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How to prepare for a music conference

Roughly, Gab & Jam episode 222

This is a list intended to help you put your priorities in place. It is ALSO the list that we are CURRENTLY using in preparation for our South By Southwest trip (that’s happening right now), so this is kinda a behind the scenes look at what we’re doing.

Gab & Jam episode 222

Check out the episode to hear the full discussion.


12 Steps music conference planning:

1. Tickets/hotel/airfare

2. Rough schedule

1. for everything, including livestreams and social media posts

2. Last time we used Trello to keep track of the daily agenda and notes, but this time we are trying Google Keep 💁🏾

3. Look at conference app for time/session planning

4. Food/shopping plans (for that city; survey YouTube videos and blogs)

5. Clothing choices (comfortable, but rock star branded)

6. Merch strategy (items/distribution/creation???)

7. Day job preparation (try to maintain your situation even as you grow your creative empire)

8. Plan/get spending money for trip (keep some cash)

9. Tech needs (including memory cards, cameras, extra batteries, travel pack)

See travel camera from Canon unboxing:

10. Pack patience (things will be different than you’re used to, but that’s why you’re fucking leaving the house)

11. Enjoy the moment (take it all in, savor it, record as much as you can stand to, so that you can use it for rock star content later)

12. Have a buffer day (when you return home, so that you can recover from jet lag, unpack)


All these ideas are discussed in the podcast episode.


You may like:

· 9 Ways to get the most out of music conferences:

· South By Southwest 2019 Playlist:

· Blooming Prejippie Travel Adventures Playlist:

9 Ways to get the most out of music conferences:


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· Funky Happy People (Who Listen to a Variety of Genres of Music) Facebook Group:

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