Executive Creative Director, Beatport
As Executive Creative Director, Clark Warner oversees the Beatport brand and voice. He
joined the company in 2007 as Label Manager, and has since held such roles as Director of Content and VP of Music Services before assuming his current role in March of 2012. Under his watch, Beatport has become the world’s most recognizable non‐artist dance music brand.
Warner’s passion for dance music stems from a 20‐year career as an active DJ in clubs worldwide, from Berlin to Ibiza, and Los Angeles to Miami. He has had residencies at various venues in Detroit and New York, and performed at such festivals as DEMF/Movement, Sonar, and Mutek. He was instrumental in developing dance labels Minus and Plus 8 Records with longtime collaborator Richie Hawtin, and has worked as a tour manager and event producer with Art of Dance Records, Made in Detroit, and The Final Cut.
A native of Detroit, Warner fell in love with music listening to the city’s late night radio programs, and later co‐produced the Focus:Electronic monthly radio segment on WDET‐FM for five years. A sought after expert on dance music and DJ culture, Warner is a regular speaker at the Winter Music Conference, IMS Ibiza, and Red Bull Music Academy, and sits on the board of the Association for Electronic Music. His insights have appeared in such publications as the Independent UK, Billboard magazine, New York Times, Groove, and the Detroit Free Press.
An avid art fan, Warner lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children, where enjoys skateboarding, attending shows, and continues to DJ when he gets the chance.