EDMbiz Announces Two New Contests, Opening & Closing Parties Brian ManningThursday, May 21, 2015News0 Comments EDMbiz Conference & Expo returns this summer with its fourth conference in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, this time bringing in two brand new, innovative contests for anyone looking to pursue a career in the EDM industry. The conference , hosted by the leading EDM production company Insomniac Events, will be taking place from June 16th to 18th, and will be opening its doors to the biggest and brightest aspiring artists and young music entrepreneurs. The company will feature an array of influential speakers, networking events, and two epic contests for which anyone can apply to. The first, EDMbiz Startup Contest, gives five competing teams the chance to showcase their music startup idea to a panel of music executives and A-list venture capital investors. Insomniac and their partner in this contest, Digital Music News, will select the five finalist groups in early June. These semi-finalists will have the chance to travel to Vegas and present their idea to a series of judges, who will choose the most impressive idea as the winner. Presentations will be limited to 5 minutes each, followed by a brief Q&A from the panelists and investors. The deadline to send in your idea is June 2, 2015 (11:59 PM Pacific Time). The second contest happening is the Best Record/A&R Contest, in which EDMbiz, Wavo and Insomniac Records will be joining forces to jumpstart a promising artist’s career at this year’s conference. Artists can submit their original tracks on the event’s website, which will then go through crowdsourced voting. Those with the highest scores will be invited to present their track live at EDMbiz to a panel of senior A&R executives from the top record labels. The lucky winner will have his/her song released under Insomniac Records. The deadline to apply to this contest is May 31, 2015 (11:59 PM Pacific Time). Insomniac has also announced the official kick off party and closing party for the 4th annual EDMbiz Conference & Expo. Afrojack will be kicking off EDMbiz and EDC Week at the brand new Omnia nightclub in Las Vegas, before passing off the baton to Alesso at the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan to close the conference. These two competitions will definitely be bringing new music and ideas into the EDM industry. If you think you have it in you, this might be your chance! You can get your badge to EDMbiz here.