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IHM’s Music Conference Trifecta, New Artists Hit the Charts

Posted By : IHM, Posted On : October 16, 2016

Three conferences, three panels, three weeks

Indiehitmaker hit three music conferences over the past three weeks where our president and founder Bram Bessoff was briught in as a featured panelist to discuss the power of fan engagement with thousands of attendees. 

First stop was Delaware for the Dewey Beach Music Conference. One of the most artist-centric conferences on the circuit, “I’ve never seen artists better taken care of,” says Bram, “Dewey did a great job making sure you knew who was onstage.” With over 500 artists performing there were many fantastic showcases with a large showing of artists from Lancaster and Philly PA.


#bestofmerch Dewey Beach went to Atlanta’s own Revel in Romance from Atlanta, GA who had the most well thought merchandise line and display.


Next we teamed up with CD Baby to speak at the DIY Musicians Conference held at the most haunted place in Chicago, The Congress Hotel. Although many of our off panel moments were spent searching for signs from the afterlife and there was a few reports of unexplained phenomenon, the scariest thing we experienced was the amount of artists unable to monetize their craft, to which we immediately went to work helping them find ways to drive revenue and music sales through merch. 


This conference was heavily geared towards education and hosted upwards of 1000 emerging artists. This is a great place to get started networking as you get tons of face to face time with industry professionals and attend some fantastic panels.


A3C completed our Trifecta as we returned home to Atlanta, GA with our friends and partners at Merch Cat. Bram was featured on the “No More CD’s” panel where he helped emerging and established hip-hop artists learn how to bundle merch and music sales to get on the charts and drive revenues. “One thing about hip-hop artists,” says Bram “their determination to succeed and thirst for knowledge is unprecedented” as the panel was standing room only. 


Micah Jennings at A3C posted an amazing summary of our A3C panel, read the full article here.

IHM artists on the charts

1. Tropakana

13 weeks ago Tropakana released hus single Rollin and still holding on strong to the Hot Singles Sales chart. Check out his feature in One West magazine here.Indiehitmaker_Weekly_Charts_Billboard_102216_TROPAKANA <h3″>2. Love Displayed <p”>This Christian music duo songwriting team debuted on the charts using Dropkick to deliver digital rewards from their Kickstarter campaign as well as reporting live show sales during their first week of release. <p”>Indiehitmaker_Weekly_Charts_Billboard_102216_LoveDisplayed

3. Ruslan

Debut album hits 9 charts with massive crossover into Hip-Hop & Christian.



This new age artist’s unique spiritually driven chant music hits the charts this week with reporting online mail order sales.


5. Syreeta Thompson Trumpetlady

Syreeta holds onto 4 charts in her 6th consecutive week as she continues to use Dropkick and report live show sales.


Serious about your career? Attending music conferences like these plays an important role in meeting and building relationships with those in the music industry that can help grow your career. Take what you learn, add our 12-step release plan and sales reporting platform to truly #makeitcount. Join Indiehitmaker today.

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