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EDMbiz announces first phase of speakers and panelists for 2015

Insomniac’s flagship conference & expo, EDMbiz, has released its first phase of speaker and panel announcements ahead of the three-day event on June 16-18 at The Cosmopolitan. Now it its fourth year, the conference welcomes keynote speakers James Barton — President of Electronic Music at Live Nation — and Tony Hsieh — CEO of Zappos.com and Founder of Downtown Project. Joining the two industry giants is a staggering list of EDM’s most influential power players who will be leading in-depth discussions on the scene’s past, present, and future status.

Having already announced its inaugural Startup and A&R contests, EDMbiz 2015 will host a number of other special keynote sessions and panels including a discussion on the Future of Dance Music Journalism and the Fourth Annual EDMbiz Artist Panel featuring Krewella, 3LAU, and Hook n Sling.  EDMbiz attendees will also gain access to EDC Week parties at Omnia, Hakkasan, Wet Republic, and more.

Each year, Insomniac sets the bar one step higher than the past and continually brings aboard the executives and figures behind dance music’s seemingly endless expansion. The full list of keynote sessions, panels, and speaker list can be viewed below.

Registration for EDMbiz 2015 is still available. More panels, speakers, and sessions are to be added at later dates.

First Phase of Keynote Sessions and Panels at EDMbiz 2015:

  • 20 Years of Dance Music Through the Lens of AM Only
  • Best Record/A&R Contest
  • Billboard Presents: Dance Power Players 2015
  • Dance Music and the Urban Ecosystem: Brooklyn, Detroit, LA
  • EDM: Just the Facts, Man
  • Emerging Markets: Globalization & Localization
  • Fourth Annual EDMBiz Artist Panel
  • Future of Dance Music Journalism
  • Keynote Session with James Barton, President of Electronic Music at Live Nation
  • Keynote Session, “City as a Startup” with Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and Founder of Downtown Project
  • Radioactive: Listening Trends in a Changing Media Landscape
  • EDMbiz Startup Contest

First Phase of Speakers at EDMbiz 2015:

  • 3LAU, Producer/Artist
  • Andrew Spada, Vice President, Content & Creative, Dancing Astronaut
  • Austin Kramer, Global Programming Head-Electronic Culture, Spotify
  • Blaise DeAngelo, General Manager, OWSLA
  • Brian Zisk, Founder, SF Music Tech
  • Chad Gillard, Head of A&R, Future Classics
  • Chip Hooper,Worldwide Head of Music, Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency
  • Clark Warner, Executive Creative Director, Beatport
  • Conor Clarke, Founder & CEO, Wavo.me
  • David Waxman, Head of A&R, Ultra Music
  • DB Burkeman, Creative Director, AM Only
  • Edward J. Hennessy, Director of UPS Entertainment Logistics
  • Ethan Baer, EDM.com
  • George Hess, CEO, Zero2Fifty Group
  • Geronimo, Senior Director of Music Programming, Electronic and Dance Formats, SiriusXM
  • Hook n Sling, Artist
  • James Barton, President of Electronic Music, Live Nation
  • Jason Bentley, Music Director, KCRW
  • Jason Huvaere, Paxahau
  • Jason Miller, President – New York, Live Nation Entertainment
  • Jeff Shaw, SVP, Strategic Alliances – Electronic Music Lead, Live Nation Entertainment
  • John Amato, President at Billboard /The Hollywood Reporter
  • John Boyle, Chief Growth Officer & Interim Chief Financial Officer, Insomniac
  • Jono Grant, Artist, Above & Beyond
  • Julien Mitelberg, Co-Founder & CEO, Bandsintown Group
  • Kraig Fox, Director of DCP & Sr. Managing Director, Guggenheim
  • Krewella, Artists
  • Kush Patel, Music Partnerships, Twitch
  • Larry Marcus, Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital
  • Lee Anderson, Agent, VP East Coast, AM Only
  • Matt Medved, Editor, Billboard Dance
  • Matt Rodriguez, Agent, VP, West Coast, AM Only
  • Megan Buerger, Staff Writer, Billboard
  • Mike Darlington, CEO, Monstercat
  • Natalia Romiszewski, Director of A&R, Lava Records
  • Nick Guarino, Founder & CEO, This Song is Sick
  • Nick Ward, CFO, YourEDM
  • Pasquale Rotella, Founder & CEO, Insomniac
  • Paul Morris, Founder & President, AM Only
  • Paul Resnikoff, Publisher, Digital Music News
  • Rachel Springate, Chief Artist Officer, Dubset
  • Rich Thomas, Vice President of Content, Insomniac
  • Ryan Mac, Reporter, Forbes
  • Ryan Roy, A&R, Interscope Records
  • Simon Rust Lamb, COO, Insomniac
  • Steve Martocci, Co-Founder, Splice
  • Tatiana Oliveira Simonian, Vice President of Branded Entertainment, Nielsen
  • Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic
  • Tommie Sunshine, Producer/DJ/Songwriter/Social Media Provocateur/Raver
  • Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com & Founder of Downtown Project
  • Vijay Nair, Founder & CEO, Only Much Louder

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