05/23/12 -- Joining the ranks ofmore than fifty top industry executives and world-renownedelectronic dance music artists, the inaugural EDMbiz conferencecontinues to build momentum with the solidification of additionalspeakers. Among the new delegates are Michael Rapino (CEO of Live Nation), Perry Farrell (founder of Lollapalooza, frontman for Jane's Addiction, andDJ/Producer), Jono Grant and Tony McGuinness from Above & Beyond , Richie Hawtin , Junkie XL , Patrick Moxey (President, Ultra Music) Glenn Mendlinger (General Manager of Astralwerks) as well as top executives fromGoogle, You Tube, Spotify, and major labels including Interscope,Warner Bros., and EMI. These speakers join an already impressivelist including Kaskade , Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello , Marc Geiger (Head of Music, William Morris Endeavor, Paul Morris (founder and CEO of AM Only), Craig Kallman (Chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records), Joel Zimmerman (Head of Global Electronic Music, William Morris Endeavor), Skip Paige (Senior Vice President of Goldenvoice/Coachella), Stephanie LaFera (President and COO of Atom Empire), and many others (complete listbelow). The conference is being hosted by globally respected DJ,film music supervisor and KCRW Music Director Jason Bentely. |
In addition, conference programming details are starting to emerge.Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino will be the subject of a keynote"conversation with," as will Atlantic Records Chairman/CEO CraigKallman. Kallman will be interviewed by TopSpin Media's CEO IanRogers and filmed for Rogers' weekly internet show "This Week inMusic." Of particular interest will be a very special one-on-oneconversation between Marc Geiger and Perry Farrell. Geiger beganrepresenting Jane's Addiction 25 years ago, and together Geiger andFarrell started Lollapalooza in 1991. They will discuss topicsincluding the evolution of festival culture and the worldwideexplosion of dance music, what has given them faith in the EDMgenre over the years, the guiding principles upon which they builtLollapalooza and the EDM division of William Morris Endeavor, andwhat it is about EDM that has inspired the creative process intheir respective careers. "We couldn't be more thrilled that Michael Rapino and Perry Farrellhave joined our incredible group of speakers," said PasqualeRotella, CEO and founder of Insomniac.
"Perry has been an ardentchampion of electronic music dating back to Nine Inch Nails beingon the first Lollapalooza, to producing the trailblazing ENITfestival in the mid-90's, through today with 'Perry's,' hispersonally curated EDM stage at Lollapaloozas around the world. Andas CEO of the largest concert promotion company on the planet,Michael Rapino is uniquely positioned as EDM becomes more popularand expands globally. This is going to be a great conference!" The EDMbiz conference will be held June 5-7, as part of EDC Week,at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. More info can be found at.
Below is the most updated list of panelists and speakers for theconference: Above & Beyond's Jono Grant and Tony McGuinness Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello Matt Adell, CEO, Beatport Jason Bentley, host, KCRW Richard Bishop, partner, Red Light Management Electronic Division Philip Blaine, business development and art curator, Insomniac David Brady, owner and president, Spin Artist Agency Michael Cohen, co-president, Complete Control Management Ted Cohen, managing partner, TAG Strategic Bart Cools, EVP and head of Dance Network, EMI, Eddie Dean, president, Pacha Andrew Dreskin, CEO, Ticketfly Donnie Estopinal, CEO, Disco Donnie Presents Perry Farrell, artist and founder of Lollapalooza Chuck Flask, talent buyer, Paxahau Marc Geiger, head of music, William Morris Endeavor Alexis Giles, new business development principal, Google Kevin Gimble, owner and agent, Circle Talent Daniel Glass, founder and president, Glassnote Entertainment Seth Goldstein, co-founder and chairman, Turntable.fm Marian Goodell, co-owner and producer, Burning Man Steve Goodgold, agent, Windish Agency Oscar Goodman, former Mayor of Las Vegas and host committeechairman, LVCVA Alexandra Greenberg, vice president, Mitch Schneider Organization Richie Hawtin, artist Neil Jacobson, senior vice president of A&R, Interscope Records Junkie XL, artist Craig Kallman, chairman and CEO, Atlantic Records Kaskade, artist Kevin Kusatsu, owner and senior vice president of A&R,TMWRK/Warner Bros. Records Stephanie LaFera, president and COO, Atom Empire Vivian Lewitt, content partnership director of music, YouTube Oliver Luckett, founder and CEO, theAudience Mike McGinley, COO, CitizenNet Glenn Mendlinger, general manager and senior vice president,Astralwerks Jason Miller, president - New York, Live Nation Polo Molina, founder, Rocketpop Management Paul Morris, founder and CEO, AM Only Patrick Moxey, president, Ultra Music Zev Norotsky, publisher, Elektro Magazine Amos Newman, head of music for visual media, William MorrisEndeavor Skip Paige, senior vice president, Goldenvoice/Coachella Michael Rapino, CEO, Live Nation Matt Rodriguez, agent, AM Only Ian Rogers, CEO, TopSpin Media Raymond Roker, co-founder and publisher, URB Magazine and URB.com Pasquale Rotella, CEO and founder, Insomniac Michael Satsky, managing partner, Provocateur Jake Schneider, agent, Madison House Michael Schneider, CEO, Mobile Roadie Todd Sims, CEO, Groove Tickets Jason Strauss, managing partner, TAO Group Lawrence Varva, president, Deckstar DA Wallach, artist in residence, Spotify Joel Zimmerman, head of global electronic music, William MorrisEndeavor EDMbiz is designed to facilitate relevant conversations focused onthe most pertinent topics specific to the scene, including bestpractices, social media, technology platforms, festivals,direct-to-fan relationships, licensing, branding, sponsorships, andsustaining community, humanity and credibility during a period ofmassive growth. Attendees will enjoy a comprehensive schedule ofcreative and inspiring panel discussions, riveting keynoteaddresses, as well as networking events and evening entertainment.For more information on speakers and registration, please visit . For more information on programming, sponsorship and businessdevelopment, please contact . About Insomniac Insomniac produces innovative music festivals and events enhancedby state-of-the-art lighting and sound design, large-scale artinstallations, interactive circus and theatrical performances,boundary-pushing special effects and pyrotechnics and fanparticipation.
Fan safety and the quality of our fans' experienceare the company's top priorities. Insomniac's premier annual event,Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the largest, most spectacularmusic festivals in the North America. Insomniac has produced morethan 250 music events for more than 2,500,000 concertgoers inCalifornia, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.Founded by Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac has been based in LosAngeles since it started in 1993. Keep up with Insomniac announcements and news on Facebook andTwitter. Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine Media Contact: Terri Maruca Kirvin Doak Communications (702) 737-3100 Email Contact Erika Raney Insomniac Communications Director (323) 874-7020 Email Contact Copyright @ Marketwire.
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