Insomniac to Launch EDMbiz, an Innovative and Culturally Essential Music Conference, June 5-7, 2012

Las Vegas, NV – At a time when electronic dance music is dramatically impacting mainstream culture and commerce, Insomniac will launch the inaugural EDMbiz conference prior to Electric Daisy Carnival on June 8-10 in Las Vegas.  The conference will be held June 5-7, as part of EDC Week, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Uniting industry leaders and pioneers with peripherally connected businesses and ambitious entrants, the conference will focus on moving EDM forward on a credible and prosperous path.  EDMbiz will facilitate relevant discussion and debates focused on the most pertinent topics and issues specific to the scene including:  best practices, social media, technology platforms, festivals, direct-to-fan relationships, licensing, branding , sponsorships, and sustaining community, humanity and credibility during a period of massive growth.

Jason Bentley, consummate tastemaker, tireless champion of new music and culture, and a globally respected DJ, will serve as the conference host.

“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,” said Bentley. “The EDM lifestyle touches all corners of pop culture today and by creating a smart and effective conference just ahead of the single largest electronic dance music festival in North America, EDMbiz is uniquely positioned to be an essential crossroads for new ideas and opportunities.”

Panelists and keynote speakers will include world renowned electronic artists as well as top executives from AM Only, Atlantic Records, Atom Factory/Atom Empire, Burning Man, Citizen Net, Glassnote Records, Insomniac, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, Mobile Roadie, Pacha, Red Light Management, Strategic Group, TAO, Topspin Media, Turntable.fm, Twitter, William Morris Endeavor and The Windish Agency, among many more.

Registration for the conference will be on sale on May 3, 2012, at 10 a.m. at www.edmbiz.com.  Registration will provide access to conference programming as well as complimentary entrance to parties at Las Vegas’ finest nightclub venues each evening.  The first round of speakers and special events will be announced on May 1 with subsequent announcements as more speakers and a variety of events are confirmed.

For more information on programming, sponsorship and business development, please contact info@edmbiz.com.

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About Anh Nguyen

Anh Nguyen is a Los Angeles based freelance photographer. Over the past six years, he has covered various concerts, movie premieres, red carpets, parties, and events. A southern California native, Anh attended UCLA and holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and a minor in Accounting. In addition to photography, he is currently pursuing his license as a CPA and hopes to go law school. Adding to his many interests, Anh also loves to cook and has worked as a line cook for Food Network's celebrity chef Scott Conant's restaurant, Scarpetta, in Beverly Hills.