Music Conferences and Events

Beat Swap Meet (Los Angeles) September

Sunday afternoon, September 15th 2013 Entrance is Free w/ a Canned Good. Lets do what we can as a music community to let our vibrations be heard and help out those less fortunate. Please bring a canned good to donate to the cause. B E A T – S W A P – M E … Read more

Last of The Record Buyers @ Soundset 2011 (Minnesota)

The Last of The Record Buyers producer showcase returns to the Soundset Hip-Hop Festival on Sunday, May 29th at Canterbury Park, MN. The event will feature such music makers as Evidence, Void Pedal, King Karnov, Paten Locke, Lazerbeak, Brandon Allday, Bobby Raps, The Opus, Katrah Quey, Dimitry Killstorm, and Mike Swoop. The beat making festivities … Read more

I’m Dat Digga Vinyl Exchange w/ Guest DJ Kon (Florida)

Lazy Afternoon and I’m Dat Digga have joined forces to put together to put on the next Vinyl Exchange event entitled Lazy Digga. Judging from video of the last event, this is definitely something to consider if you’re in the Orlando, FL area.

Special Guest DJ Kon of (Kon & Amir) and hosts Cooterman, Spreadsheets, and DJ Ynot.

Sunday March 6th
Free Admission (3-10pm)
Eye Spy
54 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

Event flyer after the break.

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Red Bull Music Academy: Tokyo 2011 Applications

Applications for 2011 Red Bull Music Academy, which will take place in Tokyo, are now open. If you haven’t already heard, this is a tremendous opportunity for beatmakers and producers to collaborate with other music makers around the world. Make sure that you apply. Application Phase: Feb 2 – Apr 4, 2011 Workshop 1: Oct … Read more

Hip-Hop 360 Producer Conference (Chicago)


Chicago producer take note. Eric Sermon and Parish Smith (EPMD) will head to the Hip-Hop 360 Producer Conference.

Conference Highlights Include:

  • Producer feedback session with Eric Sermon.
  • Open networking stations for artists and producers to link.
  • Producer Battle with grand prizes.
  • EPMD concert and party.

For those interested in pricing info there are apparently three levels.

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The Beatdown Showcase f/ 88 Keys, DJ Spinna, Kev Brown


The Indie Life Edition of The Beatdown, a Washington DC based producer event that has consistently taken place since 2007, will feature 88 Keys, DJ Spinna, and Kev Brown sharing their gems with a live crowd. In addition to the groundbreaking producers, DJ MarkNfinit, Smcity, and Ra The MC will all be on hand to keep the crowd entertained.

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Scenes From A Beat Swap Meet (October)

Elevator Hip-Hop was on the scent as it all went down this past Sunday at the Beat Swap Meet. Artists, producers, DJ’s, b-boys, and even barbers from the LA area came together to share vinyl, classic cassettes, artwork, clothing, and freshly cut fades.

Beat Swap Meet October 2010 (Los Angeles)

The Beat Swap Meet is happening once again on Sunday, October 10th, 2010. FREE W/ CANNED GOOD $5 Earlybirds 11-12 12-6 Free w/ donation of at least 1 canned good (canned goods go directly to the LA homeless community) Grandstar Jazz Club 943 N Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012 Get a little preview of previous … Read more