he 2018 Conference will be held on Saturday, September 8th and Sunday the 9th at the General's Residence, Fort Mason. With a special kick-off social event Friday night the 7th in the BRISTOL BAR at the Holiday Inn and the Wharf, 1300 Columbus Ave., San Francisco., it’s your chance to meet fellow conference attendees as well as the many and varied industry leaders instructing the full weekend of seminars. Our “UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL” event means just that – industry leaders are always available to chat throughout the weekend to musicians, media and those interested in a career in the music industry.
Few music conferences provide such an intimate setting for networking with prominent industry guests. Saturday and Sunday attendees are provided the rare opportunity to
participate in one-on-one consultations with industry leaders at the top of their game,
develop networking opportunities,
attend songwriting seminars,
learn about the latest industry standards,
attend legal workshops,
participate in voice coaching, sound quality & stage presence lessons,
have lyrics reviewed,
participate in song screenings
and performance showcases.
There are so many seminars and individual consultations that it is practically impossible to pick and choose which to attend. And it doesn’t end there! Saturday evening enjoy a beautiful sunset concert with the three grand finalists from the yearlong songwriters competitions held in over 12 locations. These finalists have the rare opportunity to perform in front of more than 60 music industry professionals, looking to sign new bands, musicians and songwriters. This year the Sunset Concert will be in the Ballroom
This is a weekend to prepare for; bring your bio/photos and CD’s and promote yourself amongst the accessible, leading industry guests; meet new friends and forge new relationships to further your music career.
The 2018 Conference will be WCS's 39th Anniversary and the longest running continuous music conference of it's kind in the world.