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EDMbiz Finalizes 2015 Full Program Of Speakers And Panels

Friday, June 12, 2015

EDMbiz 2015 announced the first string of speakers and panels for its fourth annual conference and expo that included a versatile array of both EDM heavyweights and executives from other affected scenes. To top it off, the Insomniac-produced event reveals the full program with even more of a star-studded cast to support the enlightening event. Oliver Heldens will be taking Hardwell's spot from last year with a discussion from his team about the future house all-star's meteoric rise. For aspiring artist looking to be signed, the label heads of OWSLA, Future Classic, Interscope, Ultra, Lava, and Insomniac will be heading a talk on what it takes to make it on the world's best dance labels. More talks including Chasing the Dream: Entrepreneurship and Funding, Radioactive: Listening Trends in a Changing Media Landscape, What is a DJ in 2015?, and more have also received their full billing. Check out the entire final program below and register for this year's EDMbiz here! EDMbiz Conference & Expo Full Program: AM Only: A Look Back on 20 Years Chip Hooper, Worldwide Head of Music, Paradigm DB Burkeman, DJ /Consultant, AM Only Jason Miller, Senior Vice President, Live Nation – New York Jono Grant, Artist, Above & Beyond Matt Rodriguez, Agent,/VP, West Coast, AM Only Pasquale Rotella, Founder/CEO, Insomniac Paul Morris, Founder/President, AM Only Moderator: Lee Anderson, Agent/VP, East Coast, AM Only Billboard Presents: Dance Power Players 2015 John Amato, President, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter Matt Medved, Dance/Electronic Editor, Billboard Megan Buerger, Staff Writer, Billboard Boombox: A&R and How to Get Signed Blaise DeAngelo, General Manager, OWSLA Chad Gillard, A&R/Co-Director, Future Classics Dave Ralph, Music Curator, Insomniac Records Natalia Romiszewski, Director of A&R, Lava Records Ryan Roy, A&R/Management, Interscope Records David Waxman, Senior Vice President/General Manager/Head of A+R, Ultra  Records Moderator: Matt Adell, CEO, Analog Factor Consulting Chasing the Dream: Entrepreneurship and Funding  Brian Zisk, Founder/CEO, SF Music Tech Kraig Fox, Director of DCP/Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners Larry Marcus, Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital Mike Rothenberg, ‎Founder/CEO, Rothenberg Ventures Paul Resnikoff, Founder /Publisher, Digital Music News Rachel Springate, A&R for Start-Ups/Founder, Enright Moderator: John Boyle, Chief Growth Officer/Interim CFO, Insomniac Dance Music and the Urban Ecosystem Chief Judge Gerald Rosen, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan Dr. Christopher Thornberg, Founding Partner, Beacon Economic Sam Fotias Paxahau, Senior Vice President, Movement Festival in Detroit Shawn Schwartz, Co-Owner/Operator, Outpost Zel McCarthy, ‎Editor in Chief, THUMP at VICE Media Moderator: Simon Lamb, COO, Insomniac Drugs in Dance Music: It's Time to Talk B-Traits, Artist Dr. Adam Lund, Founder, UBC Mass Gathering Medicine Interest Group Dr. Dale Carrison, Professor/Chair of Emergency Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine Maren Steiner, Director, Health & Safety, Insomniac Moderator: Mark Lawrence, Chief Executive, Association for Electronic Music EDM: Just the Facts, Man Tatiana Oliveira Simonian, Vice President of Branded Music, Nielsen Fourth Annual EDMbiz Artist Panel 3LAU Hook n Sling Krewella Nicky Romero Oliver Heldens Pretty Lights Future of Dance Music Journalism Andrew Spada, Vice President of Content & Creative, Dancing Astronaut Ethan Baer, CEO, Jemayel Khawaja, Managing Editor, THUMP at VICE Media Matt Medved, Dance/Electronic Editor, Billboard Nick Guarino, CEO, This Song is Sick Nick Ward, CFO, YourEDM Rich Thomas, Vice President of Content, Insomniac Ross Gardiner, US Editor, Moderator: Tommie Sunshine, Producer/DJ/Songwriter/Social Media Provocateur/Raver More Than a Logo: Brands, Millennials & Creating a Lasting Connection Clarissa Pantoja, Global Head of Music, InBev Ed Hennessy, Director of Entertainment Logistics, UPS Eric Blackwood, Director of Marketing, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group James Hubert, CEO, STACK Wine Marshall Osbourne, Head of Music Partnerships and Experiential Marketing Evangelist, Uber Moderator: Jeff Shaw, SVP, Strategic Alliances, Electronic Music Lead, Live Nation Entertainment Radioactive: Listening Trends in a Changing Media Landscape Austin Kramer, Global Programming Head – Electronic Culture, Spotify George Hess, CEO,  Zero2Fifty Group Geronimo, DJ, Senior Director of Programming-Electronic & Dance Formats, Sirius BPM Ian Cee, Owner, FOUR80 Music Joel Salkowitz, President, Sound Ideas Programming Consultants Michelle Boros, Music Director/On-Air Personality, KAMP-FM Los Angeles/97.1 AMP Radio Moderator: Clark Warner, Executive Creative Director, Beatport Team Oliver Heldens David Brady, CEO, Spin Artist Management Elaine Schaap, Mom & Financial Advisor Joost van Aarle, Tour & Production Manager Karin Koopmans, Artist Manager, MusicAllStars Management Oliver Heldens, Artist Moderator: John Amato, President, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter Tech Innovation & Disruptive Platforms Conor Clarke, CEO/Co-Founder, Julien Mitelberg, Co-Founder/President, Bandsintown Group Kush Patel, Music Partnerships, Twitch Mike Darlington, CEO,  Monstercat Stephen White, CEO, Dubset Media Holdings, Inc. Steve Martocci, Co-Founder, Splice Moderator: Ted Cohen, Managing Partners, TAG Strategic What is a DJ in 2015? Carmen Rizzo, US Artist Relations Manager, Native Instruments David Arevalo, Marketing & Artist Relations Director, Pioneer Graham Funke, Artist Z-Trip, Artist Moderator: Jason Bentley, Music Director, KCRW