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


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


Las Vegas, NV
Aug 5-8 Indie Entertainment Summit


North Hollywood, CA
Aug 27-29 Cutting Edge


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


Nashville, TN
Sep 15-20 Americana Music Conference


Nashville, TN
Sept 25-27 Midpoint Music Fest


Cincinnati, OH
Sep 26-27 West Coast Songwriters


San Francisco, CA
Oct 1-3 Durango Songwriters Expo


Boulder, CO
Oct 2 DMW Music


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


Charlotte, NC
Oct 13-17 CMJ Music Marathon


New York, NY
Oct 15-18 Revolt Music Conference


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


Chicago, IL
Nov 10 SF MusicTech Summit


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


San Diego, CA

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About Dae Bogan

Dae Bogan is a music rights executive, serial entrepreneur, and educator with over fifteen years of experience in the music industry. Currently, he is the Head of Third-Party Partnerships at the Mechanical Licensing Collective and Lecturer at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

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