We're already into February and things are beginning to fall into place. Check out some of these cool seminars and conventions for the last few days of winter:

February

10-14 DIY Convention
Egyptian Theatre
Hollywood, California

This week-long educational marathon is divided between film, music, and books, so regardless of what your career might be, they've got it covered. Some notable speakers like CDbaby founder Derek Silvers will be discussing the delicate balance between the digital future of music and the retail realities. Convention features live music from local and national artists at various venues across Hollywood and also an extensive list of panels and speakers focusing on marketing and distribution of independent product. This is really a must.
10-14 18th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference
Austin, Texas
901-522-1170
www.folkalliance.net

This is the premier professional conference that focuses exclusively on folk music. Join performers and industry big-wigs for panels, folk resources ,and multi-cultural information on the genre. Held in the beautiful city of Austin.
15-17 Country Radio Seminar
Nashville Convention Center
615-327-4487
www.crb.org

This one is always a great deal of fun and exceptionally informative seeing how much a part of today's Pop music and radio Country has become. The agenda includes SESAC sponsored panels, legal issue discussions, meetings about how radio and records co-exist, chart dollars and sense, it takes talent to lead talent, and a host of live performances and label luncheons. Call well in advance.











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