The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter will present the Indie Impact Music Conference from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 18 at the Westin Hotel, located at 170 Lieutenant George W. Lee Ave. in Downtown Memphis. Conference admission for the general public is $25, and the event is free for Recording Academy and Grammy U members. The event will be followed by an Indie Impact Producers Showcase at The New Daisy Theater.
The Indie Impact Music Conference is an educational event for independent artists, labels and managers. Throughout the day, panels, workshops and networking opportunities designed for independent music makers and entrepreneurs will be featured. Panelists include producers, managers, distributors, advertising executives, publicity agents, entertainment attorneys and record label professionals who will share in-depth knowledge designed to assist independent artists further their careers. A variety of seminar topics will be offered, including rock and urban music demo critique sessions; "Cut Through the Clutter: Your Indie Promotion Toolkit"; "Music on Film, TV and the Internet"; "Plays Well With Others: Producers’ Tactics for Communicating with Artists"; "Indie Success & Sound Financial Practices"; and "21st Century Distribution."
"The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter is dedicated to offering quality professional development events for artists, labels and managers, and this conference is a part of that," says Memphis Chapter senior executive director Jon Hornyak. "We regularly offer 'Indie Impact' seminars throughout the year, but we also wanted to offer a one-day conference that could provide access to a larger group of industry experts."
For a list of confirmed panelists, click here.
MusiCares, the charitable arm of The Recording Academy, will be offering flu shots to conference attendees from 1 to 3 p.m. Shots will be $20.