COMMUNITY: Winter Music Conference Announces 2013 Dates Announced!

Winter Music Conference Announces 2013 Dates Announced!

Winter Music Conference
March 15-24, 2013
at the
Miami Beach Convention Center
South Beach, FL

Miami Skyline

August 9, 2012 – South Florida, U.S.A.

Winter Music Conference (WMC) opened its 2013 season in South Florida with the announcement of the Winter Music Conference 2013 dates. This will be the 28th annual program for the pre-eminent platform on the global EDM industry calendar for launching new music, technology and trends. Winter Music Conference Week 2013 happens March 15 – 24, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida.

For 2013, WMC delivers another ten non-stop days and nights of music programming including two full weekends of events and parties. WMC’s Managing Director, Margo Possenti, explains, “Last year’s expansion of the WMC dates was a resounding success in opening many new avenues for artists and industry participation.  Over 2300 artists and DJs performed at 134 venues in Miami Beach and Miami last year – an increase of over 64% in artist participation from the previous year.” WMC’s music industry panels and seminars will be presented March 18-22, 2013 at the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) in the hub of South Beach’s vibrant art deco resort and clubbing district. WMC will be expanding its music trade show and exhibit area to inlcude a leading-edge cultural exchange and consumer expo centered on EDM trends, music, gear and fashion to be presented March 18 & 19, 2013 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Winter Music Conference 2013

  • DJ Sets, Live Performances & Parties: March 15 – 24, 2013
  • WMC Music Industry Program: March 18 – 22, 2013
  • WMC Trade Show & Exhibits: March 18 – 19, 2013
  • Club & Poolside Events: March 15 – 24, 2013

Currently the WMC industry badge is being offered at a promotional Early Registration rate of $235 (over half off the Walk-Up rate) until September 12th, 2012. Registration includes access to panels, seminars, featured Q & A’s, the 28th Annual IDMAs (International Dance Music Awards), WMC official poolside events, South Beach Sessions, trade show & exhibits, workshops (with the exception of the Remixing and Editing Workshops), DJ Spin-Offs, VJ Challenge as well as complimentary or reduced admission to WMC official and sanctioned events for the full ten days of programming.

Marketing opportunities are currently discounted by 30% through October 12, 2012. The WMC registration office and housing bureau is currently open at WMC is also accepting applications, inquiries and requests for panels and workshops, DJ Spin Off, VJ Challenge, showcasing and events.

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Arthur featured in Glendale News Press article!

Check it out! Got an article in the Glendale News Press. Many thanks to Mike Arvizu, Cheryl Guerrero, and of course, all attendees for making this possible!

In The Classroom: A positive spin

Bill Blanco, left, and Loris Gharibian listen to instructor Arthur Galestian as he explains how to mix two songs during a DJ workshop at Hollywood Production Center in Glendale Sunday. (Cheryl A. Guerrero/News-Press)

Deejay shows students the ropes during production center session.

By Michael J. Arvizu
Published: Last Updated Monday, February 1, 2010 10:00 PM PST
For deejay Arthur Galestian, being successful is more than reading how-to books and instructional guides.

Galestian fell in love with deejaying in the mid- to late ’90s.

“That’s kind of when I found out about deejaying as a means to put electronic music out there in an environment where people could appreciate it,” said Galestian, 28, who started deejaying at 19.

Galestian was the instructor at an all-day intensive deejaying seminar and workshop Sunday in an intimate setting at the Hollywood Production Center in Glendale. The seminar was presented by Five-Star Music store and school in Glendale.

“I think one thing that makes deejaying unique is that your work and play are mixed together,” Galestian said. “One thing that is going to separate a successful deejay is knowing when to separate those two.”

The seminar offered lessons in various aspects of deejaying, from equipment and techniques to marketing and self-promotion. An introduction to standard club gear, understanding the basic structure of dance music and creating an image were also covered.

“There’s an entire world in deejaying, from learning the craft itself to navigating the world of deejaying,” he said. “Deejays are really looked at as rock stars nowadays. There’s a lot that goes behind making that happen, beyond the deejaying.”

With two turntables, a mixer and powered speakers, Galestian began the course by showing how to create seamless mixing between tracks by adjusting the tempo so that the end of the first track matches the speed of the second track about to be played. Galestian went over the various technologies available, including state-of-the-art mixers and computer software.

“There is so much evolution with the technology that we are creating right now, that we’re taking it to another level,” said student Bill Blanco, 29, of West Covina. “I think that it’s a good opportunity to get involved, especially with the equipment, the technology and the knowledge to actually take it to a next level.”

Student deejay Loris Gharibian, 17, of Glendale, ended up selling some of his deejay equipment a few years ago after having no idea how to use it, adding with a laugh that he sold it “for cheap.”

He doesn’t regret the decision, he said, because he wants to be comfortable with the equipment he is using at gigs.

“[Music] is a way to express your feelings,” Gharibian said. “Music itself meditates you. It’s like a type of psychology.”

Copyright © 2010 – Glendale News Press
See the original article in the Glendale News Press here.
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