2017 Music Conferences and Why You Need To Attend

Music conferences are a great way for you to get launch you rap career.

They can help you to:

1) Network face-to-face with record executives and get your music right into the hand of people that can put you on.

2) You can meet like-minded artists for collabs.

3) Most conferences have seminars that can teach you about the business-side of record industry so you can better negotiate when you’re offered a deal(but you should still have a lawyer).

Here is a worldwide list of music conferences that cater towards rap and urban music that are going to happen in 2017:

We Love Music Conference 2017

Dates: 07/13-07/16
Location: 3145 N. Meridan St, Indianapolis, IN

Producer Rico Love, (worked with Nelly, Beyonce, and more) is holding a three day conference which will include sessions on branding and songwriting. Click here to register. Speakers include Ludacris, Pleasure P, DJ Envy, and more

Breakthrough Music Summit (San Diego)

Date Friday Aug 4th
Location: TBD

Extermely limited tickets(only 20). A former A&R will meet with a group of artist and give them highly individualized coaching. The host, Matthew Rix, explains it full detail below. You’re crazy if you don’t click here to buy your ticket today.

Indie Entertainment Summit

dates August 9-12
Location: Los Angeles

This event will have workshops and seminar that will cover topics like social media marketing, the lastest industry trends, and helpful legal advice. Most importantly they offer something called IES Deal Link which is a chance for you have a 1-on1 meeting to pitch your musice to decision-makers. Click here for more info.

CD Babys DIY Musician Conference

Date: 08/25-08/27
Location: Nashville, Tennessee

A 3-day event of with a seminars and speeches by industry executives and artists. Click here for more info. (This is one is almost sold out as of 07/13, so act fast!).

Cutting Edge Music Conference

Dates: Aug 23-Aug 26

Location: 444. St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

3 days of conferences that will provide you with entertainment law advice so you don’t get jerked by labels, tips on how to get your music placed in films, and you’ll have the chance to play in front of industry big shots. Click here more info and for how to register.

Charleston Music Confab

Dates: Aug 30-Sept 2

Location: Charleston, South Carolina(you probably know that from the name though)

Some really interesting panels that cover topic from publishing, recording studios, touring, and issues facing the hip-hop industry. Also on the September 2, you’ll have the chance to get feedback on your songs from Simon Perry, the A&R for reverbnation. Click here full schedule and registration info.

KZN Music Imbizo 2017

Dates Aug 31-Sept 2

Location: The Moses Mabhid Stadium, Durban, South Africa

For info and to register click here.

Coast 2 Coast Music Conference

Dates: Aug 31 to Sept 4

Location: Miami, Florida

From the people who make the coast 2 coast mixtape. Yacht parties, artist show cases hosted by industry producers, panels with industry executives. Don’t miss out. Click here to full schedule and to register.

Future Music Forum

Dates: Sept 13-Sept 15

Location: Barcelona, Spain

From their website: “FUTURE MUSIC FORUM is an annual international music conference based in Barcelona that gathers the leading minds in the world of music to exchange views on how music is being shared in today‚Äôs digital age and discuss new developments taking place in music technology.
Our aim to provide a professional yet relaxed platform to explore, engage and discuss these topics with over 300 selected groups of music futurists, label owners, managers, music and mobile technology entrepreneurs and digital music consumption analysts.”

Click here for registration info.


Dates Oct 4 to Oct 6 (conferences only), Oct 7 thru Oct 8(outdoor music festival)

Location: Atlanta, GA

Check out the Artist Accelerator, Music Tech and Action Summit Conferences. Guest speakers include, Don Cannon, DJ Drama, MC Lyte, and many more. You can also sign-up to peform during the festival. Go the website for more info by clicking here.

Revolt Music Conference

Dates: Oct 12 thru Oct 15

Diddy’s cable network Revolt TV is holding it’s annual music conference. Last year managers discuss revenue streams, media executives dropped gems on personal branding, and chance for artists to perform at a showcase. You can expect all that this year and more. Click here for registration info.

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