All You Need to Know: Indie Musician Summit 2022

This weekend will be one you won't want to miss! The Indie Musician Summit is back for it's third year of practical training and industry insights to propel any musicians career forward with their FREE conference. Here's all you need to know about this year's PRESS PLAY: 2022 Indie Musician Summit from the Founder Kate Westwood!




Q: When is it?!

A: The summit will take place this Saturday, November 19, 2022.


Q: How do we sign up?

A: Anyone who would like to attend the Indie Musician Summit will need to register for free and will have access to all speakers and artist showcases for 48 hours. Registrants can purchase an all-access pass if they would like to retain the content beyond the 48 hours and will also gain access to bonus courses.





Q: What does the summit focus on this year?

A: This year, the summit focus is on 'Press Play,' the idea that we all need a little help in getting our music into the hands and ears of our fans. With a jam-packed day of speakers including, Steve Jaz (Music Valley), Lola Major (Kitchen Sync Music), Jena Marino (RSOM), Sidney (Emerging Artist), Chrissy McHugh (Video Producer), Francesca de Valance (I Heart Songwriting Club) and Kerri Ho (The Songbird Tree), just to name a few of over 25 guests, the focus will be on music distribution, sync and licensing, social media and music promotion and marketing.


Q: Who can gain the most out of attending the summit?

A: Any genre independent artist, musician, or songwriter in the first few years of their music career but feeling stuck as to how to build, move forward and grow.

Q: What is the theme for this year?

A: The theme is PRESS PLAY. The idea is that we need some help getting the songs we've written into the hands and ears of our fans. So we'll focus on distribution, sync, social media, and promo. It's amazing that we are in our third year already. I feel like we get to continue to develop the value that the summit offers and also the way in which attendees, speakers, and artists can connect with each other.





Q: What was your inspiration for starting the summit?

A: 2020 was the second year of Westwood Management, and we had just started to build some momentum and income when covid hit.

My team and I were thinking about how we could make an impact online. Major industry events like Big Sound were canceled, and I kept seeing online events happening in the US and overseas, and I thought, "I could totally do that." I'm a fast learner and pretty driven, so we threw it together in three months, and it was a wonderful event.


Q: What have been your most memorable summit experiences to date?

A: ​​I absolutely loved getting to know the speakers. I'm always blown away that they would give their time and expertise to help artists and to be a part of the summit. I always love the amazing practical vocal warm-ups that Kerri Ho brings. Hearing Chynna Talyors stories of X-Factor and The Voice, learning about PR and music from Submithubs Jadon Grishkoff, and being able to give some great prizes away during our opening night parties - so much fun!


Q: What is your goal for the summit?

A: There's so much good stuff ahead for indie artists but also a lot of confusing messages about what they should or should not do, so I'm excited to host a space to bring clarity and options for our attendees. In this era of abundance - so many artists, so much music, it's nice to know that there are places we can go to help sort out the spam and scams from the real and relevant help and support, and I'm proud to be able to host a summit that is doing that!


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