Richie has well over 24 years experience in the music industry. Beginning as a fresh 18 year old putting on events, becoming Director of Dance at Mushroom Records (MDS) for four years, at the age of 19, to touring some of the biggest names in dance music, Richie has experienced the industry from all spectrums. At Mushroom he was responsible for bringing labels such as Warp Records, R&S, Harthouse, Strictly Rhythm, Nervous, XL Recordings, React etc… to Australia.
Manager of Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Tim McGraw, Alicia Keys, and Trey Anastasio, among others. Founder of Red Light Management, co-founder of ATO Records, former CEO of Musictoday LLC, and a real estate mogul in Charlottesville, Virginia. His early management model adopted emerging technologies, which, combined with tried and true music industry management techniques, have placed him at the top of the industry.
i-Motion was founded in 1994 and has been at the center of the growth of electronic music in Europe's biggest territory. Nature One, founded in 1995 and one of Europe's longest running festivals; Mayday, the first major event in the history of electronic music, which was established in 1991 and currently operates in Germany, Poland and Belarus; and Ruhr-in-Love, the outdoor festival for the "electronic music family," which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013.
Founder of Insomniac, who produces innovative music festivals and events featuring immersive multisensory environments enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting and sound design, large-scale art installations, interactive circus and theatrical performances, boundary-pushing special effects and pyrotechnics, and fan participation. This includes Electric Daisy Carnival.
James "Disco Donnie" Estopinal, Jr. is DDP's founder and CEO. Considered one of the godfathers of US electronic dance music, Disco Donnie has grown over the past 20 years to become one of the leading dance music promoters in the world. From his early days in the 1990s New Orleans dance scene, Disco Donnie coupled eccentricity with ingenuity to create elaborately themed parties that charmed patrons and garnered an international following.
ID&T stands for the initials of three founders of the company, Irfan, Duncan and Theo, all residents of Amsterdam. All three were experienced in the art of organizing house, techno and trance parties when they created ID&T, and their goal is to organize the largest events in the Netherlands and the European electronic dance music scene.
Together with his wife and business partner, Laura De Palma, they operate Made Event and produce some of the best EDM parties in New York including Armin Van Buuren and Danny Tenaglia. Made Events produced the Electric Zoo Festivals.
an American music executive, talent agent, and entrepreneur. He co-founded Lollapalooza and ARTISTdirect, and is the current head of William Morris Endeavor's music division.
Ultra Music Festival was founded in 1999 by business partners Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes. The first festival was held as a one-day event at the end of the Winter Music Conference in 1999 on South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida. In March 2000, the festival returned to South Beach as a one-day event. The 15th anniversary of Ultra Music Festival held in 2013 was held over two weekends for the first time ever.
Co-Owner and Co-Founder of Ultra Music Festival. Owner of Surfcomber Pool Parties. Promoter of CLASH Pool Party. Promoter of Masquerade Motel Miami. Founder of K 17 Beach Club.
Originating in Perth, as a smaller festival known as Gravity Soundwave within the Gravity Games. Soundwave is an annual music festival held in major cities around Australia. The festival originated in Perth, Western Australia and began travelling to the other Australian capital cities in 2007. It features a number of international and Australian music acts, from various genres including rock, metal and punk.