Events - Women in Dance Music

Please join us for our first ever Women in Dance Music panel at the 2017 CDJ Show. The panel is comprised of a diverse group of industry professionals that will be looking at our industry from a female perspective, identifying areas of strength and concern for women preparing to join the industry as well as those trying to reach their short and long term goals.

While the discussion will start and focus on some of the priorities and concerns of the female panelists, this will be an open and inclusive discussion - all CDJ Show attendees are invited to attend, discuss and learn.

The confirmed panel members include:


Born and bred in New York, JES started singing and writing songs from a very early age. Her first professional recordings were made at the tender age of just 14 after answering an ad in The Village Voice. Tirelessly developing her craft through the years that followed she worked with some of New... read more


Established in 1996 by Melleefresh and DJ Spydabrown, Juno award-winning Play Records is celebrating 20 years as one of Canada's leading electronic music labels and publishers. Play Records' operations encompass the development, marketing, sales, and distribution of electronic music through a... read more

Sydney Blu

Sydney Blu continues to establish herself as one of the top female electronic producers and DJ's in the world. Her passion for success, hit singles on the Beatport charts, extensive global touring and musical creativity has Sydney at the top of the electronic music scene. In 2009, Sydney Blu... read more

Lindsay Cabrera

Lindsay Cabrera is the founder of LCPR [Lindsay Cabrera Public Relations Inc.], a boutique public relations agency in the heart of Toronto, representing dance music artists and brands worldwide. Her current roster of clients includes Ellen Allien, John Acquaviva, Electric Island, Bestival... read more

Miz Megs

Miz Megs has been immersed in electronic music since before she started going to raves in 1996 and wanted to learn how to DJ since the beginning. She was passionate and knowledgeable about house music so it only made sense to learn. So in 2003, she bought 2 Technics 1200s and a Pioneer mixer and... read more

Sarah Polonsky

An encyclopedia of music knowledge, media specialist Sarah Polonsky has traveled the world bringing awareness to brands through varying mediums, across multi-cultural landscapes. Currently the North America editor and representative for the 25-years-running, global voice of dance music, DJ... read more

Ticky Ty

Ticky Ty has become a household name in the Toronto underground over the last few years. In 2004 she bought her first set of turntables and never looked back. Straight out of high school, she premiered her first radio show Saturday mornings on CIUT 89.5. Eventually an opportunity was presented to... read more

More panel members will be added as the travel and accommodations for our guests are confirmed.