Press Release: The 2011 Midatlanti​c Music Conference is now Seeking Artists, Panelists, and Sponsors

Kysii Ingram

The Mid-Atlantic Music Conference is taking place October 6-9, 2011 and will feature performances by 100 artists and bands in multiple venues. Our new host site, the NC Music Factory, Uptown Village, 935 N. Graham, Charlotte, NC 28206, is Charlotte’s newest music and entertainment district. This new partnership solidifies the event as the “The Crossroads of Entertainment and Business” and will elevate our business and networking opportunities to new heights!

For 2011, the Industry Executives that we are bringing to Charlotte are top in their field and bring a vast amount of knowledge with them. They will fly in from all across the country to network and spend time with our conference attendees! Panelists this year will include Music Publishing Directors, Music Supervisors for Film and TV, A&R Directors from many different Record Labels, and Entertainment Attorneys. We will also bring Major Recording Artists to give you a solid perspective on how to succeed in the Music Business.

From 2002 – 2008, the Mid-Atlantic Music Conference solidified itself as the largest and longest running music conference in the Mid-Atlantic States. The event has hosted over 1000 performers, artists and bands from the US, Canada and around the world. Additionally, more than 450 music, film and digital entertainment industry professionals have participated in interactive panels, displays and demonstrations, making it the premier music industry networking event in the market!

From its inception, the goal of the conference has been to focus the national and international music industry and related press on the Mid-Atlantic music market while providing a platform for the areas musicians, artists and related industry stakeholders to gain exposure, be heard and be educated in the business of music. The conference brings together music, film and digital media industry executives, artists, musicians, students and other related industry insiders for three days of education, networking and high energy entertainment!

The event has provided unparalleled opportunities for our conference attendees. Panelists and presenters have conducted face to face dialogue in a classroom style setting for educational benefit of conference attendees. Over the years the event has explored topics ranging from “How to Make Money Without a Major Label or Record Deal” to “Creative and Alternative Placement of Music”. In 2006, the conference partnered with the NC Bar Association to offer a 3 Credit CLE Course to Entertainment Attorneys and Central Piedmont Community College to offer a 3 Credit Course in Video Production and Mastering.

For our sponsors, such as Sam Ash Music Store, SESAC and others, basing the event in the Charlotte region has offered the perfect opportunity to market products and services being the largest city within the nation’s fifth largest urban region and the only major distribution center midway between the Northeast, Midwest and Florida markets. Sam Ash Music Store and its vendors have participated in multiple events related to the conference including the Carolina Battle of the Bands and an annual Producers Showcase and Clinic.

Since 2002, the Mid-Atlantic Music Conference and related events have received great media coverage and support including multiple articles and ads featured in,,, Vibe, Ozone, Southeast Performer, Creative Loafing, Crunk, Carolina Promoter, Southeast Indie Report, The Niche Carolina Magazines. In 2006, the event was featured on television by Maureen O’Boyle, former host of EXTRA” and “A Current Affair” and current prime time anchor for WBTV, Channel 3, Charlotte. Additional conference milestones include:

Over 1000 Performers crossing all genres of music
Over 450 Music, Film & Digital Media Industry Professionals
Over 70 Million Media Impressions
Over 60 related Music Showcases in, NC, SC, TN, VA Over 40 National Sponsors

Past participants have included executives from major and independent record labels including Sony/BMG, J-Records, Universal, BME, EMI Music Group, SoSoDef, Arista and Interscope Records. Other industry sponsors and participants include CD Baby, ASCAP, Electronic Musician, XM Radio, Masterwriter, Select-O-Hits, NC Bar Association as well as film and video game companies such as Southern Tip Films, Talent Link, The NC Film Commission and GRS Games, makers of the SIMS. During the 2008 conference, over 100 artists & bands crossing all genres of music performed in 5 of Charlotte’s hottest performance venues.

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