders, this is the perfect place to seal the deal! Complimentary beverages provided by SYN Vodka and Stirrings Mixers at 4PM.

8:00PM WMC Official Opening Party with Danny Tenaglia
Miami Beach Resort & Spa 18th Floor

World-renowned DJ Danny Tenaglia kicks off WMC week in the WMC StarBar. Complimentary beverages provided by SYN Vodka and Stirrings Mixers at 8PM.

 

Wednesday, 3/21/2007

9:00AM - 6:00PM Registration Opens
Grande Promenade

10:00AM Lobby DJ Sets
Miami Beach Resort and Spa

Mix and mingle with some of the best established and rising DJ talent from around the world spinning live!

10-12 DJ Gabriel Alexander
12-3 PLOT
3-6 Matt Cash

12:00PM - 6:00PM Official 2007 Winter Music Conference Sunburn Sessions
‘Onbeat.com WMC Launch Party’

WMC Badge holders will have access to the Official Onbeat.com Launch party at the WMC host site poolside. Complimentary beverages provided by Hype Energy Drink, SYN Vodka, and Stirrings Mixers at 1PM.

Confirmed artists:
Donald Glaude
Marco Bailey
Audiofly
Hector Romero
Dennis Sebayan
Exzakt
Tom Cesa
Hosted by Damian Pinto
Visuals by Psyberpixie

12:00PM - 6:00PM Exhibit Area Opens
Mediterranean East

If you are interested in the latest technology, products, services and gear you will not want to miss the WMC Exhibit Area - an audiophile's utopia representing every aspect of DJ & artist production, performance and industry. The WMC Exhibit Area will provide comprehensive hands-on demonstrations, product premieres and installations exploring infinite possibilities of modern sound. Meet and interact with the leading audio recording, editing, engineering and sound institutions.

1:00PM Demo Listening Workshop
Vista 18th Floor

THE REALITY CHECK! Top industry A&R representatives and producers critique your demo. Pre-confirmed  workshop delegates must check in 30 minutes prior to the panel start time or risk forfeit. Walkups will be accepted as "fill-ins" or in the case of a "no show."

Panelists:

Derek Scott Graves - Star 69 Records
Adrianne Currie - Next Gen Records
Kevin Williams - Nervous Records
Juan Atkins - Metroplex Records

1:30PM Advances in Production Technology
Mediterranean West                Ready Room:  Balboa

Gear to software to web technology, leading DJ's, manufacturers, and software developers discuss technological movements in producing and mixing electronic music.

Moderator: Randy White - Washington Music Center
Panelists:

DJ Keoki - Flawless Entertainment
Ford - Ford Productions
Joseph Akins - Middle Tennisee State University
Brad Ferringo - Artist/ Producer
David Cross - Ableton
Steve Rodway-  Motiv8

2:00PM The Age of Digital Distribution
Valencia Suite           Ready Room: Madrid

It's as simple as bits and bytes, and there are plenty of them! The internet has made it possible for artists to reach beyond just the trunk of their cars. AOL, YouTube, MySpace, Podcasting, to name a few are exposing the signed and unsigned artist with impressive results.

Moderator: Z Morse - Perfecto Records
Panelists:

Bob Kohn -  Royaltyshare
Jared Willig AOL Music
Bradley Roulier - Beatport
Marea Stamper-  Groovesource.com
Jeff Owens-  Ghostly International
Marisol Segal - IODA
Rob McDaniels-  In Grooves

2:30PM Expose Yourself! The Naked Reality of Marketing Your Music
Miramar North  Ready Room:  Balboa

It takes more than just flyers and a post on your website these days. Discuss new and inventive ways to market and promote yourself. Or find out how to go about getting help. Savvy and experienced marketers and promoters join this forum to offer theirinsight and ideas.

Moderator: Lainie Copicotto - Aurelia Entertainment, Inc.
Panelists:

Andy Horsfield - Global Underground Records
John Parker-  Robbins Entertainment
Alden Kirkman - Giant LA
Diego Martinelli - Future Events
Robbie Rivera - Juicy Music
Karl Detken - Pioneer Pro DJ
Mike Spinella - AOL Music ‘Top Dance’

3:00PM The Recording Academy® and WMC present the Producers Panel
Regency Ballroom         Ready Room:  Ocean Bar/Bistro

The Florida Chapter and Producers & Engineers Wing of The Recording Academy in conjunction with WMC present "The Producers Forum". The panel will discuss the business of electronic/dance music, the major issues affecting the electronic/dance community, and more.

