EDMbiz 2015 Announces First Phase of Speakers and Programming: Exclusive

EDMbiz Conference & Expo 2015 announced its first phase of speakers and programming today (June 1), unveiling a diverse slate of panels and presenters for the annual industry event's fourth edition.

Keynote speakers include James Barton, President of Electronic Music at Live Nation; and Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and Founder of Downtown Project. Speakers for the Artist Panel will include dance music duo Krewella, 3LAU and Hook n SlingKCRW Music Director Jason Bentley returns as host and co-curator for the conference.

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Billboard will also present its Dance Power Players 2015 list with a panel discussion hosted by John Amato, President at Billboard /The Hollywood Reporter; Megan Buerger, Writer, Billboard; and, Matt Medved, Editor, Billboard Dance.

The Fourth Annual EDMbiz Conference & Expo 2015 will take place from June 16-18 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas. Registration is now open here.

Announced keynote sessions and panels:
20 Years of Dance Music Through the Lens of AM Only 
Best Record/A&R Contest
Billboard Presents: Dance Power Players 2015
Dance Music and the Urban Ecosystem: Brooklyn, Detroit, LA
EDM: Just the Facts, Man
Emerging Markets: Globalization & Localization
Fourth Annual EDMBiz Artist Panel
Future of Dance Music Journalism
Keynote Session with James Barton, President of Electronic Music at Live Nation
Keynote Session, “City as a Startup” with Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and Founder of Downtown Project
Radioactive: Listening Trends in a Changing Media Landscape
EDMbiz Startup Contest

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Announced speakers, panelists and presenters:
3LAU, Producer/Artist
Andrew Spada, Dancing Astronaut
Austin Kramer, Global Programming Head-Electronic Culture, Spotify
Blaise DeAngelo, General Manager, OWSLA
Brian Zisk, Founder, SF Music Tech
Chad Gillard, Head of A&R, Future Classics
Chip Hooper,Worldwide Head of Music, Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency
Clark Warner, Executive Creative Director, Beatport
Conor Clarke, Founder & CEO, Wavo.me
David Waxman, Head of A&R, Ultra Music
DB Burkeman, Creative Director, AM Only
Edward J. Hennessy, Director of UPS Entertainment Logistics
Ethan Baer, EDM.com
George Hess, CEO, Zero2Fifty Group                       
Geronimo, Senior Director of Music Programming, Electronic and Dance Formats, SiriusXM           
Hook n Sling, Artist
James Barton, President of Electronic Music, Live Nation                 
Jason Bentley, Music Director, KCRW
Jason Huvaere, Paxahau
Jason Miller, President – New York, Live Nation Entertainment
Jeff Shaw, SVP, Strategic Alliances – Electronic Music Lead, Live Nation Entertainment
John Amato, President at Billboard /The Hollywood Reporter
John Boyle, Chief Growth Officer & Interim Chief Financial Officer, Insomniac
Jono Grant, Artist, Above & Beyond
Julien Mitelberg, Co-Founder & CEO, Bandsintown Group
Kraig Fox, Director of DCP & Sr. Managing Director, Guggenheim
Krewella, Artists
Kush Patel, Music Partnerships, Twitch        
Larry Marcus, Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital
Lee Anderson, Agent, VP East Coast, AM Only
Matt Medved, Editor, Billboard Dance
Matt Rodriguez, Agent, VP, West Coast, AM Only
Megan Buerger, Staff Writer, Billboard
Mike Darlington, CEO, Monstercat      
Natalia Romiszewski, Director of A&R, Lava Records
Nick Guarino, This Song is Sick
Nick Ward, YourEDM
Pasquale Rotella, Founder & CEO, Insomniac
Paul Morris, Founder & President, AM Only   
Paul Resnikoff, Publisher, Digital Music News
Rachel Springate, Chief Artist Officer, Dubset
Rich Thomas, Vice President of Content, Insomniac
Ryan Mac, Reporter, Forbes
Ryan Roy, A&R, Interscope Records
Simon Rust Lamb, COO, Insomniac    
Steve Martocci, Co-Founder, Splice
Tatiana Oliveira Simonian, Vice President of Branded Entertainment, Nielsen
Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic
Tommie Sunshine, Producer/DJ/Songwriter/Social Media Provocateur/Raver          
Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com & Founder of Downtown Project
Vijay Nair, Founder & CEO, Only Much Louder