Winter Music Conference 2019 Announces First Phase Programming and Partners

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Nik Koenig 
Winter Music Conference at Faena District

Winter Music Conference 2019 has announced its frst phase of programming and partners. The 34th annual event comes to Miami's Faena District, Monday to Thursday, March 25 to 28, providing attendees with valuable learning and networking opportunities for those looking to break into and heavily involved within the electronic dance music industry.

Ultra Music Festival bought the famed conference earlier this year, and the 2019 program marks it's second year of official involvement. Fellow media partners include The Verge, Grammy.com/The Recording Academy, Mixmag (who will host an edition of its popular LAB live series), Billboard Dance and more, while WMC has partnered with more than 40 international labels and brands including Beatport, Scratch DJ Academy, Anjunabeats, Spinnin Records, Splice and more.

WMC is also happy to announce topics for both its Industry and Access packages. Industry offers experienced insiders panels tackling topics such as as a Grammy MusicCares Workshop, Health & Wellness Sessions, Music Sync, Brand Relations, Music Marketing Strategy, as well as exclusive networking events. Access attendees looking to learn more about how to enter the industry can enjoy a Beatport panel, mentor sessions, DJ and production seminars and more.

Access tickets and Industry applications for WMC 2019 are now available. See a full list of sample topics at WMC 2019 below.

// Industry (Available to Industry badge holders only)
Crypto + Blockchain​
Music Sync, Brand Relations, Music Marketing Strategy - Some of today’s top media, agencies and brands discuss trending topics
Media, Brands, PR - The challenges facing today’s media/advertising industry
Big Data, AI, AR/VR, Social Media Strategy/Technology, etc.
Grammy “MusicCares” Workshop
Environmental Issues and Sustainability Solutions
Health & Wellness Sessions
Thought Leadership
Daily Exclusive Networking Events - happy hours, rooftop events, and other industry gatherings

// Access
Beatport Label Panel - A curated Q&A session
Artists Panels - Artists from across the electronic music spectrum discuss the status quo (daily sessions)
DJ & Music Production Seminars (Point Blank, Scratch DJ Academy, IO Music Academy, and brand partners)
ESports, Tech, and Photography
The Verge Hosts - Curated fireside chat sessions discussing the intersection of music and technology   
Mentor Sessions - Small group sessions with industry experts
A&R Sessions - Labels meet with aspiring producers to critique and inspire