Winter Music Conference 2020 Main Stage

Winter Music Conference (WMC) has unveiled the first round of programming, speakers, and partners for the 2020 edition!


The Winter Music Conference (WMC) has announced its first round of programming, media partners, hotel partners, and more for its forthcoming 2020 event, which returns to The Faena Forum in Miami Beach on March 16-19. This the 35th edition, WMC is the longest-running conference of its kind and is now focused on four pillars: music, technology, education, and culture.

Attendees will be provided with industry insights and invaluable takeaways. Panel topics will cover a broad range including emerging social media platforms, building brand longevity, and the rising festival markets in the U.S. Details on the various passes can be found in our previous post.

“Winter Music Conference’s quintessential existence is based upon one principle: the future. The 35th anniversary in 2020 is not only a celebration of history, but also the ushering in of a new generation.”
– Bill Kelly, WMC Co-Founder

WMC’s 2020 keynote speakers will include YouTube’s Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen, Ultra Music Founder Patrick Moxey, GRAMMY-nominated duo Sofi Tukker, and others to be announced.

Take a look at the sample of topics that will be featured at WMC 2020 below and read on for a sample of the brands who will be bringing their best to the table. Registration is open now via wintermusicconference.com and you can also apply for industry credentials as well via their application!


Mainstage, Fireside Chat, and Industry Panels include:

  • 21 Years of Defected Records: How to Build a Brand That Lasts
  • Talent First: Navigating the Talent Buying Field
  • Rise of the Underground: How Detroit Shaped the Global Techno Market
  • Beyond Instagram: TikTok, Triller, Lasso and the future of music social media
  • Up All Night: The Future of Nightlife Marketing
  • How America’s Secondary Markets Are Creating World-Class Festivals
  • Global Dancefloor: How Dance Music Is Crossing Borders and Genres
  • Music Modernization Act of 2018: What You Need to Know to Get Paid Under the New Law
  • How to Build Multiple Revenue Streams as an Artist
  • SoStereo Presents: Brands, Music, and the Content Explosion

Winter Music Conference 2020 Partners:

WMC 2020 Media Partners (more TBA):

Beatport, Data Transmission, Decoded Magazine, DJ Mag & DJ Mag North America, DJ Mag Asia, DJ Mag Brasil, DJ Mag France, DJ Mag Latinoamérica, DJ Mag México, DJ Times, Earmilk, EDM.com, Fusicology, Ibiza Sonica, Magnetic Magazine and more TBA.

WMC 2020 Educational Partners (more TBA)

IO Music Academy, School of Audio Engineering (SAE), The DJ Coach, Scratch DJ Academy, University of Miami Frost School of Music, University of Utah David Eccles School of Business (Entrepreneurship Program)

WMC 2020 Sanctioned Events Partners (more TBA)

WMC will offer Plus and Pro-level badge holders access to some of the best MMW parties on the beach, downtown and Wynwood. WMC will once again work with some of the top promoters in Miami, including Epic Pool Parties, 747 Presents, Denial Events and Seven Lines.

WMC 2020 Brand & Label Partners (more TBA)

Awesome Soundwave, Beatport, Beatsource, Defected Records, Discogs, Dirtybird Records, Nervous Records, Next Music, Revealed Recordings, Traxsource, Ultra Music

WMC 2020 Hotel Partners (more TBA)

Badge holders will be eligible to receive room discounts at the following hotels: The Royal Palm South Beach, Mondrian South Beach, Croydon Hotel

Will you be heading to WMC 2020? Let us know in the comments!

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Jared, aka JSkolie, was introduced to electronic music in the 1990’s by way of Orbital. He raved in parks and fields in South Florida where the entirety of the production was a DJ in a box truck. Now living in NYC, he attended his first Above & Beyond show in 2016 and his life has never been the same. Jared has been energized by the Trance community and its PLUR ethos. He is a supporter of harm reduction and is a DanceSafe volunteer. Jared enjoys endurance events and has danced for 12-hours straight while often recovering from raves with bike rides just as long. Or longer.

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