EDMBiz Conference & Expo Kicks Off June 16th-18th In Las Vegas
May 20, 2015 at 12:54 PM (PT)
EDMBIZ CONFERENCE & EXPO returns for its fourth year to THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS, TUESDAY, JUNE 16th through THURSDAY, JUNE 18th. The three-day conference features keynote presentations, networking events and panel discussions. Speakers and panel topics will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information on speakers and registration, please visit www.edmbiz.com.
EDMbiz 2015 is set to unveil two new initiatives focused on discovering and promoting emerging talent with new artist showcase opportunities:
EDMBIZ Startup Contest: An opportunity for five promising startups to present to high-level investors and executives. Applicants will be vetted by INSOMNIAC and DIGITAL MUSIC NEWS, with five finalists announced in early JUNE. A-list venture capital investors will be on-hand, alongside other music industry executives, to select the most impressive startup. Presentations will be limited to five minutes each, plus a brief Q&A from the panelists and investors. The deadline for entries is JUNE 2nd (11:59p PT). Interested startups should enter at www.edmbiz.com/startup, and start preparing.
Best Record/A&R Contest: EDMBIZ, WAVO and INSOMNIAC RECORDS team up to jumpstart one lucky artist’s career. Aspiring artists can submit their original tracks online, which will under-go crowd source voting prior to being judged. The top point-earners/semi-finalists will be invited to present their track live at EDMBIZ to a panel of senior A&R executives from the industry’s top record labels. One lucky winner will have his/her track released by INSOMNIAC RECORDS. The deadline for entries is MAY 31st (11:59p PT).
Crowdsourced voting period on WAVO begins at 12a (PT) on JUNE 1st and ends at 5p (PT) JUNE 5th on Wavo.me. This will be followed by the EDMBIZ judging period beginning at 5:01p (PT) on JUNE 5th and ending at 12p (PT) on JUNE 6th. Interested contestants can visit www.edmbiz.com/ar.
“We’re looking forward to the unique and exciting elements these new competitions will bring to the conference,” said INSOMNIAC founder/CEO PASQUALE ROTELLA. “This is our chance to connect industry leaders with true talent and continue to advance the dance music world.”
To kick-off this year’s event, LAS VEGAS’ newest club, OMNIA, will host the official EDMBIZ kick-off party at 10:30p (PT) on JUNE 16th featuring AFROJACK. All badge holders will have expedited entry through a dedicated line and receive complimentary entry before midnight.
The Closing Night Party will take place THURSDAY JUNE 18th at the BOULEVARD POOL AT THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS. With ALESSO set to DJ, doors will open at 8p (PT) and badge holders get in free before 9p (PT). Attendees at EDMBIZ 2015 will also have access to INSOMNIAC nightclub events and parties surrounding ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL, which will be held JUNE 19th-21st at the LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY.
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