Well, it's the dog days of summer and plenty still going on. Speaking of destinations, don't forget to check out this year's TAXI Road Rally. Give TAXI a call for all the specifics.

August

2-5 NARM Convention
Gaylord Palms Resort
Kissimmee, Florida

The 48th Annual NARM Convention and Marketplace is one of the industry's gala events of the year. Topics will include the state of music retail, licensing opportunities, XM Satellite Radio, Soundscan research, and new media technologies. Always top-level industry panels.
2-5 Latin Alternative Music Conference
Puck Building
New York, New York
818-763-1397
www.latinalternative.com

This is one of the greatest conventions ever for Latin music around the world. There will be free concerts in Central Park, a celebrate Brooklyn concert in Prospect Park (about two minutes from where I grew up), and music from Spigga, Pistolers, Monareta, Candela Soul, others from Latin America, Columbia, the U.S., and Puerto Rico. There will also be industry panels discussing downloads and ringtones, Spanish vs. English, getting paid, Latin music in films, and a special acoustic showcase. Do not miss this one.
30 - Sept. 4 Independent Music Conference
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
203-606-4649
www.gopmc.com

The City of Brotherly Love hosts this year's Indie Music Conference where you'll be involved with discussions on the ever-growing state of indie artists and labels. A great showing of new emerging talent is always the highlight. A chance to mix tourism (Philly is a historic city) with a music business education. Get there if you can.











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