About Our Event
The 2017 Between The Waves Festival & Conference will provide musicians with the knowledge to pursue, the expertise to implement and tools to guide their journey to make a living making music. It is the first and only national conference held in the Midwest dedicated to the independent musician, with a focus on the business of songwriting and music technology. Between The Waves Festival & Conference will provide a unique opportunity for songwriters, composers, publishers and producers to network in a unique, unparalleled approach to sharing their knowledge, expertise, and artistry. Original programming will include celebrity Q&A’s, master classes, songwriting and composing workshops, publisher and business panels, one-on-one sessions, DIY career building workshops, showcases and performances, song feedback panels, state-of-the-art technology demos as well as leading music industry exhibitors.
The mission of the Between The Waves Festival & Conference is to provide songwriters and composers the knowledge to pursue, the expertise to implement, and tools to guide their journey to make a living making music. And to have a good time doing it. BTW will bring experts from the music industry to share their wisdom and experiences with attendees, but also to hear and see what the musicians, students, and the music industry of Madison have to offer. It will be a great learning experience for all who attend, provide great exposure to our homegrown talent and exposure for the Madison music business community. Madison, Wisconsin will be on the national and international music map as a result of the conference.