The City of Madison Presents

Sponsored by Broadjam

2020 Registration is open with an early, early bird discount! Check it out

Between The Waves Conference and Festival provides musicians the knowledge to pursue, the expertise to implement, and the tools to guide their journey toward earning a living making music and have a good time doing it.

As the Midwest's premier event geared toward independent musicians and anyone interested in music creation, collaboration, performance, production, distribution, publishing, or licensing, Between The Waves Conference and Festival brings together musicians, educators, and music industry leaders for an immersive experience built on inspiration, instruction, networking, and support.

Participate in engaging conference sessions on all facets of music and the music business presented by knowledgeable, experienced industry professionals covering practical topics relevant to working musicians such as songwriting, music technology, marketing, creative arts law, revenue streams, and business matters.

Take part in Madison's enthusiastic passion for live music at festival performances by the area's top acts, each offering a vibrant testament to the world-class musical talent in the area throughout a range of genres and showcasing one of the outstanding live music venues that anchor Madison's music scene.

Join us to see and hear for yourself who and what make Madison, WI a thriving music destination.

You can earn a living as a working musician. Let us show you how.

Butch Vig - Producer, Drummer for Garbage