Striving To Break Through In The EDM Industry? Why You Should Attend EDMbiz 2015

*written by Crystal Garcia for Electronica Life

After having attended Insomniac’s EDMbiz Conference & Expo the past two years in a row, I can attest that EDMbiz truly is the premier Electronic Music Industry gathering of the year in America.Taking place annually at the gorgeous Cosmopolitan Hotel June 16-18 , the 2015 installment is set up to be bigger and better than previous years. This year will see an added 3rd day of panels, keynote speakers, and presentations along with an expo hall showcasing the latest products and gadgets in the industry.

Whether you’re an aspiring artist, manager, agent, photographer, student or simply anywhere in between just trying to make your mark in the rapidly growing Electronic Music Industry, EDMbiz needs to be on your radar and here’s why.

A who’s who of the industry leading the conference

Panels and discussions of last years conference included a “Team Hardwell’ panel with Hardwell and his team of industry veterans explaining how they’ve worked together to catapult Hardwell into skyrocketing success as DJ Mag’s #1 DJ at the tender age of 25. Another informative panel led by Krewella’s manager and founder of Third Brain Management Jake Udell, included Director of Marketing and Talent Buyer for HARD Events Danny Bell, and CEO of Monstercat Mike Darlington, along with a few other young leaders of the industry discussing their success in the panel “#20something”. Trance superstars Above & Beyond also lead an entertaining artist discussion.

Unparalleled networking opportunities

As you may have already noticed, EDMbiz is teeming with industry head honchos and game changers. Even better is the fact that these are only a few of the names you can expect to see at the conference. Company and agency CEO’s and managers are abundantly in attendance for most likely the same reasons you are, networking. They’re there to meet new people and make business deals, so don’t be afraid to spark a conversation with that certain person you dream of working with. When else will you ever be in the same room with the biggest names in the industry? Start a conversation during the provided lunch buffet or invite them to talk over a coffee at the onsite coffee bar, you never know the possibilities that result when you take a chance.

Electric Daisy Carnival & EDC week

As if EDMbiz wasn’t already exciting enough, Electric Daisy Carnival takes place the day after the conference is over, and it is the kick off event for EDC Week. Lucky for you, each night of the conference, badge holders receive free admission to officially sanctioned EDC pre-parties at the best nightclubs in Vegas. Hakkasan, Surrender and XS among many other top notch nightclubs were included in last years roster. Once you’re all networked out after three full days, expect one last hoorah at the closing party taking place at the Cosmopolitan.

Make major strides in your career all while having fun, you’re in Vegas after all. Work hard, play hard and we’ll see you at EDMbiz next month!

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