In 2019, Miami will see the rebirth of possibly one of its most iconic brands, a conference that helped give birth to an entire industry from its humble beginnings back in 1985. Under the umbrella of Miami Music Week, the Winter Music Conference at Faena District [WMC] will return to Miami Beach from 25-28 March 2019 with a refreshed perspective and programming that will bring together a new generation of industry professionals and music consumers for a week in the Faena District. WMC’s exclusive hotel partner, The Faena, was named by Conde Nast Traveler as the #1 hotel in Miami Beach for two consecutive years via their readers’ poll.
For the first time, WMC will offer two distinct segments targeted at industry professionals as well as music consumers looking to learn more about the industry and the music, technology and culture that powers it.
WMC // Industry is by invitation / application only and dedicated to working professionals looking to network with their peers, engage in thoughtful leadership discussions with top executives, partake in relationship building, health and wellness activities, and gain insight from business leaders adjacent to the music industry from the world of tech, marketing, social media and more.
WMC // Access allows consumers that are interested in music production, DJing, the music industry, tech, and culture to gain access to a showcase of the top companies in the business. From educators to gear manufacturers to consumer products, Access is the place to be if you are passionate about this culture and want to dive a bit deeper.
2019 marks the first fully-programmed WMC since it was announced in March 2018 that the organisers behind Ultra Worldwide had acquired the Winter Music Conference and International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) properties. The Ultra Worldwide acquisition aims to restore WMC’s status as probably the must attend dance music industry and networking conference in the world.
“For decades, the electronic music industry ran through WMC. It was where the mega deals were done and provided a launching point for countless legendary tracks as well as breakthrough DJs. In March 2019, WMC returns with a fully revamped program that gets the industry back to business. It’s the perfect start to an unforgettable Miami Music Week.” - Russell Faibisch, Ultra Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO
“After 34 years, we’ve reached a major point in the evolution of WMC. Attendees will experience expertly curated panels with key music professionals, cutting edge mixers, mentorship moments, and endless opportunities to share up-to-the-minute technology in an exceptionally beautiful and blissful setting, the Faena District.” - Bill Kelly, WMC Co-Founder
Check out wintermusicconference.com for more info.