The EDMbiz Conference & Expo is gearing up for its return to Las Vegas in a big way. While the 2014 edition of Insomniac’s conference was its most successful yet, the fourth running of the EDMbiz Conference will welcome some of the industry’s most influential executives and artists coming together to discuss current issues facing the music industry. EDMbiz brings together the industry’s best and brightest minds for two days of insightful panels and keynote presentations with the industry’s top agents, managers, artists, and more, to discuss issues like advancing technology, branding, licensing, amongst other topics. With the 4th annual EDMbiz Conference, which takes place June 16th – 18th in the Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas, Insomniac looks to continue its unparalleled growth forward with brand new contests, like the Best Record/A&R contest, and a slew of new panel speakers and keynote presenters that were announced today.


This year, EDMbiz will feature keynote presentations by James Barton, the President of Electronic Music at Live Nation, as well as Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and Founder of Downtown Project, who will be speaking on the topic, “City as a Startup.” One of the most iconic panels that takes place during EDMbiz is the Artist Panel, a chance for some of the industry’s most knowledgeable artists to come together to discuss current happenings in music. This year, the Artist Panel will welcome Krewella, 3LAU, Hook N Sling, and Jono Grant of Above & Beyond.

The Artist Panel and two keynote presentations are only a small portion of the programming that will take place at the 4th annual EDMbiz Conference & Expo this year. Badge holders to EDMbiz will not only be granted access to the conference, but also to any Insomniac-hosted nightclub event, including the opening party at Omnia featuring Afrojack, the closing party at the Cosmo’s Boulevard Pool featuring Alesso, or shows by Duke Dumont, Nicky Romero, Avicii, and many more.

Badges are still available for purchase here, and you can find the full list of speakers and the programming 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, 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