"It quite literally changed my life. In the month since the Rally, I have collaborated 4 times with 3 people I met there, recorded a demo of the songs, and seen first hand what it really takes to get signed."

— Julie Kiritani
TAXI Member


Left to right: Danny Kee, Director of A&R, Warner Bros Nashville; Tom Storms, VP of A&R, Atlantic Records; Ron Laffitte VP of A&R, Capitol Records; Michael Laskow; Randy Jackson, Sr. VP of A&R, MCA Records; Tony Ferguson, VP of A&R, Interscope Records.
After a two-hour, in-depth look into what makes A&R people sign an artist or not, A&R Royalty pose with TAXI Prez Michael Laskow.

TAXI V.P., Doug Minnick, sharing a laugh with members of the Hit Songwriters Panel, where songwriters shared their personal secrets for writing hits with an extremely appreciative audience.


Left to right: Eric Bazilian, David Frank, Billy Steinberg, Doug Minnick, Andy Goldmark, and Tony Colton.

Warner Bros. Nashville, Director of A&R, Danny Kee (right) listens intently to a member's concerns about where Country music is heading.

Columbia Records A&R person John Weakland (with baseball hat) accepts a demo from a TAXI member after his panel.

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