Millennium Music Conference returns to Harrisburg
In 1997, when the Millennium Music Conference began in Harrisburg, the organizers received everything in envelopes by mail.
Director John Harris said every application and press kit was put together and received in paper form and demo tapes were actually tapes and CDs.
Now, everything is electronic, and they will likely receive more than 400 electronic submissions before the conference starts.
Harris said the switch from paper to electronic is just one of the changes highlighted in the music industry.
“Now, in a digital environment, everything is on the table for independent artists,” he said. “Obviously, the whole music business paradigm of the record company has been over for the last almost decade — that the independent artist can make their way.”
This year, the Millennium Music Conference is from Feb. 20 to 22 and features independent artists and bands that have not been signed. They will perform in more than 30 venues in and around the Harrisburg area, Harris said. The majority of those shows are free.
Harris says those interested in the actual conference part of the event, which focuses on how to succeed in the music business, can pay $55 to participate in all of the workshops and lectures.
Samantha Madison is a staff writer for The Sentinel in Carlisle, Pa.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Robillard, Buddy Guy, Marcia Ball to headline Pittsburgh Blues Festival
- A&E notebook: Musicians can learn about publicity at free workshop in Blawnox
- Concert business booming at Heinz Field this summer
- 2015 Allegheny County Summer Concert Series announced
- Improvised solos show pianist Keith Jarrett’s brilliance