Moderator: Kurosh Nasseri, Esq.
Panelists:

BT, artist/remixer

Jimmy Douglass
2007 Best Dance Recording GRAMMY winner, producer/remixer

Felix da Housecat - two-time GRAMMY-nominated producer/remixer

Paul van Dyk - GRAMMY-nominee/remixer

3:30PM The Marketplace
Mediterranean West         Ready Room:  Balboa

TV, Radio, Film, Gaming, Telephony. Music like never before is front and center in our everyday lives. So… where’s the money? Business professionals discuss where revenue has been, and where it’s going… maybe in the mix… a new revenue stream will be discovered.

Moderator: Levon Louis - Midway Games
Panelists:

Miguel Alvarado-  Brightcove
Guy Anderson-  Adesso
Steven Corn - Big Fish Media
Marc Jacobson-  Greenberg Traurig
Pesach Lattin - vizi|media
Victor Fredell - Sony Ericsson

4:00PM The Latin Digital Revolution
Valencia Suite  Ready Room:  Madrid

While physical sales drop, digital sale grow. How will this affect the Latin Industry? The top label and industry executives will discuss the future of digital domain, Digital Rights Management issues, F Word (free downloading), Peer to peer sharing, and piracy issues.

Moderator: Joe Granda - Granda Entertainment
Panelists:

Douglas Ruffin-GiGCREATOR f/k/a RealDanceFM
Loren Medina-Sony-BMG Urban
Andres Dalmastro-Elhood.com
Michelle Velez- Sony-BMG Digital
DJ Shotgun - South Beach Enterprises
Skander Goucha - Universal Music Latino
Fernando Fazzari-FMF Promotions
David Modesti - Universal Music Latino

4:00PM – 8:00PM StarBar
Miami Beach Resort & Spa 18th Floor

Overlooking the Miami skyline, this comfortable lounge is the perfect setting to enjoy cocktails while schmoozing and networking with top industry professionals. Exclusive to WMC badge holders, this is the perfect place to seal the deal! Complimentary beverages provided by SYN Vodka and Stirrings Mixers at 4PM.

8:00PM – 3:00AM WMC & Immigrant Records Present Flight 18
Miami Beach Resort & Spa 18th Floor

Join WMC and Immigrant Records at the StarBar on the 18th floor of the Miami Beach Resort & Spa for a star studded DJ line up with panoramic views of Miami. Complimentary cocktails will be served during the evening with free Beatport music give-aways containing unreleased Immigrant Digital music. Complimentary beverages provided by SYN Vodka, and Stirrings Mixers at 11PM.

Confirmed artists:
Mathew Dear
Miss Kitten
Slam
Adam Beyer
Dave Martin
Robin Porter
Drumcell
Ralf Kollmann
Anja Schneider

 

Thursday, 3/22/2007

10:00AM - 6:00PM Registration Open
Grande Promenade

10:00AM Lobby DJ Sets
Miami Beach Resort and Spa - Lobby

Mix and mingle with some of the best established and rising DJ talent from around the world spinning live!

10-12 Cleveland Jones
12-1 Sin Morera
1-3 DJ Mick
3-5 Brando Ness

12:00PM - 4:00PM Official 2007 Winter Music Conference Sunburn Sessions
2nd Annual Deep House Sessions

WMC brings the deepness back to the pool deck, with International DJs spinning their soulful sounds. Complimentary beverages provided by Hype Energy Drink, SYN Vodka, and Stirrings Mixers at 1PM.

Presents:
jojoflores
TheNextGeneration

12:00PM - 6:00PM Exhibit Area Opens
Mediterranean East

If you are interested in the latest technology, products, services and gear you will not want to miss the WMC Exhibit Area - an audiophile's utopia representing every aspect of DJ & artist production, performance and industry. The WMC Exhibit Area will provide comprehensive hands-on demonstrations, product premieres and installations exploring infinite possibilities of modern sound. Meet and interact with the leading audio recording, editing, engineering and sound institutions.

