The IMC 2014 schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please check back for regular updates on scheduling information.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY

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. Ages 21 years and over only.

Location: TBA •

Time: 7PM – 10PM

*Invite only – Limited spaces. VIP tickets available for purchase online, click here to attend.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

THURSDAY

IMC PRODUCER SHOWCASE & DJ MIX-OFF

PRODUCER SHOWCASE
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 ca assist them in getting ahead in their careers. One lucky producer will have the opportunity to work with an artist from overseas.

DJ MIX-OFF
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 opportunity to DJ at an IMC official after party or promo launch and walk away with IMC trophy, “Best New DJ,” and other prizes. DJs will be judged on Beat Matching, Hosting and the ability to Rock The Crowd.

Location: Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge • 201 Courtland St • Atlanta, GA 30303

Time: 5PM – 10PM

Click here for your “Featured Events” Pass to register, submit music and attend. 18 years and over.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

FRIDAY

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 Senior Director of A&R at Sony Music and the VP of International Marketing at Atlantic Records.

Location: Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge • 201 Courtland St • Atlanta, GA 30303

Time: 7PM – 10PM

Click here for your “Featured Events” Pass to register, submit music and attend. 18 years and over.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

SATURDAY – DAY OF CONFERENCE

FULL DAY PASS to ALL PANELS: From $59 – CLICK HERE

All ages welcome

Location:
Sheraton Atlanta • 165 Courtland Street NE • Atlanta, GA 30303

Time: 9AM – 7PM

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Registration

 

Exhibitor Demonstrations

Guitar Center

Guitar Center

Guitar Center
September 13th 9:40am - 10:00am
Be the first to see some of the latest products and equipment available at Guitar Center Atlanta, the world's largest chain of musical instrument retailers! Guitar Center will be offering deals at your local store, connect with the Guitar Center team for product and sales updates throughout the year.
 
Guitar Center
September 13th 1:10pm - 1:30pm
Be the first to see some of the latest products and equipment available at Guitar Center Atlanta, the world's largest chain of musical instrument retailers! Guitar Center will be offering deals at your local store, connect with the Guitar Center team for product and sales updates throughout the year.
 
 

Networking Room

Handle Your Business!

Handle Your Business!
September 13th 10:00am - 11:00am
"It's time to get 'right down to business'! Come learn from our panel of experts about new business strategies and different revenue streams for emerging artists. You will also learn the importance of balancing your creative and business endeavors for a thriving and successful music career. We'll also cover everything you need to know about getting your legal and business house in order! In the words of the great Jay Z: "I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man."
 
 

Room 1

Live- Multi Genre Song Feedback Session

The Anatomy of a Hit

Rocking the Small Screen

Salute the DJ!

Live- Multi Genre Song Feedback Session
September 13th 11:20am - 12:20pm
In this special feedback session, you can engage in honest talk and receive valuable critiques from chart-topping songwriters, producers and industry executives!
*Songs must be pre-submitted.

 
 
The Anatomy of a Hit
September 13th 2:30pm - 3:30pm
A hit song includes an idea, an unforgettable lyric and a toe-tapping melody. In this panel, you will hear a few of music’s most skilled studio craftsmen discuss the importance of each step in the record making process, leaving you with a better understanding of how to make a perfect hit!
 
Rocking the Small Screen
September 13th 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Television networks can be the best platform for an artist! Come and hear a diverse group of top TV composers, producers, programmers and executives discuss the constant challenges of preparing music for some of today's most popular networks and television shows. Panelists will also be discussing the process from music composition to clearance and licensing. This is the perfect session to learn about one of music's most demanding and financially rewarding platforms.
 
Salute the DJ!
September 13th 4:45pm - 5:45pm
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 extraordinaire to wow you with their creative insight and keen music sense as they discuss building that perfect set. You will also gain valuable insight on how to manage a lucrative DJ career including: how to make sure you get paid, how to deal with promoters and night club owners, and structuring your contract.
 
 

Room 2

The Gospel Truth

Music Live!

A&R: The Next Generation

Sounds of the Motherland

The Gospel Truth
September 13th 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Find out what it takes to carve a successful path towards the top of the Gospel Charts, skill, vision, sustainability are some of the topics that will be discussed on this panel with an impressive line-up of architects of some of Gospels biggest hits, writers, producers, A&R’s and managers will provide you with invaluable knowledge and positive advice about how to navigate the business and foster interest among the general public in gospel and Christian music.
 
