Well, it's almost summer and as we get deeper into the year, there appears to be more and more incredible educational opportunities for all of us to explore. Let's take a look at some of them for the month of April:

April

5 The 37th Annual Gospel Music Awards
Grand Ole Opry House
Nashville, Tennessee
www.gmamusicawards.com

Host Kirk Franklin announces Gospel's most honored performers over the past year. Tickets range from $55 to $200 and are worth every penny. Categories include male and female vocalist of the year as well as Rap/Hip-Hop and Rock recording of the year. Truly something for everyone.
20-22 ASCAP I Create Music Expo
Hollywood Renaissance Hotel
Hollywood, California
800-278-1287

If you are a serious writer or composer, you absolutely must attend this amazing star-studded event. Check out state of the art programs, hit songwriter panels, learn how to make money in the music business, and get to hear discussions with such hit writers as Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Eric Bassilian, Stephen Bray, and Glen Ballard, among others.
24-27 Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards
Eden Roc Resort
Miami Beach, Florida
646-654-4660

Combine Miami Beach with the hot Latin sounds and you've got an explosion of dancing and talent. Stars from the Latin music genre appear live and accept awards for excellence. A great conference filled with plenty of dancing, singing, and insights into further developing the genre for the future.
24-27 NAB 2006
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
888-740-4622

Every area of audio and video content is covered in this convention. You'll learn about production, management, and distribution in fields such as broadcasting, cable, film, satellite, the Internet, and more. Great info for insiders as well as those just getting into broadcasting.











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