Winter Music Conference, in its 25th consecutive year, is one of the most publicized annual music gatherings in the world. A pivotal platform for advancement of the industry, WMC 2009 attracted 1,910 artists and DJs, 3,228 industry delegates from 62 countries and over 70,000 event attendees for a concentrated schedule of more than 500 events presented across 5 days. Music, as one of the world’s most accessible cultural art forms, gives WMC the unique ability to cross economic, geographic and social boundaries. Over 1.3 million visitors from 183 countries log on to the WMC website each year.
This years Winter Music Conference is shaping up to be Christopher Lawrence’s biggest to date. When we took a look at his schedule, we nearly had a heart attack. It’s non stop for America’s Top Trance DJ.. from touch down.. to take off!
Tuesday March 23rd
Jetting in from Pacha in Buenos Aires, Christopher goes directly to the gorgeous and newly revamped Living Room in South Beach for ‘Welcome to Miami.. Bitch’. Line up includes Dj Dan, plus Austin Leeds. For more information, http://www.welcometomiami.eventbrite.com
Wednesday March 24th
At sunset, Christopher Lawrence dons his black suit and joins his wife Sara for the WMC debut of his new DJ side project, Mr & Mrs Smith at the Sea2Sun/Loverush Digital private cocktail party at the mansion of four time Grammy winner Tom Lord-Alge. This A list red carpet event is by invitation only and will be covered by news outlets including NBC news and Getty.
On Wednesday night, Christopher Lawrence joins the line up of Judgement Sundays as it celebrates its 10th year of being Ibiza’s busiest night with a special Miami WMC party featuring resident Judge Jules, Sean Tyas and Second Sun. Located at at La Folie D’Amour in South Beach. For more information, http://www.wantickets.com/affiliates/EventDetail.aspx?id=858&e_id=106936
Thursday March 25th
It’s official business tonight with the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA’s) in South Beach. As one of the most anticipated annual events on the global dance music calendar (and the only longstanding awards event dedicated to our industry) the IDMAs generate over a million votes from music enthusiasts in 183 countries. The awards event is an industry program highlight at the epicenter of the WMC week assembling an audience of over 2000 professionals, artists, DJs and press from 62 countries.
Mr & Mrs Smith are guest presenters at this years IDMA’s. Following the awards ceremony, Mr & Mrs Smith will play live at the starstudded Official IDMA Afterparty at Bar 721. For more information, http://www.wintermusicconference.com/events/idmas/index.php
Friday March 26th
Those who can’t make it to WMC this year can still share the excitement via Sirius Satellite’s Music Lounge featuring the cream of the DJ crop live from South Beach’s hottest new digs, the W Hotel. Catch Christopher Lawrence’s interview live on air on Friday at 1.20pm (EST). Tune into Sirius satellite radio, or via their website to listen in. More information, http://www.sirius.com
On Friday night, Christopher heads downtown for the AM Only artist showcase One Night Only at Karu & Y. With over one hundred DJs peforming, many of them on 2×4’s, this is always one of the hottest shows at WMC, selling out early and going in the early hours. To read more, see the Miami New Times article. For more information including full line up, http://www.madeevent.com/events/One-Night-Only-AM-Only-2010-madeweb
Saturday March 27th
As the week draws to a close, Christopher Lawrnece again dons his black suit for a Mr & Mrs Smith live set at Mixology’s Judge Jules Radio Sessions at the glamorous Nikki Beach. This annual event, which has become a WMC institution, will be taped to Air on Comcast Music on Demand as well as Judge Jules BBC’s Radio One show. Line up includes Cedric Gervais, Mark Lewis, Sandra Collins, Serge Devant, Dave Dresden, Tom Novy, Morgan Page, Lee Combs plus much more. Event runs all day. First 1000 people to arrive get free entry. For more information, http://www.mixologywmc.com/nikki-beach-saturday.html
This wraps up what is shaping up to be Christopher Lawrence’s biggest and best WMC to date. Stay tuned for live photos, radio broadcasts, video interviews and much more WMC coverage in the coming weeks.
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