"The incredible spirit of camaraderie, encouragement and enthusiasm blew me away. Being there, being part of it, and interacting face to face with everybody and everything cannot be explained unless you were there."

Alan Abrahams,
TAXI Member
Don Passman, author of, "All You Need to Know About the Music Business," and one of the most powerful music attorneys in the industry, delivering his keynote about the future of music.

A&R Royalty stops for a photo oportunity. From left to right; Marshall Altman, Columbia; Cliff Audretch, Sony Nashville; Michael Laskow, TAXI; Tony Ferguson, Interscope; Loren Israel, Capitol; and Steve Smith, Aware Records.

Even though Jefferey Steele is the most successful songwriter in Country Music today, he still took lots of time to hang out with TAXI members.

People come from all over the world to attend the Road Rally, and this photo only shows you some of them!

Cliff Audretch III, (Windswept Music, Nashville) explains how and when a publishing deal could most benefit a singer/songwriter.

With more than 200 of his songs cut by major artists in the last three years alone, Jeffrey Steele remained as friendly as the guy next door, and answered every question with a smile.
Dear TAXI,

After attending Road Rally 2003, I know TAXI is the real deal. The panels were staffed by real hit songwriters, real A & R people looking for talent, and real hit songwriter instructors with insight to take us to the next level. TAXI provided real access to a nearly inaccessible industry.

And after listening to my competition, I am committed to turning my good songs into undeniably great songs.

Thank you TAXI.

John Mendoza
Irvine, CA

Cliff Audretch Jr. (A&R, Sony, Nashville) explaining why Country Artist often use songs from outside writers.

Columbia A&R executive, Marshall Altman enjoying an impromptu, one-to-one meeting with TAXI member Sam Plotkin from iFanz.

TAXI member Dawn DeMone was approached by several top labels after her music was played during the A&R panel. Here she is in deep discussion with Aware Records V.P., Steve Smith.

Disc Makers V.P. Tony Van Veen and CDBaby founder, Derek Sivers flank TAXI's Michael Laskow after the three completed a powerful music marketing panel.

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