9th-18th March 2018, Austin, Texas, USA.
The South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW) is a six-day event held every March in Austin, celebrating 31 years in 2017.
The conference offers unmatched access to ideas and global viewpoints on an increasingly borderless industry. It aims to educate and inspire musicians and professionals alike, with sessions attended by over 30,000 registrants and showcasing artists.
25th-28th April 2018, Brighton, UK.
Brighton Music Conference aims to keep the focus on education and networking and is an affordable professional platform to meet under one roof.
After a successful debut in 2014, we are pleased to be back for a third year at The Brighton Dome.
• A two day trade conference for experienced industry attendees covering the latest industry trends
• A two day exhibition showcasing the latest equipment and technologies
• Over 60 workshops, panels and talks covering all you need to know to be successful in the industry
• Live showcases of up and coming talent, label, A-listed DJ showcase parties and club nights
29th April-2nd May 2018, Hollywood, USA.
2017 will see MUSEXPO Los Angeles celebrate 13 years of inspiration, imagination, creative business and networking that has been fostered for over a decade at this truly international event, which launched in Los Angeles in 2005 and has also been held in Europe and Australasia.
MUSEXPO will host some of the most influential and inspiring music and media minds from around the globe, while also showcasing the crème de la crème of emerging U.S. and international talent during the evening showcases at SIR Studios Los Angeles.
19th-22nd September 2018, Hamburg, Germany.
The Reeperbahn festival combines concerts in a variety of pop-cultural genres with an arts programme and a platform for professionals in the music and digital industries. It is Germany's largest club festival and since its debut in 2006 has grown to become one of the most important meeting places for the music industry worldwide.
The 30,000 visitors to the Reeperbahn Festival can choose from a total of 600 events, including around 400 concerts, 30 arts highlights, and more than 150 conference programmes.
26th February 2018, London, UK.
Since its inception in 2002, the TPi Awards event has consistently grown in size and status, and is now regarded throughout the world as the premier networking event for the live production industry.
Attracting over 1,100 people from all corners of the live music business, the TPi Awards acknowledges and rewards the achievements of the most talented and successful individuals and service companies working within the industry.
2nd-8th April 2018, Tallinn, Estonia.
TMW is one of Europe's leading city festivals with a carefully crafted line-up of various art forms for a curious mind. It is a celebration of creativity, curiosity, freedom and equality, it's one of the major meeting points for Eastern, Western and Central European music and creative communities. The festival is presented by Nordea Bank.
TMW started out in 2009 as a showcase festival and conference for international music-industry players and emerging regional acts. We wanted it to show that the home of beloved composers like Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis, and Erkki-Sven Tüür has more unique-sounding music on tap.
16th-19th October 2018, Paris, France.
50 conferences, 4300 professionals, the whole musical field gathered.
Paris-based MaMA attracts over 4,300 delegates, French and international, independent and major record labels, concert venues, festivals, producers, agents, managers, music publishers, digital services companies, regional/local authorities, trade unions, broadcasters, the private sector, subsidised institutions... and of course artists.
4th-6th October 2018, Tampere, Finland.
Music & Media Finland takes place each year in Tampere, southern Finland. Founded in 1989, Music & Media Finland has been the leading conference for music industry professionals for over two decades.
The program of Music & Media Finland consists of seminars, panel discussions and showcases. Everything is topped off by the acclaimed Industry Awards Gala.
Media, published weekly (pdf) and daily e-newsletter.
Record of the Day is an independent company publishing a weekly PDF magazine and a daily email newsletter featuring the most relevant and up-to-date music and media news imaginable. The service also features soundclips of exciting forthcoming hits chosen by our expert editors as well as a meticulous archive of past issues.
Media, published monthly.
Founded in 1998, Total Production International (TPi) magazine is regarded as the industry's most authoritative monthly business-to-business publication dedicated to the design and technology of live events, from concert, gig and festival productions, to theatre shows and temporary events. Circulated to almost 10,000 key international decision makers, TPi's readership ranges from show designers, technical crew, production/tour management and promoters, through to suppliers of sound and lighting systems, video, staging, security, catering, trucking, power and more.
2018 dates TBC, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.
The Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) is a membership group of like-minded festival and event managers who believe in learning and teaching, sharing and networking to continuously improve the festival scene.
Created in 1987 with a small gathering of people working in the community festival business, it now has hundreds of members who exchange ideas and support one another to help develop our sector.
If you have anything to do with festivals, yes anything, you should join AFO.
The MMF is the largest representative body of Artist Management in the world. We have over 400 members in the UK, representing over 1,000 of the most successful acts on the planet. Our emphasis is on implementing positive actions to assist our members with a keen eye on the 'next generation' of entrepreneurs and innovators.
17th-19th May 2018, Brighton, UK.
The Great Escape (TGE) is a new music festival that showcases emerging artists from all over the world. Over 450 up and coming bands play in 30+ Brighton venues, accessible on one wristband. It's the first place to discover your new favorite band and see them in an intimate setting before they go on to headline major festival stages.
TGE is also attended by the music industry who are on the hunt for the next big thing. We run a convention alongside the gigs featuring insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities in abundance.
