Check Out The Incredible Lineup Of Speakers & Panels For EDMbiz 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



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