Well 2007 is well under way and there’s no time like the present to set your sights on some cool seminars, symposiums, and conventions.

February

8 Pollstar’s 18th Annual Concert Industry Awards
Los Angeles, California
www.pollstaronline.com

This gala honors touring artists and the pros that got them on the road. Honorees this year include Madonna, the Rolling Stones, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Roger Waters, Carrie Underwood, James Blunt, and a host of others. Very unpredictable and loads of fun. You never know who’s gonna show up. Get tickets early.
21-23 Annual Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival
Belfast
www.belfastnashville.com

For the third year in a row, more than 40 top artists will perform. Nancy Griffith and Colin Hay are just two of the notable performers that will rock this confab. There will also be plenty of songwriting workshops.
3/1 Billboard Money and Music Symposium
New York, New York
www.billboardevents.com

This one-day event brings together leaders from the legal, music, and financial communities for an in-depth look at some of the stark realities facing the music industry.











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