Memphis Music Conference and Showcase
POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBA
This exciting event aims to celebrate the diverse musical talent of Memphis while providing a platform for musicians and industry professionals to engage in meaningful discussions and foster collaboration within the music community.
panels Run 2-4PM
The conference portion of our event is comprised of two industry panels, giving insight into both the business and production side of the music business. If you’re an independent artist or involved in the music industry, this is something you won’t want to miss. Never before has the Memphis community brought together such a talented lineup of professionals for the purpose of helping new artists and other industry insiders further their career.
The Business Panel
Led by industry experts in marketing, public relations, and entertainment law this panel will provide insight into the business aspects of the music industry. This Q&A style event gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about how the music industry works or what it takes to get your music to the next level.
The MUSIC Panel
Our second set of panelists are experts in their craft and influential figures within the Memphis Music scene. They will reveal the strategies used by successful musicians that get them noticed and to the next level of their career. Plus, they will discuss techniques used for quality songwriting, music production, and more.
This two part event has all day tickets available, but if you are only looking conference tickets, we’ve got you covered. You can choose to attend both the conference and showcase, or just one of them.
MUSIC FROM 7PM - 1AM
The showcase portion of our event gives independent artists and bands the opportunity to present their original songs in front of an audience of peers, fans, and influential judges providing exposure for their unique brand and style. Artists will be competing for an opportunity for exposure in Hype Magazine and to perform at LOFT ADIQ Ultra Lounge in metro Chicago, plus a VEVO release. This is your opportunity to experience the next generation of Memphis Music culture before it hits the mainstream.
This music showcase will feature a variety of genres. Every style from hip-hop to RnB and from Pop Rock to Soul will be represented. You’ll also get to enjoy a special selection of non-competing featured performers sprinkled throughout the event.
Yes, members of the public are welcome to attend our showcase, you can find tickets for the showcase, as well as all day passes on Ticketmaster.
We welcome artists in a variety of genres. This showcase is your opportunity to shine and prove to judges you have what it takes to earn a performance shot on a big stage. Contestants will perform 1 or 2 songs in front of a live audience, other artists, and our panel of judges. If you’d are interesting in performing at the Memphis Music Conference and Showcase, follow the instructions on this page.
Prize InformationThe winner of this competition as selected by our judges will receive a price package that includes all of the benefits listed above, including a trip to perform a full set in the Chicago, plus a feature write up in The Hype Magazine, as well as additional prizes that can help launch your career or take it to the next level.
Entry FeesYou may showcase one or two songs, just select the appropriate option during check out at Ticketmaster. The fee for entry is $50 for 1 song or $100 for 2 songs.
Registration DetailsTo register for this event, you must sign-up for a performance slot and pay for your ticket on Ticketmaster to attend the event, our official ticketing outlet. Once you have done that, you may submit your information here.
ALL DAY PASSES NOW AVAILABLE
This event is ticketed by Ticketmaster. Tickets are available for single events, such as the conference only or showcase only. All day passes are also available at a reduced rate.
SAVE THE DATE
This conference and showcase, originally scheduled to take place August 19, 2023, has been postponed. New date TBA.
The Memphis Music Conference and Showcase is a collaboration between the area’s music industry leaders. Our city is known for it’s diverse forms of truly inspired art. We believe in supporting our Memphis Artists and Musicians. As such You can expect to find a variety of vendors producing handcrafted goods and desserts. You’ll also find ample opportunities to meet with additional music industry professionals at their booths.