IBMA Business Conference

Experience great networking opportunities, cutting edge professional development sessions, keynote addresses, showcases, exhibit hall, and special events that will empower you to succeed!

Conference registration opens on or near June 8, 2021

September 28 – 30, 2021
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, North Carolina

 

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Special Events

Keynote Address

2020 Keynote Speaker & GRAMMY Award-winning Sarah Jarosz sets the tone for the week

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Gig Fair

Artists & Talent Buyers connect one-on-one to kickstart the return of live bluegrass music!

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IBMA Momentum Awards

Recognizing artists and business people in the early years of their careers

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IBMA Industry Awards

Recognizing outstanding work in non-performing industry categories

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Sessions & Speakers

The IBMA Business Conference features career development sessions with industry experts guiding the conversation, sharing insight, and inspiring you to take your band or brand to the next level. You’ll hear from veterans with decades of industry knowledge as well as newcomers with fresh approaches to the bluegrass business model.

Propose a Conference Session

Have an idea for an IBMA World of Bluegrass session? Proposals can be submitted by bluegrass and general music industry professionals.

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Exhibit Hall

The central gathering place where over 12,000 visitors browse the latest industry wares, conduct business, and network. The Exhibit Hall features a wide variety of vendors, gear, services, and products for the bluegrass professional and fan!

 

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Conference Tracks

Talent Buyer Track

Create real industry connections with agents and artists, this focused track is one part of IBMA World of Bluegrass you simply do not want to miss.

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Broadcaster Track

Attend and experience the custom content and networking events tailored to the unique professional concerns of the broadcasting community.

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Songwriter Track

Geared for songwriters interested in cultivating the craft, developing solid business practices, networking, and pitching material to artists and producers.

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Wellness Track

We’ve partnered with providers to offer registered attendees free dental screenings, vision exams, custom earplug fittings along with a slate of wellness sessions.

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