Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

The New EDM Fan

Electronic Dance Music continues to take the world by storm – and with it comes a new generation of music fans that sit at the nexus of music and technology. More than other genres, the EDM fan is digitally engaged with the music, the live event, and other EDM fans. Explore how the behavior and personality of EDM fans directly impacts the growth of the EDM industry. 

Presenters

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Donnie Estopinal

Owner/Partner

Disco Donnie Presents

Disco Donnie Presents is an award-winning and recognized leader in electronic dance music event production, founded by veteran promoter James "Disco" Donnie Estopinal. Since the company's inception in 1994, DDP has generated over 5,000 live events, arena shows and outdoor festivals in over 100 markets around the world, including the US, Mexico, Canada and Latin America. DDP, both on its own and through partnership, develops innovative and strategic business opportunities in live entertainment.

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Kerri Mason

SVP, Talent

SFX Entertainment Inc

Kerri recently joined SFX, heading up its Talent division. Prior to that, she covered the dance music industry for Billboard magazine for 10 years, chronicling its explosive rise. She was also a media and marketing specialist, consulting with artists and brands and spending six years in the corporate divisions of Hearst and Conde Nast. She also co-manages techno DJ/producer Nicole Moudaber.

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Martina Wang

Head of Music Mktg

Eventbrite

Martina partners with top music event promoters in her role as head of music marketing at Eventbrite. Eventbrite is a self-service ticketing and registration platform and leading place for EDM event discovery.

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Senthil Chidambaram

CEO

Dancing Astronaut

Senthil Chidambaram is the CEO of Dancing Astronaut, the leading web-based dance music publication in the United States. Under his leadership, what began as a way to expose friends to electronic music quickly grew into the brand that Billboard Magazine would later hail "the voice of the EDM generation." Senthil directs Dancing Astronaut's brand development initiatives, presiding over the company's tremendous growth in the past four years. Spurred on by his personal passion for and knowledge of the evolving dance music terrain, Dancing Astronaut continues to play an instrumental role in the dissemination and development of electronic music.

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