Well, there's no denying that summer's here and in addition to dancin' in the streets, the time is also right for getting out to some music business seminars—like these, for example:

July

6-7 Global Entertainment + Media Summit
New York, New York
Phone: 973-228-4450
Internet: www.globalentertainment.com

What's really cool about this summit is that you get the Big Picture—you get a glimpse of media on an international level so you can plan for future activities. This is a gathering of mostly pros, but the topics are enthralling none the less. And there's nothing quite like the Big Apple in the heat of the summer!
18-20 Songwriters Guild of America SGA Week
Nashville, Tennessee
Phone: 615-329-178
Internet: www.songwritersguild.com

If it's happening in Nashville, it's worth attending! The SGA is known for its imaginative and creative seminars all over the world. Here's a chance to see what talents are hanging out in Music City. Learn about the craft of songwriting and jam up a storm. This one always sells out fast so call now.
21-23 Midwest Music Summit
Indianapolis, Indiana
Phone: 317-859-2198
Internet: www.midwestmusicsummit.com

Panels, discussions, and live music. Who could ask for anything more? There aren't many summits in Indianapolis, so try and make it out to this one for a taste of local talent and professional business education. It's four action-packed days of good, solid music business advice.
22-24 NAMM Show
Indianapolis, Indiana
Phone: 760-438-800
Internet: www.namm.com

Overlapping the Midwest Music Summit is the Music Merchant convention. This annual event is usually attended by both pros and amateurs. Give them a call to get their updated schedule first.
29-31 Texas Summer Music Conference
Dallas, Texas
Phone: 214-282-8933
Internet: www.texassummermusicconference.com

If it's true that they do everything bigger in Texas, than this is a conference you won't want to miss. Kinda the follow-up to SXSW, this one is filled to the brim with music, relevant business discussions, and things to keep you busy all four days. Get a schedule so you won't miss out on your favorite panels. Highly recommended.











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