Music Industry Events & Conferences

Here is a list of major music industry conferences, industry festivals, and awards ceremonies around the world. This does not include consumer festivals that exist solely for music consumption by the general public (Eg. Coachella). If you’d like to see a world-wide list of those types of festivals, visit MusicFestivalJunkies.com.

JANUARY
Golden Globes (Los Angeles, CA)
Manitoba Music Conference (Winnipeg, MB)

FEBRUARY
Folk Alliance International (Kansas City, MO)
GRAMMY Awards (Los Angeles, CA)
Oscar Awards (Los Angeles, CA)
Pollstar Live! (San Francisco, CA)

MARCH
JUNO Awards (Rotating cities within Canada each year)
SXSW (Austin, TX)

APRIL
Canadian Music Week (Toronto, ON)
East Coast Music Week (Rotating cities within Eastern Canada each year)
New Orleans Jazz Festival (New Orleans, LA)
Pulitzer Prize (New York City, NY)

MAY
The Great Escape (Brighton, UK)

JUNE
Much Music Video Awards (Toronto, ON)
NXNE (Toronto, ON)
Tonys (NYC, US)

AUGUST
Aboriginal Music Week (Winnipeg, MB)
Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition (Winnipeg)
Montreal Electronique Groove (Montreal, QC)
MTV VMA’s (Rotating – Los Angeles or New York City)

SEPTEMBER
Americana Conference (Nashville, TN)
Big Sound (Melbourne, AU)
Canadian Country Music Awards (New city in Canada each year)
Emmys
 (Los Angeles, CA)
Polaris Music Prize (Toronto, ON)
Pop Montreal
 (Montreal, QC)
Reeperbahn (Hamburg, DE)
Rifflandia
(Victoria, BC)

OCTOBER
Breakout West (New city in Western Canada each year)
Halifax Pop Explosion (Halifax, NS)
Folk Music Ontario Conference (Toronto, ON)
Future of Music Policy Summit (Washington DC, US)
MNB Week (Fredericton, NB)
MusicNL Week (St. John’s, NL)
WOMEX – World Music Expo (Budapest, HUN)
Indie Week EUROPE (Manchester, UK)

NOVEMBER
Indie Week CANADA (Toronto, ON)
Australian Music Week
 (Cronulla, AUS)
Country Music Awards
 (Nashville, TN)
Iceland Airwaves (Reykjavík, ISL)
M For Montreal (Montreal, QC)
MaMA (Paris, FRA)
Mundial Montreal (Montreal, QC)
Nova Scotia Music Week
 (Rotating cities within Atlantic Canada each year)