The IMC 2013 schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please check back for regular updates on scheduling information.
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
PRIVATE “WELCOME TO ATLANTA” INDUSTRY MEET & GREET MIXER HOSTED BY A CELEBRITY GUEST
Atlanta’s exclusive media and social elite are invited to join guests from overseas for a spectacular evening of networking. Meet your fellow music creators for a special networking reception hosted by a celebrity guest. Limited Entry. 21 years and over.
Location: Invited guests only will be notified on day of event
Time: 7PM – 10PM
*Invite only – Limited spaces/tickets available for purchase online, click here to attend.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
IMC PRODUCER SHOWCASE & DJ MIX-OFF
IMC up and coming producers, whose tracks were pre-selected by IMC, will have their music played before a panel of prominent music industry tastemakers from Europe and US. They will then provide valuable constructive criticism for the benefit of the participants and audience and help them build relationships and contacts that can assist them in getting ahead in their careers. One lucky producer will have the opportunity to get to work with a chart-topping artist from Europe.
International award winning DJs alongside America’s finest DJs will judge the IMC DJ Mix-off. Up and coming DJs will have the chance to showcase their talents in front of a live audience and high profile panelists who will judge their DJing style. The winner will then receive an all expenses trip to NYC to play at the IMC official after party promo launch, and walk away with IMC trophy, “Best New DJ.” DJs will be judged on Beat Matching, Hosting and the ability to Rock The Crowd.
Registrants will need to register for the FEATURED EVENTS PASS to take part in this event. Once registered you will be eligible to submit your music for consideration. Our music editors will be diligently narrowing down all submissions. IMPORTANT, you must REGISTER first before you submit your music otherwise your submission will automatically be dismissed. Further instructions to follow.
Time: 5PM – 10PM
Click here for your “Featured Events” Pass to register, submit music and attend. 18 years and over.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
IMC ARTIST SHOWCASE
Up and coming artists will get the opportunity to perform live in front of an esteemed gathering of music industry executives. The showcase is to demonstrate versatile talent with the hopes of further networking and the chance to get one step closer in securing that ever sought-after record deal. Artists will have the opportunity to submit demos and receive feedback from industry professionals. This is a competition. Whoever wins gets a one-on-one meeting with the Head of Urban and Pop at Sony Records and the VP of International Marketing at Atlantic Records.
Registrants will need to register for the FEATURED EVENTS PASS to take part in this event. Once registered you will be eligible to submit your music for consideration. Our music editors will be diligently narrowing down all submissions. IMPORTANT, you must REGISTER first before you submit your music otherwise your submission will automatically be dismissed.
Time: 7PM – 10PM
Click here for your “Featured Events” Pass to register, submit music and attend. 18 years and over.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
SATURDAY – DAY OF CONFERENCE
FULL DAY PASS to ALL PANELS: From $49 – CLICK HERE
All ages welcome
Georgian Terrace Hotel • 659 Peachtree St NE • Atlanta, GA 30308
Registration will take place from 9AM-10AM. Please arrive early.
Songwriter Speed Dating
Presented by SESAC
R&B/Hip-hop Feedback Session
Secrets of Game Audio
Creating A Studio Masterpiece
Pop/Rock Feedback Session
Inside the Master Studio
You won’t want to miss this panel, as it will set the tone for subsequent discussions of the conference. Meet entertainment executives who will outline and provide insight into what they look for in an international star. Hear directly from our panelists about how talent is molded in preparation for the international stage. These highly seasoned individuals will share what works and what doesn’t; what’s trending, and what’s not.
If you’re a singer/songwriter and/or producer, you’re always looking to end up with really great, 100%, wholly written songs...if you’re not, you ought to be! Well, here is your chance to connect with more than 50 specially selected potential cowriters anxious to share their songwriting talents. In this unique method you’ll have 90 seconds to make chemistry with the songwriter sitting opposite you, before you’ll have to rotate. Be prepared to share your best among your peers of established and emerging songwriters. Contact information is only exchanged when two parties mutually select one another. Submit to email@example.com for participation consideration.
Engage in honest talk and receive valuable critiques from chart-topping songwriters, producers, and industry executives in this song listening session where a limited number of pre-submitted songs will be given feedback in front of a musically engaged audience.
Join our panel of award-winning game audio developers as they discuss the unique and timely process of creating music, sound effects, voice-overs, and other audio required by today’s most profitable sector of the entertainment industry. Learn how music is selected, re-crafted and mashed up to suit certain game formats. Also learn how to break into this growing field as well as the skills needed to stay there.
This panel is a must for any aspiring audio engineers and music producers as it is vital for today’s commercially viable music to be equally creative and sonically sound. Pay close attention as a few of the most skilled audio engineers discuss the importance of each critical step to the record making process. They will also share some of their crafty techniques and insights on some of the latest audio software and recording equipment.
