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EDMbiz Announces 2015 Panel Speakers and Keynote Sessions

The 4th annual EDMbiz Conference & Expo, which is taking place June 16th – 18th at the Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas, promises to be the biggest and best edition yet, as the conference continues its meteoric rise to the top. EDMbiz offers three days of panel speakers and keynote presentations by some of the industry’s most influential power players and artists, coming together to speak about current issues facing the music industry. With two brand new additions, in the form of the EDMbiz Startup Contest and Best Record/A&R Contest, to the conference, EDMbiz has unveiled their first phase of panel discussions and keynote sessions, as well as the speakers that will be sharing their thoughts at the conference.

The 4th edition of EDMbiz will feature two unique keynote sessions. James Barton, President of Electronic Music at Live Nation, will be leading a keynote session, and Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and Founder of Downtown Project, will be leading a keynote session about the topic, “City as a Startup.” EDMbiz 2015 will also see the return of the conference’s iconic Artist Panel, a chance for some of the industry’s most knowledgeable artists to share their thoughts. This year’s Artist Panel will feature Krewella, 3LAU, Hook N Sling, and a return appearance by Jono Grant of Above & Beyond.

Badges to EDMbiz 2015 are still available for purchase, and you can get yours here. Check out the full list of keynote sessions, panels, and speakers below!

The following Keynote sessions and panels will take place at EDMBiz:

  • 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

Industry leaders joining EDMbiz for a variety of presentations and panels to date will include the following*:

  • 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, CFOYourEDM
  • 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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