Musician Programs

Caravan du Nord

The Caravan du Nord is a traveling showcase of Minnesota music, bringing top regional acts, emerging bands and music industry professionals to towns across Greater Minnesota for a day of workshops, networking and performances. Sponsored by 89.3 The Current, the tour has presented more than 200 artists to audiences totaling more than 10,000.  More info here.


MN Music Summit

This 3-day festival and conference for artists, fans and music industry professionals brings a taste of SXSW to St. Paul with workshops, industry panels, parties, performances and national guest speakers. Over 1,600 artists have participated in this growing event that draws from all over Minnesota Iowa and Wisconsin. The 5th annual MN Music Summit takes place April 7-9, 2016.


Musician Mentoring

The MMC mentoring program is designed for musicians looking for advice from the region's top musical and industry talent, covering all topics relevant to the music business from booking to songwriting to legal issues. We individually match musicians up with veteran artists and industry professionals who can help you with their specific needs. This program has been extremely valuable for both the mentors as well as those seeking assistance and many have formed lasting relationships that have resulted in artistic collaborations and professional partnerships. More info here.


Workshop Wednesdays

This monthly workshop series takes place in the Twin Cities the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm and cover a variety of professional, creative and wellness topics. We have helped more than 500 artists gain professional and creative skills and partnered with other arts organizations like American Composers Forum, Twin Cities Public Television and Springboard for the Arts. The next workshop will take place September 16 at Landmark Center (75 W. 5th Street, St. Paul).


Referral & Booking 

Becoming the resource for local music, the MMC supports over 200 member artists, promoting their music and connecting them with paid gigs at festivals, fundraising events and private parties. We also provide special benefits and music business discounts. More info here.


Networking 

Bringing together over 1,400 independent musicians by presenting special networking events for artists to meet each other and industry professionals. We have had events at the Dakota Jazz Club, Aster Cafe, Landmark Center, Turf Club, Summit Brewing and as part of every stop on the Caravan du Nord.