So, How Many Music Conferences Are There, Anyway?


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It's ironic: go to a music conference, and everybody says the same thing. There are simply too many music conferences! And we should know: we go to alot of these things.

But how many conferences are there, actually? And how many should there be? Not counting the smaller networking events and workshops, we attempted to list every conference happening over the next 12 months, starting February 1st.

The result? We found 36 major events, and despite our diligence, we know we probably missed a few (and sure enough, check the comments). That boils down to nearly 3 a month, though in reality, these oftentimes overlap.

Here's the list. And, check our conferences page for newly-scheduled events and updates.

Pollstar Live
Los Angeles
February 4-5

transmission: Global Summit
Victoria, BC
February 9-11

Music Hack Day
New York
February 12-13

(note: there were 6 total Hack Days in 2010, and this is already the second one of 2011)

New Music Seminar
Los Angeles
February 14-16

GSMA Mobile World Congress
February 14-17

February 17-19

Digital Music Forum (East)
New York City
February 24, 2011

Canadian Music Week
March 9-13, 2011

March 11-20, 2011
Austin, TX

CTIA Wireless
Orlando, FL
March 21-24, 2011

(MEIEA) Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association
Universal City, CA
April 1-2, 2011

April 6-9, 2011

Rethink Music
Berklee College of Music
April 25-27

Los Angeles, CA
April 28-30

Musexpo Los Angeles
West Hollywood, CA
May 1-4, 2011

SF Musictech Summit
San Francisco, CA
May 9

Los Angeles, CA
May 9-12

Music Matters
May 24-28, 2011

New Music Seminar
New York
Summer (expected)

Brisbane, Australia
August 31—September 2, 2011

August 15-16, 2011
San Francisco

Digital Music Forum (West)
August 15-16, 2011
San Francisco

September 7-9, 2011

Future of Music Policy Summit
October, 2011 (expected)
Washington, DC

New Noise Santa Barbara
October, 2011 (expected)
Santa Barbara

In the City
October, 2011 (expected)
Manchester, UK

CMJ Music Marathon
October 18-22, 2011
New York

SF Musictech Summit
San Francisco, CA
December, 2011 (expected)

January, 2012 (expected)
Las Vegas

January 19-22

January, 2012 (expected)

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