Well, it's the beginning of a brand new year and some of us are still recovering from an amazing November TAXI Road Rally. If you were not there, you missed one helluva networking opportunity! Anyway, here's what's goin' on in January:

January

9 Billboard Digital Music Live! at CES
Las Vegas, Nevada
www.billboardevents.com

This two-day cutting-edge seminar is now in its sixth successful year. Join in on the interactive discussions with film and television executives as they probe the areas of video music, film composition, TV music, trailer songs, and underscoring and the mobile frontier. Valuable networking opportunities, live music, and workshops. Conference will be attended by major publishers, label execs, music supervisors, and VIPs from advertising and commercial fields.
9-12 Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Ontario, Canada
www.IAJE.org

The International Association of Jazz Education puts on one amazing conference and this is their 35th year. The world's largest Jazz conference will host plenty of concerts, seminars, workshops, and networking opportunities over this four-day event. Try not to miss it.
15 BMI Songwriters Workshop With Jason Blume
Nashville, Tennessee
www.bmi.com/events

Open to all songwriters serious enough to attend. Now in its 11th year, this meeting with one of the most knowledgeable writers in Music City will tackle the topic of Writing for American Idol. If you have questions about the workshop, go to nashvilleworkshops@bmi.com.
27-31 MIDEM
Cannes, France
www.midem.com

This is probably the mother of all networking opportunities. Last year MIDEM hosted more than 9,500 participants, 4,500 companies, 91 countries, and almost 600 journalists. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet key players from every avenue of the music and entertainment industry—recording, publishing, digital/media, audio/video, licensing, management, production, and distribution. And don't even get me started on the live music!











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