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

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

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

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

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)

The Great Escape (Brighton, UK)

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

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)

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

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)

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)