12:00PM Full Sail Real World Education Presents Trance In The Box
Regency Conference Room

Full Sail returns to WMC to conduct a series of technology demonstrations. Trance In The Box will cover tips, tricks and rules to live by when mixing Dance / Trance in a digital Audio Workstation. Hosted by Atom Troy

1:00PM Demo Listening Workshop
Vista 18th Floor

THE REALITY CHECK! Top industry A&R representatives and producers critique your demo. Pre-confirmed workshop delegates must check in 30 minutes prior to the panel start time or risk forfeit. Walkups will be accepted as "fill-ins" or in the case of a "no show."

Panelists:

Z Morse - Perfecto Records
Craig DeGraff - Warner Music Group
John Parker - Robbins Entertainment

1:00PM How to Set Up Your Own Online Retail Store
Mediterranean Center         Ready Room:  Ocean Bar/ Bistro

A model for the sale of music over the Internet. Structure, licensing, and online payment options companies are all but of a few considerations. This panel shall present the basics in how to set-up your own online retail store, and to sell your music via downloads and streaming.

Moderator: Matthew Kletter Esq.
Panelists:

Shane German - Sound Exchange
Bob Kohn - Royaltyshare
Marea Stamper - goovesource.com
Jonas Tempel -Beatport
Vasili Zolotov - Necodo
Layne Fox - IRIS Distributions

2:00PM Sequences & Samples-The World of Remixing
Mediterranean West         Ready Room:  Balboa

This collage of old and new has pioneered the electronic and dance music genre to what it is today. Meet with experience and creativity in this panel of remixers.

Moderator: Maurice Joshua
Panelists:

Man Parrish
Kaskade
Albert Cabrera - Lee Cabrera
Steve Hurley - Freemasons
Paul Johnson - Freemasons
Daniel Piseno - Klubjumpers
Steve Rodway - Motiv8
Ford - Ford Productions
Albert Castillo - MYNT

2:00PM The Presidents Panel
Regency Ballroom         Ready Room:  Ocean Bar/ Bistro

It's a brave new world, and opportunities abound if you know where to find them. Featuring a diverse cross section of the dance diaspora, the gurus of the industry discuss the current status and future of dance music, in an open forum.

Moderator: Cary Vance - Promo Only
Panelists:

Cory Robbins- Robbins Entertainment
Michael Weiss - Nervous Records
Patrick Moxey - Ultra Records
Tom Silverman -  Tommy Boy Entertainment

2:30PM Meet the Press
Miramar North  Ready Room:  Madrid

PR and Press can be a worthy ally or a deadly enemy. Hear from popular music journalists and PR consultants discuss realities and benefits to developing healthy relationships with the press.

Moderator: DJ Ron Slomowicz - DanceMusic.about.com
Panelists:

Buster - a3tv
DJ Shortee
Alan Freed -  XM Satellite Radio
Kylee Swenson -  Remix Magazine
Kerri Mason -  Billboard Mag
Darryl H. von Däniken - tilllate Ltd
Derek Scott Graves - Star 69 Records
Jim Tremayne - DJ Times
Betty Kang - Plexi PR

3:00PM Artists, Agents & Managers
Valencia Suite  Ready Room:  Balboa

A healthy professional relationship can be the key to your success. How to find the right representation and how to understand them when you do.

Moderator: Gary Salzman - Big Management
Panelists:

Man Parrish
George Clinton
Georgie Porgie
DJ Keoki - Flawless Entertainment
Joseph Lanzarin - Flawless Entertainment
David Brady - Brad Entertainment
Danielle Bollinger - EsNtion
Trixie Reiss - EsNtion
Chris Willis - Ultra Records

3:00PM Full Sail Real World Education Presents MIDI Remixing in Logic 7
Regency Conference Room

Full Sail returns to WMC to conduct a series of technology demonstrations. MIDI Remixing in Logic 7 will deal with topics such as extracting MIDI templates from audio files, multiple track layering, and groove quantization. Hosted by Nat Eichler.

3:00PM Starting Your Own Label
Mediterranean Center         Ready Room:  Ocean Bar/ Bistro

Have talent that lies beyond the recording? Do you know several independent artists? Wanna take them under your wing and to the stars? Maybe you should start your own label. Experienced indi label owners and artists discuss the “how to” steps to get you and your artists started.

