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2021 Music Industry Conferences

Remember those? Music industry conferences will – like so many things – look a little different in 2021 (aka, like your screen) but remain fantastic places to gain important industry insights. Here, we look at some of the best virtual concerts taking place in the coming year

Guest post by Randi Zimmerman of the Symphonic Blog

Music industry conferences are some of the best places to gain new insights about the industry from some of the best in the biz. Ready to sharpen your skills for the new year? Here are some of the best virtual conferences you should definitely attend (virtually) in 2021…

Top Virtual Music Industry Conferences in 2021

NY:LON Connect

When: January 25-28

“NY:LON Connect 2021 brings the best of the groundbreaking global music summit online for the very first time. After four sold out editions in New York and London, this year’s event will take place across four mornings (US time) / afternoons (UK time) from January 25 – 28. As ever, the event will serve as a forum for high-level strategic debate about the biggest issues facing the global music business in 2021.” – NY:LON

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When: March 16-20

“Calling all creatives, industry leaders, storytellers, visionaries, and anyone ready to reimagine the future from scratch. Join us from March 16-20 for SXSW Online, an exclusive digital experience. Discover the ideas that will renew your hope in tomorrow, reignite your curiosity, and reinvent what’s possible. This is the time for re-do’s all around to incite positive change. — For SXSW Online, we’re offering one pass that covers the entire event, allowing attendees to take in programming and connect with others across the many industries that SX serves. SXSW Online Passes at the $249 rate are currently available – register now to secure your spot.” – SXSW

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Folk Alliance

When: February 22-25

“In place of an in-person conference this year, FAI is hosting Folk Unlocked, a five-day virtual event for the entire international folk community to come together for panels, workshops, showcases, affinity and peer group meetings, exhibit spaces, networking, and mentorship. We are unlocking the doors and windows of the house of folk to be as broad and inclusive as possible, inviting those who have been loyally attending Folk Alliance International conferences for years while aiming to reach folk musicians and professionals who have never benefited from or attended FAI before” .- Folk Alliance 

// Click here to register for this event. //

Latin Alternative Music Conference

When: May 4-7

The Latin Alternative Music Conference is set to return in virtual form this year! The Latin Alternative Music Conference is the ultimate place to be for Latin music lovers and industry professionals alike. In past LAMC events, over 1,000 industry leaders have come together at the Stewart Hotel to participate in industry panels, showcases, exhibitions, press conferences, and networking. At this conference, you’ll find some of the biggest Latino names from all aspects of the entertainment industry.

// Click here to register for this event. //

Music Biz Annual Conference

When: May 10-13

“The Music Biz Conference first came to Nashville in 2015, and has continued to grow year over year while maintaining its trademark high level of educational programming and featured keynote speakers. The Conference continues to draw an ever-increasing representation from the global music business community, with Music Biz 2018 bringing attendees from 21 countries outside of the US to Music City.” – MusicBiz

// Click here for information on how to register. //

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