November 13-14, 2013 // The Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY. The Billboard Touring Conference features unique programming that informs, educates and provides a forum for promoters, agents, managers, venues, sponsors, marketers, production professionals, merchandisers, digital music executives, ticketing companies and all touring-related businesses about the industry’s latest opportunities and current challenges. The 2011 Conference was the most successful in the history of the Conference and plans are under way to make the 2012 Billboard Touring Conference an even more powerful and multi-faceted event. Don’t miss panels with Irving Azoff, the founders of Coachella and more. Use code IMFCON13 to get $50 off registration.
CelebrityAccess is the ultimate resource for the entertainment professional and the largest provider of news and information to the live performance entertainment industry for over 10 years. CelebrityAccess provides profiles on over 40,000 celebrities including direct and detailed contact information, bios for celebrity managers and agents, promoters, venues, talent buyers and sellers. CelebrityAccess also provides tour dates, box office scores, performance fee ranges and more keeping you up to date and on top of the fast changing industry. Enroll for a FREE Trial and subscribe to Encore our weekly E-Zine now reaching to over 100,000 entertainment industry professionals and decision makers. For more information visit our website www.celebrityaccess.com All IMFCON members, attendees and associates of IMFCON will receive a 3-Day Free Trial of our service; a $100 discount on all new annual membership subscriptions.
• Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix
• Larry Kramer, President & Publisher, USA Today
• Danae Ringelmann, Founder and CCO, Indiegogo
• John Skipper, President, ESPN
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Folk Alliance International exists to foster and promote traditional/contemporary/multicultural folk music,dance, and related performing arts. FAI seeks to strengthen and advance organizational and individual initiatives in music and dance through education, networking, advocacy, and professional/field development. For more information on our annual international conference and regional events, please visit: www.folk.org
FUSICOLOGY is a Hub for Progressive Culture and Lifestyle. By aggregating event listings, relevant news and music for tastemakers, Fusicology.com empowers like-minded progressives and trendsetters. With sustained presence over 20 markets in the United States and Canada, an expansion to additional international markets is currently in development; Defining the Soul Diaspora since 2003.
LuthierBuilt’s central mission is to connect musicians with musical instrument professionals and events worldwide. It is fresh, open, free of in-the-face advertising, and vibrant. It is young and growing. It is on track to become a premier international resource for musicians.
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The SF MusicTech Summit brings together visionaries in the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem, the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians, and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. We meet to do business and discuss, in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment.
Canadian Music Week (March 19-24, 2013).Canadian Music Week is Canada’s largest and longest running music conference and festival. With panels, keynotes/celebrity interviews (ranging from the likes of Gene Simmons, Slash, Paul Rodgers, Nikki Sixx, Sammy Hagar, Melissa Etheridge and Dave Stewart to Troy Carter, Harvey Goldsmith, Jamie Cullum, Jaron Lanier, Seymour Stein and Bruce Allen), mentoring sessions, speed-dating, face-to-face pitch sessions with top music supervisors, film premieres, award shows, networking opportunities, an international marketplace, a comedy festival, and Canada’s biggest new music festival – Canadian Music Fest – it is a one–stop music destination attracting more than 3,000 delegates.
For 30 years, Pollstar has been the Concert Industry’s leading business trade publication. Pollstar publishes timely news, extensive box office summaries, tour itineraries and vital industry contact information as well as providing in-depth research for industry professionals. Pollstar publishes the magazine weekly along with several annual special editions and specialized contact directories.
Registration for the ninth annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO is now open and members of our organization can register early at a deeply discounted rate! The Discount registration price is just $385 for our members or $360 for members who are also members of ASCAP. All registrations include Video Access for free – stream video of all 60 hours of panels! To take advantage of this special rate, select IMFCON from the Partner menu towards the end of the registration process
Venues Today is a leading international trade publication that covers the business side of entertainment and sports as it relates to venues. Venues Today provides original reporting for various venue types, from stadiums, performing arts centers, convention centers to arenas. We publish a monthly magazine and VT Pulse- weekly e-newsletter, International Venues Resource Guide and Fairs & Festivals Resource Guide annually.
WOMEX – the World Music Expo / Cardiff, Wales, UK / 23 – 27 Oct 2013
WOMEX is “The most important international professional market of world music of every kind. This international fair brings together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes concerts, conferences and documentary films. It contributes to networking as an effective means of promoting music and culture of all kinds across frontiers.”
UNESCO Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity
Made in Berlin and travelling in Europe: The 18th edition of WOMEX in Thessaloniki, Greece, in October 2012 saw over 2,200 delegates from more than 90 countries, 600 exhibitors, a full conference programme and a showcase festival presenting 61 acts on 8 stages.
