Music Industry Conferences

A handy 2014 – 2015 calendar of music industry conferences around the World


The NAMM Show - January 23th – 26th 2014

MidemThe NAMM Show is the world’s premier music products trade show, where manufacturers from around the globe come to unveil the hottest new gear and the latest music and sound technology.
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA

Midem - February 1st – 4th 2014

Midem Logo Midem is the yearly international b2b event dedicated to the new music ecosystem, with a tradeshow, conferences, competitions, networking and gigs.
Location: Cannes, France

by:Larm - February 26th – March 1st 2014

by:Larm Logo by:Larm tech is a vibrant celebration of technology and the people that bring it to life, and a music festival like no other in the Nordics. by:Larm tech aims to be the go to arena for tech & change oriented people where technology and music interact.
Location: Oslo, Norway

ILMC- March 7th – 9th 2014

SXSWILMC Logo ILMC is an annual conference held in London specifically for the live music industry. With over 1,000 live music professionals, this is one of the best conferences for the live industry.
Location: London, UK

SXSW - March 7th – 16th 2014

SXSW Logo The South by Southwest® Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Winter Music Conference - March 21st – 30th 2014

Winter Music Conference Logo Winter Music Conference, in its 28th consecutive year, is one of the most publicized annual music gatherings in the world. A pivotal platform for the advancement of the industry, WMC attracts thousands of artists and music industry delegates.
Location: Miami, Florida, USA

ASCAP Expo - April 24th – 26th 2014

ASCAP Expo Logo The ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO is the first and only national conference dedicated to songwriters and composers. Grow your music career and network at the ASCAP EXPO. Open to all, not just ASCAP members.
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Liverpool Sound City - May 1st – 3rd 2014

Liverpool Sound City Logo Liverpool Sound City is the largest international music, digital and film festival and conference in the UK, welcoming over 360 artists, in over 25 venues in Liverpool’s city centre, with over 40,000 music fans and over 3000 industry professionals.
Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom

MUSEXPO - May 6th – 9th 2014

MUSEXPO Logo MUSEXPO is an annual international music and media conference that takes place in Hollywood, CA. Daily panel discussions and networking events involving music and media decision makers from around the world, including artist showcases each night.
Location: Hollywood, CA, USA

Canadian Music Week - May 6th – 10th 2014

Canadian Music Week Logo Music festival, conference, and exhibition with thousands of music industry participants from around the world. 350 bands in 35 clubs over three nights. Held in Toronto, Canada.
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Music Biz 2014 - May 6th – 8th

MUSEXPO Logo Music Biz 2014 – where we bring together the content and commerce communities to set agendas to reach collaborative, meaningful and actionable solutions that will create the music landscape of tomorrow.
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Great Escape - May 8th – 10th 2014

The Great Escape Logo The Great Escape is a new music festival that showcases emerging artists from all over the world. Over 350 up and coming bands play in 30 venues. TGE is also attended by the music industry who are also on the hunt for next big thing. TGE also run a convention alongside the gigs featuring insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities in abundance.
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom

International Music Summit - May 22nd – 24th 2014

Ibiza International Music Summit Logo The Ibiza International Music Summit, is now revered as one of the world’s most important music industry gatherings in the world. IMS signals the beginning of the Ibiza season. It’s both a high level music industry conference, alongside a week of the most aspirational dance parties on the island.
Location: Ibiza, Spain

Music Matters - May 22nd – 24th 2014

Music Matters Logo This year, Music Matters will dive into the opportunities of monetising music using social media, music synchronicity and interviews with the most prominent digital music CEOs and 75 other music industry thought leaders.
Location: Singapore

SF MusicTech Summit - May 28th 2014

San Francisco Music Tech Summit Logo The SF MusicTech Summit brings together visionaries in the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians, and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce.
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

New Music Seminar - June 9th – 11th 2014

New Music SeminarThe New Music Seminar believe the music industry can be a $100 billion business. It convenes leaders and visionaries who will take us there. NMS helps both artists and players break through in this difficult market by providing the knowledge and connections they need to succeed.
Location: New York, USA

Billboard Country Music Summit - June 2014

Billboard Country Music Summit Logo Two days of provocative discussion of issues critical to success for all stakeholders in the country music business, including panels, keynotes and roundtables on sponsorships, publishing/songwriting, touring, recording, radio, digital/social, artist development, and how to build, maximise and sustain careers.
Location: Nashville, TN, USA

