Brand.ed Magazine Issue 4 : #i4War - Page 9

The ECMC unites the music industry and music fans for 4 days of interactive fun, learning, and great live performances in surprising spaces throughout Downtown Norfolk, VA. With dozens of public activities and performances; industry networking and educational opportunities for conference attendees; and exclusive parties and shows, ECMC offers music, fun, and knowledge for everyone! Music fans of all ages will experience an unforgettable weekend of music performed by over 90 national and international rising artists perform- ing throughout the Granby, Ghent, Neon District, and Church Street areas. Mu- sic lovers can also experience listening parties, intimate shows in non- traditional venues, rooftop shows, and interactive, music-based activities. As one of the largest music conferences and showcases in the U.S., musicians can learn from and be inspired by gold and platinum winning experts on topics including publishing, sync licensing, marketing, music placement, copyright law, touring, recording, merchandising, and more. Additionally musicians are eligible to participate in invaluable networking with other artists and industry professionals, listening parties, and meet & greets and signings for fans. Other activities for artists include the ECMC Expo where they’ll see the latest tech for the independent musician, open mics every night, and a vibrant city where busking is legal and does not require a permit. 9