Live Nation DJ and Executive Identified as Victims in Miami Condominium Collapse – EDM.com
Tragedy struck Miami on June 24 when the Surfside condominium building collapsed, killing 97 people. Among the victims were Theresa Velásquez, a DJ turned Live Nation executive, as well as her parents Julio and Angela.
Performing under the name DJ Theresa, Velásquez was a DJ and owner of the Audio4Play label, and also worked for major brands such as SFX Entertainment and Sony Music before moving to Live Nation at the age of 36.
Velásquez became senior vice president of Live Nation’s Los Angeles office, where she advocated for the inclusion of artists and LBGTQ+ women in the industry. She won a place on Billboard‘s Pride List of LGBTQ+ executives shaping the industry last year.
“Our hearts break for the loss of our beloved Theresa Velásquez, her parents Angela and Julio, and everyone caught up far too soon in the tragic accident in Surfside, Florida,” Live Nation said in a statement. . “Theresa was a passionate leader of Live Nation, who elevated every project she was involved in, while breaking down barriers for women and the LGBTQIA+ community. We will always remember and honor the impact she had, and she will be greatly missed.”
We at EDM.com express our sincere condolences to the family, fans and loved ones of Theresa Velásquez.