Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Pete Tong and More Named Panelists for Annual EDMBiz Conference in Las Vegas
Pete Tong, Afrojack, Steve Aoki and Dash Berlin will serve as panelists for the second annual EDMBiz conference in Las Vegas next week (June 18-20), Billboard has learned.
The DJs join an already impressive list of industry insiders ranging from agents and managers to bloggers and promoters. Tong will be the subject of a keynote conversation hosted by James Barton, Live Nation's head of EDM. EDMBiz is hosted by Insomniac and precedes the promoter's marquis event, Electric Daisy Carnival (June 21-23), in what the promoter is dubbing "EDC Week."
While last year's event was hastily assembled in a just weeks, this year's conference has had a longer lead, which is reflected in the scope of its lineup. Additional panelists include charistmatic former boxing promoter Shelly Finkel of SFX (who seems to be making the conference rounds this spring, having attended both IMS in Los Angeles and Ibiza), Maria May of CAA's London office, and Perry Farrell (who was scheduled to appear last year, but could not because of burglary in his home).