INTERVIEW: Bill Kelly – Winter Music Conference (2013)

James Brown was known as the “hardest-working man in show business,” and I would dub the title of “hardest working man in EDM” on Bill Kelly. The DJ/Record Pool Owner cofounded the Winter Music Conference in 1986 with Louis Possenti.? Nearly thirty years later, the annual pilgrimage to Miami Beach continues to be an essential stop for everyone in the dance music world, be they industry or punter.? Even with so many events going on concurrently, you will see Bill making the rounds everywhere? when he isn’t working diligently behind the scenes.

DJ Ron Slomowicz:? What was the inspiration to start WMC back in 1986?
Bill Kelly:? WMC was formed out of the need for a separate forum that would address the particular issues surrounding Dance Music. Up until that point there was only the NMS which had only one panel about dance music.

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