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June 18-21st at Hotel Preston in Nashville, TN.

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LAST YEAR!
WE WELCOME YOU TO NASHVILLE
The Songwriting and Music Business June Conference is your chance to fully immerse yourself in the songwriting and music business world. From the moment you walk through the door at the Hotel Preston, you will be in the midst of the music industry. Mingle with hit songwriters, music publishers, executive producers, and fellow songwriting enthusiasts from around the world. Play your songs live and in song evaluation sessions, attend workshops and hear expert panels talking about innovative ways to monetize your music. That’s what we’re all about: empowering, and educating in the new millennium of music.

Conference: In June, the Songwriting and Music Business community converges on Nashville for a three-day intensive music business and songwriting event.

Location: The Hotel Preston is located on the corner of I-40 and Briley Parkway near the Nashville International Airport. Selected because of its welcoming atmosphere and staff, Hotel Preston is a quirky boutique hotel that has a reputation for supporting songwriter events in style, without taking itself too seriously. It’s just the place for a relaxing, fun filled weekend of songwriting and music business camaraderie.

Industry Attendees: We welcome industry professionals who have distinguished themselves in the songwriting and music business field as those who support and nurture positive change, growth, and unity among the songwriting community. More industry professionals signing on weekly. Check back for updated list and bio links. Confirmed Industry Professionals below:

Workshops: How many times have you attended a conference and been totally confused from the moment the expert panelists open their mouths? Us, too. That’s why we have short workshops throughout the event to make sure you understand the fundamentals, basics and terminology the experts throw around in their panel discussions. After these brief refresher courses, you’ll feel confident and prepared to ask great questions of the experts and get the most out of the panels and group discussions.

Panels: You will be amazed at the wealth of knowledge of these expert panelists. Panels feature professionals from every corner of the music business, because when you put them all together, the many points of view combine to give us a more complete picture of the topics being discussed.

Getting Your Music Into Film & TV - Film and Television placements are a growing source of income and exposure for independent artists, songwriters and publishers. Our expert panel will discuss and answer questions about all aspects of getting your songs placed: from strategy, to access, to licensing - the folks on this panel want to see you succeed.

Innovative Music Business Visionaries “Whats Next?” - Where are we going? Where have we been? This expert panel is comprised of noted visionaries in the fields of education, copyright protection, and technology. What will the music business look like in 5 years? 20 years? And how can we be proactive today to meet the needs of tomorrow’s original music industry?

$300
Discount code available for Conference attendees after registration. $90/night rooms.

Songwriting - Commercial Writing and Self Expression - Does it have to be a choice between writing for a commercial market and writing for self expression? Hear the thoughts of professional songwriters and music publishers about the challenge of writing from the heart and for the dollar.

Listening Sessions: Get honest, constructive feedback on your original songs. Evaluators are professional songwriters, publishers, film & TV, and A&R who will offer advice for improvement or placement opportunities for your tunes. Be prepared with a CD or iPod and two lyric sheets for your evaluators.

Mini Q&A Sessions: Throughout the conference, we will have special 30 minute question and answer sessions in breakout rooms with industry pros so that you can hear lots of points of view on the topics we’re discussing. Classic hit songwriters, affiliated industry talks, and music business experts share their knowledge with us in these special breakout sessions.

Showcase: This is your chance to perform before a large group of peers, industry pros, music publishers, film and television folks, and sponsors. All music genres will be considered. All showcase slots will be selected from contest entries in the following categories: Top Music Business Platform, Top Band, Top Artist and Top Song. Finalists will be selected to perform Thursday, Friday or Saturday night.

Pro Rounds: Watch the hit makers perform their original songs in an up close and personal environment. You can learn a lot from watching the pros do their thing on stage- see how they interact with the crowd, listen to the stories behind their hit songs, and get inspired to step up your game.

Contest: Open to all conference attendee members of Songwriting and Music Business Community.

Steps to Enter:
  1. Join Songwriting and Music Business community and upload your profile.
  2. Register for June 20-23 Conference
  3. Panelist of industry pros will select finalists for Conference Showcase spots.
  4. Winners from four categories will be selected at Conference based on overall presentation and performance to win great prizes.
Categories & Criteria:
Music Business Platform
Think you have your biz platform together and want top industry pros to see? Tell us about your artistry, performance, songs, marketing, web presence, team, or innovations.
Top Band
For groups of 3 or more.
Top Artist
For duos and solo artists
Top Song
Original Songs - can be co-written.