From 2002 – 2008, the Mid-Atlantic Music Conference solidified itself as the largest and longest running music conference in the Mid-Atlantic States. The event has hosted over 1000 performers, artists and bands from the US, Canada and around the world. Additionally, more than 450 music, film and digital entertainment industry professionals have participated in interactive panels, displays and demonstrations, making it the premier music industry networking event in the market!
From its inception, the goal of the conference has been to focus the national and international music industry and related press on the Mid-Atlantic music market while providing a platform for the areas musicians, artists and related industry stakeholders to gain exposure, be heard and be educated in the business of music. The conference brings together music, film and digital media industry executives, artists, musicians, students and other related industry insiders for three days of education, networking and high energy entertainment!
The event has provided unparalleled opportunities for our conference attendees. Panelists and presenters have conducted face to face dialogue in a classroom style setting for educational benefit of conference attendees. Over the years the event has explored topics ranging from “How to Make Money Without a Major Label or Record Deal” to “Creative and Alternative Placement of Music”. In 2006, the conference partnered with the NC Bar Association to offer a 3 Credit CLE Course to Entertainment Attorneys and Central Piedmont Community College to offer a 3 Credit Course in Video Production and Mastering.
For our sponsors, such as Sam Ash Music Store, SESAC and others, basing the event in the Charlotte region has offered the perfect opportunity to market products and services being the largest city within the nation’s fifth largest urban region and the only major distribution center midway between the Northeast, Midwest and Florida markets. Sam Ash Music Store and its vendors have participated in multiple events related to the conference including the Carolina Battle of the Bands and an annual Producers Showcase and Clinic.