2016 LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival

Posted by:  Launch Music Conference & Festival  | When:  –  | Where: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

  Booking 40 Sonicbids bands

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The 2016 LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival is booking 40 Sonicbids bands. All applying artists and selected artists will receive a free weekend pass to attend.

Special Early Pricing:
Oct 20 - Jan 3: $25
Jan 4 - Feb 7: $30

The Opportunity

The 8th Annual LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival brings together musicians, music industry professionals and music lovers from all over the world to downtown Lancaster, PA, for 4 days of instruction, networking and entertainment. LAUNCH also showcases nearly 200 artists, ranging from Grammy nominees to emerging high school acts.

Past Panelists Include:Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour/Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival), Nick Storch (AGI), Tim Borror (The Agency Group), David Silbaugh (Milwaukee Summer Fest/Gibson Guitars), Andrew Buck (APA), Chuck Andrews & Tim Zahodski (Good Fight Ent), Mike Mowery (Outerloop Management), Lou Plaia (Reverbnation), Randy Nichols (Bandsintown), Mike Zimer (South By So What?!), Howard Hertz (Hertz Schram PC), Chris Walters (GHS Strings), Vince Edwards (Metal Blade Records)

Past Performers Include:
Panic! At The Disco, twenty one pilots, Atreyu, Foxy Shazam, Rusted Root, The Felice Brothers

The Band

  • Welcome to solo artists and bands of all genres
  • Original music

The Gig


  • Multiple venues
  • 30-minute set
  • Sound and lights provided
  • Backline may be provided depending on stage placement
Additional Compensation Details:
  • All artists, regardless of whether or not they are placed to perform at the festival, are invited to attend LAUNCH and will receive complementary standard weekend badges
  • Selected acts may be compensated a small performance fee
  • Accommodations are provided