Moderator: Chris the Greek - Amathus Music
Panelists:

Adam Marano - Viper Music
Bill McCormick - EsNtion
Josh Babyar -  Hefty Records
Mike Fresco - Gotsoul Records
Curtis Urbina -  Deep Haven Music
Jason Klein - Monster Taxi

4:00PM Road to Radio; Navigating the Super Highway to Success
Regency Ballroom         Ready Room:  Ocean Bar/ Bistro

Our esteemed group of panelists will discuss how to travel from the clubs to the mix shows and on to radio; along the way we’ll look at how best to avoid the road blocks, pot holes and speed bumps that artists, labels, and the industry in general are faced with on a daily basis so that you can safely and successful avoid the traffic and congestion and arrive at your destination with the desired airplay results that you are looking for.

Moderator: Cary Vance - Promo Only
Panelists:

Rod Carrillo - KNRJ Phoenix
Jon McDaniel - KNHC Seattle
Mike Schwab - Music Choice
Skyy - XM Satellite ‘BPM’
Mike Spinella - AOL Music ‘Top Dance’
Darin Taoka - Hot Mix Radio
Will Calder - I Party Radio/Jamtraxx / WXSS
Cato K -  WHYI  Miami
Jet Black - HD Radio Club Fusion / KTBT Tulsa
John Peake - KNGY/San Francisco

4:00PM The Visual Music: Past, Present, and Future
Mediterranean West         Ready Room:  Balboa

Now established as a bonafide art movement, VJs are increasingly in demand to accompany the world’s top DJs, and in some cases, are becoming stars themselves.  Visual Music seems so new again, or is it?  This comprehensive panel will feature pioneers of the art form, current practitioners at the cutting edge, as well as rising stars of tomorrow.  Discussion topics include ancient roots of visual music, integrating analog with digital art, the state of the profession today, the importance of artist self -generated content, and future technology trends projected to be of crucial importance in the years ahead.

Moderator: Andrew Borg - Hi-Beam Entertainment
Panelists:

Sandra Collins
Vello Virkhaus - VJ v2
Joshua Goldberg - Saccade
Xárene Eskandar - Author of 'vE-"jA’
Grant Davis - VJ Culture
Stefan Gosiewski - VJ Stefan G.
Chris Biggins - United Vision
Justin Kent - EJ Kent

4:00PM – 8:00PM StarBar
Miami Beach Resort & Spa 18th Floor

Overlooking the Miami skyline, this comfortable lounge is the perfect setting to enjoy cocktails while schmoozing and networking with top industry professionals. Exclusive to WMC badge holders, this is the perfect place to seal the deal! Complimentary beverages provided by SYN Vodka and Stirrings Mixers at 4PM.

7:00PM IDMA Cocktail Reception
Miami Beach Resort & Spa (moved to StarBar 18th Floor)

8:00PM 22nd Annual International Dance Music Awards
Miami Beach Resort & Spa (moved to StarBar 18th Floor)

The premier awards show for the dance and electronic music - where the industry comes out in force. The ballots are cast to vote for the most innovative and elite artists, DJs, producers, promoters, remixers, and labels in the business. With live performances and presentations by the industry's top contenders, the IDMAs is a must see event.

10:30PM - 2:00AM Official IDMA After Party
Miami Beach Resort & Spa StarBar 18th Floor

Toast the nominees and winners for the 22nd annual IDMAs at the penthouse soiree over looking the Miami skyline. Presented by WMC. Complimentary beverages provided by Hype Energy Drink, SYN Vodka, and Stirrings Mixers at 11:30PM.

Confirmed artists:
DJ Pierre
Jojo Flores
Harrison Crump
Harley & Muscle

 

Friday, 3/23/2007

10:00AM - 6:00PM Registration Opens
Grande Promenade

10:00AM Lobby DJ Sets
Miami Beach Resort and Spa Lobby

Mix and mingle with some of the best established and rising DJ talent from around the world spinning live!

10-11 Moneyman
11-12 DJ Lion
12-1 Driver Brothers
1-2 Brian "DJ Clark Kent" DePristo
2-3 Sam Sparro (Modus Vivendi Music)
3-4 Jacque Polynice
4-6 DJ Valdemar

12:00PM 2007 WMC/DMC DJ Spin Off
Miami Beach Resort and Spa Poolside

12:00pm - 4:00pm
Check out the raw skills of the most underground DJs in the world. DJs battle for first place in scratch and beat matching categories. Having specific and rigid criteria, DMC judges will decide who has what it takes to own first place. Over $25,000 in prizes proved by JBL, Ortofon, Rane, Serato, and Ableton. Complimentary beverages provided by Hype Energy Drink, SYN Vodka, and Stirrings Mixers at 1PM.

