The first annual Artist Management Conference has been scheduled for October 14-15, 2010 in New York City (venue TBA). The conference is billed as an opportunity for artist managers and self-managed artists to meet for networking, education, strategizing and business opportunities.
Registration is available both for in-person attendance on site, and online with a Virtual Conference registration. Online attendees will be able to ask questions and participate in panel discussions via webcam.
AmCon 2010 offers this thumbnail description of the event:
Conference topics include discussions of current and future music industry trends and how they affect the artist management community, how deals are being structured, factors that make for a good artist-manager relationship, building a team around the artist, growing the fan base, how managers evaluate artists and bands for signing, live show production and touring, mentor sessions and business corner, “I Need Management” sessions for musicians seeking management representation, and lots more.
Pertinent details can be found online.