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  • Night-lites

    EDMBiz Sparks Conversation Ahead of Electric Daisy Carnival

    By Scott Luehring

    This year’s conference, June 14 to 16, will feature the first-ever keynote speech from Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella, addressing EDC’s rise, as well as its future and a state of the union on EDM.

  • Nightlife

    Insomniac Founder Pasquale Rotella Shares His Plans for Life Is Beautiful

    By Kat Boehrer

    As Downtown prepares for the September 25-27 event, Rotella shared who he’s looking forward to seeing, as well as some details from behind-the-scenes.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    ‘Under the Electric Sky’ Lets Moviegoers Experience EDC in 3D

    By George Peele

    Under the Electric Sky isn't the first feature-length film to attempt to capture the magic of Electric Daisy Carnival. I should know: I was the giant blue caterpillar and the ukulele-playing clown on stilts in 2011's Electric Daisy Carnival Experience. I may or may not have a cameo this time around, but I've got higher hopes for Electric Sky.

  • 2013 Nightclub Awards

    Pasquale Rotella’s Industry Awards

    Insomniac’s founder and CEO made the Billboard Power 100 this year—sort of the Forbes 100 of the nightlife scene. And he belongs there.

  • Nightlife

    Lawsuit Against Insomniac Founder Pasquale Rotella Dismissed

    By David Morris

    Electric Daisy Carnival promoter Pasquale Rotella won a victory in his ongoing battle against accusations of bribery and conspiracy Friday when a California court threw out a civil suit filed by the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

  • Seven Questions

    Seven Questions for Pasquale Rotella, EDC Founder

    By Geoff Carter

    Pasquale Rotella is many things: Most famously, the 38-year-old is the founder of Insomniac, the company that stages the Electric Daisy Carnival. He also happens to be the fiance of Holly Madison and the father of a newborn daughter, Rainbow Aurora. But Rotella is, above all, a fan. He truly loves electronic dance music—the sounds, the scene, the communal exuberance—and that lifelong fandom drives him to make each EDC bigger, better and bouncier than the one before.

  • Gossip

    Las Vegas DJs Tip Residency Plans at Ultra

    By David Morris

    When Ultra Music Festival’s second weekend took hold of Miami on March 22-24, there were a number of Las Vegas nightlife operators and DJs on hand. And while Tao Group partner Jason Strauss hosted CrossFit workouts with Insomniac’s Pasquale Rotella, Nicky Romero and Playboy’s Miss September, Alana Campos, and the Wynn operators held a secret show with Steve Angello at the Miami Art Museum, it was the DJs who provided the biggest glimpse into the future of Las Vegas.

  • Gossip

    Holly Soaks in ’80s Metal

    By Jason Scavone

    The launch of ‘80s nostalgia/Tom Cruise movie completist show Rock of Ages was January 5 at the Venetian, and even though not one stinking member of Trixter was invited, the show did draw a very pregnant Holly Madison and babydaddy Pasquale Rotella, future headliner Claire Sinclair, the JabbaWockeeZ, chef Carla Pellegrino, Angel Porrino from Absinthe, Jai Rodriguez of Malibu Country, Amazing Race contestants Jaymes and Jam

  • Insomniac Donates $115,000 to Charities

    By Deanna Rilling

    Think all that money spent by 320,000 people through the gates during the 16th annual Electric Daisy Carnival  only goes into a massive glowstick fund for next year’s event? Think again, as Insomniac Events continues its Charitable Giving Initiative to assist local and national non-profits.

  • Gossip

    He doesn’t have to be 100 percent hip; he’s the ex-mayor

    By Jason Scavone

    Oscar Goodman, who helped pave the way for Electric Daisy Carnival coming to Las Vegas in the first place, came up to the EDMbiz conference podium June 6 flanked by showgirls, naturally. He called Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella a “genius,” but he also called it “The Electric Daisy Company.” Coming to you as a joint Insomniac/PBS venture this fall.

  • Inside Baseball on Day 1 of EDMbiz

    By Deanna Rilling

    The majority of the close-knit electronic music business descended on the Cosmopolitan yesterday for the first ever EDMbiz conference. Produced in conjuncture with Insomniac Events as part of Electric Daisy Carnival Week, business suits, neon wigs, and one guy vying for a spot as an EDC performer judging from his steampunk  top hat, were on site for a series of panel discussions and Q&A sessions related to all things EDM.