Music Live!
September 13th 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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, but a live one. Sit in on this panel and learn why music festivals and touring have been flourishing more than ever. Our experts will explore the many opportunities and trends happening in the live music scene all over the nation and across the globe. Finally, learn the significance live shows have on the music industry as a whole.
 
A&R: The Next Generation
September 13th 5:20pm - 6:30pm
Think the business of A&R is a thing of the past? Think again! In this panel, top A&R reps will discuss the new age of finding the next best thing, how they develop artists. Find out the methods and identifiers labels are using for finding new talent in this new era of A&R.
 
Sounds of the Motherland
September 13th 10:30am - 11:30am
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 and Big Sean are already taking advantage of live shows. This panel of experts will share with you the vast opportunity for the Nigerian music scene.
 
 

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Room 4

We’re All in This Together: How Publishers and Writers Work Together

Mic! Camera! Action!

On Your Own 2 Feet: Build Your Career ‘DIY’ Style

No Squares In Your Circle: Building Your Team

IndieHitmaker Presents: Live Music Workshop

Get the Most Out of Your Live Show

P.R.O.mancing The Song

A Music Speed Date

We’re All in This Together: How Publishers and Writers Work Together
September 13th 11:00am - 12:00pm
If you think all that music publishers do is collect money, then you’re mistaken! Music publishers play a vital role in your development as an artist or songwriter. From putting you with collaborators or getting your music in the hands of recording artists looking for fresh talent, music publishers are here to help you. This panel will explain and demonstrate how creative teams at publishing companies work with their writers, from signing to chart success.
 
Mic! Camera! Action!
September 13th 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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 from pitches to scheduling interviews. You’ll hear how these top journalists and publicists work together and have had to leverage social media like they never have before.
 
On Your Own 2 Feet: Build Your Career ‘DIY’ Style
September 13th 11:00am - 12:00pm
There are more platforms than ever to help you get your music to a wide audience online, even on a DIY budget. But how can you leverage them to build a fanbase, earn some income, break through to industry tastemakers and still have enough money and time to create music? These panelists will help you navigate the limitless tools available online, and explain how to make the most of your digital self.
 
No Squares In Your Circle: Building Your Team
September 13th 12:15pm - 1:30pm
From managers, bookers, promoters, and publicists to bloggers and fellow musicians, there are many people who can help you make your musical dreams come true. But who is more important when you’re starting out and who should you call on when you’re more successful? This panel will show you how to build your perfect team and keep the squares out of your circle.
 
IndieHitmaker Presents: Live Music Workshop
September 13th 4:20pm - 5:20pm
Get the Most Out of Your Live Show
Every live show can help move your career forward. From gaining new fans, to increasing revenues and building awareness, there are proven methods and sure fire tactics any artist can use without pyrotechnics or state-of-the-art lighting rigs. As part of the 2013 International Music Conference, join Bram from Indiehitmaker for this special hands-on workshop that teaches you the tips and tricks used by the most successful acts on the road today. Bram has helped many DIY and unsigned artists chart on Billboard from live show sales alone. He works with artists to hone their stage show into moments that create fans and sell merchandise, and as of late, helps artists tour China and the far east.
 
P.R.O.mancing The Song
September 13th 2:00pm - 3:00pm
A Music Speed Date
Producers need writers and writers need producers. Here’s your chance to connect with potential collaborators ready to make hits!  The musical speed date will bring songwriters together from all genres to establish possible synergies and to create collaboration opportunities. Each participating songwriter is required to bring their music along with a player, i.e. iPod, mp3, Zune, Discman, etc including headphones. During the musical speed date, the songwriters will have the opportunity to present their music in an interactive exchange with various participants throughout the room. With this unique method, you’ll have 90 seconds to play your best music for the person sitting opposite you before rotating to the next potential co-writer music station. Based on each of your own assessments, you will then determine if you would like to reconnect at a later date to create musical content.
(Songwriters, Producers, Music Executives will be participating in this workshop. Contact information is only exchanged when two parties mutually select one.)
 
 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

SUNDAY

IMC FAREWELL BRUNCH

Location: TBA

Time: 11AM – 2PM

Click here for your “VIP” Pass to register.