Winter Music Conference 2006 Schedule Released

Now is the time to book your trip to Miami and experience the ultimate conference week for the dance music industry. Full WMC schedule here.

Posted by Michael Bordash on Fri Feb 10, 2006

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Friday, 3/24/2006
9:00AM - 6:00PM Registration Opens
12:00PM - 6:00PM Poolside Mix Sessions (Live DJs)
3:30PM The Producers Forum
The Florida Chapter and Producers & Engineers Wing of The Recording Academy® in conjunction with WMC present "The Producers Forum".

Saturday, 3/25/2006
9:00AM - 6:00PM Registration Opens
12:00PM - 5:00PM Exhibit Area Opens
12:00PM - 6:00PM Poolside Mix Sessions (Live DJs)
12:30PM Production & Technology
Speak with the industry's technical gurus on subjects concerning new developments in hardware, software, outboard gear, digital production, home studios, and multimedia applications.

1:00PM 21st Century Marketing & Revenue Streams
Maximize the value of your catalog by taking advantage of new media opportunities; ring tones, gaming, film, TV advertising and other ground breaking markets. An informative discussion geared toward the artist and advertiser alike. advertising, market trends and ethical reporting.

1:30PM Music and Media
With so many media formats out there today, getting publicity and making headlines can be tricky. Topics include everything from traditional formats to blogs, market trends and ethics of media.

2:00PM The Art of the Deal
What do labels want? How do I contact the right people? What kind of demo package are label reps looking for? How do I leverage today's new technologies to increase my chances of getting signed? These questions and more answered by knowledgeable and well seasoned professionals in the industry.

2:00PM - 4:00PM WMC 2006 DJ Spin Off
Check out the raw skills of the most underground DJs in the world. DJs battle for first place in two separate categories. Having specific and rigid criteria, DMC judges will decide who has what it takes to own first place.

2:30PM Demo Listening Workshop
THE REALITY CHECK! Top industry A&R representatives and producers critique your demo. Preconfirmed workshop delegates must check in 30 minutes prior to the panel start time or risk forfeit. Walkups will be accepted as "fillins" or in the case of a "no show".

2:30PM Songwriting, Publishing & Copyrighting
The administration of music does not need to be a hassle. But it IS a process. If you are a songwriter or a publisher, or a self-published songwriter, this panel is for you. Topics include: the art of composition, contracts, legal challenges and the industry issues relating to intellectual property.

3:00PM Women Behind the Wheels
DJs, Producers, Executives, Singers and Songwriters all without the Y chromosome. They are the Queens of the Turntables, Divas on the Dance floors and the Duchesses of the Deal.

3:30PM Marketing Dance & Electronic Music
Veterans and entrepreneurial neophytes discuss the keys to the continued relevance and survival of Dance Music in the US and around the world.

4:00PM The Road to Independence
The Indie Music scene is alive, kicking, and getting stronger every day! An alternative route for todays musician Topics include: Digital distribution, marketing, Promotions.

Sunday, 3/26/2006
10:00AM - 6:00PM Registration Opens
12:00PM - 5:00PM Exhibit Area Opens
12:00PM - 6:00PM Poolside Mix Sessions (Live DJs)
12:30PM Music Law and Finance
Valuable advice from the industry's leaders in contract law and finance. Topics include: finding the right lawyer or accountant, negotiating a contract, protecting your creative and intellectual property.

1:00PM International Licensing and Distribution
Requirements and regulations that span across political and cultural boundaries. The realities of doing business outside your home territory. Topics include licensing trends, legal issues, monetary exchange rates, internet, digital downloads, independent and retail distribution, sales tracking, etc.

1:30PM DIY (Do It Yourself)
Self promotion strategies, distribution, booking, and press relations. How to take your act to the public…yourself.

2:00PM Dance Music On The Radio?
With the emergence of satellite, and digital radio, DJ's can easily broadcast from their studios , bedrooms, and clubs all over the world. What does the future hold for dance music on the public airwaves?

2:30PM Demo Listening Workshop
THE REALITY CHECK! Top industry A&R representatives and producers critique your demo. Workshop delegates must check in 30 minutes prior to the panel start time or risk forfeit. Walkups will be accepted as "fill-ins" or in the case of a "no show."

2:30PM Party People: Club Culture
They live it, they breathe it and they sell it. The crème de la crème of Electronic/Dance Music come together to discuss marketing, press, fashion, technology, branding, civic relationships, and legal issues. This is a not to miss panel.

3:00PM Chill Out, Lounge, World Music, Down Tempo
Genre or Lifestyle? Discussion points include packaging issues, digital distribution, marketing, nontraditional outlets and other concerns faced by this movement which draws from so many other musical styles.

