WMC: Moby Q&A Session at the Wyndham ‘Hotel’

In support of his new CD, "Hotel", Moby gave an exclusive Q&A session for Winter Music Conference attendees. From his new album and musical tour, to his appearance on NBC's The Apprentice, Moby has been all over the place and in the musical limelight. It was a great opportunity to see Moby up close and personal (there were about 100 people there). Moby "loves questions," and fielded quite a few from the audience. He related his philosophies about music that "the act of making music is precious" going on to say that "if you make music you are proud of, …

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WMC: Remix Hotel Rocks the Eden Roc

Miami — The Remix Hotel event here this week during Winter Music Conference provides "hands-on access to the technology and equipment used to create today's electronic and urban music via artist presentations and demonstrations, workshops, clinics and discussion." Held at the Eden Roc Hotel in South beach and sponsored by Apple and Guitar Center the event featured a ton of Mac hardware and software on display (Garage Band, Logic, G5s and those sweet 30-inch Apple Studio displays). What really impressed me was the vendor area on the lower level that featured several rooms of equipment from the likes of Mackie, …

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WMC: Miami Heats Up as DJs Go Digital; Tips for Converting from Vinyl

We start our live coverage from Miami's WMC (Winter Music Conference) — more reports through the weekend and into next week! CDM's Eldorado is on the scene. -Ed. Miami — One of the most interesting parts of the electronic music revolution is the digital convergence. An industry once steeped in vinyl is gradually turning to digital technology. At a panel "Art of the DJ/Digital Mixing" DJs and producers discussed switching from traditional analog equipment (turntables and a mixer) to digital technologies (i.e. software). Panelists include: Greg "Stryker" Chin, AJ Bertenshaw, DJ Skribble, Josh Gabriel, Jay Dabhi and Cyril Palacios. Joe …

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M3 Summit Opens in Miami Tomorrow

The M3 Summit (Miami, Music, Multimedia) opens tomorrow at Winter Music Conference in Miami, FL. The event (which is co-sponsored by Apple) bills itself as "the only gathering in the United States to merge modern music, technology, fashion, and multimedia arts as an integrated lifestyle." On the bill are sunset sessions and poolside networking parties, confirmed guests include John Legend (Thursday night), Cirque Du Soleil Musique (Saturday night) and one of my personal favorites – Layo and Bushwacka. I will be covering the event live from Miami for CDM and look forward to bringing back reports on the latest in …

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WMC Ultra Music Festival 2005 Lineup

CDM welcomes new contributor Liz who's going to allow us to live vicariously through her and make believe we're in sunny south Florida. Here's the latest on the Ultra Music Festival lineup: The lineup for the seventh annual event, now an official Winter Music Conference closing event, is unbelievable. Timo Maas is will be performing in the "Be Yourself" arena – Need I say more? The Crystal Method will be back at Ultra for the first time since their only Ultra appearance in 2002. Also on the Soundstage will be a live set by Moby but I'm most looking forward …

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Miami: Must-see WMC Events

The Miami Winter Music Conference has an enormously overwhelming line-up of events. InternetDJ has the scoop on which events to check out. Here's what CDM sees as the big events: Remix Hotel should be fun again, and it's both chill and free. Wednesday BPM Magazine is hosting an all-female lineup — though we look forward to the day when gender balance and recognition doesn't segregate by gender any longer. Fatboy Slim will make an appearance Wednesday It is Miami, after all, so why not head poolside? Saturday is the big night (accurately called Ultra), with Paul Van Dyk / Tiesto, …

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Remix Hotel Miami March 2005

Apple is sponsoring Remix Hotel Miami, which happens next month during Winter Music Conference (WMC) at Eden Roc Resort March 24-26 and is being billed as Three Days of Total Technology Immersion. Admission is free. Daytime events include hands-on access via live demos, performances and discussions with top artists and experts on today's music production gear. Don't miss the return of the Guitar Center retail area for special pricing on the products seen at the RHMIA. Q&A Sessions with top artists led by Remix editors Kylee Swenson and Erin Hutton will alternate with live performances from Sonic Bids. Jason O'Grady …

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