Hosts DJ Shortee & Felix Sama

Performances by
2006 DMC Champion Netik and DJ Missil

1:00PM Remixing & Editing Workshop Level 1
Mediterranean Center

A must for the curious DJ or studio Enthusiast. Don't miss this perfect chance to interact with top producers, programmers and remixers doing what they do best. Two halfday sessions are being offered: "Level 1" for beginners and "Level 2" for the intermediate/advanced. Attend one or both. An additional fee is required and you must be a registered delegate to attend. Space is limited and these are guaranteed to sell out.

Moderator:

Eric Kupper - Hysteria Productions

Panelists:

Maurice Joshua
Michael Moog

1:00PM Demo Listening Workshop
Vista 18th Floor

THE REALITY CHECK! Top industry A&R representatives and producers critique your demo. Pre-confirmed workshop delegates must check in 30 minutes prior to the panel start time or risk forfeit. Walkups will be accepted as "fill-ins" or in the case of a "no show."

Panelists:

DJ Keoki - Flawless Entertainment
Matt D’Arduini - Robbins Entertainment
Stephanie Karten - Robbins Entertainment

1:30PM Mock Negotiations Workshop
Mediterranean West         Ready Room:  Ocean Bar / Bistro

Wallace Collins once again leads an A&R exec, a lawyer, and an artist manager through a mock recording contract negotiation. This is your chance to be that fly on the wall and get a real feel for what it’s like to be in a contract negotiation.

Moderator:

Wallace Collins - Serling, Rooks & Ferrara

Panelists:

Gary Salzman - Big Management
Patrick Moxey - Ultra Records
Marc Stollman Esq.

2:00PM The History of Electronic Music
Regency Ballroom         Ready Room:  Ocean Bar / Bistro

Did you know that automatic music (the predecessor to electronic music) was first experimented with in the 2nd century BC? From the hurdy-gurdy to the Moog, to modern sequencers. We take you through the inventions, effects, and the evolution of Electronic and Computer Generated Music. We will explore how the advent of electronic instrumentation and production techniques has altered the way we produce and listen to music. Past, present, and future.

Moderator: Z Morse - Perfecto Records
Panelists:

Man Parrish
David Cross - Ableton
Martin  Kloiber - Euphonix
Juan Atkins - Metroplex Records

2:30PM Intellectual Property: The Songwriting & Publishing Forum
Miramar North       Ready Room:  Balboa

Learn how to protect your intellectual property effectively. What are the pros and cons of publishing under a label or independently? This panel looks in depth at copyright laws and publishing agreements.

Moderator: Brandon Bakshi - BMI
Panelists:

Shane German - Sound Exchange
Steve Rodway - Motiv8
Tiffany Almy - Ultra Publishing
Carlyle Crafton - Three C Entertainment
Justin Kalifowitz - Spirit Music Group
Jon Truelove - Truelove International Music Publishing

3:00PM Latin House, Around the World in 80 minutes
Valencia       Suite Ready Room:  Balboa

A discussion about Latin house, the sub-genre every DJ loves to play, club goers love to dance to, and one that manages to sneak in every year as part of mainstream dance music, an continues to thrive in the global underground. The originators, the new producers, the movers and shakers come together to discuss the exciting present and future of Latin house.

Moderator:

Alex Carmenates - Salsamania Entertainment / Black&White Productions

Panelists:

Norty Cotto - Naughty Boy Music
DJ Lucho - Lucho Music
DJ Meme - MM
Mario Ochoa - Avenue Recordings 
Andres Mijangos- Musica De Casa Recordings
Baron Lopez
Kiko Navarro
DJ Chus & David Penn - Estereo Productions
Davidson Ospina - Ospina Digital
John Kano aka Havana Funk

3:30PM Producing Music for Film & TV
Mediterranean West   Ready Room:  Ocean Bar/Bistro

This field can be most rewarding, as you are able to retain creative control and still get paid. From the writing process to sync licensing agreements, the approach you take can mean the difference between success and failure.

