EDMbiz Announces Initial Lineup of 2014 Speakers and Panelists

EDMbiz, one of the biggest gatherings of electronic dance music’s industry professionals, is right around the corner. The third annual conference will take place on June 17, 18, and 19 at The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas, preceding the weekend of Electric Daisy Carnival. The initial list of speakers and panelists has been announced and includes a plethora of dance music’s most influential key players, both on the decks and behind the scenes. Above & Beyond and Hardwell are the first to be confirmed for the “EDMbiz Artist Panel”, which will be hosted for the third year by KCRW Music Director, Jason Bently. For two days, top executives and industry professionals from around the globe will participate in discussions on some of the music culture’s most relevant and significant issues. Some of the topics include talent representation and booking at “Meet the Windish Agency”, “The 6.2 Billion Dollar Business” on mergers, acquisitions, and investments, as well as “State ofthe Label: The Art of Selling Music”, and “Engaging the Electronic Music Listener”. “#20something” will focus on up-and-coming music execs and is set to be curated by Krewella’s manager, Jake Udell. 2014 also includes the expansion of the workshop as the première year for the EDMbiz expo, showcasing the music culture’s hottest music and lifestyle brands. This is shaping up to be a huge year for Insomniac’s EDM symposium, so stay tuned for the anticipated additions to the already stellar schedule.

EDMbiz Conference & Expo Initial Confirmed Speakers

Adellyn Polomski – Director of Electronic Programming, Clear Channel
Andrew Goldstone – Manager, Tiësto/ General Manager, Musical Freedom
Andrew Keller – A&R, Columbia Records
Anna Knaup – CEO, Sorted Management
Bob Lefsetz – The Lefsetz Letter
Brad Owen – Agent, The Windish Agency
Brian Zisk – Managing Director SF Music Tech Fund & Executive Producer, SF Music Tech
Dave Falk – VP Marketing, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
David Waxman – General Manager and Head of A&R, Ultra Music
Geronimo – Senior Director of Programming, SiriusXM
Jake Udell – Th3rd Brain Management
James Grant – CEO, Involved Management/Anjunabeats
Jason Bentley – Music Director, KCRW
Jeff Shaw – SVP, Strategic Alliances – EDM Lead, Live Nation Network
John Boyle – Chief Growth Officer/Interim CFO, Insomniac
Justin Lubliner – President, The Darkroom LLC
Kraig Fox – Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners
Kurosh Nasseri – Co-Founder, AFEM
Lee Anderson – Agent, AMOnly
Liz Miller – General Manager, Big Beat Records
Mac Clark – Agent, CAA
Manny Zelaya – Hardwell Tour Manager, On Tour Management
Mark Lawrence – Chief Executive, AFEM
Matthew Adell – CEO, Beatport
Matt Ringel – Managing Partner, New Era Media & Marketing/EVP, Red Light Management
Matt Rodriquez – Agent, AMOnly
Michael George – Martin Garrix Manager, Scooter Braun Projects
Mike Darlington – CEO, Monstercat/The District
Nathan Lim – Manager, Th3rd Brain Management
Neil Jacobson – EVP of A&R / Management, Interscope Records
Paavo Siljamaki – Above & Beyond
Robb McDaniels – Founder & CEO, Ingrooves Music Group
Russell Wallach – President, Live Nation Media & Sponsorships
Sam Hunt – Agent, The Windish Agency
Sean Glass – Founder, Win Music
Sebastian Lintz – Label Manager, Revealed Recordings
Shelly Finkel – Chairman, Strategy & Acquisitions, SFX Entertainment
Steve Goodgold – Agent, The Windish Agency
Tatiana Oliveira Simonian – Head of Branded Music Entertainment at Neilsen
Tom Windish – President, The Windish Agency
Tony McGuiness – Above & Beyond
Zel McCarthy – Editor-in-Chief, Thump/Vice

*** More speakers to be announced soon!

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