The ultimate new event for musicians and music obsessives, set to celebrate 10 years of introducing by connecting you with the biggest industry names via workshops, talks and one-on-ones.
Amplify will immerse you in a world of music, connecting you with the biggest industry names via workshops, talks and one-on-ones; all aimed at getting out there and even taking your own music to the next level.
7th-13th May 2018, Toronto, Canada.
Canadian Music Week's 3 day Music Summit is designed for both industry executives and recording professionals focused on the business of global music. Encompassing 3 days of dedicated programming streams to Social Music, Live Touring, and Songwriters & Publishers, as well as keynotes, celebrity interviews, breakout sessions and workshops, it will provide you with the tools and knowledge to build your profile in the business and put you face-to-face with the forward-thinkers who shape the entertainment industries.
6th-9th March 2018, London, UK.
Once a year, the top players and programmers in the international live music game are invited to London for the world's biggest 'actual reality' meet-up: the ILMC and Showcase will be there! offering books to all delegates of the four days of meetings, panels, workshops, networking and events relating to the global concert and festival business, ILMC is THE key platform for serious players wanting to stay ahead of the game.
24th-28th October 2018, Gran Canaria, Spain.
WOMEX is an international networking platform for the world music industry. The annual five-day event comprises a bustling trade fair, showcase festival, conference, and film programme, as well as festive Opening and Award ceremonies.
5th-8th June 2018, Cannes, France.
The music industry has grown to become an ecosystem and Midem brings you the full toolkit to succeed in this new business landscape.
Join 5,500 participants and 1,100 exhibiting companies from 75 countries, to expand your international network, create bridges with other industries, improve your practices, sign deals and take your business to the next level.
5th-6th May 2018, Liverpool, UK.
Crowned Best metropolitan festival at the UK Festival Awards, Liverpool Sound City is an unrivalled 2-day festival of incredible live music and arts, capturing the city of Liverpool and reinforcing it as the cultural core of the UK.
Liverpool Sound City has grown into one of the most important and well-respected cultural events in the UK. Known as the 'first music festival of the year', Sound City sets the standard for all music festivals to follow by bringing you the very best breakthrough acts and major names before anyone else.
Media, published monthly.
AUDIENCE is the world's leading monthly magazine for the international contemporary live music industry, providing news, features and information to professionals in more than 80 countries worldwide. Circulation includes thousands of promoters, festival organisers, venue operators and key people in dozens of related sectors.
Media, published monthly.
LIVE UK is the only publication dedicated to the country's contemporary live music business, providing news, features, tour plans and information to the people that drive the industry – promoters, festival organisers, venue operators, artiste managers, booking agents, ticketing companies, media and key professionals indozens of related sectors.
Media, published monthly.
Published monthly by PLASA, the professional lighting and sound association, Lighting&Sound International has been the leading publication serving the broad range of the entertainment, presentation and events industries since 1985.
Media, published bi-monthly.
IQ is the essential magazine for the international live music business.
A natural extension of the ILMC, it presents news, features, information and analysis to conference delegates and the wider industry at large. While the ILMC provides an annual platform for vital discussion and debate, IQ provides a year-round focus on emerging trends and crucial business news.
The PSA is the trade association for companies and individuals involved in the live event production industry. Our aim is to represent, improve, educate and develop the business of technical production for live events. This is achieved by pooling the knowledge of the entire industry to create a single voice for the industry and a central resource for its members.
14th-18th September 2018, London, UK.
PLASA is the lead international membership body for those who supply technologies and services to the event, entertainment and installation industries. As a pro-active trade association, it looks after the interests of its members and seeks to influence business practices and skills development across the industry.
The Featured Artists Coalition campaigns for the protection of UK performers' and musicians' rights. We want all artists to have more control of their music and a much fairer share of the profits it generates in the digital age.
We speak with one voice to help artists strike a new bargain with record companies, digital distributors and others, and are campaigning for specific changes.
2018 dates TBC, Prague, Czech Republic.
Nouvelle Prague is the first ever showcasing festival in the Czech Republic and it's only showcase in Europe focused on overseas artists. It's held on November in the Staropramen Brewery in the heart of Prague. With its central European location, terrific flight connections and storied history, Prague is an ideal location for a boutique, exclusive and targeted showcase event. Nouvelle Prague was awarded as a "Best New Showcase" in 2013 and "Best Delegate Bar" in 2014 with YMCA in The Great Escape festival.
17th-20th January 2018, Groningen, Netherlands.
Eurosonic Noorderslag is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, with a proven track record for helping new acts break into the international music scene. Selling out each year Eurosonic Noorderslag attracts over 3,900 delegates, including 400 international festivals.
2018 dates TBC, London, UK.
Organised by Live UK Events, sister company to Audience Media, the publisher of LIVE UK and Audience magazines, the Summit brings together a broad spectrum of live music-associated companies and individuals, giving them the opportunity to share insights and debate topical issues during a series of sharp, well-managed conference sessions every October in London. 300 copies of Showcase are distributed to the delegates who attend.