Conferences are the ultimate hubs for networking in the music industry. If you’re looking to connect with some of the best minds in the business, these conferences are for you…
Top Music Conferences To Attend in 2023
Dates: March 10-19
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.
- Be sure to check out the SXSW Schedule for all confirmed programming including Keynotes & Featured Speakers and Sessions.
- Ready to get involved? — Click here to register.
Virtual Conference Dates: April 26-28
In-Person Dates: July 11-15
The LAMC, which spotlights Spanish-language alternative music — as well as exciting artists in rock, hip-hop, and electronic music — will return in virtual form April 26 to 28. If you’re interested in going in-person, they’re also hosting an in-person event on July 11-15 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City.
Both the virtual and in-person events will host panels, workshops, showcases, and networking opportunities for attendees. For those interested in the Latin music scene, this one’s for you.
- Want in? — Learn more right here.
Date: June 8-10
Hosted at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, the Canadian Music Week Conference is still the premier annual music business and networking event in Canada. CMW is an annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries.
- Registration isn’t quite open yet, but you can check out all the speakers and additional details for the event right here.
Date: June 12-15
A2IM Indie Week is the world largest independent music conference. It consists of a four-day international conference and networking event aimed at maximizing the global impact of Independent music. Featuring keynotes, panels, exclusive networking sessions, and more, Indie Week has historically drawn an attendance of over 1200 participants from over 30 countries.
- Visit their website to learn more about A2IM right here.
Date: September 19-23
The 23nd annual AMERICANAFEST will take place September 19-23, gathering thousands of artists, fans, and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville, TN. This year promises to once again be the must-attend event for anyone who loves the melting pot of Americana’s influences including roots, folk, country, blues and soul-based music.
Each year, this fest brings together legendary artists, the next generation of rising stars, fans, and industry professionals for multiple days of music and education.
- Whether you’re interested in playing the fest, attending the conference, want to volunteer, or any looking for any other type of involvement, click here.
Although the dates and details for 2023 hasn’t been announced yet, the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is still worthy of a feature here! It remains the most upfront, influential and educational gathering for electronic music and its industry.
With its conference, festival and educational breeding ground, ADE is able to create not only the biggest yearly industry tent-pole moment, but also a solid foundation for future generations of electronic music professionals. The event attracts a total of more than 1,000 events in nearly 200 locations across its multidisciplinary program; for five days and nights, the city of Amsterdam truly breathes electronic music.
- To pre register for 2023 and stay up to date with any news and announcement concerning the event, check this out.
Winter Music Conference
Date: March 2023
The Winter Music Conference is back and now stronger than ever with a renewed sense of purpose and direction under the umbrella of Miami Music Week. After a delayed 35th Anniversary due to Covid 19, the Winter Music Conference will return to Miami in March 2023 with insightful programming for music industry professionals and consumers.
- Check out their website to learn more.
M for Montreal
M for Montreal is an essential catalyst for the Quebec and Canadian music industry. It’s actually one of the most attended major events for the music industry in Canada. It also showcases a series of conferences that bring together local and international music industry pros while offering a rich program of talented musicians.
- Although the dates haven’t been officially launched for 2023 as of yet, you can still get early bird tickets and learn more about them on their website.
Date: September 20-23
Taking place in September of 2023, Reeperbahn Festival is a German conference that offers industry representatives a programme of sessions, networking events, matchmaking events, showcases, meetings and award shows.
Talks, panels, keynotes, presentations, and workshops are all a part of the Reeperbahn Festival Conference programme. Top international speakers will address issues relevant to the music industry, its submarkets – recorded music, live entertainment, and publishing – and related sectors in the digital economy.
- Want a ticket? — Get yours right here.
Folk Alliance International
Date: February 1-5
The next Folk Alliance International Conference takes place at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri with a theme of “Sustainability in Folk Music”. At this conference, you’ll experience showcases, panels, networking events and more, all surrounding and supporting Folk music.
- Whether you’re ready to register to attend or want to read about the event, check this out to access all the resources you need.
To wrap it up…
Don’t miss out! Whether you’re looking to sit back and learn, connect with your peers, or just experience a conference for the first time, these are the top ones in the industry that will not disappoint.