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Insomniac to Launch EDMbiz, an Innovative and Culturally Essential Music Conference, During EDC Week in Las Vegas, June 5-7, 2012

(April 26, 2012)

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 04/26/12 -- 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. PDT 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.

About Insomniac Events
Insomniac produces innovative concerts and music festivals enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting design, large-scale art installations, interactive circus and theatrical performances, and audience participation. Fan safety and the quality of our fans' experience are the company's top priorities. Insomniac's premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the biggest music festivals in the United States. Insomniac has produced more than 250 music events for more than 2 million concertgoers in California, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Founded by Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac has been based in Los Angeles since it started in 1993.

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About Jason Bentley
As music director of Los Angeles-based NPR affiliate KCRW-FM, Jason oversees all music initiatives for one of the most influential radio stations in the country. While his roots are firmly in the underground, Jason now hosts the signature weekday radio program, Morning Becomes Eclectic. Widely respected as a live DJ, he has performed at major music festivals everywhere from Ibiza and Australia to Los Angeles' own Coachella. He is also a distinguished music supervisor with credits that include TRON: Legacy with Daft Punk and The Matrix trilogy.

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