U.S. Music Industry Conferences For Second Half Of 2015

SXSW V2V

Music industry conferences offer musicians, music industry professionals, and startup entrepreneurs a platform to showcase, network, and conduct business. As a speaker and presenter at several conferences, I’ve found that selecting the right conference and being prepared to promote yourself and network is key to a successful experience.

Read: Power Networking At A Music Conference

Many conferences offer musicians opportunities to perform at artist showcases and competitions. For music tech startup entrepreneurs, conferences is a highly concentrated outlet for promoting your product, creating new business relationships, and learning about how changes in the music industry will affect your business.

Read: I Saw Great Startups @SFMusicTech, But They Have A Lot To Learn About The Music Business

Conferences are vital to the convergence of ideas and interactions between various stakeholders in the music industry. Below is a select list of notable upcoming conferences that you should consider attending. Make conferences work for you by going beyond just attending. Musicians may find performance opportunities. Startup entrepreneurs should consider exhibiting. And music industry professionals should consider applying to speak on panels. There’s no networking like the networking that can be done at a good conference.

Jul 19-22 SXSW V2V

http://www.sxswv2v.com

Las Vegas, NV
Aug 5-8 Indie Entertainment Summit

http://www.iesfest.com

North Hollywood, CA
Aug 27-29 Cutting Edge

http://www.cuttingedgenola.com

New Orleans, LO
Aug 31-Sep 2 All About Music

http://allaboutmusic.tv

Nashville, TN
Sep 15-20 Americana Music Conference

http://americanamusic.org/about-conference

Nashville, TN
Sept 25-27 Midpoint Music Fest

http://mpmf.com

Cincinnati, OH
Sep 26-27 West Coast Songwriters

http://www.westcoastsongwriters.org

San Francisco, CA
Oct 1-3 Durango Songwriters Expo

http://www.durango-songwriters-expo.com

Boulder, CO
Oct 2 DMW Music

http://www.dmw-music.com

New York, NY
Oct 2-4 Mid-Atlantic Music Conference

http://www.midatlanticmusic.com

Charlotte, NC
Oct 13-17 CMJ Music Marathon

http://www.cmj.com/marathon

New York, NY
Oct 15-18 Revolt Music Conference

http://www.revoltmusicconference.com

Miami, FL
Oct 23-25 CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference

http://diymusician.brownpapertickets.com

Chicago, IL
Nov 10 SF MusicTech Summit

http://www.sfmusictech.com

San Francisco, CA
Dec 13-15 International Music Festival Con

http://imfcon.com

San Diego, CA

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About Dae Bogan

Dae Bogan is a music industry professional. Connect with Dae on Twitter at @DaeBoganMusic.

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