Official press release:

The Eighth Annual Launch Music Conference is set for April 21st – 24th in Lancaster, PA. The jam-packed event, full of panels, seminars, parties, events, and performances, has welcomed heavy hitters such as Panic! at the Disco, Atreyu, twenty-one pilots, and Foxy Shazam, as well as 180+ artists annually over the last seven years across 11 venues and 15 stages. All happening in the beautiful Lancaster County Convention Center and surrounding venues. The conference covers topics such as artist management, publishing, festivals, touring and more giving artists and attendees a well-rounded look at today’s music industry.

Today, Launch Music Conference is thrilled to welcome Bayside, Ice Nine Kills, Intervals, and The Weekend Riot to perform at this year’s conference. New panelists have also been announced including: Finn Mckenty (CreativeLive, aka Sergeant D), Dan Rozenblum (Circle Talent Agency), Christian McKnight (LiveNation New York), Mike Ciprari (SJC Drums) and Eric Osman (Bands With Management) as well as returning panelists, Randy Nichols (Force Media Management), Jason McMahon (Substream Magazine), and Jen Appel and Chrissy Borsellino (The Catalyst Publicity Group).

In 2015 Launch Music Conference welcomed The Entertainment Institute, an LA based music education program founded by Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), featuring one-on-one artist management tips from Mike Mowery (Outerloop Management) and booking from Nick Storch (Artist Group Intl.) to name a few. In addition, the conference welcomed clinics for attendees to learn valuable skills from professionals such as Matt Greiner (August Burns Red) and his exciting drum techniques.

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Submissions Open Until February 7, 2016 (link to apply below)
Phase Two Pricing:
$30 Performance Application Fee

Badge Pricing Schedule
Phase Two Pricing:
$30 Standard Friday & Saturday Individual Badges
$50 Weekend Standard Badge
$70 Weekend VIP Badge


Ice Nine Kills
The Weekend Riot

Artist Submissions Application