Winter Music Conference 2004

On March 6 - 10, 2004 thousands of music industry professionals will gather in Miami Beach for dance music's most anticipated event of the year. Winter Music Conference, in its 19th consecutive year, is regarded as the singular networking event in the industry, attracting professionals from over 60 different countries.

With its high concentration of top international artists, DJs and industry professionals, WMC permeates the international press and is thereby one of the most publicized events in the business.

The WMC has affiliated with the Ultra Music Festival, which will take place on Saturday, March 6, 2004, at Bayfront Park in Miami and will be the official opening event for the 19th annual Winter Music Conference. WMC 2004 badge-holders will receive complimentary admission to this event. With more than 40,000 music fans in attendance, Ultra Music Festival is the largest music festival of it's kind in the United States.


This year's events and pannels at the WMC include:

  • Remixing & Editing Workshops, which is a very educational and demonstrative seminar, you can learn what new plug-ins come bundled with the latest version of Pro-Tools, what short-cuts you can utilize for certain software, what production equipment will best suit your particular needs, etc.

  • Demo Listening Workshops,aAn ideal platform for developing artists and producers to showcase their talents and gain insight and feedback from leading record labels, publishers and A&R reps.

  • Exhibit Hall:, WMC's International Marketplace showcases the leading products, services and gear from around the world

  • DJ Spin-Off: - check out the unique skills of the rawest, soon to be discovered DJs in the world. Through elimination rounds, these DJs will battle out for first prize in several different categories.

  • Poolside Performances & DJ Sets - experience the best artist and DJ talent from around the world as they perform under the Miami sun during WMC's trademark poolside industry schmooze overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Nightclub Showcases - renowned DJ's and performers from around the world headline at venues throughout South Beach during 5 non-stop nights of WMC showcasing.

  • International Dance Music Awards - On Monday, March 8, 2004 the Winter Music Conference will present the 19th Annual IDMA's, the first and largest awards ceremony dedicated to dance music. This evening will be packed with performers and celebrity guests as the industry comes out in force.

    TENTATIVE WMC 2004 SCHEDULE

    Saturday, March 06, 2004
    9:00 AM - 7:00PM Registration Open
    12:00 PM - Ultra Music Festival Opening Event

    Sunday, March 07, 2004
    9:00 AM - 6:00PM Registration Open
    12:00 PM - Record Pools
    12:30 PM - Press Relations
    1:30 PM - Commercial Radio/ Mix Shows
    2:30 PM - A & R Listening Workshops
    2:30 PM - How to Get Signed
    3:00 PM - Independent Record Labels
    3:00 PM - Club Culture
    3:00 PM - Alternative Marketing and Revenue Streams

    Monday, March 08, 2004
    10:00 AM-6:00PM - Registration
    11:00 AM-5:00PM - Exhibit Hall Open
    12:00 PM - Piracy, File Sharing
    12:00 PM - Legal Advice for Free
    12:30 PM - D.I.Y. - Grassroots Promotions
    1:00 PM - Managers and Agents
    1:30 PM - Songwriting/Publishing/Copyrighting Workshop
    2:00 PM - How to Get DJ Bookings
    2:30 PM - A & R Listening Workshops
    2:30 PM - Breaking Dance Music in the USA
    3:00 PM - Dance Music Initiatives (Rave Act, etc.)
    3:30 PM - African, Asian, and Middle Eastern Markets
    7:00 PM - Cocktails
    8:00 PM - International Dance Music Awards

    Tuesday, March 09, 2004
    10:00 AM-6:00PM - Registration Open
    11:00 AM-5:00PM - Exhibit Hall Open
    12:00 PM - Global Licensing and Distribution
    12:30 PM - Mock Negotiations
    1:00 PM - Remixing and Editing Workshop Introduction/101
    1:00 PM - European Market Trends
    1:30 PM - Independent Distribution in the United States
    2:00 PM - Digital Mixing
    2:30 PM - A & R Listening Workshops
    2:30 PM - Event Promotion
    2:30 PM - Digital Copyrights
    3:00 PM - Internet Radio/Web Transmissions
    3:30 PM - Remixing and Editing Workshops Intermediate / Advanced
    3:30 PM - Production Wizards Tell All
    4:30 PM - Independent Retailers
    4:30 PM - Satellite Radio

    Wednesday, March 10, 2004
    11:00 AM-5:00PM - Registration
    12:00 PM - Making Money in the Current Climate
    12:00 PM - Evolving Business Models in the Digital Age
    12:30 PM - Music for the Masses/Emerging Trends
    12:45 PM - New Frontiers in Online Retailing
    1:00 PM - New Directions in Electronic Music
    1:30 PM - New Production Technology
    2:00 PM - Artist Development
    3:00 PM - Legends
    4:00 PM - Retail Initiatives

    For more info check:
    wmcon.com
    www.ultramusicfestival.com

  • Winter Music Conference 2004
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    January 8, 2004 at 10:28 AM CET

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