Music Industry Sessions is Symphonic’s annual conference series. Due to the pandemic, this year’s conference is going virtual. — We’ve got a lot in store, so here’s a quick spotlight on one of the panels to come.
Virtual Music Industry Sessions
Panel Spotlight: Cracking The Code to Success at Electronic Dance Specialty Platforms
Cracking The Code to Success at Electronic Dance Specialty Platforms: BEATPORT, TRAXSOURCE, JUNODOWNLOAD // Learn from key members from 3 of the most prominent electronic dance specialty platforms as they crack the code on maximizing opportunities for global success in the electronic dance music scene.
In this panel you will learn about:
- What editors, distributors, radio, playlist curators, and retailers are looking for
- Tips for emerging or established electronic music labels
- Trends in emerging territories and technology
// Meet Your Panelists //
Moderator, Peter Wohelski // Symphonic’s Director of Client Management.
With more than 25 years in the electronic dance music space, From Director of A&R at US electronica powerhouse label, Astralwerks, to General Manager for Detroit Techno legend Carl Craig’s seminal Planet E Communications imprint and longtime Account Manager at Beatport, he has witnessed, first-hand, the ups and downs of electronic dance music culture in America.
Rida Naser // Program Director and On-air Host at Sirius XM of BPM and Pop2K.
“I love finding the next big artists and the next big hits” and talking about it with listeners on either social media or on her daily radio show on Channel 51 BPM.
Beginning her career in radio in 2013, Rida has worked hard to establish herself as a major player in the Electronic and Dance music world that historically has been dominated by men.
Travis Kirschbaum // Label Manager at Beatport.
Throughout his 25+ year career, he’s worked in just about every facet of the industry. Record distro, music supervision, programming, editorial, documentarian, and currently as label manager for Beatport where he is the direct point of contact for hundreds of digital suppliers based in North and South America, Australia, and Japan.
Vivian Host // Vivian Host has been working in electronic music for 20+ years, as a journalist, editor, DJ, radio host and curator.
Former Editor-in-Chief of XLR8R Magazine and VICE’s electronic music vertical THUMP, and was a longtime member of the Red Bull Music Academy team, for whom she was a producer as well as hosting live radio and public lectures.
She currently works with freelance clients including Native Instruments, Resident Advisor and FvonF, as well as curating playlists for major DSPs.
Jon Lloyd // Marketing and Promotions Manager at Juno Download.
Juno is a digital download store that boasts a staggeringly wide selection of songs, instrumentals and tools for DJs, electronic musicians and listeners alike.
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