Is one of your goals this year to make some legit music industry connections? One of the easiest ways to dive right in is to register for at least a few of the music conferences and showcases held around the globe each year for independent and professional musicians. Spring conference deadlines are approaching, so now is a great time to see what's out there. Aside from meeting other like-minded musicians, conferences are a fantastic way to meet other industry professionals such as A&R reps, managers, publicists, producers, and journalists. We've rounded up three spring music conferences with varying costs, opportunities, and locations that would be perfect for furthering your career and creating lasting working relationships with other creative-minded people.