The Best Music Convention on Earth!

I know it sounds terribly immodest to say that anything is the "best," but the people who've attended the Road Rally will tell you this is no exaggeration.

Our annual, members-only convention is worth so much more than what it costs to belong to TAXI. Yet, the Rally is FREE to our members and their guests.

The reason people fly in from all over the world is simple: there's no better place to get all the information you need to become successful in the music industry. Our panels have top-level experts who are friendly and helpful. The networking opportunities are abundant, and the spirit of camaraderie is unlike anything you'll see at any other music convention.

If a single picture is worth a thousand words, then what you're about to see is worth a fortune. Why? Because after scrolling through the next few pages, you'll understand why it's so important for you to come to next year's Rally.

Two members from Australia probably sum it up best in this simple sentence: " . . . our $8,000 expenditure to get there was worth the investment."
— Kevin Condon and Lesley Beth

These folks invested $8,000 in airfare, etc., and went home happy. How do I know? They finished their letter by saying, "So will we do it next year? Definitely — and our thanks to the TAXI team for running a great Rally."

I'm guessing that most of you reading this will spend a lot less to come to next year's Rally, so imagine how happy you'll be!

Just look at the next few pages and imagine yourself talking to all those music business heavyweights. The Road Rally could very well be the single greatest opportunity you'll ever have to move your career forward faster than you've ever dreamed.

Mark your calendar now!

See you in November,

Michael



A&R Panel

Tony Ferguson (Vice President of A&R, A&M Records)
Marshall Altman (A&R Executive, Columbia Records)
Michael Laskow (President/CEO, TAXI)
Larry Willoughby (Vice President of A&R, Capitol Nashville)
Autumn House (Director of A&R, Capitol Nashville)
Steve Smith (Vice President of A&R, Aware Records)
Louis Posen (President, Hopeless Records)



Marshall Altman (A&R, Columbia) with TAXI members.



Hit Songwriters

Ben Margulies (Mariah Carey's "Someday", "Vision of Love")
Michael Laskow (President/CEO, TAXI)
Gary Nicholson (350 songs cut in various genres)
Jack Tempchin (Eagles "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Already Gone")
Rick Nowels (Dido "White Flag", Jewel "Standing Still")



Michael Laskow (President/CEO, TAXI)
Pat Boone
Michael Lloyd (Hit record producer with more than 100 Gold & Platinum Records to his credit)



Publisher Panel

Steve Markland (Vice President, Windswept Pacific Nashville)
Randy Poe (President, Leiber & Stoller)
Cathy Genovese (Director Of A&R, TAXI)
Bruce Burch (Vice President, Sho-Bud Music)
Robert Case (President, New Pants Publishing)



Tony Ferguson (Vice President of A&R, A&M) with TAXI members.

See more photos from TAXI's Road Rally here!











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"The Road Rally was the most productive weekend of my music career."
— Dean Person,
TAXI Member





"I had the drive, and the passion. I just needed help, and you keep supplying it."
— Justin K.,
TAXI Member

"I got a call back from Capitol Records — Thanks!"
— Pete Masitti,
TAXI Member


"I must recommend it to anyone I think is serious about songwriting."
— Dwight Nichols,
TAXI Member

"I have spent my life playing and singing in bands and this is the most real thing I have ever seen."
— Dwight Nichols,
TAXI Member


"Taxi costs a fraction of a songplugging company."
— Jimmy Clark,
TAXI Member

"I signed a two-song deal with a major Music Library for film and TV."
— Bob Kroeger,
TAXI Member





"TAXI provided real access to a nearly inaccessible industry."
— John Mendoza,
TAXI Member

"I enjoyed and benefited from my TAXI membership for the last year, so I renewed for another."
— Robert Shulze,
TAXI Member



"I've been to tons of music seminars put on by reputable companies. None of them have ever come close to the Road Rally."
— Stuart Ridgway,
TAXI Member