Your Music Showcase Tip # 3 – Contact vs. Connection

Follow Up After Each Music Showcase

Ben Maddahi, a well known and respected A&R/Manager/Publisher in the record industry once told a story at one of our conferences.  He stated how he would travel to multiple conferences each year, meeting music producers, songwriters and artists.  On many occasions he also gave feedback on the spot, both good and bad to the attendees.  At the end of each event, he would give out his cards and encourage everyone to follow up.  Time after time, he was amazed that hardly anyone would follow up.

If you’re at the right place at the right time, you can get contacts.  But there’s a difference between contacts and connections!  Contacts are just names, numbers and email addresses.   Connections on the other hand help to advance your career.  Contacts are meaningless if you can’t make a connection.

Start thinking now how you will follow up with industry professionals the next time you attend a music showcase, conference or convention.  Think about what your method of follow up will be.  Think about what you will say.  Think about how you can standout to ensure you make a connection!

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The Conference & Music Showcase

The conference portion of DCON is an opportunity for music producers, artists and songwriters to participate in music showcase events, network with industry experts and learn about the business.  To provide the attendees with more of an exclusive opportunity, the conference and the music showcase that takes place during the conference is limited to 50 registrations.  There is no red carpet or velvet rope.  Attendees have an opportunity to meet and talk face to face with speakers.  Outstanding performers, producers and songwriters standout during the music showcase & conference.


The Convention & Music Showcase

The convention portion of DCON is an opportunity for beatmakers, producers, songwriters, artists and professionals to network and participate in music showcase events.  Great music is celebrated and future music stars hit the stage for music showcase events specifically for producers, recording artists and songwriters.  Outside of the standard music showcase events like beat battles, artist showcases, remix competitions and lyric & melody songwriter showcases, DCON also hosts workshops and bootcamps.  While not in typical music showcase format, the workshops and bootcamps allow music makers to showcase their music in a feedback forum to make better music.  From live dj sets, competitions, showcases, record swaps and industry q&’s, the convention portion is packed full with networking opportunities.

The goal of DCON is to provide insight and exposure to music producers, songwriters & artists.  To accomplish this, we bring together dynamic music experts who share their knowledge through professional experiences.