Well, summer's here and there's no time like the present to get out there and get educated. Plenty of opportunities this month so check it all out right here:

June

20-22 Summer NAMM
Nashville, Tennessee
www.namm.org/summer

Top pros will share opportunities and challenges that face our industry during seminars, workshops and training sessions. Topics include e-commerce, guerrilla retail, sales and marketing techniques, current industry trends, and plenty more. This is a great networking opportunity.
20-22 Independent Music Conference West Virginia
Charleston, Virginia
203-606-4649

Now in its sixth year, this music conference offers panels, workshops, mentors, and emerging artists during the three-day festivities. This is not about getting signed but rather about achieving total success as an independent artist. Very valuable and geared toward the DIY crowd.
25-26 What Teens Want
New York, New York
www.whatteenswant.com/2008

This is the definitive music and marketing conference for agencies, media personnel, and retail executives to learn how to reach today's teen market. Topics such as mobile trends, social networking, and cause marketing will be discussed.
26-29 South Park Music Tour and Conference
Fairplay and Alma, Colorado
www.southparkmusictour.com

Now in its second year, this cool conference features four days, 10 stages, and no less than 70 bands performing. There will also be arts and crafts, and food vendors. This is totally free to the public. Expect a world-class music industry conference and networking potential. The objective of the SPMT is to expose Indie musicians to industry pros and recording companies.
26 Digital Music Conference
Washington, D.C.
www.digitalmusicconference.com

Last year, more than 500 industry professionals attended this fourth annual conference in Maryland. This year, the conference shifts to the Nation's Capitol, in Washington, D.C. where the panels try to tackle discussions concerning digital trends of the future, Internet research, Webcasting, and the Digital Revolution. Really good stuff!











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