Engage in honest talk and receive valuable advice from chart-topping pop songwriters, producers, and industry executives in this song listening session where a limited number of pre-submitted songs received by registrants will be given feedback in front of an engaged audience.
Learn more about your favorite musician in this unique in person interview. Our special guest will divulge what it took for them to make it in the business, the struggles they endured, and how they overcame them. In this special session our guests will share their unique art of navigating the industry and how they continue to stay of the cutting edge. If you want to learn the creative process of the one of the most successful individuals in modern music, this panel is a must-see. IMC registrants will get the opportunity to ask their own questions.
Social Media All-stars
Sit in on this incredible workshop for some quick tips and tricks that can help you to advance your recording methods in the studio. Hosted by one of the leading recording brands, you’ll see a close up demonstration of some real studio magic.
The role of the Artist & Repertoire is constantly evolving and this panel of experts will focus on their new changing roles. Find out which kinds of talent they have their eye on in 2013. What do they do when they receive new music? Also, find our how the new music business models have changed the way A&Rs go about finding, signing, and promoting fresh talent. In the end, you’ll learn how much work the A&R does and how much work they expect to already be done by the artist.
If you are an emerging music creator, then you probably have some basic legal and business questions you need answered such as "When do I need a business manager?" or "What can a solicitor do for me?" This panel of experts will explore all of these basic legal and business questions as well as give an overview of issues covering all aspects of the industry and what you should do to put your "legal and business" house in order.
Some very key music industry professionals have shared their skepticism of the major record labels being in existence for much longer. Here, you gain some valuable insight directly from a major record label executive. He/she will explore the opportunities that exist for artists in varying markets. Find out the must haves and non-negotiable factors required of major label recording artists.
DJs have forever been scavengers of new music. Nowadays many DJs are creating some of the industry’s most popular music and are respected musicians in their own right. Expect this panel of DJ extraordinaires to wow you with their creative insight and keen music sense.
We’ve reached a pivotal point in the digital age. Record labels are breaking fewer and fewer artists these days due to the overwhelming significance of social media. In this panel, we introduce you to some of the most social media savvy individuals who have a lot to say about the most popular social media platforms. They are among the first to accomplish what very few have managed to master. Millions of views, likes, and followers have never been more relevant.
Marketing & Promotion
EDM Takes Over The World! How Did That Happen?
Even in a rebounding economy and a redefined music market, opportunities are endless for musicians to get their music in front of an audience. Not just any audience, a global one. Sit in on this panel and learn how the European song market differs from that of the US. We’ll explore the roles of European and American publishers, how deals differ from territory to territory, and the role new media channels have played in such a saturated market. Finally, learn the significance of the IMC and it’s future global initiatives.
A diverse group of top TV composers, producers and directors will discuss the daily challenges of creating music for some of today’s most popular network and cable television shows, as well as their experience in creating music for other media. Panelists will discuss the process from music composition all the way to clearance and licensing. Learn what you can do to prepare for a career in one of music’s most demanding and financially rewarding genres, how they got into the business, how they scored some of their blockbuster films, and what you need to do if you want to make it on the big screen.
A hit song or hit album cannot reach its full potential without the proper media exposure. Journalists, critics, and bloggers hold major influence on the amount of exposure a particular music project may receive. As such, pr professionals work overtime to ensure their clients adequate coverage. You’ll hear how these top journalists and publicists work together and have had to leverage social media like they never have before.
Electronic Dance Music has officially and successfully taken over the commercial music market. How did this happen? Find out from this panel of seasoned EDM lovers about the newfound obsession with EDM and its transcendence into other genres. Also, find out what they classify as the real deal EDM and what’s just an imitation.
In case you haven’t noticed yet, Africa’s Afrobeat is ready for its mainstream debut. At the forefront is the oil rich country of Nigeria, producing star talent like Fela Kuti and D’Banj. Nigeria is not simply an emerging market, with mountains of creativity and American R&B/Hip-hop acts like Chris Brown are already taking advantage of live shows. This panel of experts will share with you the vast opportunity for the Nigerian music scene.
Be introduced to this fantastic group of music industry heavyweights. Find out from each of them what has been key to their determination and exceptional success. Were they raw talent, headstrong, or just in the right place at the right time? Described as top songwriters, singers, engineers, and executives, they just happen to be all female. We like to call them Power Girls!
SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
IMC FAREWELL BRUNCH
Location: Livingston Restaurant & Bar • 659 Peachtree St NE • Atlanta, GA 30308
Time: 11AM – 2PM
Click here for your “VIP” Pass to register.