Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello, Craig Kallman, Marc Geiger Announced For Insomniac's EDMBiz Conference

 Erik Kabik

In case anyone on the planet still believes Electronic Dance Music isn't a serious business, a list of speakers for this June's inaugural EDMBiz conference announced today by Insomniac Events should dispel any illusions. 

Popular EDM DJs Kaskade and Steve Angello of the Swedish House Mafia will head the confab's artists' slate; while industry speakers include among many others Atlantic Records Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman, William Morris Head of Music Marc Geiger and Daniel Glass, Founder and President of Glassnote Entertainment. 



Also set to take the EDMBiz podium are AM Only's CEO Paul Morris, Stephanie LaFera, President/COO of Atom Empire and Donnie Estopinal, CEO of Disco Donnie Presents.

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Promotions company Insomniac is launching the maiden EDMbiz conference June 5-7 prior to its 16th annual Electric Daisy Carnival which runs June 8-10 in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan in what is being called EDC Week.

Other industry speakers include Richard Bishop, Head of EDM at Red Light Management, Turntable.FM's Co-founder/Chairman Seth Goldstein, Matt Adell, founder of Beatport, Insomniac CEO/Founder Pasquale Rotella; Skip Paige, senior VP of Goldenvoice/Coachella, Andrew Dreskin, founder and CEO, Ticketfly, Michael Schneider, CEO of Mobile Roadie, Ian Rogers, CEO of Topspin Media, Google's New Business Development Principal Alexis Giles and Steve Goodgold of the Windish Agency (full-list of announced speakers below). 

Jason Bentley, the music director of LA's NPR-based affiliate KCRW and Morning Becomes Eclectic DJ, will serve as EDMbiz's host. In a statement Bentley said that: "As electronic dance music reaches new heights of popularity and influence in 2012, EDMbiz has been conceived as a key forum for business development in the community,"

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Topics to be covered at EDMbiz, according to the release, include "best practices, social media, technology platforms, festivals, direct-to-fan relationships, licensing, branding, sponsorships, and sustaining community, humanity and credibility during this period of EDM's massive growth." 

Registration for the conference begins May 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET here.

Announced List of EDMBiz Speakers:

Matt Adell, CEO, Beatport 


Steve Angello, artist 


Jason Bentley, host, KCRW 


Richard Bishop, partner, Red Light Management Electronic Division 
Eddie Dean, president, Pacha 


Andrew Dreskin, founder and CEO, Ticketfly 


Donnie Estopinal, CEO, Disco Donnie Presents 


Chuck Flask, Paxahau 


Marc Geiger, head of music, William Morris Endeavor 


Alexis Giles, new business development principal, Google 


Daniel Glass, founder and president, Glassnote Entertainment 


Seth Goldstein, co-founder and chairman, Turntable.fm


Marian Goodell, co-owner and producer, Burning Man 


Steve Goodgold, agent, Windish Agency


Oscar Goodman, former Mayor of Las Vegas, host committee chairman, LVCVA 


Alexandra Greenberg, vice president, Mitch Schneider Organization 
Craig Kallman, chairman and CEO, Atlantic Records 


Kaskade, artist 


Stephanie LaFera, president and COO, Atom Empire 


Mike McGinley, COO, CitizenNet 


Paul Morris, founder and CEO, AM Only 


Skip Paige, senior vice president, Goldenvoice/Coachella 


Matt Rodriguez, agent, AM Only


Ian Rogers, CEO, TopSpin Media 


Raymond Roker, co-founder and publisher, URB Magazine and URB.com 


Pasquale Rotella, CEO and founder, Insomniac 


Michael Schneider, CEO, Mobile Roadie


Jason Strauss, managing partner, TAO Group 


Joel Zimmerman, head of global electronic music, William Morris Endeavor

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