EDMbiz, the Vegas-based dance music conference organized by Pasquale Rotella's Insomniac (parent company to the Electric Daisy Carnival, which will be taking place concurrently), has announced more speakers, events, and has released a panel list for the fast-approaching event, set to take place June 18-20 at The Cosmopolitan.

EDMbiz 2013 Announced, Will Feature Marc Geiger, Rob Light, James Barton, Others

The updated event list includes access to a long list of Vegas clubs, where Avicii, Rusko, Infected Mushroom and more are scheduled to perform, as well as an augmented list of panels and speakers, listed below.

Among the new delegates are renown DJs Pete Tong, Afrojack, Steve Aoki and Dash Berlin, agents Sam Kirby (WME), Maria May (CAA) and Matt Rodriquez (AM Only), managers Stephanie LaFera (Little Empire Music) and Matt Colon (Deckstar) and Beatport CEO Matt Adell. Thy join a slate of speakers who have already been announced, including: Perry Farrell (Artist and Founder of Lollapalooza), Rob Light (Managing Partner and Head of Worldwide Music, CAA), Marc Geiger (Head of Music, WME), James Barton (President, Live Nation Electronic Music), Shelly Finkel (Vice Chairman, SFX Entertainment), Joel Zimmerman (Global Head of Electronic Music, WME), Lee Anderson (Agent, AM Only) and many others (complete list below).

The inaugural EDMbiz took place last year June 5-7 \and featured such heavyweight speakers as Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino, Ultra Music's Patrick Moxey and Atlantic Records' Craig Kallman. Notably, last year's iteration was where Disco Donnie Estopinal announced he was selling his Robert F.X. Sillerman Disco Donnie Presents to Robert F. X. Sillerman.

NEWLY ANNOUNED PANELISTS
Pete Tong, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Dash Berlin, Sam Kirby (WME), Maria May (CAA), Matt Rodriquez (AM Only), Stephanie LaFera (Little Empire Music), Matt Colon (Deckstar) and Beatport CEO Matt Adell.

PANELS
 -- On the Beat | EDM Press: From mainstream to independent media, our panel of journalists will discuss some the greatest challenges and most compelling storylines emerging from EDM culture today.

 -- Growth & Investment: Leading money managers and financiers talk growth potential and key investment opportunities in dance music and peripherally associated businesses.

 -- Content is King: More than most genres, EDM dominates the digital space. What are the best strategies for generating original content, and how can you monetize content online?

 -- Festivals of the Future: Leading festival promoters and talent reps discuss the latest trends in the field, along with innovations and challenges in the festival arena.

 -- EDM’s Place at the Grammys: What does the Recording Academy do? How do you submit music for awards consideration? How do you become a member? Panelists will also discuss the DJ AM Memorial Fund, and forthcoming documentary on his life.

 -- Let’s Hug It Out | Agents in EDM: Top talent agents discuss their role in developing artists and helping shape the live music space. How do they identify talent, prioritize their roster and assess the best bookings for their clients?

 -- An Introduction to AFEM, the Association for Electronic Music: Find out why the world of EDM needs a global advocacy group to help push the culture forward. AFEM—a future alliance for future music.

 -- Adventures in Clubland: Key players from the nightlife industry discuss best practices and strategy for growth. How does a nightclub stay relevant? How do different markets comparer the conference:

Current list of panelists and speakers for EDMbiz

•    Neil Ackland, CEO and Founder, inthemix.com
•    Matthew Adell, CEO, Beatport
•    Afrojack, Artist/DJ/Producer
•    Jila Alaghamandan, Entertainment Director, Insomniac
•    Lynn Albers, COO, Spark! Productions Chicago
•    Lee Anderson, Agent, AM Only
•    Steve Aoki, Artist/DJ/Producer
•    Katie Bain, Senior Music Writer, LA Weekly
•    Doug Barry, Managing Director, Selby Ventures and Artist Capital Group
•    James Barton, President, Live Nation Electronic Music
•    Jason Bentley, Music Director, KCRW radio (Moderator)
•    John Boyle, Chief Growth Officer and Interim CFO, Insomniac
•    Bunny, Creative Director, Insomniac
•    Todd Chaffee, General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners
•    Costas Charalambous, SVP, SBE Nightlife
•    Senthil Chidambaram, CEO, Dancing Astronaut
•    Ted Cohen, Managing Director, TAG Strategic
•    Matt Colon, Partner / Manager, Deckstar
•    Dan Cutforth, Founding Partner, Magical Elves
•    Dash Berlin, Artist/DJ/Producer
•    Eddie Dean, Owner, Pacha New York
•    Dirty South, Artist/DJ/Producer
•    Bruce Eskowitz, COO, Red Light Management
•    Ari Evans, Founder and CEO, Less Than 3
•    Perry Farrell, Artist and Founder, Lollapalooza
•    Shelly Finkel, Vice Chairman, SFX Entertainment
•    Bill Freimuth, VP of Awards, Grammys
•    Marc Geiger, Head of Music, William Morris Endeavor
•    Geronimo, Director of Programming Electronic/Dance Format, Sirius XM
•    Seth Goldstein, CEO, DJZ
•    Martin Gontad, Producer, Creamfields Argentina
•    Steve Goodgold, Agent, The Windish Agency
•    Steve Gordon, Owner, Circle
•    Allan Hardenberg, CEO, Alda Events (A State of Trance, Armin Only, I Am Hardwell)
•    Jasja Heijboer, Owner, Ace Agency
•    Chris Kantrowitz, Founder and CEO, Gobbler
•    Kevin Kerslake, Director, DJ AM Documentary
•    Sam Kirby, Agent, WME
•    Stephanie LaFera, Owner, Little Empire Music
•    Simon Rust Lamb, Esq., COO and General Counsel, Insomniac
•    Mikhail LaPushner, CEO and Founder, OneBeat
•    Vivien Lewit, Director Content Partnerships Music, YouTube
•    Rob Light, Managing Partner and Head of Worldwide Music, Creative Artists Agency
•    Jane Lipsitz, Founding Partner, Magical Elves
•    Ryan Mac, Reporter, Forbes
•    Kerri Mason, GM, inthemix.com and Contributor, Billboard
•    Maria May, Agent, CAA
•    Daniel Mendoza, Regional Manager, Chapter Operations, Grammys
•    Liz Miller, General Manager, Big Beat/Atlantic
•    Neil Moffitt, CEO, Angel Management Group (Hakkasan)
•    David Moricca, Founder and CEO, Mixify
•    Kurosh Nasseri, Attorney at Law and Co-Founder, Association for Electronic Music
•    Josh Neuman, Co-Founder, Complete Control/Recreation Worldwide/THUMP
•    Sarah Polonsky, Senior Editor, Vibe
•    Gary Richards, CEO, HARD Events
•    Matt Rodriguez, Agent, AM Only
•    Pasquale Rotella, CEO, Insomniac
•    Edward Shapiro, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
•    Todd Sims, CEO, Flavorus
•    Rick Stevens, CEO, Y Entertainment Group (Ron Burkle’s music investment arm)
•    Jason Strauss, Managing Partner, TAO Group
•    Tommie Sunshine. Label Owner, Brooklyn Fire and Writer, Huffington Post
•    Mike Tunnicliffe, Chief Growth Officer, GroupM/WPP
•    Ben Turner, Director, Graphite and Co-founder, Association for Electronic Music
•    Hunter Williams, Agent, CAA
•    Joel Zimmerman, Global Head of Electronic Music, William Morris Endeavor
•    Brian Zisk, Managing Director, SF MusicTech Fund and Executive Producer, SF MusicTech Summit

 

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