Well, the new year is off and running. We've got lots of great educational places for you to visit in February, so let's get going.

FEBRUARY

8 The Grammy Awards
Once again being held in Los Angeles, the city of Glitz and Glamour, the Grammys (the most prestigious awards bestowed upon those in the music industry), is sure to be filled with controversy. Unlike the American Music Awards or the People's Choice Awards, Grammys are voted upon by industry personnel and not record buyers. Difficult to get tickets but you can try at 310-392-3777 or go to www.naras.org.
14-18 NACA Conference
The National Association Campus Activities Conference is the Big Daddy of conferences when it comes to booking college gigs. Local musicians are urged to look into this organization to jumpstart their touring careers. Showcases, conferences and great networking opportunities with college reps are available. Held in Nashville, you can check them out at 513-556-6115 or go to www.naca.org.
26-29 Folk Alliance Conference
If you're into folk music at all, you owe it to yourself to attend this seminar. Four days of music, fun, singing and networking in sunny San Diego, California. Learn how the folk music community is growing and meet some of the folk label owners, too. And if you feel like taking a break, the San Diego Wild Animal Park is nearby. 301-588-8185 or www.folk.org.
28 Start & Run Your Own Record Label
Always sold-out, this day-long seminar is jam packed with vital information regarding start up facts for getting your own record company off the ground. With the market ripe for indie artists, indie labels seem the way to go. If you're on the East Coast (this is being held in New York City), try not to miss this one. 212-688-3504 or www.daylle.com.











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