David Waxman (US)

Speaker (President, Ultra Records)

David Waxman is President of Ultra Records.

In this role he oversees the overall management and creative strategy of the global electronic and dance music label.

Over a career of more than 25 years in the electronic music business, Waxman has served as a leading trend-spotter and talent developer responsible for breaking numerous new artists.

Prior to his current position, he spent two decades in the instrumental and influential role of Head of A&R at Ultra, where he delivered multiple platinum hit singles, award winning remixes, chart topping albums, and helped develop a range of superstar talent in electronic music. During his time with Ultra, he has worked with artists including Alina Baraz, Armin van Buuren, Benny Benassi, Black Coffee, Carnage, Chelsea Cutler, Deadmau5, Deorro, Kaskade, Louis the Child, Steve Aoki, Pitbull, and Tiesto, among many others.

Waxman began his career in his teens as a New York City nightclub promoter and then manager at legendary venues like The Palladium, The Tunnel and Limelight before becoming an acclaimed electronic music DJ. His marathon 6+ hour sets won praise from international music magazines such as Mixmag and DJ, which helped him land residencies and some of the most renowned nightclubs in the world, including Twilo (NY), Liquid (Miami) and Crobar (NY, Chicago, and Miami). During that time, he started reviewing music as a journalist for Mixmag and was promoted to an editor for the magazine as well as A&R for their parent company, DMC. Shortly after, he began the start of his long-lasting tenure at Ultra.

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