Moderator:

Brad Ferringo - Artist / Producer

Panelists:

Jason Wilkes -  Smooth Rhythm Productions / IMI Filmworks
Dan Burt - JWT
Dave Curtin - Deep Mix
Huston Singletary - Ableton

3:30PM Remixing & Editing Workshop Level 2
Mediterranean Center

A must for the curious DJ or studio Enthusiast. Don't miss this perfect chance to interact with top producers, programmers and remixers doing what they do best. Two halfday sessions are being offered: "Level 1" for beginners and "Level 2" for the intermediate/advanced. Attend one or both. An additional fee is required and you must be a registered delegate to attend. Space is limited and these are guaranteed to sell out.

Moderator:

Eric Kupper - Hysteria Productions

Panelists:

Stonebridge
Andy Caldwell

4:00PM Turntabilism and the Art of Scratch
Regency Ballroom         Ready Room:  Ocean Bar/ Bistro

Scratching records extends the art of the DJ into a world exponentially technical and creative. WMC's brand new Scratch forum will explore the world of turntabilism and the art of scratching by creating a discourse on samples, cueing records, and crossfading to add and subtract beats. Our learned panelists will backspin to Scratching 101 and take you through to advanced technical maneuvering.

Moderator:

DJ Immortal - Scratch DJ Academy

Panelists:

DJ Enferno
DJ Geometrix
DJ Shortee
Arron Perry - Stanton

4:00PM – 8:00PM StarBar
Miami Beach Resort & Spa 18th Floor

Overlooking the Miami skyline, this comfortable lounge is the perfect setting to enjoy cocktails while schmoozing and networking with top industry professionals. Exclusive to WMC badge holders, this is the perfect place to seal the deal! Complimentary beverages provided by SYN Vodka and Stirrings Mixers at 4PM.

5:00PM Ultra Music Festival 9
Bicentenial Park

5PM - Close
Ultra Music Festival brings you the largest festival of its kind in the United States!
The Line Up for Friday:
The Cure
Tiesto
Deep Dish
Junkie XL
Shiny Toy Guns
Miss Kittin

9:00PM - 12:00AM WMC Presents Juan Atkins

Miami Beach Resort & Spa 18th Floor

WMC is proud to announce an exclusive DJ set by Detroit native Juan Atkins in the WMC Starbar. Juan Atkins is responsible for coining the phrase 'techno' and has shaped the genre into what we know it as today. Join WMC and Juan Atkins for a night of techno education. Complimentary beverages provided by SYN Vodka and Stirrings Mixers at 10PM.

 

Saturday, 3/24/2007

11:00AM - 4:00PM Registration Opens
Grande Promenade

10:00AM Lobby DJ Sets
Miami Beach Resort and Spa Lobby

Mix and mingle with some of the best established and rising DJ talent from around the world spinning live!

10-12 Ferhat Albayrak
12-1 DJ Vince Slay "Chicago"
1-2 DJ Pancake
2-3 Mateo Massive
3-4 Michael Terrance
4-5 Exaltron
5-6 Francisco Aquino

12:00PM Ultra Music Festival 9
Bicentenial Park

12PM - Close
Ultra Music Festival brings you the largest festival of its kind in the United States!
The Line Up for Saturday:
Paul Van Dyk
Erick Morillo
Ferry Corsten
Rabbit in the Moon
Carl Cox
Danny Tenaglia
Josh Wink
Richie Hawtin
Timo Maas

12:00PM - 6:00PM Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Miami Beach Resort and Spa Poolside

Come taste the international flavors of Chill, Dub, House, Bossa and Beyond. Complimentary beverages provided by Hype Energy Drink, SYN Vodka, and Stirrings Mixers at 1PM.

Confirmed artists:
JT Donaldson
J Boogie
Harley and Muscle (Special Chill Out session)
Erick Paredes
JP Rigaud
Michael Canitrot
Stony Hill

1:00PM Demo Listening Workshop
Vista 18th Floor

THE REALITY CHECK! Top industry A&R representatives and producers critique your demo. Pre-confirmed workshop delegates must check in 30 minutes prior to the panel start time or risk forfeit. Walkups will be accepted as "fill-ins" or in the case of a "no show."

