If you haven't already heard, EDM is a big deal now. A worldwide phenomenon (with the US joining the party a bit late...) dance music has become a major force not only in the music industry, but in the business world at large. From the slew of festivals popping up every month to concerts, shows, parties and nightclubs, the business side of EDM is taking on a life of its own; a fact that has not gone unnoticed by industry leaders.
Next month, Insomniac is hosting EDMbiz, the first of its kind conference focusing on the business side of EDM and all that this entails. The list of guest speakers is extensive, ranging from artists to record executives, promoters to internet entrepreneurs. With a jam packed schedule of keynote addresses, panel discussions and presentations, the air will be thick with new ideas. As EDM takes its place at the forefront of popular music, and thus the forefront of the music industry, the folks at Insomniac and the rest of the sponsors of EDMbiz are looking to progress not only the music, but the thought and ideology of the movement as well.
With the Tao Group backing their nightclub, and twin towers complete with near 3,000 rooms, Cosmopolitan is already battling every Vegas hotel, and they aren't even open yet.
December 15th the doors unlock at another seriously impressive hotel, with 12 restaurants, 3 pools (one for adults only), 4 bars, 3 floors reserved just for meetings, floor to ceiling windows in all suites, 9 retail shops, 3 luxury spa suites, 4 facial rooms, 18 massage rooms, Hammam (whatever that means, it sounds fancy), and a HUGE casino, The Cosmopolitan seems to have everything, and then some. Forget about the rest, and book your next Vegas weekend out here (I'm already thinking birthday plans).