Professional songwriter Cliff Goldmacher explains the best practices for attending a music conference such as SXSW, ASCAP EXPO, or Midem.
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Cliff Goldmacher. And welcome to The Dos and Don'ts of Attending Music Conferences. For those of you who've never been a music conference generally takes place in a major music city like New York, Los Angeles, or Nashville. And it is a combination of workshops, show cases, meetings with music publishers, and a lot of opportunities to network. In this course I'm going to review some things to do and some things to avoid so that you can make the most of any music conference you choose to attend. First I'll start by discussing why you should attend a music conference in the first place.
Then I'll discuss some specific things you should keep in mind in order to improve your odds of having a productive and positive experience. And finally I'll go over a few mistakes you should try to avoid so that your conference experience will go as well as possible. Whether you're a veteran of many music conferences or you're just getting up your courage to go to your first one this course should give you some good things to think about. Let's get going with The Dos and Don'ts of Attending Music Conferences.