August

4-6 Billboard R&B-Hip Hop Conference Awards
Miami Beach, Florida

Any conference carrying the Billboard moniker is worth its weight in gold, and this one is no exception. Held at the Eden Roc Resort, this annual conference features educators, panels, new talent, and ample networking opportunities. For more information, go directly to www.billboardevents.com.
12-14 Midwest Music Summit
Indianapolis, Indiana

Three days of panels, seminars, questions, answers and discussions highlight this yearly confab. www.midwestmusicsummit.com gets you all the info you need to attend. Or, you can call 317-255-3780. There aren't many insider conventions coming through Indianapolis, so make it a point to be there.
21-25 Nadine's Wild Weekend: A Celebration of San Francisco Music
San Francisco, CA.

Not that the City by the Bay needs another reason to get crazy, but this weekend is one of the most action-packed of the year when it comes to music. You'll find visitors from all over the country checking in for a taste of the SF sound. Try not to miss the talent and the advice passed along. Call 650-340-8159 or go to www.nadineswildweekend.com.
22-23 Music Industries Association of Canada (MIAC) Trade Show
Toronto, Canada

Celebrating more than 30 years as Canada's largest trade show, this is a great opportunity to check out musical instruments, keyboards, accessories as well as professional lighting and sound gear. Open from 10-6 daily and held at the Toronto International Centre. Go to www.miac.net for all the necessary info.











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