Music Industry Networking: The Value of Connections

Music industry conferences are a clever way to network and meet new people within your field of work. They are great places to hear industry professionals speak about different industry trends and their journeys working on the music scene. There is a lot to be learned from attending conferences from broadening your knowledge and listening to like-minded people. Connections are extremely valuable no matter what industry you’re in which is why I have compiled a list of the best music conferences for networking opportunities.

  1. Music Cork

Music Cork is a 3 day conference that has an extensive line up with a large panel of industry professionals discussing different aspects of the industry and emerging artists performing a showcase of their latest music. It is a great event to discover new music and meet the top music experts in the industry. 

Check out the promo video below to learn more!

2. Ireland Music Week

Ireland Music Week showcases Irelands best talent however, they have to be export ready.

There are so many workshops available for artists to develop their craft and learn new techniques. There is a great lineup of industry professionals offering master classes for different aspects of the music business. The networking opportunities at this event are invaluable as there are so many agents, managers, labels, and music supervisors available to chat with musicians throughout the week.

Check out the promo video below to learn more!

3. Output Belfast

Output Belfast is an amazing music conference that has so much to offer attendees from master classes in live music, recorded music, music publishing, songwriting, music and tech, and lastly, press and radio. There is a primary focus on the last 12 months with also the current state of the music industry. The conference gives musicians the tools they need to succeed and sustain a career in the music business.

Check out the promo video below to learn more!

4. IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation)

IMRO are Ireland’s leading collection society who distributes performance royalties to songwriters, composers, and publishers. They are also a great source for getting information about music conferences and upcoming events with industry professionals. 

Check out their events page here to keep updated on the latest news and events.

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