World Festival Network: Acting as a liaison between festivals and performers, audiences, suppliers and the media we provide the opportunity to strengthen and promote multi disciplinary Festivals. We do this through education, introduction, networking, research, dissemination of information, and the cultivation and development of good working practice. We encourage synergies, collaboration and expose issues, keeping the industry fresh, up to date with political agendas, highlighting global developments and monitoring trends. As well as holding online listings and facilitating major projects, we offer consultancy and legal advice, visa & tour routes information, and run workshops and networking events.
In celebration of the burgeoning music festival marketplace, NewBay Media and Pro Sound News are proud to present; Music Festival Business! Coming in September, this inaugural issue, will examine the business as well as the technology behind successful music festivals. From the large scale established festivals like Bonaroo and Coachella, to the regional and local festivals like Gathering of the Vibes, we will take an in depth look at such topics as: Spec’ing systems for festivals, Getting the Bid, what organizers demand, what production companies provide that’s rider friendly. We will be speaking to FOH and Monitor Engineers about what makes a festival experience smooth for them, dealing with system elements, Safety issues, Mixing for crowd sizes, dealing with weather conditions, SPL management, wireless systems and frequency coordination. We will also include the latest trends taking place at festivals like EDM, video projection, live recording to broadcast and more! This exciting publication will reach over 45,000 readers via print and digital editions in the US and abroad!
World Fringe is the part of World Festival Network, which specialises in Fringe Festivals around the globe. It is set up to serve the global Fringe community, including festival staff, venues, performers & artists, agents, audiences, suppliers, media, sponsors & supporters, and wider industry professionals.World Fringe organises and facilitates one-to-one meetings, conversation and spreading the word about existing Fringe Festivals as well as consulting with new and developing Fringes. World Fringe hosts networking events, conferences, talks and workshops on where to go and how to get involved. It offers advice on whose who, what’s on where and how it can be useful. World Fringe educates the festival sector and audiences on the importance of ‘Fringe’.
The Leadership Music Summit: Digital Solutions Powered by the Entrepreneurial Spirit will utilize panels, case studies, analytics, keynote speakers and networking to help educate, connect and bond these two communities. The 2013 event is targeted to attendees and participants ranging from college students to movers-and-shakers of the entrepreneurial community across the Southeast to a variety of music industry leaders and decision-makers, including artist managers, record label staff and executives, attorneys, business managers and members of the media, marketing and publicity communities.
To sign up to receive updates on the Summit and the Dream Project, visit www.leadershipmusicsummit.org and follow us on Twitter @LMSummit. Advance registration is $249 with a discounted rate of $199 for IMFCON attendees and members, please use discount code IMFCON at check out to receive this discount. Discounts will also be given to groups of 10 or more. On-site registration is $299. To register, CLICK HERE.
The Association of Independent Festivals is a non-profit trade association, set up to promote the UKs independently spirited festivals. AIF encourages efficient management of events by pooling resources and knowledge, therefore creating a better experience for audiences.
With a membership of over 45 of the UKs most successful and innovative festivals the combined attendance of AIF members’ events is now in excess of 590,000 people. The collective voice of the membership provides lobbying power where necessary for all legislative, commercial and industry issues as they relate to live events. Networking and seminar events are open to members, friends and industry.
The IMMF is a global non-governmental umbrella organization (NGO) which has as its members national federations currently (21) of music managers in 20 countries. These federations are individual national country organizations (often called MMF) which are comprised of individual managers and management companies. The IMMF core mission is to ensure the safeguarding, respect and protection of the moral and professional interests of its members and the worldwide community of music managers. The IMMF helps managers in different nations and/or regions to exchange information and knowledge such that the professionalism and expertise of the community of music managers is enhanced and reinforced.The IMMF counts worldwide more than 1.100 members.
Launched in 1977 as the first publication catering to artists and music people, Music Connection’s mission has always been to bridge the gap between the street and the elite. The popular magazine has spawned an array of unique and widely viewed resources––not only a highly trafficked website, but “The MC Weekly Bulletin” and “AMP” social network (“for musicians only”)––that continue the objective of offering connections to the unconnected and providing exclusive, expert information that can help our readers and followers take their music to the next level. In all its forms, Music Connection examines and defines the realities of music making for the songwriter, publisher, producer, studio manager, agent, attorney, publicist, label executive and, of course, the professional and semi-pro musician.
