West Virginia University presents: The Music Business and Industry Conference

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University School of Music will host its inaugural Music Business and Industry Conference (“MBIC”) on Saturday April 13, 2024, featuring an action-packed day of specialized workshops and a powerful roster of visiting industry professionals. MBIC offers attendees exclusive access to the inner workings of the modern music industry.

Visiting Industry Professional Presenters:

  • Steve Marcantonio (Grammy Award winning recording engineer and producer)
  • Reed Turner (Co-Owner, True Grit Management)
  • Christian Lopez (Americana artist and Grand Ole Opry Performer)
  • Geena Jefferies Mattox (Broadway Performing Artist, Phantom of the Opera)
  • Katie Mischler (Festival Talent Buyer, C3 Presents)
  • Sarah Giles (Booking Assistant, Reliant Talent Agency)

MBIC will offer a variety of immersive events enabling attendees to personalize their conference experience, including workshops and seminars in songwriting, audio engineering and recording, talent buying, live event marketing, agent/artist relationships, as well as a professional Q&A forum, tailored keynote addresses, and one-on-one mentoring sessions. Beyond its educational aspects, the Music Business and Industry Conference serves as an opportunity for community members, industry leaders, and prospective students to experience the innovative academic environment apropos of West Virginia University.

Senior Music Business and Industry student and event organizer Bryan Griffith states, “We envision this conference as more than an event; it is a strategic endeavor to expand connections and cultivate partnerships within our community and businesses in the music industry.”

By facilitating this intersection of academia and industry, West Virginia University aims to broaden the horizons of its students, providing a comprehensive educational experience that extends beyond the classroom. Embodying the spirit of academic excellence and industry relevance at West Virginia University.

For more details, including registration information and a detailed event itinerary, please visit www.mbicwv.com.

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