Saturday, February 25, 2017

Winter Music Conference

Long before EDM (electronic dance music, for those who don't know yet) became known as EDM, Miami's annual Winter Music Conference has been bringing artists, DJs, industry representatives, and aficionados together to celebrate the music and debate its direction. The conference has grown and developed over its 32-year history to become, as Amanda Savage described it for the Phoenix New Times in March, 2014, "the EDM world's most influential industry conference." She added, "It's a "Who's Who" of world-renowned DJs, beatsmiths, producers, mixmasters, and other EDM movers and shakers."

Bring Your Business Cards and Demos

The Winter Music Conference is attended not only by EDM creators, but also by artist management agencies, record label/A & R representatives, booking agents, venue and event promoters, music promoters, marketing and public relations agencies, advertising and brand activation agencies, and online music retailers, any of whom might become interested in promoting you and your work. You could meet a representative from a recording studio who might offer a contract or at least the chance to cut a demo. You could meet someone who might be interested in shooting a video. You could meet a representative from a video and visual services company or an event production company that could help you with the visuals, sound, lighting, and staging that would add more excitement to your performances. So, as advised those planning to attend WMC 2015, "print lots of business cards and talk to every single person you encounter. You never know how the person next to you could help you achieve your dream."

WMC's Impact

The Winter Music Conference is one of the most highly publicized events for EDM. In 2016, nearly 2,000 artists and DJs took part in almost 400 performances at over 100 venues that included clubs as well as beach locations. The conference draws attendees from more than 70 countries. During the course of a year, the WMC website receives more than one billion unique viewer media impressions, and, during the 2016 season, more than 2,000,000 people from 209 territories and countries logged on to the site.

Seminars, Workshops, Competitions, Awards, Networking, and Parties

The Winter Music Conference combines club and beach parties with opportunities to learn how to take your career and skills to the next step. The parties are your chance to have fun and hear what's new from established EDM artists and DJs, but don't forget to introduce yourself, find out who people are, and let them know who you are. You never know what connections you might make. If you attend the Remixing and Editing Workshop, you can improve your skills and your music. At the Demo Listening Workshop, you can get the kind of feedback from the experts that will turn your demo into one that convinces them to sign you. At the panel discussions, you'll hear about the latest trends and issues within EDM. At the Q & A sessions, you can get your questions answered. You'll find the latest products, service, and technology on display at the two-day exhibit show. Enjoy, but watch, listen, learn, and be inspired as the master's compete during the VJ Challenge and the Scratching and Beat Matching DJ Spinoffs.

How to Register

You can register online or download the registration form from the Winter Music Conference site and email, fax, or mail it. The Conference runs from March 21 through March 24, 2017. Discounts are available for early registration. Deadline dates for discounts are February 24, 2017 for $150 off, and March 17, 2017 for $100 off. Full price admission is $495. Registration includes the WMC Sample Sack, free or reduced admission to WMC Official and Sanctioned Events, and access to the List and all other events, seminars, panels, Q & A's, and workshops with the exception of the Remixing and Editing Workshop. The List will help you plan your time so that you don't miss a thing.

Fax Number: (954) 563-1599
Mail Address:
Winter Music Conference
3450 NE 12th Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Make your Winter Music Conference hotel reservations at now.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Where to Stay when Attending the Miami Boat Show


When you are looking to indulge yourself in one of the most immersive boat show experiences in the world, head to Florida for the Miami Boat Show. The Miami Boat Show has been hailed as one of the greatest boat shows in the world by boating and sailing enthusiast for many years due to the amazing exhibits and boats on location. With daily seminars, water sports demos, amazing food options, and over 1,300 boats, you will never have a dull moment at the Miami Boat Show.

Visiting Miami is an experience that will be remembered for many years to come. The amazing local culture will make for a great vacation of fun in the sun, great entertainment, delicious foods, and a taste of the luxurious life. A big part of a great trip to Miami is choosing the right accommodations. There are many different hotels to choose from in the Miami area. It is important to choose from the best hotels in order to have the best experience at the Miami Boat Show.

