Boston Music Conference • September 24-25, 2009
“Where Preparation Meets Opportunity”
The BMC is a two-day conference that offers various educational forums, networking opportunities, and exclusive music industry events to educate and empower aspiring talent and entrepreneurs by providing them with the information and tools necessary to pursue a career in music and entertainment.
It brings together 1500+ participants from around the country, including artists, entrepreneurs, entertainment personalities, students, major music industry labels and corporate representatives, as well as publicists and marketers. The schedule includes workshops, panel discussions and Q&A with top industry executives, social and networking events, showcase performances, and an all-star concert bash. Featured representatives include Sony, EMI, Universal, Motown, iZotope, Harmonix, Sonicbids, Open Labs, BMI, and The Recording Academy.
The overarching theme of the conference this year is the impact of digital technology on the music industry. Subcategories include: how new digital distribution platforms are creating opportunities, new channels of digital revenue, and some of the innovations that are fueling growth. Topics to be covered include: “Brands, Bands and Fans”, “Deals and Distribution”, “Breaking into Crossover Markets and International Deals”, “The Digital Age of Music”, “Getting Your Music in Games”, “Audio Engineering”, “Songwriting” and more.
Workshops will be held on Thursday, September 24 from 12-5pm and showcases will be held in the evening from 7-10pm. Artists who would like to participate in the showcase performances are encouraged to submit their music. There will be major label A&R’s present as well as top music industry executives. This is an opportunity to showcase your work in front of people who can change your career, as well as a receiving positive and constructive feedback. Performances will be judged and the winner will receive recognition as well as prizes. Submit your music at: http://www.sonicbids.com/BostonMusicConference or pay for spot by visiting the BMC website for details.
Panels will be held all day on Friday, September 25 from 11:30am-7pm with a Finale Party to follow. Please check the BMC website for detailed information and as well as all updates.
Register now! Tickets are $99 in advance and $150 at the door. Students can receive a 50% discount by emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org) from their school email address and receiving a discount code.
Erin Lyder and Amberlynn Johnson represented Merch Music at the event: