Music Cities Convention

Topics to be covered include: ​

Global music city policies, music & economic development, music & health, music city and technology, music & education, role of music in future cities, night time economy, supporting musicians, city & place branding, music & peace, music tourism, music & real estate, music & community building and more.

Music Policy Forum Intensive

Please join our community of musicians, public officials, activists, industry leaders, researchers and non-profit leaders in a hyper-pragmatic exploration of 2021 on November 19-20, 2020.

Empower, Educate, Create Stream-a-thon

The Center for Creative Entrepreneurship is producing an unscripted and inspirational “Nine Days of Giving” Stream-A-Thon, to show the world the talent Chicago has to offer and the education and resources we provide to expand and grow our creative economy. With your support, you will help us to empower entrepreneurs to grow their business in the creative sector.

Article 17: Are We Ready?

Article 17 is the largest reform in copyright history, one that stands to benefit music rightsholders, content creators and digital platforms alike. To help us all get a handle on the legislation’s sweeping changes, Music Biz is proud to partner with Pex to host this two-day virtual conference, programmed to clear up any confusion about the implications of Article 17 reforms, and discuss what improved legal protections and monetary gains it offers to relevant stakeholders.

Rio Music Market

ABMI - Brazilian Association of Independent Music is pleased to announce the 2020 edition of Rio Music Market, which will take place on December 8, 9, and 10, 2020, broadcast live from Vivo Rio.

Music Entrepreneur Conference

This three-day event will take place virtually and help you plan for success, gain skills, and connect you with cutting-edge entrepreneurs in music.

National Opera Association Virtual Conference

This year's NOA Conference will be taking place in a fully virtual format from January 4 - 6th. Come be amongst colleagues and peers who are curious, open to new ideas, and genuinely committed to the education of performers. A variety of sessions, competitions, and opportunities will provide steady engagement and knowledge to all who attend.

Sync Summit

Sync Summit’s gone virtual this year and we’ll have an all-online event with speakers, artists and connections from all over the world – bringing our LA, Tokyo, NY, Nashville and Berlin events together into one four-day virtual event. That means that regardless of where you are you’ll still get to network, to share your music, see product demos, participate in panels and keynotes and more from January 5 - 8th, 2020.


APAP|NYC is the world's premier gathering of the performing arts presenting, booking and touring industry and the annual members conference of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals. APAP is extending their Early-Bird Registration rate deadline to December 18 at 5:00 p.m. (EST)

he International Kulturbörse Freiburg (IKF) is a trade fair for stage productions, music and events with live artist performances and an extensive exhibitor area. The first takes place from 18 - 20 January 2021

NAMM’s Believe in Music Week

Believe in Music, January 18-21, is a new digital event, featuring a robust marketplace, cutting-edge education, entertainment, and live music, providing a platform to power our industry’s recovery and support those in need. Showcasing some of the best content from The NAMM Show, robust product discovery, and networking, the online experience will engage a broad audience, even larger than a physical event.


NTIX is transitioning its annual in-person conference and exhibition to a digital-only format in January 2021 due to continuing health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In keeping with the industry tradition that ‘the show must go on,’ the organization is excited to host a vibrant and engaging week-long “INTIX Live!” digital conference from January 25-29, 2021.

NY:LON Connect Summit

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, next year's event will take place across four mornings (US time) / afternoons (UK time) from January 25 - 28.


AmericanaFest UK

AmericanaFest UK is the ultimate celebration of Americana music in the UK and, in our sixth year, taking our programme online for the first time, we will also welcome a host of international names from Australia, Canada, and the US Our line-up is one of the best yet, with two nights of showcases , culminating in our ever-popular UK Americana Music Awards on 28 January 2021.

Open Club Day

Venues and clubs can participate with (almost) regular Club Day activities or symbolically through signing the Club Day statement. Because it is more important than ever to connect, participating venues and clubs will have the opportunity to exchange through online networking meetings.

Digital Entertainment World

Join DEW online this February for the 8th annual Digital Entertainment World! Stay tuned for agenda and speaker announcements. DEW2021 covers the entire digital entertainment ecosystem - streaming, games, music, right tech, connected entertainment, and more. 

AIM Sync

AIM Sync 2021 is the UK’s leading independent sync market and conference, returning as a virtual event on 11 February 2021. The full-day specialist conference will feature prominent international music supervisors in film, gaming, TV, advertising, brands, and more. These expert speakers will share insights on the current sync and brands landscape as well as taking part in masterclasses, listening sessions, workshops, and networking sessions.

The Entrepreneurial Outlook Series to discuss Media and Entertainment

Join the Polsky Center this Friday for the next session in our annual Entrepreneurial Outlook series to discuss important emerging trends in media and entertainment. During the event, a panel of expert venture capitalists and entrepreneurs will discuss where they see opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation within the field this coming year.

Country Radio Seminar

CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience will feature a curated, jam-packed schedule that includes the Country Radio Seminar’s most anticipated events, including educational panels, virtual networking, and workshops designed to provide instant, actionable takeaways. CRS 2021 will continue to be the ultimate Country music showcase, with every registration including access to the New Faces of Country Music Show, Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley, and daily label lunchtime performances from February 16 - 19th.

Guild of Music Supervisor’s Conference

Come to the Guild of Music Supervisor's Conference on February 18 - 19, for 2 full days of educational panels, networking, and live music performances! Complimentary tickets to this year's GMS Conference are
provided to all current GMS Members and Friends Of The Guild.

