“What The World Needs Now…”


My name is Barry Coffing and I am the founder of Springboard and Sustainable Artists. The concept behind both companies was to help talented hardworking independent artists get to the next level. This will be our the 16th Springboard Conference September, on the 16th – 18th in Columbus, Ohio. We are an Independent music conference & festival founded by independent artists FOR independent artists and the industry. We are looking for great artists in all genres who have their show and business together. We will select 32 artists who can travel to the event as well as 18 remote artists from around the world who will attend via zoom and who can send a live performance video of them performing their two best songs.

Music is the soundtrack to our lives. As long as we go on it will play on. We will sing, dance, love, cry, work, study and march to the sound of music. What the world need now is love and great music.


Sustainable Artists is a non-profit made up of music industry professionals and its mission is to help artists create a balance between artistic focus and economic reality. Empowering the artists by increasing their education, networking and business skills in order for them, and the art they create to be self-sufficient.

Independent music artists, labels, managers, students and music related business.

Over the course of the last seven years, we have brought in hundreds of music industry experts who have conducted hundreds of educational, mentoring and live pitch panels, helping over 700 artists. Artists have received recording contracts, Film & TV Placements, Sponsorship Deals, found managers, agents, producers, publishers and even band members. We have recorded over 400 hours of concert footage more than 60 hours of interviews. These videos have been used to educate and promote the artists, services and technologies of the future.

Sustainable Artists/Springboard Festivals combine to present a series of music business conference and showcases designed to provide professional resources and education to independent musical artists and their support business to allow both to become self-sustainable professionals.