EDM

  1. EDMBiz Successfully Wraps Third Annual Conference in Las Vegas

    June 27, 2014 7:05 PM EDT Artists, promoters, agents, bloggers, investors, media experts and more from around the country and all over the globe gathered to share their knowledge, experience and overall thoughts on the state of the industry’s past, present and future. The ...

  2. EDMbiz Conference: Why EDM Equals Millenials and a $6.2B Valuation Is Just the Beginning

    June 20, 2014 9:14 AM EDT The EDM industry is currently worth $6.2 billion, per a recent report at IMS Ibiza -- but depending on who you asked on Day 1 of the third annual EDMbiz conference in Las Vegas Wednesday, that number could be wildly conservative. “$6.2 billion ...

  3. Girl Talk on His First Ever Music Video, Produced by Maker Studios (Q&A)

    April 07, 2014 11:36 AM EDT Gregg Michael Gillis, known as Girl Talk, has come out with his first ever music video, a collaboration with rappers Freeway and Waka Flocka Flame. Produced by Maker Studios, "Tolerated" is a major departure from Gillis' previous wo ...

  4. SFX Acquires Major German Promoter i-Motion for $21 Million

    November 19, 2013 11:52 AM EST i-Motion, the long-established German dance event promoter founded in 1994, has been acquired by Robert Sillerman's SFX Entertainment for $16 million in cash and $5 million in stock. The acquisition was already known to be in the works as e ...

  5. OneBeat Hires Former Xbox Executive as CEO

    October 22, 2013 2:02 PM EDT Last week, during the dance music industry conference Amsterdam Dance Event, OneBeat, the integrated media platform designed for the EDM audience, quietly unveiled a new hire: Eric Thompson has joined the company as its new CEO, leaving his posi ...

  6. Atlanta Dance Music Festival TomorrowWorld Takes Drug Precautions After Electric Zoo Deaths

    September 27, 2013 3:27 PM EDT Organizers of the electronic dance music festival TomorrowWorld are taking extra precautions to maintain a safe environment for concertgoers this weekend after two drug-related deaths occurred at a similar festival in New York this summer. " ...

  7. From This Week's Billboard: Will Electric Zoo's Drug-Related Deaths Impact SFX's IPO?

    September 06, 2013 5:02 PM EDT There was abundant free water, trained security guards, roving medics, regular harm-reduction announcements and multiple medical tents. But even those measures couldn't keep tragedy from striking the Electric Zoo Festival on New York' ...

  8. SFX IPO: Betting on EDM’s Growth Potential

    June 27, 2013 2:21 PM EDT With SFX filing for an IPO , the promoter is effectively asking investors to bet on the growth potential behind the $4.5 billion EDM market and the company's ability to build a successful business around the culture surrounding EDM. SFX ev ...

  9. International Music Summit Wrap: U.S.’s Influence on Dance Music, IMS Voting, Judy Weinstein Honored

    May 24, 2013 1:13 PM EDT The International Music Summit wrapped up earlier today in Ibiza after its third and final day of panels. Before the conference-goers went to hear Maya Jane Coles DJ the first of many official after parties, they heard speakers continue conversa ...

  10. CBS Radio, Astralwerks Team Up For Talent Search Program 'She Can DJ'

    April 30, 2013 11:00 AM EDT CBS Radio is throwing its hat in the EDM ring, teaming with Astralwerks -- home to Swedish House Mafia, Empire of the Sun, and sister duo NERVO -- to launch a national talent search for the next great female DJ/producer, Billboard has learned. T ...

  11. You Done Good, Kid: Patrick Moxey Talks About His Old Boss (Russell Simmons) and New Job Following IMS Engage Panel

    April 18, 2013 6:03 PM EDT The most meaningful pairing at IMS Engage was between two men whose names did not just look good together on a conference agenda; the pair has a long and meaningful history that stretches over two decades. Back in 1989, Russell Simmons plucked ...

  12. IMS Engage: Skrillex, Patrick Moxey, Russell Simmons, Shelly Finkel, Troy Carter and More Discuss EDM at Inaugural Event

    April 18, 2013 10:48 AM EDT A crowd of over 200 international dance music industry-ites turned up for IMS Engage, the first U.S. edition of the Ibiza-based IMS conference, at the swanky W Hollywood on Wednesday. Comprised of L.A. locals, visiting Ibizans and New Yorkers, ...

  13. Exclusive: Vice, Recreation Worldwide Discuss Debut of New EDM Vertical THUMP

    April 17, 2013 12:35 PM EDT Vice, the self-described “bad boy” media empire, debuted a new EDM vertical Wednesday called THUMP, a new digital platform created in partnership with Recreation Worldwide, a creative agency founded by executives from AM Only and Complete Con ...

  14. Five Questions with Drew 'Rukes' Ressler, EDM's Favorite Photographer, During Miami Music Week (Q&A)

    March 21, 2013 6:21 PM EDT Drew "Rukes" Ressler has become one of the most well-known, prominent nightlife photographers to grace the dance music scene in the last decade. He's taken photos for nearly every major DJ around the world, as well as for many of ...

  15. Deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin Talk 'Digi-Gritty' of Electronic Music in Austin

    March 13, 2013 10:22 AM EDT Surely there were major gearheads and big electronica fans who found the discussion between superproducers Richard Hawtin and Joel Zimmerman -- aka Deadmau5 -- at SXSW today fascinating, but for most first-day music-conference attendees and thos ...

  16. SoundCTRL's EDM Roundtable Features Aurelia's Lainie Copicotto, NUE Agency's Jesse Kirshbaum, More

    September 21, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L-R): Jacob Schulman (Dancing Astronaut), Junior Sanchez, Lainie Copicotto (Aurelia Group), Sarah Polonsky (Vibe), Lawrence Liu (Astralwerks), and Rob Principe (Scratch Music Group) at the SoundCTRL EDM Roundtable. Not so deep underground the Man ...

  17. CEO Michael Rapino on Live Nation's Global Dance Music Strategy: 'Acquire or Hire'

    June 08, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino "looks at electronic music as an absolute here-to-stay genre of music"- and is running his company accordingly. Rapino laid out his plans for Live Nation's expansion in the EDM space during a keynote c ...