I recently attended my first music industry conference. It was such a valuable experience that I decided to share five reasons every musician needs to attend a music conference. It pulled together emerging to big name artists, talent buyers, agents, songwriters, radio show hosts, and more. I went home with not only good memories, but a stack of business cards and excitement for newfound opportunities. My experience was with IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association), but there are conferences for a variety of genres. At the end of this article I’ve included several links.