As the coronavirus pandemic continues to halt the global live music industry, the concert business and artist community have shifted toward a novel online business model via live streaming and digital concerts. Music industry conferences, too, have had to rethink their approach in the era of quarantine and stay-at-home orders.
Luckily for aspiring music industry heads and artists alike, many conferences are going fully digital this year.
When: Beginning May 28, every Thursday from 3-6 p.m. EST through the end of July
Cost: Registration is free and open to the public
ASCAP, one of the leading performance-rights organizations (PRO) in the U.S., this month launches ASCAP Experience: Home Edition, a virtual version of their premier music industry conference, ASCAP Experience. The newly announced long-term digital initiative brings the best of ASCAP Experience—industry insight and firsthand know-how from executives and thought-leaders across all sectors of the music biz—directly to your home. Each week, the digital conference will tackle real-time industry topics, including monetization, music publishing and mental and physical wellness, and will feature leading songwriters, producers, music publishers and members of the ASCAP team.
Success With Music Virtual Music Conference
When: May 29-31
Where: Modern Musician website
Presented by music industry resource website Modern Musician, this three-day online conference is inviting 15 experts who’ll discuss a wide range of topics geared toward artists looking to attract and grow their fan base and make a sustainable living out of their art.
Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC)
When: June 9-13
Where: LAMC website
As the leading music conference specializing in Latin music and culture, Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) has helped elevate the genre from a once-alternative scene to a global mainstream movement. Originally scheduled for July, LAMC 2020, which marks the conference’s 21st annual installment, is going fully digital next month due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This year’s panel discussions will explore a number of pressing topics impacting the Latin music industry and artist community, including mental health for artists and creators, playlisting, music publishing, finance for musicians and entertainment companies and more. LAMC 2020 will also feature a special conversation with and celebration of the women making a difference in the Latin music industry.
SOURCE: JOHN OCHOA