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Winter Music Conference 2015
29th Anniversary Celebration
Miami, Florida - March 21-30, 2014

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Winter Music Conference 2014 will be held March 21-30, 2014 in Miami, FL.

Now that the dates have been released, we will setup our hotel and airline promos so you can start booking your travel.

Tickets for the individual WMC and MMW pool parties and club events typically go on sale starting in late January or early February. We'll have them listed for purchase via our online store as soon as they become available to us.

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Ultra Music Festival 2014 is scheduled for March 28, 29, and 30th in Miami, FL.

Early bird tickets have gone on sale starting TODAY on the Ultra Music Festival web site.

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Every year I've attended Winter Music Conference, I've registered as a WMC Delegate, which means I've purchased the official WMC badge. I'm not one to normally complain and nitpick, but seems like the WMC badge has been losing value over the past few years.

This year it has been frustratingly hard to have the badge honored. Event promoters are getting much stricter with their pricing. A few examples that immediately come to mind:

* The 2010 badge included admission to Ultra Music Festival. That option was dropped in 2011 and every season since.

* The "No Sugar Added Beach Festival 2012 Day 1" at Nikki Beach on 3/22 was advertised as $50 with the WMC badge. When we got there, they were charging $80.

* The "CLR Pool Party with Chris Liebing and Friends" on 3/22 was advertised as $30 with the WMC badge. When we got there, the people ahead of us were being charged $60 without a badge. When it was our turn to pay, we asked about a badge discount. After consulting with a manager, we were told that we could get a $20 discount off the door price, but the door price had now increased to $80, effectively bringing us back to the $60 everyone else was paying.

* The "Lost Angeles Invades Miami" event at Tantra on 3/22 was advertised as free with the WMC badge. When we got there, the doorman told us "the price has changed" and the badge cost was now $10.

* In 2012, the Boris "GET WET" party was $35 general admission and free with the WMC badge. For 2013, the price has increased to $65 and there's no discount with the WMC badge.

* In 2012, a vast majority of the events at Club Space were free for WMC badge holders before 2am. For 2013, it seems that option was available for the first week's events, but now that we're into the second week of WMC, most of the events are full price with the WMC badge.

I will note that these practices have nothing to do with the official WMC folks. Of course all of the sanctioned WMC events and panels are free with the badge, which is great! These are the individual event organizers playing games. What is going on here with the arbitrary pricing? If you publish a certain price, how can you just change it on a whim? It's a shame that some people more focused on profit than respecting the industry.

One thing that the WMC folks do control is the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) ceremony. In 2010, the event was at the Jackie Gleason Theater. There was plenty of seating and they even offered a pre-ceremony dinner upgrade option that year. In 2011, the ceremony moved to Dolce, which turned out to be a disaster. Seating was reserved for VIPs and celebrities, which left the majority of WMC badge holders left to stand for the entire ceremony! In 2012, it was held at the Winter Music Conference complex, which was a series of professional grade tents along the beach. General admission seating was back, but I felt the fact it was inside of a tent cheapened the experience somewhat. This year's event was hosted at the Colony Theater, which proved to be a much better option than the last few years. Still, the venue was small, the light operator was horrible, and the crowd lacked energy. This event is such an important part of the dance music world that I hate to speak ill of it. I hope they get things right so it's a better experience for all.

At the end of the day, Winter Music Conference is always a great time! I just wish more people would worry about creating great events and music instead of the profits they reap.

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Winter Music Conference dates


Winter Music Conference 2013 will be held March 15-24, 2013. We'll post our hotel and airline promos soon so you can start booking your travel.

Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week event tickets


Tickets for the individual WMC and MMW pool parties and club events typically go on sale starting in late January or early February. We'll have them listed for purchase via our online store as soon as they become available to us.

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The timelines posted above are best guesses based on our experience with WMC and UMF in prior years. Every year is different, therefore timelines and announcements are subject to change as the conference organizers see fit. To stay informed with the latest news and information, visit our updates page and subscribe to our email newsletter, our SMS notification list, or one of our social media feeds.

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Ultra Music Festival dates and tickets


Ultra Music Festival 2013 will be held March 22-24, 2013. Early bird tickets will be on sale via the Ultra Music Festival web site shortly. UMF tickets sell out fast, so be sure to buy early!

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The timelines posted above are best guesses based on our experience with WMC and UMF in prior years. Every year is different, therefore timelines and announcements are subject to change as the conference organizers see fit. To stay informed with the latest news and information, visit our updates page and subscribe to our email newsletter, our SMS notification list, or one of our social media feeds.

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