Here's a listing of some of the more important seminars and conventions for the month of February, 2005. Try to get out to some of them if you can:

February

13 D.I.Y. Conference
Los Angeles, CA.

Do It Yourself has become the way to get along in the music industry over the last decade. This conference will give you insight and plenty of tips on how to handle the business and creative side of things all by yourself. You can call 323-665-8080 or go directly to www.diyconvention.com for more information.
14 Grammy Awards
Los Angeles, CA.

The awards show that honors exemplary musical performances is the one to check out. If you can get tickets, this is a who's who in the biz. Hob-nob with the stars and see some of the greatest live performances of the year. A yearly classic. 310-392-3777 or www.naras.org.
14-16 NACA Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota

NACA (National Association of Campus Activities) is the organization that colleges go to for their on-campus talent over the years. This conference showcases regional talent and is attended by plenty of college bookers with money to spend. Bands and artists should check out membership. Call 513-556-6115 or www.naca.org.
26 Start + Run Your Own Record Label
New York, New York

If you're an independent artist, this meeting is essential. Today, the business is basically DIY and this conference will give you the info on how to properly get your indie record label up and running. If you live anywhere in the vicinity of the Big Apple, make it down to this one! For tickets: 212-688-3504.











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