Established in 1985, WMC is the largest EDM industry gathering of its kind in the world.
The official site for The 2013 Winter Music Conference (WMC2013) held in Miami, Fl. WMC 2013 offers disc jockeys and artists the opportunity to network and have their music heard by an international audience of music industry professionals through a variety of events and premieres.
MusicMusic and Industry The shape of the music business today is completely different then it was 10 years ago. As aspects change and shift, WMC makes great efforts to create a Program that reflects the current climate of the Industry. Because music is such a fluid and transformative art form, WMC closely follows emerging trends and genres and integrates such ideas into the Program. No matter which form of music you are interested in, you are guaranteed to find colleagues and experts in the fields you work in and enjoy. Innovations in DJ and Production Technology Developments in digital mixing and recording have enhanced the art of production and DJing. Digital mixing tools have completely changed the dynamic of the DJ. WMC explores all the new and exciting innovations, and brings together leading manufacturers and developers to discuss the pros and cons of the array of new options. Also, our panels of esteemed guests will be there to answer any questions you may have about programs, plug-ins, and products. Distribution The Winter Music Conference addresses every aspect of music distribution as it stands currently. From brick and mortar retail distribution, to digital distribution, to mail order distribution...no matter how you choose to operate your business, you will find the information you are seeking. Radio Exposure WMC presents the top professionals from around the world as they evaluate radio as a vehicle for developing artists. WMC makes a huge effort to create a balance between internet, satellite, and terrestrial radio formats. Also, the radio panel will address issues such as: how to draw and sustain listeners, how to break artists through such diverse radio formats, how to get your records on the air and keep them in rotation...Get the inside track on these topics and more! Legal Issues and Advice Understand the fundamentals of effectual and solid contracts, copyrights, licensing, online retailing, digital distribution and the intricacies of publishing laws through a series of seminars devoted to legal issues. Get expert legal advice from top entertainment lawyers for free! Some of the most influential and active professionals in the music Industry will assemble to examine various Industry related legal issues and answer any questions you may have. Media Discover which media outlets work best for you and how to approach them. Journalists and publicists will discuss how to use publications, TV and the Internet to your advantage. Learn how to develop and maintain relations with the worlds leading media sources. Discover the most effective means of breaking artists and maintaining success through the media. Foreign Markets Join executives from global companies discuss music marketing worldwide. Find out everything you need to know to promote your artist worldwide and generate revenue outside the U.S. Learn the ins and outs of International contracts, touring, promotion, distribution, licensing, exporting, collecting royalties and more. Also, find out what global trends are emerging today. Revenue Streams Don't rely strictly on album and song sales as a form of revenue! There are numerous ways to make money aside from traditional music retailing. Licensing, touring, soundtracks, advertising, ringtones, and merchandising are all great forms of alternative revenue streams. WMC has assembled Industry leaders working in these fields daily, who have developed effective business strategies. These subjects are more important now then ever. As such, these panels are not to be missed! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Other Panel Topics •A&R Listening Workshops •Artist Development •Artists •Audio Technology •Club Culture •Distribution •DJ and Artist Meet and Greet •European Market Trends •Event Promotion •Independent Record Labels •Independent Retailers •Latin Music •Major Record Labels •Managers and Agents •Online Retailers •Producers and Remixes •Promotion •Record Pools •Songwriting/Publishing •And More! Interested in participating on a panel or workshop ?
