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EDMbiz 2015 Announces Final Slate of Speakers and Programming

Coming off its most successful year yet in 2014, Insomniac’s dance music conference had big shoes to fill in 2015, and it’s doing a great job of impressing so far. Just last week, EDMbiz announced the initial phase of speakers and panelists that included both heavyweight artists and powerful industry executives. To round out the rest of the programming, Insomniac has announced the rest of the speaker lineup, and it’s a star-studded group of names in the music industry. Future house flag-bearer, Oliver Heldens, has not only earned a coveted spot on the 4th Annual Artist Panel, but also his own panel, Team Oliver Heldens. Aspiring artists have two brand new panels to look forward to, the Best Record/A&R Contest that gives an aspiring producer the chance to have a track released on Insomniac Records, and the Boombox: A&R and How to Get Signed panel, featuring the A&R heads of Future Classic, Lava Records, Interscope Records, and Ultra Records. More topics that were added to the bill include ‘What Is a DJ in 2015?’ and ‘Drugs in Dance Music: It's Time to Talk, amongst others.

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Badges to EDMbiz 2015 are still available for purchase here, and check out the full programming below!

EDMbiz Conference & Expo Full Program:

AM Only: A Look Back on 20 Years
Chip Hooper, Worldwide Head of Music, Paradigm
DB Burkeman, DJ /Consultant, AM Only
Jason Miller, Senior Vice President, Live Nation – New York
Jono Grant, Artist, Above & Beyond
Matt Rodriguez, Agent,/VP, West Coast, AM Only
Pasquale Rotella, Founder/CEO, Insomniac
Paul Morris, Founder/President, AM Only
Moderator: Lee Anderson, Agent/VP, East Coast, AM Only

Billboard Presents: Dance Power Players 2015
John Amato, President, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter
Matt Medved, Dance/Electronic Editor, Billboard
Megan Buerger, Staff Writer, Billboard

Boombox: A&R and How to Get Signed
Blaise DeAngelo, General Manager, OWSLA
Chad Gillard, A&R/Co-Director, Future Classics
Dave Ralph, Music Curator, Insomniac Records
Natalia Romiszewski, Director of A&R, Lava Records
Ryan Roy, A&R/Management, Interscope Records
David Waxman, Senior Vice President/General Manager/Head of A+R, Ultra Records
Moderator: Matt Adell, CEO, Analog Factor Consulting

Chasing the Dream: Entrepreneurship and Funding
Brian Zisk, Founder/CEO, SF Music Tech
Kraig Fox, Director of DCP/Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners
Larry Marcus, Managing Director, Walden Venture Capital
Mike Rothenberg, ‎Founder/CEO, Rothenberg Ventures
Paul Resnikoff, Founder /Publisher, Digital Music News
Rachel Springate, A&R for Start-Ups/Founder, Enright
Moderator: John Boyle, Chief Growth Officer/Interim CFO, Insomniac

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Dance Music and the Urban Ecosystem
Chief Judge Gerald Rosen, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
Dr. Christopher Thornberg, Founding Partner, Beacon Economic
Sam Fotias Paxahau, Senior Vice President, Movement Festival in Detroit
Shawn Schwartz, Co-Owner/Operator, Outpost
Zel McCarthy, ‎Editor in Chief, THUMP at VICE Media
Moderator: Simon Lamb, COO, Insomniac

Drugs in Dance Music: It's Time to Talk
B-Traits, Artist
Dr. Adam Lund, Founder, UBC Mass Gathering Medicine Interest Group
Dr. Dale Carrison, Professor/Chair of Emergency Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine
Maren Steiner, Director, Health & Safety, Insomniac
Moderator: Mark Lawrence, Chief Executive, Association for Electronic Music

EDM: Just the Facts, Man
Tatiana Oliveira Simonian, Vice President of Branded Music, Nielsen

Fourth Annual EDMbiz Artist Panel
3LAU
Hook n Sling
Krewella
Nicky Romero
Oliver Heldens
Pretty Lights

Future of Dance Music Journalism
Andrew Spada, Vice President of Content & Creative, Dancing Astronaut
Ethan Baer, CEO, EDM.com
Jemayel Khawaja, Managing Editor, THUMP at VICE Media
Matt Medved, Dance/Electronic Editor, Billboard
Nick Guarino, CEO, This Song is Sick
Nick Ward, CFO, YourEDM
Rich Thomas, Vice President of Content, Insomniac
Ross Gardiner, US Editor, Mixmag.net
Moderator: Tommie Sunshine, Producer/DJ/Songwriter/Social Media Provocateur/Raver

More Than a Logo: Brands, Millennials & Creating a Lasting Connection
Clarissa Pantoja, Global Head of Music, InBev
Ed Hennessy, Director of Entertainment Logistics, UPS
Eric Blackwood, Director of Marketing, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
James Hubert, CEO, STACK Wine
Marshall Osbourne, Head of Music Partnerships and Experiential Marketing Evangelist, Uber
Moderator: Jeff Shaw, SVP, Strategic Alliances, Electronic Music Lead, Live Nation Entertainment

Radioactive: Listening Trends in a Changing Media Landscape
Austin Kramer, Global Programming Head – Electronic Culture, Spotify
George Hess, CEO, Zero2Fifty Group
Geronimo, DJ, Senior Director of Programming-Electronic & Dance Formats, Sirius BPM
Ian Cee, Owner, FOUR80 Music
Joel Salkowitz, President, Sound Ideas Programming Consultants
Michelle Boros, Music Director/On-Air Personality, KAMP-FM Los Angeles/97.1 AMP Radio
Moderator: Clark Warner, Executive Creative Director, Beatport

Team Oliver Heldens
David Brady, CEO, Spin Artist Management
Elaine Schaap, Mom & Financial Advisor
Joost van Aarle, Tour & Production Manager
Karin Koopmans, Artist Manager, MusicAllStars Management
Oliver Heldens, Artist
Moderator: John Amato, President, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter

Tech Innovation & Disruptive Platforms
Conor Clarke, CEO/Co-Founder, Wavo.me
Julien Mitelberg, Co-Founder/President, Bandsintown Group
Kush Patel, Music Partnerships, Twitch
Mike Darlington, CEO, Monstercat
Stephen White, CEO, Dubset Media Holdings, Inc.
Steve Martocci, Co-Founder, Splice
Moderator: Ted Cohen, Managing Partners, TAG Strategic

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What is a DJ in 2015?
Carmen Rizzo, US Artist Relations Manager, Native Instruments
David Arevalo, Marketing & Artist Relations Director, Pioneer
Graham Funke, Artist
Z-Trip, Artist

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