Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Boston Music Conference 2009

Conference Brings Music Industry's Attention to the Region's Talent

BOSTON, MA - The second annual Boston Music Conference (BMC) will be held September 24 and 25, 2009. The mission of the Boston Music Conference is to educate and empower aspiring artists by providing them with information and tools necessary to pursue a career in music.

The Boston Music Conference is a two-day event that includes workshops, showcase performances, panel discussions and various networking and social events. Topics to be covered include “Brands, Bands and Fans”, “Deals and Distribution”, “Breaking into Crossover Markets and International Deals”, “The Digital Age of Music”, “Getting Your Music in Games”, “Audio Engineering”, “Songwriting” and more. Complete information is available at

The overarching theme of the conference this year is the impact of digital technology on the music industry. Some of the subcategories to be covered include how new digital distribution platforms are creating opportunities, new channels of digital revenue and some of the innovations that are fueling growth.

The BMC brings the attention of the music industry on a national level to the talent and opportunity that exists here in Boston. Top music industry executives and A&Rs from major labels including Sony, EMI, Universal and Motown will be present to share their experiences and advice with attendees, view the talent Boston has to offer during the showcases and talk one on one with attendees.

Some of the industry’s top music industry companies, iZotope, Harmonix, SonicBids, Nimbit, BMI and the Recording Academy will be present at the Boston Music Conference as well.

Artists who would like to participate in the showcase performances are encouraged to submit samples of their music through or via email at

The conference is $99 in advance and $150 if purchased at the door. Students at Berklee, New England Conservatory, Emerson, AI and Northeastern can receive a 40% discount by sending an email from their school email address to and they will receive a discount code. To get your school added to the list of schools eligible for a discount call (617) 834-0552 or email Attendees are encouraged to bring their bio and promotional kit to the event because this is a rare opportunity to meet top music industry executives.

Workshops for the event will be held Thursday September 24, from 11 to 5:30 at Mojitos at 48 Winter Street in Downtown Crossing, followed by Showcase Performances from 6 to 11 at Mojitos at Pearl in the Roxy Complex located at 279 Tremont Street. The conference will be held at the Roxy Tremont Ballroom at 279 Tremont Street in the Theatre District, Friday September 25 from 11 to 6.

The goal of the Boston Music Conference (BMC) is to educate and empower the city’s aspiring talent who are interested in pursuing a career in music by bringing the resources and information to them in Boston. The BMC is part of an organized long-term initiative to bring national attention to Boston as a source of major talent within the music industry and develop local talent.

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