EDM… The Daily Grind for Nightly Beats

Friday, May 11th • 12:00pm
Ace Cafe
(Stonebridge Room/2nd Floor)

The Florida Music Festival & Conference boasts a history of presenting the who’s who of all facets and genres of the music industry. The 18th Annual Conference welcomes some of the top names in the electronic dance community on Friday, May 11th at the historic, Ace Cafe, in the 2nd floor Stonebridge Conference Center. All registered industry, media and artists are welcome, as well as all UCF & VCC students are granted free admission to network and learn from the finest minds in the music business, throughout the FMF 2018 weekend.

Damian Pinto

The Voice of Dance Music & Host of Ultra Music Festival Worldwide
The VODM is the 20 year running original host of Ultra Music Festival worldwide. The VODM has hosted the festival since day one (1998) and, is presently with the company embarked on this years 2018 – “20 Years of Ultra” World Tour which is currently traveling the planet throughout late October 2018.


Macy Wilson

Sexy Electric MusicSoundcloud Premier Artist Relations
Macy Wilson is a multifaceted entity in the music business, currently developing the artists and roster at her boutique label and management company, Sexy Electric. Her experience in the industry has been widespread, spearheading projects in journalism, event production, marketing, major label operations and music tech. In the past year she has worked on developing the SoundCloud Premier program, acting as an artist relations representative of the company, while simultaneously booking and branding international headline tours for all her acts. Macy hopes to use her entrepreneurial spirit to expand her clientele, embodying her calling at getting artists where they need and deserve to be.


Dave Marren

Alliance Events & Nightlife
Dave Marren, a UCF alumni, founded Alliance Events with Alex Wood and Vernon Foster II, in October 2011. Alliance Events & Nightlife is one of Florida’s premier dance music production and promotions company. Focusing on providing our clients unparalleled experiences and live shows, their services extend to providing consulting for artist booking, event management & promotion, and branding in the live events and entertainment industry. Their mission is to foster the growth of the EDM scene in Florida through a combined effort of partnership, communication and innovation.


James Shelnut

Tour Management & Production
A proud alumni of the UCF Rosen Event Management program, James had his start locally, providing lighting and production services at club shows and is now currently on the road as a VJ for San Holo. He has worked with other EDM artists such as Rezz, Drezo, Destructo and has also worked for Soundslinger on Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival, as well as on tours and festivals for Insomniac Events.


Austin Hammer

House Keepers Records
House Keepers Records was formed last June by Austin Hammer and Sadiq Lakhani. With backgrounds in nightlife, marketing and sales, these two wanted to breathe some fresh air into the budding music scene in Orlando. They formed what they call a House Music Collective that is made up of local DJs and producers and started throwing events at local venues. Fast forward eight months and they are selling out venues, such as GILT Nightclub, by bringing up- and -coming artists from major labels across the country. Look out for their first original compilation EP titled, “Late Checkout”, that features a track from each artist on the label’s roster!