A variety of shifts are happening in the music conference scene from new events to the continued rise of EDM-related gatherings. Music cable network REVOLT is planning a new music conference called the REVOLT Music Conference for October in Miami. The first Dancefair Ibiza is set to take place in September. And the next installment of Music Tech Fest happens in London in September.
REVOLT Music Conference
REVOLT has announced the REVOLT Music Conference (RMC) in October in Miami coinciding more or less with the first anniversary of REVOLT's founding. New vice chairman Andre Harrell will be heading up the effort.
No real details as of yet though CEO Keith Clinkscales promised "an opportunity for industry professionals to have credible, informed conversations that can impact the future of the industry, including brands and technology leaders as catalysts."
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According to the official announcement:
"A group of industry specialists gather on a spectacular open-air location in Ibiza’s former zoo, Benimusa Park, to teach aspiring talent what it takes to be successful. The Thursday program focuses on commercial sounds like EDM, electro, trance and progressive, while on Friday genres as techno, deephouse, house, and drum&bass are scheduled."
In an interesting twist, though the Dancefair's primary language will be English, they will also be providing "workshops and seminars in Spanish" to attract Spanish artists.
Music Tech Fest
Music Tech Fest is a traveling "Festival of Music Ideas" that mixes "performances and presentations, demos, installations, as well as good old tinkering."
The next one up takes place in London, September 5 through 7:
"Now that the ink is dry on the paperwork, we are immensely proud to announce that we have partnered with the London Symphony Orchestra to bring you Music Tech Fest London at the LSO St Lukes as part of the official Barbican / LSO Autumn programme of events..."
"We have some fantastic collaborations, experiments, performances, showcases, demonstrations and ideas to share with you over the course of the weekend - with special guests, live cinema, a music hackathon like no other - and a gathering of some of the world’s finest minds, fresh from inventing the very future of music itself."