Panelists:

Adrianne Currie - Next Gen Records
Matt D’Arduini - Robbins Entertainment
Z Morse - Perfecto Records

1:30PM The Live DJ
Regency Ballroom         Ready Room:  Ocean Bar/ Bistro

It's one thing to turn your bedroom into a recording Studio and create great albums; it's a whole other beast up there behind the DJ booth with a thousand people full of energy and depending on your every move to accommodate the evening's expectations. This panel consists of working, and touring DJs who know how to keep the crowd going all night long!

Moderator:

Gary Salzman - Big Management

Panelists:

DJ Keoki - Flawless Entertainment
DJ Pierre
Mike Rizzo
Ray Roc - Roc-It Records
Emch - Subatomic Sound

3:00PM The Entertainment Law Forum
Valencia       Suite  Ready Room:  Madrid

With all the red tape stuck to the floor of the music business, it helps to have someone watching your back. A panel of successful Entertainment Attorneys discusses the changing rules and regulations of the way one creates record and distribute ones art.

Moderator:

Wallace Collins - Serling, Rooks & Ferrara

Panelists:

Tom K Ara - Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Mark Quail -  Attorney
David Bercuson - Attorney
Carlyle Crafton - Three C Entertainment

3:30PM The Independent Label Forum
Mediterranean West         Ready Room:  Balboa

A Major label deal may not be for you. Today’s top independent dance music labels are surviving and are as prosperous as ever. Join them in a discussion about the state of the industry and what an Indi label needs to accomplish in order to survive a fast paced market.

Moderator:

Clark Warner - Minus

Panelists:

Devin Horowitz - Nature Sounds
Nate Nelson - Stones Throw Records
Sam Valenti - Ghostly International
Stephania Yanachkov - Yoshitoshi Records
Josh Babyar - Hefty Records
Frankie Vega - Dust Traxx, Inc/ Sole Unlimited
John Parker - Robbins Entertainment
Cortney Callanan - Star 69 Records

4:00PM Event Planning and Promotion
Miramar North       Ready Room:  Madrid

From weddings to full blown Music Festivals. These seasoned professionals have made their mistakes as well as headlines. How to book shows, how to promote them, and most importantly how to get booked.

Moderator:

Kris Keech - Transparent Label/Global Alliance Distribution

Panelists:

Bora Celik - boramusic.com
Jeff Steinmetz - Sound Of Mind/Love Parade SF
Katrina Steinmetz - Sound Of Mind/Love Parade SF
Bobby Lively - Distinctive Promo
Daniel Smith - Fuller Street Productions
Josefin Johansson - Club Global
Daniel Park - Acropolis RPM

5:00PM DARKBEAT: An Electro World Voyage
A Film By Iris B Cerarra- 3GZ Productions
Mediterranean Center


Darkbeat An Electro World Voyage is a documentary on the Electro music experience told by artists from the old school to the new school. The film aims to recognize this form of music and expose the passion it takes by the artists, D.J.’s and small communities around the world to create and preserve it. Featuring The Egyptian Lover, Aux 88, The Advent, Si Begg, Andrew Weatherall, Bass Junkie, Radioactiveman, Mr. Velcro Fasterner, Ectomorph, Cosmic Force, Scape One, Transparent Sound, Dexorcist, Octagon Man, ADJ, Boris Divider, Black Tony, DJ Godfather, Billy Nasty, Satamile, Ben Milstein, DJ SMB, Mat Carter, Dark Vektor, Rag ‘n Bone, Controlled Weirdness, M.C. Wallis, Rob Euroh, Kris Krause, Nanobot, Koert Notario, 1L, and many more.

 

Sunday, 3/25/2007

11:00AM - 4:00PM Registration Opens
Grande Promenade

10:00AM Lobby DJ Sets
Miami Beach Resort and Spa Lobby

Mix and mingle with some of the best established and rising DJ talent from around the world spinning live!

11-1 Elektrofly
1-4 Doron
4-6 Dubfunk

12:00PM WMC International Record Collector's Show

The Show will be presented in conjunction with acclaimed digger magazine ‘Waxpoetics'. The Record Collectors Show will bring together collectors, diggers, and dealers from all over the world for a day of music mania on Miami Beach.

