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Making The Most Of Attending A Music Conference

Making The Most Of Attending A Music Conference

The Tunedly Team

The networking opportunities presented by music conferences are invaluable. A wide variety of people from across the country and the world could be at your fingertips. Attending a music conference where world-renowned speakers will be presenting gives you access to new perspectives and ideas that can help you develop professionally and personally. Conferences in the field of music offer a wealth of resources, including presentations, seminars, auditions, live performances, round tables, symposia, instrument and technology demos, and the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.

Attending a music conference is a great way to network with like-minded individuals. Talking to others who share your views, have experienced similar difficulties, and can connect to your plight might help you receive helpful counsel. Helping others is something you can do, too. This is a terrific technique to subconsciously boost your self-esteem.

It's likely that you'll meet some helpful folks through networking. Contacts in the music industry can help you save money on bookings, get exclusive information, score great bargains on equipment, and promote your event to the appropriate people. There are several advantages to going to a music conference. Therefore, as a songwriter, it is beneficial to gain insight into how to make the most of your time at a music conference. Some things are worth remembering, so here they are.

Put together excellent samples of your most recent work.

To succeed as a musician or songwriter, especially in the early stages of your career, you must constantly be prepared. Any moment is ripe for seizing an opportunity. It's essential to have a high-quality recording of your work ready to share with an industry specialist whenever the chance arises.

If you're just starting out and don't feel like you have songs ready to play at a conference, that's totally fine. If you are not a complete newcomer and your songs are already powerful enough to impress industry insiders, it is essential to keep in mind that you may never get a second chance to make a good impression, so you must present yourself in the most positive, professional light possible right from the start.

As such, you should put in the effort and expense required to create professional demos of your songs. If you want your song to sound its best, hire seasoned studio musicians and a professional demo singer. Tunedly has you covered there, definitely.

A simple business card is worth its weight in gold.

This is a conference, so you should anticipate mingling with a large number of people. Having a simple business card with you is therefore highly recommended. Make sure your name and contact details appear on your business card. If your songs and/or recordings are polished enough, you may also add a link to a site where they can be heard.

Be neat and clean-cut.

As a performer, you owe it to your audience to know what kind of people they are. This will give you an idea of what to wear to the conference and when. Creators should take precautions to avoid looking and being stale at any time. Look your best at all times. The clothes you choose to wear reveal a great deal about your personality. If you're well-dressed, it sends a positive message even before you open your mouth.

Make sure you have a pleasant aroma, too. Even if you have something profound to offer, no one will care if you radiate a putrid odour. Be prepared to take advantage of any opportunities during your trip because if you make a terrible first impression, no amount of aggressive following-up can change that.

Get in stage-ready shape!

An artist needs to be able to perform and wow an audience at any given moment. Be prepared to sing your single whenever asked. It would have been best if you had practised it in front of a dozen people before releasing it to the public. You need to commit it to memory and be able to sing along with no accompaniment. Be prepared to give a career-defining performance if someone you meet at a music conference expresses an interest in hearing you play.

Doing some preemptive contact.

If there are certain people you'd like to meet, or connections you'd like to create while at the conference, it's a good idea to reach out to them in advance. Usually, the more conferences and gigs you go to in the music industry, the more songwriters, publishers, and other professionals you'll meet and learn to know. It's always a good idea to contact out in advance of a conference and set up a time to connect with them if you have had a particularly pleasant interaction with one of them and have stayed in touch. Meeting over coffee or doing something else planned in advance is fine. These encounters are common at conferences and often occur organically, but if there is someone, in particular, you'd like to meet, it's best to schedule a meeting with them in advance.

It's important to follow up.

Artists should follow up with potential new prospects in the weeks and months following a conference. It is not appropriate to harass them with calls on the pretext of following up. There should be breaks in between. Musicians and other creative types should always be courteous.