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Check Out The Incredible Lineup Of Speakers & Panels For EDMbiz 2015!

Thursday, June 04, 2015

EDMbiz is the annual conference put on by Insomniac that is held at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. At the conference, the brightest and most insightful figures in dance music together for three days of keynote discussions, panels, workshops, networking, and much more. In previous years, people such as Steve Aoki, Gary Richards, Neil Jacobson - EVP of A&R/Management at Interscope Records, Skip Paige - COO of Golden Voice, and more have graced the conference to discuss topics current with the scene. This year's EDMbiz have just released their first phase of 2015 speakers and panels, and its safe to say this may be their biggest year yet. The Keynote speakers will be James Barton, President of Electronic Music at Live Nation, and Tony Hsieh, CEO of and Founder of Downtown Project, but beyond their lead positions, the first phase of speakers is deep with the world's best booking agents, managers, marketers, artists, and more. The Fourth Annual Artist Panel is set to include 3LAU, Krewella, and Hook n Sling - with more being added in the future. This year's panel topics cover an eclectic array of concerns regard the EDM industry such as Emerging Markets: Globalization & Localization, 20 Years of Dance Music Through the Lens of AM Only, and much more. If you plan on attending EDMbiz 2015, you will also have access to a bunch of EDC Week parties thrown by Alesso, Afrojack, Showtek, and more. You can see the first phase of speakers and panels below, and badges for the conference can still be purchased here as well as more info pertaining to the conference. EDMbiz 2015 Speakers Phase 1: 3LAU, Producer/Artist Andrew Spada, Vice President, Content & Creative, 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, David Waxman, Head of A&R, Ultra Music DB Burkeman, Creative Director, AM Only Edward J. Hennessy, Director of UPS Entertainment Logistics Ethan Baer, CEO, 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, Founder & CEO, This Song is Sick Nick Ward, CFO, 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 & Founder of Downtown Project Vijay Nair, Founder & CEO, Only Much Louder EDMbiz 2015 Panels Phase 1: 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 and Founder of Downtown Project Radioactive: Listening Trends in a Changing Media Landscape EDMbiz Startup Contest