Attending music conferences is a great idea for songwriters who don't live in one of the music cities (NYC, Nashville, or Los Angeles). Industry pro Cliff Goldmacher says it's an excellent way to concentrate your music business education and networking efforts. In this music business training video, Cliff covers ways that songwriters should set realistic expectations and prepare in advance for a positive and productive music conference experience.
- So, why attend a music conference? Well, first of all, if you don't live in an industry town, New York City, Nashville, Los Angeles, it's a great way to concentrate your education and networking efforts. Also, when you go to a conference, the key is to maximize your preparation and set realistic expectations. We all, and believe me, I was equally guilty when I was starting out, harbor the hope that something dramatic will happen that will move our careers forward by leaps and bounds.
That's not really what conferences are about and the sooner you can set more realistic expectations the better off you're going to be.