Digital Disruption 2021

PopTech is honored to host an interactive conversation on February 18th from 4:30 to 5:30 PM ET with Sinan Aral and Scott Galloway, moderated by Moran Cerf, host and curator of PopTech. Two leading authorities on digital trends will discuss their recent books.

Folk Unlocked

In place of an in-person conference this year, Folk Alliance International is hosting Folk Unlocked, a four-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 from February 22 - 25th.

Music Biz Live Interview

Join Music Biz LIVE on Monday, February 22nd at 4pm ET to celebrate Black History Month by discussing where the industry stands in regards to changing the landscape of racial justice across the music business. 


Now more than ever, students have a voice that can change the trajectory of the music business. The second #NEXTGEN_U virtual summit offers an exclusive opportunity to blend academia with action by uniting students, faculty, and the greater music community as they embark on the pivotal 2021 school year.

2021 Otis Report

Join the release of the 2021 Otis Report on the Creative Economy as commissioned by the Otis College of Design and authored by Beacon Economics.

Millennium Music Conference and Showcase

The 25th annual Millennium Music Conference & Showcase will take place February 25-27, 2021, and will be held at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel & Conference Center. This annual conference features 2 days of music business panels, clinics, workshops, keynotes, mentoring sessions, and a trade show. The event will follow the current Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania health and safety guidelines to offer a hybrid event including a virtual and in-person conference and showcase.

Music Policy Forum: Live

The Music Policy Forum views music communities as interconnected ecosystems rooted in the intersection of the public, private, nonprofit, and educational sectors. What does that look like in practice? A great example is the emerging discipline of nighttime economy advocacy, planning, and management in the United States.  Join them Friday, February 26th at 2 pm […]

Music Tech Meetup

Join the Music Tech Fam every Tuesday for their Music Tech Meetups! #TogetherTuesday

ILMC Virtually Live

From 3-5 March 2021, ILMC is inviting the industry’s top players to join them in the conference mainframe as we go Virtually Live. Free from the confines of the physical world at last, ILMC v33 will be the largest and most international conference to date with more delegates, panels, and meetings than ever before.

She Knows Tech Summit

She Knows Tech has been dedicated to highlighting female professionals in the music tech industry. From sound engineers to AV performers to sound designers, they have been devoting their events and platform to showcase and celebrate the badass women who have been blazing the trail. Continuing the narration from our It's Time video, there is no better way to celebrate Women's Day other than an all-female line up music tech conference, because it is time.

Most Innovative Companies Summit

This multiday summit will celebrate the Most Innovative Companies in business, provide an early look at major business trends and offer the inspiration and practical insights on what it takes to innovate in 2021.

Midem Latin American Forum

The online event, from 11 to 12 March, accessible to all via Midem Digital, will bring together the region’s movers and shakers and their global peers, to discuss the dynamic music scenes of Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico. Through a solid programme of panel discussions, networking opportunities, and showcases, participants will be invited to dive into the Latin music industry, along with its sounds and music tech scene, and examine the challenges we now face as an industry.

Music Policy Forum: Live

This Week on Music Policy Forum: Live -
Socialized Streaming and Shifting Economic Structures for Music Communities

SXSW Online

Take advantage of the unique opportunities this event has to offer, including keynotes, Conference sessions, Music Festival showcases, Film Festival screenings, world-class networking, and the unexpected discoveries that are always a part of SXSW, all in a digital setting.

SXSW Brazil – Clubhouse Conversation: The Future of Convening

On Friday, March 19 at 5 pm Central, Tracy Mann will be hosting a conversation on the future of convening. I’d like to invite you to join our invited guests, Priya Parker, author, Susana Campos (Rio2C), and Tonico Novaes (Campus Party) for a short conversation in English.

Canadian Virtual Music Expo – Spring Equinox

This event is made for both music fans and musicians!  This is the Spring Equinox edition of the Music Expo! They'll have panels with musicians, one-on-one interviews with music industry insiders, performances by your favourite musicians, prizes and more! They'll have songs performed by some of our many musicians. You will be able to chat […]

Global Cities After Dark

Global Cities After Dark Sydney 2021 is a week-long capacity building and resilience focussed program of keynotes, sector-specific workshops, think-tanks and a ‘Celebrate Local’ closing event, co-designed with local NTE sector leaders.

Ticketing Professionals Conference

Ticketing Professionals Conference (or TPC) is an educationally-led event focusing on innovation, best practice continued improvement in the entertainment ticketing sector.

Ohio University Music Industry Summit

The Third Annual Ohio University Music Industry Summit will take place on Thursday, March 25, 2021. The Summit features an exclusive gathering of national and regional music industry leaders and artists for a day of informative panels and compelling interviews, a networking meet-up for panelists and registrants, and an evening showcase of music.

Austin Hip Hop & Urban Music Summit

Capitol View Arts is proud to host the 2021 Urban Music Summit. This event is designed to push the conversation of making Hip-Hop/Urban Music a sustainable business in Austin.

Music Week Tech Summit

The Music Week Tech Summit is going virtual for 2021, with the same benefits of a physical event but from the convenience of your home. They will be bringing you killer discussions on the future of music technology, demos, networking, and an exhibition hall for you to chat with sponsors.

National Arts Action Summit

The National Arts Action Summit, which will be held virtually April 5-9, 2021, is a multi-day digital event bringing together arts advocates from across the country.

Music Policy Forum: Live

Music Policy Forum: Live we look West to explore how music and cultural leaders in Albuquerque and Boise are navigating this year and preparing for the future.