In celebration of the burgeoning music festival marketplace, NewBay Media and Pro Sound News are proud to present; Music Festival Business! Coming in September, this inaugural issue, will examine the business as well as the technology behind successful music festivals. From the large scale established festivals like Bonaroo and Coachella, to the regional and local festivals like Gathering of the Vibes, we will take an in depth look at such topics as: Spec’ing systems for festivals, Getting the Bid, what organizers demand, what production companies provide that’s rider friendly. We will be speaking to FOH and Monitor Engineers about what makes a festival experience smooth for them, dealing with system elements, Safety issues, Mixing for crowd sizes, dealing with weather conditions, SPL management, wireless systems and frequency coordination. We will also include the latest trends taking place at festivals like EDM, video projection, live recording to broadcast and more! This exciting publication will reach over 45,000 readers via print and digital editions in the US and abroad! For additional information please contact: Karen Godgart, Publishing Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
e-tainment news Europe is run by festival fans for festival fans and as a result we understand the needs of both the festival organiser and the fans themselves and bring our knowledge and expertise to deliver bespoke marketing and promotional opportunities to potential partners that will yield the highest possible return on investment and exceed expectations
e-tainment news Europe’s mission is to become the premier source of festival news bringing festival fans all the information about their favourite festivals large and small. Our comprehensive cover- age includes latest festival news, line ups, directions, ticket purchase, photos, reviews and more to make e-tainment news the only website festival fans need to bookmark!
Festival Network Online offers the most comprehensive database of North American festivals and events that need entertainers. Serving artists since 1996, FestivalNet lists extensive details and contact information to help you get in touch and book more gigs. Members can upload songs and videos and take advantage of our EPK service. Offering free and paid services, FestivalNet is a leader in the festivals and special events industry. We generate over 750,000+ monthly visitors and publish detailed event data on 25,000+ festivals, art shows, art and craft shows, music festivals, and other events. For more information, visit festivalnet.com.
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Deadline is Approaching on Sept. 18th. Now is your chance to enter what the NY Times calls “the songwriting competition to take note of,” and for a chance to share in over $150,000 in cash and prizes, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash and over $25,000 in prizes. Renowned for having the most prestigious judges of any music competition in the world, ISC’s judging panel is comprised of high-profile recording artists and influential music industry professionals. Judges for this year include: Tom Waits, Florida Georgia Line, Nas, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, Bernie Taupin (Elton John Lyricist), Monte Lipman (President of Universal Republic Records), and many more. For entry information and a complete list of judges, please visit: http://www.songwritingcompetition.com
CMJ Music Marathon is the world’s largest platform for the discovery of new music. During one week every October, CMJ features over 1,400 live performances in more than 80 venues. 120,000 artists, music fans, and industry insiders descend on the city for showcases, panels, and seminars. Be there this year: October 15 – 19 throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Target Audience Magazine is an online, monthly publication promoting independent artists of all genres – musicians, artists, writers, film-makers, and all entrepreneurs. Through encouraging our readers to find a voice for marketing, and the methods for connecting to their desired audience, we promote creativity. Our hope is that through education those struggling to make it in the arts will draw inspiration from those who have succeeded, and continue the circle so that art may reward writing, and all disciplines may cross-inspire.
Once you find your voice as a passionate, creative soul, express yourself and find your target audience.
Each year, the Americana Music Festival & Conference brings together legendary artists, the next generation of rising stars and industry professionals for four days of music and education. The event will take place September 17-21, 2014, gathering thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville, TN.
The Americana Music Conference is situated at the Hutton, Nashville’s premier boutique hotel and features numerous panels, seminars and much more, proudly providing Nashville’s most educational music industry forum. This special event covers the interests and needs of artists, managers, labels, radio stations, publishers, agents, promoters, retailers, legal and business affairs executives, merchandisers and new media professionals – all enthusiastically attended and presented by music industry leaders.
By night, your registration allows you priority admission to over 140 evening Americana Music Festival Showcases held at multiple downtown music venues and a ticket to the critically acclaimed Honors and Awards show at the Ryman Auditorium. Simply put, Americanafest has something for anyone who’s passionate about music.
Digital Media Wire, Inc. launched in 2000 with a simple yet compelling proposition to provide busy executives with a daily briefing of the most important news stories about the business of digital media. On July 20, 2000, we published the first issue of Digital Media Wire Daily — our daily email newsletter dedicated to objective coverage of news stories about the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. Today, we are a media company that consults and manages marketing campaigns for digital media brands, owns and produces industry conferences, publishes daily newsletters, and operates the popular www.dmwmedia.com news and community portal.
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We’re a 501(c)(3) non-profit and global membership alliance of dance music fans, artists, and industry idealists. We encourage our community to be a force for good and green. We call that the “Sound of Change.”
We organize around issues important to the community like health, safety, greening, and giving back to our local communities through charitable works. We work to educate our community about these issues and create programs that offer fun & effective solutions.
Tour Link is three days of networking with professionals in concert touring and related industries. There are good laughs, educational sessions, and friendships to be made.