The company began as just an informal weekly luncheon at with 5-6 people from different sectors of the industry would get together for lunch to talk music business and try to help each other. It didn't take long for the industry to take note and within 2 months each weekly meeting had 20-30 participants. Each meeting also featured a guest speaker who was videotaped, giving us the foundation for our online training library. Over the first few years the company hosted up to 5 music industry networking events in the Nashville area every week and had several chapters meeting monthly around the country. But times have changed and everything has moved online, so our business model followed suit. Today the comapny specializes in these distinct areas:
Artist Management - We represent serious established artists who perform mostly in mid-sized concert venues.
Artist Mentorship - We choose exceptionally talented artists and serious artist managers and mentor them to the point where they are making a steady profit from their music.
Artist Manager Mentorship - We help newer artist managers better understand the industry and how to set up and manage their artist's business affairs.
Live and Online Workshops and Courses – We host live and online workshops and develop online courses for musicians and industry professionals.
Industry Coaching - We tap into our vast address book of reputable industry experts to connect artists with expert coaching.
Online Training Library - We have a free online library with over 100 video and audio workshops and hundreds of articles on all aspects of building a music career.
Music Industry Networking: Indie Connect runs multiple music industry networking events as well as workshops in the Nashville area.
In 2013 Indie Connect hostred the world's only completely online music conference - the IC Virtual Music Conference. For 3 days over 500 people from 23 countries networked together online and showcased their music live via video streams. Over 50 speakers from 15 countries shared theirt expertise and dozens of industry-realted companies participated in the online trade show!