Winter Music Conference
The Winter Music Convention (WMC) is a weeklong electronic music convention, held each March since 1985 in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. The convention brings collectively professionals akin to artists, DJs, record label representatives (A&R), producers, promoters, radio and the media for seminars and panel discussions. Hundreds of attendees attend the Winter Music Convention annually.
- 1 Historical past and background
- 2 Demographics
- three Occasions
- four Exterior hyperlinks
Historical past and background
It was based in 1985 by then DJs and document pool administrators Louis Possenti and Invoice Kelly. Held yearly in Miami Seashore, Florida, the Winter Music Convention, or “WMC” as followers of electronic dance music name it, hosts round 100,000 folks. The primary Winter Music Convention happened on the Fort Lauderdale Marriott February 19-21, 1986 with roughly 80 dance music trade insiders in attendance. The occasion festivities are offered throughout Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. A serious occasion is the International Dance Music Awards. The occasion instructions a significant worldwide draw with round 38% of attendees coming from exterior the United States. The convention serves as a platform for a lot of underground and indie artists from over 70 completely different international locations who spend the convention at occasions and panels; it is usually a medium utilized by a number of entrepreneurs and consumer electronic corporations to current their companies and technological developments.
The WMC & The Recording Academy started in 1996 – a partnership presenting The Producers Discussion board, a gathering of legendary artists. Waxpoetics Journal, JBL, and Stanton sponsored the primary Worldwide Report Collectors Present in 2007. The WMC 2009 launched the primary annual WMC VJ Problem at The Miami Seashore Resort & Spa with superstar hosts, judges, and VJs from numerous components of the world hosted by VJ Psyberpxie and Felix Sama. This inaugural 12 months of the competitors resulted in Sergey Lobodln (Moscow, Russia), strolling away with the highest winner prize. In 2010, the VJ Problem was expanded into two areas of competitors; Video Mixing and Audio/Visible Mixing. The 2010 VJ Problem winners have been AeonChild (Boulder, Colorado) within the video class and Eclectic Method (London/NYC) within the Audio/Visible class.The Miami Seashore Resort additionally acquired the efficiency of the RoboMusic Demo wherein Funkstar De Luxe and RoboProfessor (Henrik Hautop Lund) create stay interactive compositions of RoboMusic.
The WMC is acknowledged for serving round 60,000 guests throughout one week. In 2008, three,726 trade delegates attended, 65% of the current have been males and 35% have been females. Many of the delegates hailed from the United States summing as much as 62%, 23% got here from Europe, the Latin American group shaped four% of the delegates, Canada with 6% and 1% of Asia and different territories.
On the occasions and panels, 15% of the professionals in 2008 have been document label representatives, publishers, and A&R. The press and media shaped 13% near the 12% of music manufacturing specialists, 10% have been DJs, eight% being artists as nicely. Occasion and live performance promoters, managers, brokers, and consultants added as much as 13% of the current. Radio, venue, membership, an bar representatives every listed 5% of the guests. Greater than 1.three million folks from 183 international locations (out of 192 on this planet) seen the WMC web site in 2008. 62,000 contributors from 70 international locations have been current at Miami Seashore to get entangled within the WMC week.
There are over 500 particular person occasions in the course of the week the convention takes place. Due to its massive extent and recognition, The New York Times named it “some of the anticipated clubbing occasions within the nation”.
- (French) Article about International Dance Music Awards in Music Tendencies
- (French) Article about Winter Music Conference in Music Tendencies
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