Winter Music Conference International Dance Music Awards

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21st Annual Winter Music Conference March 24-March 28, 2006 Wyndam Hotel Miami Beach. The International Dance Music Awards: Sunday March 26, 2006, VIP Reception 7pm Award Ceremony 8pm, Wyndam Hotel

The Winter Music Conference International Dance Music Awards is right around the corner. Support can be shown by voting for ballot number 14 for Best Internet Dance Radio Station. Visitors are also encouraged to write Steve "Silk" Hurley in the ballot number 38 entry for Life Time Achievement Award.

About Winter Music Conference:

Winter Music Conference, in its 21st year, is regarded as the singular networking event in the dance music industry, attracting professionals from over 60 different countries. With its high concentration of top international artists, DJs and industry professionals, WMC permeates the international press and is thereby one of the most publicized events in the business. Every aspect of the industry is represented including the top technological innovators, artists, DJs, producers, radio and video programmers, retailers, distributors, audio manufacturers and many more.

Industry Development:

Currently, the music industry is engaged in a profound structural metamorphosis. CDR's, MP3's, download streams and other new technologies are forever changing the ways in which people create, buy, sell and listen to music. Such matters are among the many debated at Winter Music Conference. The WMC program brings together informed professionals to present new ideas, discuss industry issues, and build new inroads for business development. Meetings and seminars focus on topics such as market strategies, artist development, copyrighting, publishing, writing contracts, artist management, distribution, radio, promotion, internet retailing, and the media, just to name a few. With more than 30 important meetings and seminars on the agenda, WMC will continue its mission to provide a decisive global platform for resolving the current challenges and stimulating new industry growth and revenue.

About IDMA:

The International Dance Music Awards is the premier awards show for the dance music industry. Being the first of it's kind, it has set the precedent for all subsequent dance music awards shows. Over 10,000 ballots are cast to vote for the most innovative and elite artists, producers, promoters, remixers, and record labels in the industry. With many live performances and celebrity presenters; industry professionals gathered to pay tribute to those who achieved exceptional acclaim throughout the course of the previous year.

About Steve Hurley:

Steve "Silk" Hurley has been in the entertainment industry for more than 27 years. This 4 time Grammy nominated music composer is a legend, and one of the greatest pioneers of house/electronic dance music. He has surpassed his peers in many accomplishments. Mr. Hurley is one of the hottest music producers for The Oprah Winfrey Show, and he is also the President of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS, Grammy Chicago Chapter).

Steve was very influential with Kanye West's 10 Grammy nominations last year. Steve "Silk" Hurley took house music to Broadway by remixing the hit “Love Pains” for actress/singer/broadway performer, Liza Minelli According to the House Music (electronic dance music) Community, Steve “Silk” Hurley is truly deserving of The International Dance Music Awards "Life Time Achievement Award"

Steve "Silk" Hurley's old school/new school mini mixes can be heard on the Tom Joyner Morning Show syndicated in over 128 markets every Tuesday and Thursday 6:35a.m. and 8:35 a.m. central time check your local listings for time zones and stations, or listen

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About is a internet radio network with 40 channels of music and a TV channel showing the hottest music videos, feature film trailers and interviews. Catch a sneak peak of movies scheduled to be released in November. is listed in the top 25,000 websites that exist on the planet.

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