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Learn from key members from  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 are editors, distributors, radio, playlist curators, and retailers are looking for?
  • Tips for emerging or established electronic music labels
  • Trends in emerging territories and technology



Moderator // 
Peter Wohelski is 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 is a 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 is 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 most 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 has been working in electronic music for 20+ years, as a journalist, editor, DJ, radio host and curator. She is the 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 is 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.

Event Details
11. 10. 2020
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm