VIDEO: A beginner’s guide to music conferences

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Music conferences can break artists and change careers, but only if attendees are prepared for the event.

There is nothing like a great music conference. For one or more days, aspiring professionals and rising artists alike come together to discuss the latest trends and developments in the industry. There’s often a lot of live music as well, and the performances on display can attract the attention of gatekeepers from the world of entertainment.

That said, no conference attendance is guaranteed to change someone’s career. The factors that dictate the value of attending a music conference are many, but there are steps individuals can take to position themselves (or their group) for success. In this video, Music Biz host James Shotwell breaks down what music conferences are, how to prepare for them, and where you can catch him speaking in 2019.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.