Check out our top picks for industry events, updates and festivals happening in the month of August: 



The DJ Expo / DJX (DJX)

DJX’s mission is to help harness the influence, innovation, technology, and opportunities for the DJ industry of the future by providing a platform that encourages collaboration on a global scale. The DJ Expo / DJX has had “Keynote Q&A” sessions and creative talent from industry legends such as Grandmaster Flash, Laidback Luke, Jazzy Jeff, Paul van Dyk, Biz Markie, Markus Schulz, QBert, DJ Skribble, Salt N’ Pepa, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper and many more. 

Date: August 8-11, 2022

Location: Atlantic City, NJ | Hard Rock Hotel and Casino 

Ticket information here.


She Knows Tech Summit 2022

She Knows Tech Summit is a 4-day hybrid event, streamed live from the iconic Power Station NYC. This summit focuses on inspiring, empowering, and supporting women and gender-expansive individuals in the advancement of their careers in music technology.

Date: August 11-14, 2022

Location: New York, NY | Power Station

Ticket information here.


The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) Webinars

The MLC administers blanket mechanical licenses for eligible streaming services in the United States, collecting royalties due under those licenses and paying music publishers, songwriters, composers, and lyricists. Throughout August, The MLC will be hosting webinars which will speak to the tools and resources available to help self-administered songwriters register their musical works data with The MLC and get the mechanical royalties they are owed.

Webinar Dates:

  • Tuesday, Aug 9 at 11:00 am EDT: Q&A for Self-Administered Songwriters
  • Tuesday Aug 16 at 11:00 am EDT: Understanding Your Royalty Statements
  • Friday Aug 19 at 11:00 am EDT: Q&A for Publishers and Administrators

Location: Virtual

RSVP information here.


Women in Music: Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park is Women in Music, Denver’s pop-up picnic celebration offering acoustic music, food and the opportunity to meet your local #womeninmusic. Not your average picnic, this luxury pop-up in Washington Park will feature acoustic performers, artisanal food and light refreshments, and will be a memorable and fun experience for members and non-members alike.

Date: Sunday, Aug 21, 2022 at 1:00 PM MDT

Location: Denver, CO | Washington Park

Ticket information here.


MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV VMAs 2022 celebrates the best music videos of the past year and features unforgettable performances, tributes and appearances from the biggest stars in music. Featuring artists whose cultural impact and work over the past year have transformed the music industry and created global conversations, the VMAs will surprise and delight with show-stopping spectacles, epic performances and a fan-filled audience to celebrate the biggest stars in music. Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X lead this year’s nominations with 7 each, closely followed by Doja Cat and Harry Styles (6 each), and Billie Eilish, Drake, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd (5 each).

Date: August 28, 2022 at 8:00 PM EDT

Location: Newark, NJ | Prudential Center

Event information here.



August as Hip-Hop Recognition Month

Hip-hop’s lasting influence on American culture will be recognized for years to come, as August has been declared Hip-Hop Recognition Month, and August 11 as Hip-Hop Celebration Day. The evolution of hip-hop was shaped by many different artists but it came to life on August 11, 1973 by D.J. Kool Herc – hip-hop’s founding father.

Read more.


SXSW 2023 Registration Opens 

SXSW is an annual conference, featuring sessions covering tech, film, music, education, and culture. Taking place mid-March in Austin, these sessions offer attendees the knowledge, leadership and inspiration to shape their professional careers and personal lives in our ever-evolving path forward. Registration for SXSW 2023 opens August 2nd and Community Voting for your favorite session opens Aug 9, 2022.  

More information on SXSW 2023 Registration here.

More information on SXSW PanelPicker here.

Want to perform at SXSW 2023? Apply here.



Outside Lands

As the largest independently owned music festival in the US, this three day festival offers world class performances, food & beverage vendors, and one-of-a-kind experiences to explore. Taking place in San Francisco, Outside Lands will feature artists Green Day, Post Malone, SZA, Jack Harlow, Phoebe Bridgers, and more.

Date: August 5-7, 2022

Location: San Francisco, CA | Golden Gate Park

Ticket information here.



The annual electronic dance music festival, held just outside Baltimore at the nearly 150 year old Pimlico Race Course, is growing into one of the largest electronic events in the Capitol Region.

Date: August 6-7, 2022

Location: Baltimore, MD | Pimlico Race Course

Ticket information here.


AC Tidal Wave Music Festival

The TidalWave Music Festival is headed to the shores of Atlantic City this August. All of your favorite country stars will be in performing, including Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen and Dierks Bentley.

Date: August 12-14, 2022

Location: Atlantic City, NJ

Ticket information here.


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