Latic Alternative Music Conference - July 9th – 13th 2014

Latin Alternative Music Conference Logo The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) is a major conference geared towards the marketing of Spanish-language alternative music.It showcases what it considers the best in Latin music. This six-day event provides networking opportunities for leading artists, label executives, journalists, managers, marketers, retailers and programmers.
Location: New York, USA

West Coast Songwriters Conference - September 13th – 14th 2014

West Coast Songwriters Conference Logo Held the second weekend in September at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA. With a special kick-off party Friday night, it’s your chance to meet fellow conference attendees as well as the many and varied industry leaders instructing the seminars.
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA, USA

BIGSOUND - September 11th – 13th 2014

BIGSOUND Logo BIGSOUND, now in its 12th year, has a reputation as the best and most relevant music industry event in Australia. Produced by QMusic, BIGSOUND is positioned as Australia’s most internationally focused conference.
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Dewey Beach Music Conference September 19th – 21st 2014

Dewey Beach Music Conference Logo Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events. Held annually in Dewey Beach, Delaware.
Location: Dewey Beach, DE, USA

CMJ Music Marathon- October 15th – 19th 2014

CMJ Logo Over five nonstop days and nights, the world’s most important platform for the discovery of new music, CMJ Music Marathon, invades New York City with over 1,300 artist performances.
Location: New York, USA

Amsterdam Dance Event - October 16th – 20th 2014

Amsterdam Dance Event Logo The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is a five-day electronic music conference and festival held annually in mid-October. The event offers a full program of daytime conferences alongside a nighttime music festival featuring more than 300 events spread across 50 clubs in Amsterdam.
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

WOMEX- October 23rd – 26th 2014

WOMEX LogoWOMEX is an international networking platform for the world music industry. The annual five-day event comprises a bustling Trade Fair, Showcase Festival, Conference, and Film programme, as well as festive Opening and Award ceremonies.
Location: Cardiff, Wales

MU:CON - November 2014

MU:CON Logo MU:CON Seoul is a global music conference and showcase through cross-fertalisation and harmony to energise for the creation, production, and distribution of music.
Location: Seoul, South Korea

Taxi Road Rally - November 2014

Taxi Road Rally Logo Every year, TAXI holds a Road Rally to showcase new talent, conduct seminars and educate the music professionals about new aspects of the music business.
Location: Los Angeles, USA

Eurosonic Noorderslag - January 15th – 18th 2015

Eurosonic Noorderslag Logo Eurosonic Noorderslag is an annual four-day conference and showcase festival presenting European pop music. The festival takes place in January in Groningen.
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands

Midem - January 25th – 28th 2014

Midem Logo Midem is the yearly international b2b event dedicated to the new music ecosystem, with a tradeshow, conferences, competitions, networking and gigs.
Location: Cannes, France

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  1. Charmian

    I just said to my colleague “thanks to the nice person who put this together, I really appreciated it”! And thank you Marcus. When does it get updated?

    November 5th, 2013 Reply
  2. Ahmad Nash

    This is the ultimate tool for success in my area of work!!!… Thanks you are a great innovator!!!…

    January 4th, 2014 Reply
  3. brian schmidt

    Would you please add GameSoundCon, Video Game Music and Sound Design Conference to your listing
    GameSoundCon is the industry’s leading conference for video game composers and sound designers and those who would like to break into the industry. This year’s keynote speaker: HALO Composer Marty O’Donnell, fresh off his collaboration with Sir Paul McCartney.

    October 7-8, 2014
    Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

    Thank you
    Brian Schmidt
    Exec director, GameSoundCon

    August 8th, 2014 Reply
  4. Robbie

    Apparently, it’s only cool to be a musician in California or New York. If they really want to branch out and “believe in helping new artists” out, then move your effin locations every once in a while. Just a thought. (i’m sure some do, but i’m also sure most don’t.)

    September 2nd, 2014 Reply
  5. Larry Yarish

    You may want to add Breakforth Canada January 30 /. February 2 2015.
    Held in Calgary Alberta
    Larry Yarish
    Canadian artist.

    October 17th, 2014 Reply

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