Indie-week – A2IM
Held in June, A2IM Indie Week 2013, featured a group of over 120 independent music business senior executives from around the globe participated in the 2013 WIN-A2IM Think Tank to teach and learn from one another while discussing several of the most important growing revenue streams in our industry. The Think Tank participants were divided into breakout groups and asked to share experiences, ask questions and select general best practices that they’d be willing to share with their fellow A2IM members. A2IM gathered the notes taken by the Think Tank participants and used them to construct this year’s Independent Label Roadmap.
CMJ Music Marathon
CMJ’s daytime conference is headquartered on New York University’s Greenwich Village campus, at the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center on Washington Square Park. The 2013 conference was held in mid October and included a broad array of panelists, from artists to indie label executives, and brand mavens to new media specialists. These emergent entrepreneurs continue to change the game by working outside the conventional notions of what can, and can’t be done to survive and thrive in today’s music business.
Culture Collide Festival
Culture Collide Creative Summit is an exclusive two-day conference panel series in early October, that will bring together influential speakers from the music, entertainment and lifestyle industries and delegates from around the world to discuss brand partnerships, record sales, touring, digital marketing strategies and much more.
MUSEXPO is an unprecedented and exclusive opportunity to interact with a wide range of influential decisionmakers from the international music, media and technology industries all brought together again in Los Angeles at MUSEXPO in late April. Created by popular demand, the inaugural MUSEXPO enriched the experience created at the A&R Worldwide dinners, creating a climate that attracted executives and artists to travel from over 30 countries across the world to participate — all because they understand the value of discovering and developing fresh new relationships, inspirations and solutions in an ever-changing worldwide community.
New Music Seminar
The New Music Seminar (NMS) is a conference and festival held annually in New York City. The New Music Seminar was originally launched in 1980, and ran through 1994, and was relaunched in 2009. The New Music Seminar features over 150 CEOs, Presidents, Founders, and leaders in the emerging music business along with over 100 artist performances. The mission of the New Music Seminar is to grow a sustainable and better music business that allows the creative cream to rise to the top. The NMS strives to enable more artists to achieve success and encourages new levels of investment in music and artists
South by Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference, the world’s leading music industry event, offers attendees the opportunity to explore the future of the music industry during the day at panels, talks, the Trade Show, Music Gear Expo and other conference activities at the Austin Convention Center. At night, the absolute best mix of musical performances from over 2,200 regional, national and international acts take place at the SXSW Music Festival. Altogether, SXSW presents unmatched networking opportunities, career-building conference programming and over 100 stages of music for showcasing bands and conference attendees. SXSW Music is now in its 28th year.