MoviesLast Year's WMC 2012 OFFICIAL & SANCTIONED CLUB EVENTS & POOL PARTIES During WMC the top artists and DJs from around the world perform live throughout Miami and Miami Beach's best performance venues and clubs. These ten days of non-stop events offer a relentless line-up of talent like nowhere else. If you're interested in presenting an artist, event or party in conjunction with WMC, call (954) 563-4444 or email events@WinterMusicConference.com
TelevisionDEMO LISTENING WORKSHOP Looking to get signed or seeking direction? Take advantage of this rare forum for you to be heard, critiqued, and quite possibly be asked to stick around to exchange contact information. SUBMITTING YOUR DEMO Submit your song and brief bio with your photo and contact information. Space is limited and slots are filled in the order they are received. You will be notified as to when you are scheduled to be heard. Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2013 STANDBY SUBMISSIONS If you were unable to reserve a spot in advance, there will be a standby list for each workshop. Artists must report to the workshop room one half hour prior to the scheduled start time in order to be included on this list. This does not mean you are guaranteed a listening spot. Once advanced submissions have been accommodated and as time permits, artists will be called from the standby list on a first come first serve basis. Please note that panelists will determine how much of your track will be heard in order to base a critique. Guidelines •Indicate track number if applicable. •Indicate a reference point if your submission does not start at the beginning of the CD. Also indicate a reference point for the hook of the song. •Please submit demo in CD audio format which can be played universally. •You will not be permitted to approach the workshop engineer prior to or during the session. •Only one track will be accepted for each representative, whether they are artist, manager, or producer. •You must include a contact name, email address and phone number so that we may contact you, as well as a brief bio and photo. •Submissions will not be returned. Send your submission to: Winter Music Conference 3450 NE 12th Terrace Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Phone: (954) 563-4444 ATTN: Listening Workshop
BooksWMC GUIDE ADVERTISING Distributed to all delegates in the WMC Sample Sack, The Guide is a valuable resource referred to year round by the music industry. The comprehensive WMC Guide is a vital reference for connecting with delegates and companies in attendance at WMC, as well as WMC events, exhibiting, program schedule, venues and restaurants. Special package rates Save an additional 15% for advertising in both the List and the Guide Premium Ad Space Full color premium ad space is available for the INSIDE COVER (front or back) and BACK COVER. For rates and availability call (954) 563- 4444 or email Marketing@WinterMusicConference.com If you are planning on hosting an event, contact WMC for inclusion in the event schedule listings and for specially priced event advertising packages. Artwork Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013
HeroesCONFERENCE REGISTRATION Registration includes access to panels, seminars, featured Q & A's, IDMAs, WMC official poolside events, South Beach Sessions, trade show & exhibits, and workshops (with the exception of the Remixing and Editing Workshops), DJ Spin-Off's, VJ Challenge as well as complimentary or reduced admission to WMC official and sanctioned events for the full ten days of programming. Join the WMC Mailing List to receive updates as soon as they are available TO REGISTER ONLINE :Click Here for Online Registration TO REGISTER BY FAX :Download Registration Form Fax completed form to: (954) 563-1599 or Mail to: Winter Music Conference 3450 NE 12th Terrace Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 REGISTRATION DEADLINESReceived by Sept 12, 2012 $235 Oct 24, 2012 $275 Dec. 5, 2012$305 Jan. 16, 2013 $335 Feb. 13, 2013 $365Mar 6, 2013 $395 LAST DAY TO PRE-REGISTER IS MAR 6, 2013 Walk-up Registration Begins March 7, 2013$475Individual Panels Remixing & Editing Workshops - while available $75 per sessionInternational Dance Music Awards Delegate admission included with registration Extra ticket $45/eachWhat a WMC Badge includes: •Panels & Seminars •Featured Q&A’s •South Beach Sessions •Demo Listening Workshops •DJ Spin-off •VJ Challenge •WMC Sample Sack •The Guide •The List •Networking in the WMC eLounge •Trade Show & Exhibits •Hardware & Software Demonstrations •Official WMC CD Compilation •Special WMC Rates for Hotel & Travel •10 Non-Stop Days & Nights of Events Plus Free Admission to: •28th Annual International Dance Music Awards •Free or reduced admission to all WMC Official and Sanctioned Events
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Winter Music Conference
MARCH 15 - 24, 2013
- Miami-Beach, Florida US
- EDM Conference and Events