When choosing the right hotel for your Miami vacation, you must do your research. Some of the amenities you will want to look for when booking a hotel include dining options, swimming facilities, beach access and location. There are many online reviews that will give you a better idea of what type of service and accommodations you will be looking forward to during your stay at any given hotel. Take time to look at online videos and photos of each hotel as well.
The Marseilles Hotel is a great example of a beachfront hotel that will give you an amazing experience during your Miami Boat Show vacation. Located in the heart of Miami's Art Deco District, you are bound to get a solid dose of local culture and entertainment staying on the ocean side of Collins Avenue. Just a few blocks from the convention center, you will have only a short walk to the boat show. If you want to spend time on the beach, you will only have to walk out of the hotel  to swim in the warm South Beach waters. Shopping is one of the favorite activities of guests who stay at the Marseilles Hotel due to the close proximity of the Lincoln Road Mall. If you are looking for a more relaxing and quiet experience, take advantage of the oasis that is available to guest out back.

Enjoying your Miami vacation can be a very easy thing to do when you take the time to plan accordingly. The Miami Boat Show might even turn into an annual tradition for your friends or family which will bring you to warmer climates and more relaxed cultures each year. Treat yourself this year not only to an amazing show but an amazing stay in one of the most exciting cities in America. Take a deep look at which hotel you will choose, at it can make a very big difference in the overall experience of your trip.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Experience the Stimulating Nightlife of Miami Beach

Those planning a vacation in the incomparable city of Miami Beach, Florida, will be very pleased with what they find. From beautiful beaches, to historical landmarks and great dining and shopping, the city offers anything a traveler could desire. Miami Beach is also world-famous for a thriving, tireless nightlife, with clubs, lounges and bars for every taste and budget. Hotels are also available to please virtually any patron, such as our lovely Collins Avenue Hotel, a popular favorite among repeat visitors.

The Best of Both Worlds

Although the city of Miami and Miami Beach are technically separate cities, those traveling to the area for a vacation have the option of enjoying the best of both worlds. Miami, located on the mainland, is peppered with clubs, historical landmarks, state-of-the-art restaurants, and outstanding shopping opportunities. Miami Beach, situated in Biscayne Bay, is regarded by many as the American Riviera, with its pristine beaches, shady palms, warm, tropical sun, and of course, a boisterous nightlife.

Exciting Club District

The colorful club district of Miami Beach offers party-goers a wide selection of restaurants, nightclubs and lounges. Establishments are available to please essentially any budget or preference, and regardless of what kind of fare a person prefers, it is somewhere on the beach waiting to be discovered. Clubs are typically opened late into the night and if you do not wish to drive after a night of drinking and dancing, you can rest assured that plenty of public transportation options are available.

If you are looking for a stimulating nightlife that features a touch of Cuba, you should definitely visit Little Havana. This area offers an authentic Cuban ambiance against the stunning backdrop of the beach. Sumptuous food and the aroma of delicious Cuban coffee scent the air, and Caribbean steel drums and Latino dance beats are often heard echoing through the Coconut Grove district.

Wonderful hotels and resorts are available such as the aforementioned Collins Avenue Hotel , where a friendly staff is available to ensure that your vacation exceeds your expectations.

In the area's famous South Beach, you can cruise the strip and view impressive architecture, characterized by streamlined Art Deco structures, dance clubs, and Miami bars with unique designs. Dance clubs in the South Beach area are continuously seeking to outdo each other with their interior décor, top-notch DJs, and fashionable patrons which include wealthy tycoons, celebrities and famous media personalities.

In addition, a new era of clubs have appeared off the beach in Midtown Miami and the Design District. Most of the lounges and clubs on or off the beach feature multiple floors and rooms, complete with their own musical styles and themes so that you are never bored even if you spend the evening in only one club.

Regardless of your individual goals for your getaway, they can come true in Miami. However, it is always wise to make reservations at our Collins Avenue Hotel as soon as you know your travel dates to avoid being shut out. Ultimately, a visit to this stimulating and exciting area is the perfect way to create the memories of a lifetime.