Music Conferences

Watch for these two innovative conferences on Georgetown University’s campus, offered in partnership with each other.


Music Cities Convention
Sunday, October 25

Music Cities Convention is the world’s first conference focusing on the relationship between city planning, strategy, development, and the music industry. Martin Elbourne, co-founder of The Great Escape, Europe’s leading festival for new music,  global music market development agency Sound Diplomacy, and Future of Music Coalition founder emeritus Michael Bracy are bringing together top minds from municipalities, regions, academics, consultancies, and the music industry. Issues explored include noise and regulation, music tourism, live music, demography and education, entrepreneurship, development, and more. Student pricing is available.

The Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center Auditorium


The 15th Future of Music Summit
Monday and Tuesday, October 26 and 27

Past Summit attendees know that this is the only music industry conference with the focus squarely on music creators. Summit 2015 offers the most comprehensive look at the entire music ecosystem, what’s happening, what’s next and how musicians can make a difference. Join us in a big-tent forum to learn from and interact with artists, managers, labels, publishers, technologists, lawyers, finance experts, academics, and policymakers.

The Summit will examine:

• Challenges and opportunities in digital music

• Capital investment and artist sustainability

• Music cities and local scenes

• Copyright policy and creators

• Revenue generation and rights management

• Transparency and trust in the music ecosystem

• Data and discovery in a global music marketplace

• Artist engagement and cultural preservation

…along with networking, parties and more!

Student pricing is available for $25!
Lohrfink Auditorium in the Rafik B. Hariri Building on Georgetown’s main campus
& other metro DC locations