Fall is here, which means touring season is winding down and 2015 planning is underway. For promoters, music agents and touring managers, it’s also a time to escape the cold and head to Austin, TX December 7-9th for the annual International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) headed by Laurie Kirby, Esq and her team. Festivals have come to dominate the music industry, with more than 60 in the U.S. this year. For the past six years, IMFCON has brought together hundreds of festival professionals to meet, strategize, educate and provide a deeper understanding of how music festivals play an essential role in the music industry and foster the growth of live music. It’s a great opportunity for anyone in the music business to network and partner with any number of festivals in attendance, dozens of ticketing companies, technology providers or even the venues themselves.
This year's music festival panelists include a who’s who in music entertainment such as Kevin Lyman of Van's Warped Tour, Elliott Lefko of Goldenvoice, Maureen Ford of Live Nation, Sean Hoess of Wanderlust, Sean O’Connell of Hangout Music Festival, Chad Isaaq from Superfly Presents, Chip Connelly from Fest300, Stuart Ross of Red Light Management, and Ted Cohen of Tag Strategic. Recent additions to the agenda include Tom Windish, President of The Windish Agency, Robert Richard of Glastonbury Festival, DJ SpLyce, Printz Board of the Black Eye Peas, Actress/Singer Nia Peeples, Rehan Choundry, the Founder of Life is Beautiful Festival, and Tom Russell of Founder’s Entertainment.
Given our focus this year on music marketing and data analytics with Bandsintown for Promoters, we are particularly interested to hear the discussion Sell Out Your Festival with Big Data with Eventbrite, Front Gate, Vendini and Hangout Music Festival as well as Marketing Your Music Festival with CrowdTorch, The Wharton School and DigSin/DigMark.
- The Bandsintown Team