Well it's the dog days of summer and before you know it, winter will be here. So let's get out there while the getting's good. Here's what's up for this month:

July

10-14 Latin Alternative Music Conference
New York, New York
www.latinalternative.com

Funk, Rock, Hip-Hop, Electronica, and just about every other alternative musical genre you can think of will be represented in this gigantic conference. If you think New York is hot anyway during July, you ain't seen nothing yet. Great artists. Great discussions. A great networking opportunity. This one will sell out in seconds. Be there!
27-29 NAMM Summer Session
Austin, Texas
www.namm.com

This show is not open to the public but if you own a business and are interested in building it, you need to make plans to attend. You can get expert advice at the product training sessions, visit one of the four distinct entertainment districts, check out the State of the Industry address from NAMM President Joe Lamond or simply take advantage of some NAMM University sessions. Overall, you'll leave with plenty of ideas for improving your business.
28 BMI/Guitar Center Career Connection Seminar
New York, New York
www.bmi.com/news

BMI will be presenting its first in a series of educational seminars called Career Connections on Wednesday, July 28, at the Manhattan Guitar Center. Event begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Scheduled speakers include Atlantic CEO Jason Flom and EMI Music Publishing Executive Vice President Evan Lamberg. The duo will discuss new realities for artists in 2007 and beyond in terms of songwriting in the digital music age. The seminar will be Webcast live on Songwriter101.com. Topics to be discussed include getting the attention of major labels, artist development, and the new dynamic of radio, TV, and the Web.











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