Americana Music Conference 2005

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The 6th annual Americana Music Conference will bring over 750 executives, professionals and artists together from all over the world, representing all facets of our industry, to the Nashville Convention Center September 8-10. The AMA Conference will feature up to 60 showcase or performance slots for both established and emerging artists. These opportunities include both daytime slots and off-site evening showcases all three days, as well as the 4th annual Honors & Awards, which will be presented at the Ryman Auditorium on September 9.

The Americana Music Conference also features numerous panels, seminars, a trade exhibit hall and much more. This special event covers the interests and needs of artists, managers, labels, radio stations, publishers, agents, promoters, retailers, performing rights, legal and business affairs, tour-related services, merchandisers, new media and all related allied professionals.

Genres accepted include Americana, Roots,, Folk, Bluegrass and Blues. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and all artists will be notified no later than July 15th.

Last yearÂ’s event sponsors included Gibson/Baldwin, BMI, Welk Music Group, SESAC, ASCAP, Lost Highway, First Amendment Center, No Depression, Nashville Scene, Rounder, echomusic, Harp Magazine, Paste Magazine, Dualtone Music Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Universal South, DreamWorks, Americdisc, Back Porch/Narada, Blue Corn Music, Compadre Records, Hightone Records, Media Room PR, MerleFest, Miles of Music, New West Records, Oh Boy Records, Singer Magazine, Sonicbids, Western Beat Entertainment, Yep-Roc Records and many others.

Performers at the 2004 Americana Music Conference included: Dave Alvin, Pete Anderson, Nels Andrews, Asleep At The Wheel, Avett Brothers, BR549, Junior Brown, Shawn Camp, Kate Campbell, Jen Cass, Slaid Cleaves, Cowboy Jack Clement, Rodney Crowell, Moot Davis, the Duhks, Steve Earle, Mark Erelli, Jay Farrar, Radney Foster, Tony Furtado, Otis Gibbs, Tom Gillam, Arthur Godfrey, Jon Dee Graham, the Greencards, Jackie Greene, Carlos Guitarlos, Chris Hillman, Hosty Duo, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Troy Johnson, King Wilkie, Jim Lauderdale, Bernie Leadon, Korby Lenker, Shelby Lynne, the Mammals, Tift Merritt, Delbert McClinton, Boris McCutcheon, Anne McCue, Lorik McKenna, Buddy Miller, Gurf Morlix, Mountain Heart, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Pinmonkey, Jason Ringenberg, Bruce Robison, Mando Saenz, Darrell Scott, Billy Joe Shaver, Michelle Shocked, Mindy Smith, Todd Snider, Mavis Staples, James Talley, Tres Chicas, Ben Weaver, Tony Joe White, Jenny Whiteley and Adrienne Young & Little Sadie.