Why Attend?

Spend a career-changing weekend with music industry experts, influencers, and the DIY Musician community.

Happening August 16-18 in the “Live Music Capital of the World” – Austin, TX!

Learn from speakers such as Questlove, DMC, and NPR’s Bob Boilen, meet other motivated musicians like you, and get one-on-one mentorship from industry pros.

Get professional feedback on your songs

You’ll receive valuable input about your music through one-on-one mentoring, “song pitch” sessions, workshops on songwriting, composing for TV and film, arranging for a band, and more.

Learn about the tools & strategies you need to succeed

There are many ways to get noticed, build an audience, and create success in 2019. You’ll dive deep into methods that will help you:

  • Book more and better gigs
  • Target new fans online
  • Establish a career without playing live
  • Build an email list that makes you money
  • Get the most from your videos
  • Dial in your artist “brand”

Showcase your music live

Share your songs and strut your stuff at a great Austin venue — Three nights of music on two separate stages! Early-bird ticket holders get priority access to apply for showcases.

Meet industry experts, fellow musicians, and the CD Baby staff

Collaborate with other artists, build relationships with influencers in the industry, and make new friends in the indie music world — including us at CD Baby! This network will last you long after the conference is over.

Take your music career seriously

This is an action-packed weekend — in an inspirational setting — where you can feel supported, get focused, and immerse yourself in your art. Whether you’re looking for knowledge, connections, or opportunities, you’ll leave this conference with everything you need to take the next steps in your music-making.

Get Tickets

This is the only industry event focused solely on your needs as an independent musician. A bigger stage is waiting!