Winter has never been better in Miami! The Winter Music Conference is full of events featuring new artists, guest speakers and other industry professionals as they come together in celebration with a multi-day kickoff of parties, activities and events. The 2015 Winter Music Conference celebrates 30 years with music enthusiasts, artists, DJs and industry delegates from over 70 countries coming to celebrate with over 400 events, parties, seminars and workshops in Miami Beach. Established in 1985, WMC is the largest longstanding EDM and dance music industry gathering of its kind in the world. As one of the most publicized annual events in the industry, WMC generates over a billion unique viewer media impressions each year.
Held at the Deauville Beach Resort on Miami Beach, there were four packed days of excitement and entertainment. Featured events included the WMC DJ Spin-Off, Remixing & Editing workshops and VJ Challenges while every day participants enjoyed workshops like Music and Industry, Distribution, Radio Exposure, Legal Issues and Advice, Foreign Markets, Media, Revenue Streams and Innovations in DJ and Production Technology. There were also demo listening events, exhibits and a number of parties and extras.
Events were held all over Miami Beach at venues including E11even roof top; Dream Hotel South Beach; Nikki Beach; The Clevelander, Cibo Wine & Bar; The Social Lubricant; Hush Bar and Lounge; The Stage-Miami and The Musette. Performers at some of these events included: DJ NVS, Deville, DJ Blondie, Chris Duano, DJ Playboi, DJ Ronix, DJ Serafin, Scooter And Lavelle, Scotty Boy and Kristina Sky; London Porrazse, Cikxhei, Annishka, Gabriel de los Reyes, Jerome Melo, Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns, Satori Kings, DJ Tegan, Hermosa Veronica, Ayiiti, DJ Turn Up, Anthony Kulture Smith, and Kazilla for a Mixed Experience of music and poetry; and DJ Dan, R.o.n.n Aka Ron Carroll, DJ Mes, Phunk Investigation, divaDanielle, Loopity Goofs for an ultimate funk session.
According to the Miami New Times, "You will realize your wildest WMC and MMW dreams. You will fist-pump underwater. You will ascend to VIP status at SoBe's glossiest megaclubs. You will ride in a banana yellow limo with a rosé champagne fountain. And you will see the sun rise from an alley off NE 14th Street in downtown Miami after maxing out your credit card on Red Bull and knockoff couture sold from a shopping cart."
2016 promises to bring just as much fun and excitement as 2015, with plenty of events and opportunities for marketing and sponsorships. The dates have not been announced yet, so stay tuned!