12:00PM - 6:00PM Official 2007 Winter Music Conference Sunburn Sessions
Miami Beach Resort and Spa Poolside
‘Gathering of the Tribes featuring Global Alliance 7th annual WMC Tribute in support of Sierra Leone, Africa’

G.A.D. returns to WMC for the 7th annual Gathering of the Tribes in an effort to create awareness for the ongoing tumult in Sierra Leone. The showcase hopes to bring attention to this devastating situation in Africa. Complimentary beverages provided by Hype Energy Drink, SYN Vodka, and Stirrings Mixers at 1PM.

Confirmed artists:
Kurtis Blow
Tha Gim
DJ Wits
Chosan
Subatomic Sound System
Modus Vivendi
John Bourke
Vass
Maksim K
Reactor
Metaphysikl w/MC Audio

12:30PM Music Politics & Social Awareness
Miramar North  Ready Room:  Madrid

How the Entertainment Industry approaches positive social, political, and philanthropic issues by participating in practices and strategies that inspires others into action.

Moderator:

Vance Parella - Global Alliance Distribution

Panelists:

Kurtis Blow - Hip Hop Church, NY
Princess Jennifer Olanrewaju Lee - Endurance and Love Organization
Bruce Wayne - Threatt Muzik
Sheku Kef-Kamara - Nomadic Wax
Lauren Segal - Next Aid
Chris Deckker - Earth Dance International
Daniel Park - Acropolis RPM
Marie F. Exantus - Antidote Productions
Marina Rao - Psybervision Media
Kris Keech - Transparent Label/Global Alliance Distribution
Josefin Johansson - Club Global

1:30PM Kick Back & Chill Out!
Miramar North       Ready Room:  Madrid

It's a groove thing! For some people music is a must, but dancing is optional. This panel will explore the world of Chill Out, Lounge, and World music. We will examine the influence of post disco culture on today’s society and commerce If you are into down tempo tracks this panel is a must see.

Moderator:

Mark Walker - Strange World Ent/Deepness Music

Panelists:

Adam Harko - MSI Music Distribution
Marc Sacheli – Sounds For People Records
Laura Quinlan – Rhythm Foundation
Erick Paredes - Sustainable Recordings
Michelle Stolzenburg - EarthNoize Groove Collective
Ramon Wells – Ross Ellis
Michael Canitrot - FG Radio/Mezzanine de l'Alcazar

2:00PM Sound As Art
Valencia Suite           Ready Room:  Balboa

Ever wondered what the sound of a flower blooming might be? Or a frog's egg hatching? Journey into the world of Sound Art through a discourse led by today's sound pioneers. Learn about creating a sound installation, the history of auditory documentation, and the evolution of sound experimentation. A sound installation by Rene Barge will run throughout the day in the Valencia Suite!

Moderator:

Rene Barge - ISAW

Panelists:

Christopher Willits - Ghostly International, 12k, Overlap
Kerry Ware - MIUAD
Richard Devine - Schematic/Sublight Records

2:30PM Tap Into Fame
Regency Ballroom         Ready Room:  Ocean Bar/ Bistro

So you have decided to go it alone? Well you'll never be alone again after attending this very popular Panel. The diverse selection of panelists from artists, to producers, to content delivery providers has always been a great networking forum for the self sufficient artist. Learn new and inventive ways to develop, market, and network yourself as a DJ or Recording Artist. Do It Yourself!

Moderator:

Jon Alexander - Tapit

Panelists:

Bobby Lively - Distinctive Promo
Guy Anderson - Adesso
Don Philip - Empire/Universal
Gray Gannaway - CD Baby
Leron Rogers - Hewitt & Rogers Law
Shante Paige - Paige Inc
Michael Adasko - Cornerstone Promotions
Jeff Price - Tunecore Media

3:00PM The Culture of Collecting
Mediterranean West         Ready Room:  Madrid

Attention vinyl collectors and enthusiasts! Discover how to protect your music collection. Learn how to recover and restore rare items. Learn the best way of collecting and selling vinyl over the web, and how to distinguish between fake and authentic pressings. You won't want to miss this brand new Collectors forum.

Moderator:

Gary Dean Ahrens - Mad Promotions

Panelists:

Devin Horowitz - Nature Sounds
Mike Ramirez
Andre Torres - Waxpoetics

4:00PM – 8:00PM StarBar
Miami Beach Resort & Spa 18th Floor

Overlooking the Miami skyline, this comfortable lounge is the perfect setting to enjoy cocktails while schmoozing and networking with top industry professionals. Exclusive to WMC badge holders, this is the perfect place to seal the deal!