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Music Industry Summit
April 9-10, 2024

Music Industry Summit

Premier Music Industry Conference in the Midwest

Each year, the Ohio University Music Industry Summit features an exclusive gathering of prominent artists and music industry leaders for informative panels and compelling interviews, as well as networking and learning opportunities, performances, and more for registrants.

The Summit is open to both students and professionals at no cost, with both in-person and virtual options. 



Register to Attend

April 9-10, 2024

Mark your calendar for the 6th annual event: Tuesday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 10, 2024, on OHIO's Athens Campus with a virtual option available. Registration for the Summit is for free for anyone. 

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Featured Artists

  • Earl Sweatshirt

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    Hip hop artist, writer, lyricist, and producer Earl Sweatshirt joins us on April 9 for an exciting exclusive artist keynote conversation, hosted by New York Times Music Journalist Marcus J. Moore. Please note: This is a keynote conversation and NOT a performance.

  • Jason Isbell

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    Six-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jason Isbell will give a featured artist keynote during the day programming on April 10. He will also perform our Closing Night Concert that evening at Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium.

  • Ambar Lucid

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    Mexican-Dominican artist Ambar Lucid will join the Summit on April 9 for a keynote discussing her career and unique brand of psychedelic latin pop. Her music has allowed her to navigate her struggle with depression and, in turn, has inspired a growing community to find light in the darkness through her art.

Our Lineup

Get to know our esteemed lineup of artists and speakers who will join us for the 2024 Music Industry Summit to share their insights and expertise! We have a wonderful, varied lineup of guests spanning all sectors of the music industry. 


Download the App

All Summit attendees should download the exclusive OHIO Music Industry Summit app! On the app, you can view the schedule, network with other attendees, and more. Virtual attendees will access the livestreams through the app. Log in to the app using the email address you registered with. Be sure you enable push notifications so you can receive important announcements from us!

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Official Playlist

We have curated a playlist of 45 songs all related to this year's lineup of artists and speakers. Read more about why each song was selected and give the playlist a listen on Spotify!

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On-Demand Sessions

Conversations from the past three Summits are available for on-demand viewing. Relive hearing from these inspiring artists and industry leaders like Run the Jewels, Derek Ali, Phoebe Bridgers, Saba, CAAMP, FINNEAS, Ken Ehrlich, Michelle Zauner, Noelle Scaggs, Maggie Phillips, Talib Kweli, mxmtoon, Chris Messina, and many more! A wide range of topics have been covered from web3 and AI to social media strategies to music supervision, and much, much more! A few highlights are below or, if you can't get enough, follow the link below for more. 

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  • Sponsor the Summit

    Our sponsors help us bring the Music Industry Summit free of charge for students and professionals and make this conference a success year after year. Become an integral part of one of the most dynamic music industry conferences in the Midwest and reach the thousands that participate in this annual summit through our sponsorship packages.

Past Artists and Speakers

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Run the Jewels

Running Run The Jewels - Killer Mike, El-P, and managers Amaechi Uzoigwe and Will Bronson discuss the creative and business strategies behind one of music's most adventerous music duos. Moderated by Josh Antonuccio. Watch Session

Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers

Keynote Artist Conversation: Phoebe Bridgers and NPR Music Tiny Desk Creator/Host Bob Boilen. Watch Session

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Keynote Artist Conversation: FINNEAS and Grammys Producer Ken Ehrlich. Watch Session

St. Vincent

St. Vincent

Keynote Artist Conversation: St. Vincent and Grammys Producer Ken Ehrlich. Watch Session

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