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Music Industry Events Calendar: Festivals, Awards & More


Music Industry Events Calendar: Festivals, Awards & More

As part of our continuing efforts to serve the music industry and its creators, Billboard Pro now features a music industry events calendar for readers. The calendar will act as music’s most complete summary major national and international industry events, from conferences to festivals to networking mixers and more. Just as Billboard is music’s must-read source for news, charts and analysis, now it also is the go-to for business happenings. […]

todayJuly 13, 2024 4

Caloundra Music Festival: Sunshine Coast event bites the dust in another devastating blow to the struggling entertainment industry


Caloundra Music Festival: Sunshine Coast event bites the dust in another devastating blow to the struggling entertainment industry

The growing list of cancelled Australian music festivals has just got longer with the sad news that another one has been canned. This time, it's the long-standing Caloundra Music Festival (CMF), which usually takes place each October on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, that has been discontinued.The event has previously attracted dozens of top Aussie acts such as Missy Higgins, Empire Of The Sun, The Veronicas, Spiderbait, Powderfinger, Killing Heidi and Angus and Julia […]

todayJune 25, 2024 1


Music Industry Must Do More to Protect Its Most Vulnerable Artists

As we come to the end of Mental Health Awareness Month, the music community would be remiss to not critically examine the mental health of the most vulnerable among us — specifically, the child and youth labor that represents a significant portion of our market share, revenues, and slots on the new artist charts. The state of our entertainment union, one that venerates youth above seemingly all else, ironically puts […]

todayMay 31, 2024


Jauz Relaunches Label With ONErpm & More Music Industry Deals

Los Angeles-based electronic producer Jauz partnered with global distribution company OneRPM to relaunch his six-year-old label, Bite This. Together, the two teams are planning label takeovers, pop-up events and compilations as they bring genre-spanning sounds by rising artists to the release calendar. The partnership with OneRPM — whose client list also includes artists like Chance Peña, Yelawolf, A$AP Twelvyy and Alejo — will provide projects from emerging Bite This acts […]

todayMay 31, 2024 1


Caloundra Music Festival 2024 cancelled as organisers say high costs leave industry in ‘precarious’ position

Australia’s music festival crisis has deepened, with organisers of the latest event to pull the pin making clear that inflationary pressures “puts festivals like this in a precarious position”.Caloundra Music Festival last year attracted 16,000 people to Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast over three days, pumping an estimated $4 million into the local economy.Organisers say the Sunshine Coast Council-funded festival has been “paused” for 2024 and may return next […]

todayApril 16, 2024 2


Mesa Music Festival connects musicians, industry pros April 18-20

Seventh annual event returns to downtown Mesa. This free event will include over 250 performances spanning multiple genres and is open to music lovers of all ages this week. The Mesa Music Festival, April 18-20, is the premier emerging artist festival in Arizona and the nation’s largest of its kind. This free event will include over 250 performances spanning multiple genres and is open to music lovers of all ages this week. […]

todayApril 15, 2024 3


Music industry dynamo Pegi Cecconi worked with top Canadian talents

Open this photo in gallery:Pegi Cecconi was known far and wide in the music industry as the 'Queen of Everything.'HandoutEleven years ago, the Canadian rock band Rush was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles. Inside the Nokia Theatre, at the table closest to the stage, sat Pegi Cecconi and the other executives of Toronto-based SRO Management Inc. and Anthem Entertainment […]

todayApril 7, 2024 8


How Will It Change the Industry?

Let me start this column the way I ended the last one: Private equity isn’t destroying the music business. But it’s worth wondering: How will so much outside investment change the way the music industry works?   Obviously, we’re going to see more documentaries, Broadway shows and box sets, both to make money and to promote catalogs. But will this lead to significant changes to royalty distribution or the industry’s […]

todayMarch 29, 2024 6


Australia’s Recorded Music Industry Posts 10.9% Growth For 2023: ARIA

For the fifth consecutive year, Australia’s recorded music industry posted growth in 2023 – all thanks to streaming and Aussies’ love of wax. According to wholesale data published by ARIA, the nation’s record market lifted by 10.9% to A$676 million ($442 million), powered by subscriptions to music streaming brands. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news That rate of growth for Australia, a […]

todayMarch 26, 2024 3

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