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#GuideTo: Miami Winter Music Conference 2016


If you're a producer, DJ, recording engineer, or are involved in the electronic music scene in any capacity, you likely know about Miami's Winter Music Conference (WMC). 2016 marks the 31st year of this pivotal event that attracts attendees from over 70 countries, making it one of the largest and most significant longstanding events of its kind in the industry. Usually occuring around the same time as Ultra Music Festival (one of the most popular EDM festivals in the world which runs from March 18-20 this year), WMC is a week filled with over 400 music industry showcases, seminars, panels, workshops, and parties. Whether you're an aspiring EDM artist or industry professional, this is the ideal event to network with other musicians, advance your skills as a producer, learn about new recording techniques, feature your skills as an artist, and hear loads of great music.

Interested in attending? WMC 2016 takes place from March 21-24 at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand Hotel on South Beach Miami. Passes are still available here. Hotel rooms are also available at a discount with your Winter Music Conference pass, though Airbnbs are also found throughout Miami Beach and Miami.

Looking for a comprehensive list of all events that WMC 2016 includes? Be sure to visit the Events & Panels page on the WMC website, as well as the conference's official calendar here. This year's line-up includes extensive seminars and panels discussing everything from new DJ and production technologies to legal advice and marketing strategies for distributing your music. In addition, attendees will have plenty of opportunities to showcase their own skills while competing in the event's annual DJ spin-off, or playing their music for record labels and pro engineers during a day-long demo listening workshop. Finally, WMC is also host to the annual International Dance Music Awards, an event focused on recognizing top talent in the EDM scene today.

"WMC offers something for everyone in any sphere of electronic dance music. If you attend the Winter Music Conference, the two pieces of advice I have for you are to print lots of business cards and talk to every single person you encounter. You never know how the person next to you could help you achieve your dream." -

If you're unable to make it to WMC 2016, never fear! Keep checking back with The Beatforest as I'll be providing you with an exclusive in-depth look on all the happenings of Miami's Winter Music Conference 2016 - beginning March 21st!

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