Conferences are the ultimate hubs for networking in the music industry. For labels, conferences are even more important. In this post, we’ll cover the best music industry conferences for labels to check out in 2020.
Music Industry Conferences Labels Should Budget For
When: March 13-22
Where: Austin, Texas
SXSW welcomes the future of this industry with open arms. Through workshops, mentor sessions, networking opportunities and more, this conference offers 10 days of unparalleled learning and networking.
Not to mention, the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and diverse people come together. SXSW is the perfect place to scout new artists, meet up with distributors and attend events highlighting the future of the industry and how it pertains to the landscape of your business.
When: March 16-19
Where: Miami, Florida
From a business perspective, the Winter Music Conference is one of the most iconic conferences that has helped define the culture of the industry since 1986. Before there was Ultra Music Festival, there was WMC. It offers the opportunity for labels to connect directly with consumers and other businesses and curates a perfect environment for them to learn, grow and integrate themselves among the independent community.
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When: June 15-18
Where: New York City
A2IM Indie Week is a four-day international conference and networking event centered around maximizing the global impact of independent music, especially for independent labels. Known for its world-renowned programming focused on the independent music sector, A2IM is the ultimate hub for labels looking to grow their network. Don’t miss your chance to connect with other labels, discover up and coming talent and experience a plethora of keynotes, panels, receptions, exclusive networking sessions and more.
When: May 11-14
Where: Nashville, Tennessee
This Nashville based conference unites leaders from the global commerce, content and creative communities to discuss the future of the music business and build relationships that continue to steer the industry for years to come. This conference offers hands-on demonstrations of products/services that could save you time and money in your daily business operations, concierge services to unite your business and industry figureheads you might not meet otherwise and so much more. Check it out and learn how to further streamline your business strategy and learn from the best in the biz.
When: October 21-25
The Amsterdam Dance Event’s conference program is the ultimate business and inspiration platform for electronic music focused labels. Featuring dedicated programming for music professionals, aspiring DJs/producers, tech start-ups and more, ADE is a must-see for electronic music-focused labels. Ranging from sustainability efforts to social change and tech advancements for your business, labels will experience the latest and greatest business and marketing developments in the industry.
These music industry conferences are monumental in sharing the rapid-paced advancements of this industry and connecting with those who know it the best. Sharpen your skills, network your ass off and enjoy everything these conferences have to offer. In an industry that is constantly evolving, don’t get left behind!