4:00PM The Future of Digital Radio
Machines are hardwired… people are not. How the desire for mobility and on demand programming fuel the evolution of radio and content delivery. Topics: Programming issues, hardware, pod casting, new formats, mobile options, “narrowcasting”, airplay tracking, and projected future trends.

4:30PM Producers & Remixers
From concept to club. Meet some of the talent behind the board. Topics include the art of remixing, studio production, and the home studio.

7:00PM IDMA Cocktail Reception
8:00PM 21st Annual International Dance Music Awards

The premier awards show for the dance and electronic music – where the industry comes out in force. The ballots are cast to vote for the most innovative and elite artists, DJs, producers, promoters, remixers, and labels in the business. The industry gathers in Miami Beach on Sunday evening, March 25th, 2006 to pay tribute to those who have achieved exceptional acclaim throughout the course of the year. With live performances and presentations by the industry’s top contenders, the IDMA's is a must see event.

Monday, 3/27/2006
10:00AM - 5:00PM Registration Opens
12:00AM - 6:00PM Poolside Mix Sessions (Live DJs)
12:30PM Technology & The Music Business
From Online Labels to ecommerce, the way we record, listen to and market music has gone digital. How are new companies staking their claim and how are the current corporate leaders responding. Topics include gaming, mp3 downloads, movie and television,burn and rip.

1:00PM International Entertainment Market
Technology and Communication have challenged the entertainment industry to address problems and opportunities from an international perspective. Topics: trends, radio play, retail initiatives, strategic marketing tips, and distribution channels.

1:00PM Remixing & Editing Workshop Introduction Level 1
A must for the curious DJ or studio enthusiast. Don't miss this perfect chance to interact with top producers, programmers and remixers doing what they do best. Two halfday sessions are being offered: “Level 1” for beginners and “Level 2” for the intermediate/advanced. Attend one or both. An additional fee is required and you must be a registered delegate to attend. Space is limited and these are guaranteed to sell out.

1:30PM Demo Listening Workshop
THE REALITY CHECK! Top industry A&R representatives and producers critique your demo. Workshop delegates must check in 30 minutes prior to the panel start time or risk forfeit. Walkups will be accepted as "fill-ins" or in the case of a "no show."

2:00PM Mix Shows
With one ear on the street and the other on the corporate conference call, mix show jocks are truly the front line when it comes to breaking new records. Topics include authorized and unauthorized remixes, introducing new records to the radio audience, play list freedom, musical trends and career paths.

2:30PM DJs & VJs- the Visual Side of the Sound Arts
Real world challenges of artistic collaboration, Promotion, Management & ethics of DJs & VJs working closely together.

3:00PM Mixmasters
The Art of the DJ! The discussion will address both digital and analog equipment, the latest hardware and software, sound quality and standardization.

3:30PM Remixing & Editing Workshops Level 2
A must for the curious DJ or studio Enthusiast. Don't miss this perfect chance to interact with top producers, programmers and remixers doing what they do best. Two halfday sessions are being offered: “Level 1” for beginners and “Level 2” for the intermediate/advanced. Attend one or both. An additional fee is required and you must be a registered delegate to attend. Space is limited and these are guaranteed to sell out.

3:30PM State of the Industry Address
It's a brave new world, and opportunities abound if you know where to find them. Featuring a diverse cross section of the dance diaspora, the gurus of the industry discuss the current status and future of dance music, in an open forum.

4:00PM Latin Urban Music Movement
An Elite selection of radio, A&R, Music Producers, Composers, & Promoters discuss the continued growth and direction of the Latin Urban Music Movement and Latin Music as a whole.

Tuesday, 3/28/2006
11:00AM - 4:00PM Registration Opens
12:00PM - 6:00PM Poolside Mix Sessions (Live DJs)
1:00PM Urban & Reggaeton
Hip Hop, R&B, Drums & Bass, Latin Urban, and Reggaeton have fast become part of a movement sweeping the globe. A look at the factors that contribute to the strength of today's urban culture and how that relates to the future of dance music.

1:30PM Music, Politics & Social Awareness
How the Entertainment Industry approaches positive social, political, and philanthropic issues by participating in practices and strategies that inspires others into action.

2:00PM Artists, Agents & Managers
A healthy professional relationship can be the key to your success. How to find the right representation and how to understand them when you do.

3:00PM Event Planning and Promotion
A project that can be as simple as a back yard barbecue, and as intense as a music festival. Hear from professionals that have made the mistakes, as well as the headlines. Topics: Booking, non-traditional venues, contracts, liabilities, sponsors, alternative revenue options and best bang for your buck promotion techniques.

4:00PM Latin Music Industry
The movers and the shakers of the Latin Music Industry give us an insight to it's movement and future trends this panel will include A&R, Label Managers, Promotion, Marketing and special projects executives.

Related Links
· Official WMC Website

visit: InternetDJ Guide to Miami 2006

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