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The 6 Unwritten Rules of Music Conference Etiquette

POP Montreal's POP Symposium. (Image via popmontreal.com)

Conferences can be a great part of any industry, as they provide unique opportunities for everything from networking to education to all the free drinks you can (or can't) handle. With the privilege of attending big-name events like POP Montreal or SXSW, however, comes plenty of responsibility. If you're going to sit in on sessions and listen to what industry leaders have to say, you're going to have to know what to do and how to behave. Here are the (previously) unwritten rules to make sure you don't faux pas through your next conference.

3 Spring Music Conferences You Don't Want to Miss

Sumo Cyco performs at Indie Week 2013. (Image via canada.indieweek.com)

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.