Business Conference

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World of Bluegrass Buisness Conference

Save the Date for WOB 2016: September 27-October 1!

The IBMA Business Conference is the premier industry event and trade show where top bluegrass professionals—including artists, agents, journalists, merchandisers, record labels, publicists, publishers, talent buyers and more—come to share and discover the latest tools, strategies, technology and sounds.  The 2016 conference with take place September 27 - September 29 at the Raleigh Convention Center in beautiful downtown Raleigh, NC.

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  • Cutting-edge seminars, panels and workshops on business models, touring, festivals, merchandise, radio, overseas gigs, digital media, instrument building for profit, contract negotiation and more.
  • The Talent Buyer Track is back designed  for event producers and agents with an Agent Pitch Session & Gig Fair, networking events, and educational panels. 
  • The return of DJ Taping Sessions with enhanced sound quality!
  • The Inaugural IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival.
  • The Bluegrass in Higher Education Symposium, bringing together students, faculty and staff of
    bluegrass music college programs.
  • Free band website consultations by Bandzoogle
  • Two town hall meetings where your voice can be heard on issues in bluegrass and the evolution of the IBMA.
  • Songwriting workshop with some of the bluegrass music’s most successful writers.
  • Special constituency meetings with fellow professionals in your field.
  • Enhanced networking opportunities.
  • And MORE!



Registration   IBMA Members Non Members
Tier 1 (March 31-April 13)    
Full Registration $200 --
Single-Day $80 --
Tier 2 (April 14-May 31)    
Full Registration $200 $240
Single-Day $80 $90
Tier 3 (June 1-September 10)    
Full Registration $240 $280
Single-Day $90 $100
Tier 4 & Onsite (September 11-Event)    
Full Registration $290 $290
Single-Day $110 $110

*Member pricing only available for advanced ticket purchase.  Onsite pricing will be at the Non-Member rate 

For access to the Members' presale

The IBMA business conference: network, promote, discover.

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