EDMbiz Vegas Conference Returns (June 18-20)
US uber-promoter Pasquale Rotella unveiled details of Insomniac’s 2nd music conference EDMbiz this week, and promised the summit will ‘facilitate relevant discussions on topics including ‘sustaining community, humanity & credibility during a period of massive growth’.
Confirming the conference will take place at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in the same week as Electric Daisy Carnival, Pasquale was bullish about the impact of EDMbiz’s previous event.
“In our 1st year, EDMbiz united key tastemakers & business leaders in the – dance music community in an intimate setting at a critical point in time,” he said in a press release announcing the event.
“Our conversations made headlines; major business cheap deals were formally announced & initiated. This year our team is working around the clock to capture the state of our thriving community & to create an environment to nurture even more business.” (Las Vegas NV Blog )
Details of the dance music summit were published just a week after rival EDM conference IMS unveiled their first raft of speakers for their May event which, as well as including 70s rock obsessive blogger Bob Lefsetz and The Wire gangsta Stringer Bell, features a panel debate asking ‘Is the American style of doing Business Killing the Heart of Dance Music?’
“A powerful collection of speakers in a powerful year- a defining year, in fact,” IMS chief Ben Turner declared in the conference’s accompanying press release.
“IMS has been criticised for being ‘too positive’ before – something I won’t ever apologise for!” he added, “IMS keeps it real, but celebrates positivity and longevity.”
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