The Americana Music Festival & Conference brings together both legendary and rising artists, along with the best and brightest music industry leaders for four days of education, inspiration and pure fun! This year’s event will take place Wednesday through Saturday, October 12 – 15, gathering thousands of artists, fans and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville, TN. Americanafest promises to once again be the must-attend event of the year for anyone who loves great music. Conference registrations, showcase wristbands and tickets are available now at www.americanamusic.org.
A2IM label’s artists dominate the 12th annual Americana Music Award nominations with three of the four nominees in the Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year categories! Thirty One Tigers’ Elizabeth Cook and Concord Music Group/Rounder Records’ Robert Plant and his Band of Joy leading with three nominations each.
By day, the Americana Music Conference features numerous panels, seminars and much more, proudly providing Nashville’s most educational music industry forum. Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow will deliver this year’s Keynote Address on Thursday, October 13, at 11 am. With over 40 workshops and 120 panelists – including Bonnaroo Founder Ashley Capps, SoundExchange CEO Michael Huppe, legendary songwriter John Oates (Hall and Oates), and many more – this special event will cover the interests and needs of artists, songwriters, managers, labels, radio stations, publishers, agents, promoters, retailers, legal and business affairs executives, merchandisers and new media professionals – all enthusiastically attended by and presented by music industry leaders. To view the 2011 daytime panel and workshop schedule, click here
Over four nights, the Americana Music Festival features approximately 100 live performances in the intimate setting of five downtown Nashville clubs. Our capstone event – the Americana Honors & Awards show, held at the historically cool Ryman Auditorium on September 9th – is widely considered to be the finest awards show in the land.
The AMA invites all A2IM members to attend AmericanaFest from October 12 – 15, at a discounted rate of $350 until October 7. ($100 off the current non-member price, and $150 off the walk-up price) To receive the discount you must call the Americana Office at (615) 386-6936 and ask for the A2IM Rate!
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