April 26 2012
This will be the second year for Milwaukee's Yellow Phone Music Conference, which will be September 6 through th September 9. If you are not familiar with the conference, think of it as a more intimate and more focused SXSW. Unlike SXSW where it is a lot harder to get notice, there are more opportunities to be seen by more people and connect with industry people. Also the fact there is really no conference like this in the midwest is a good thing.
Yellow Phone's goal is to bring together career oriented artists and positive, forward-thinking leaders in today’s music business, taking the best qualities of the larger industry conferences and downsizing them into a concentrated, quality experience with powerful, pertinent takeaways.
Yellow Phone Music Conference is now accepting band submissions for showcases. Bands and artists must apply through Sonicbids. The price for applying is $10. All bands who get selected will get one free badge and wristbands for the rest of the band. Additional badges will be available for purchase at a significant discount. The full price of a badge is $99, which compared to SXSW or CMJ that is a good deal. You can also purchase writstbands for $20, which allows you entry to any of the showcases.