On February, 26-28, 2013, Indie Connect will be presenting the IC Virtual Music Conference and Expo. It will be the world’s only international music conference, music industry trade show and artist - songwriter - label showcase to be held exclusively online in a virtual environment. This means that no one has to struggle with wallet-busting hotels, airline fares and restaurant food! Artists, songwriters, businesses, coaches, labels, service providers and more from around the world will be participating from the comfort of their own homes, studios or offices.
Because it is all online and costs next to nothing to participate, we are getting tremendous attention and acclaim from the industry. And to make it extremely valuable for our artists, we are giving away free passes to booking agents, promoters, venue owners and other entertainment buyers worldwide. We are also giving free passes to music supervisors for film and TV placement, as well as the media!
You can find more information (and register) at www.virtualmusicconference.com. I recommend that you check out the Conference Guide and the video on the home page to see exactly how the event will work. But in a nutshell, the event will have 4 primary components:
1. Networking: This will be done using group chats, private video chats, moderated and topic-based chats, exchanging v-cards, teleconferences and much more!
2. A trade Show in which music-related businesses market and demonstrate their products or services.
3. Showcases booths where artists and record labels can market their live shows (via video and webcam) and their music, as well as network directly with attendees.
4. We have over 50 world-renown speakers confirmed such as Ariel Hyatt, Bob Baker, Madalyn Sklar, Brian Thompson, Ian Clifford etc. addressing topics pertinent to an indie artist's success.
Since we will be drawing many artists and industry professionals to this event, I have to believe that this would be an outstanding marketing opportunity for every serious artist. An artist booth in the trade show is $167 and general tickets are $47. The last day to purchase booths is Feb. 15. Tickets will be sold up through the days of the event.