"The TAXI Road Rally alone is worth the price of membership. There is simply no place on the planet that anyone can get so much useful information, from so many Music Industry people, in 3 days time!"

Tom Sparks,
TAXI Member
Hopeless Records President, Louis Posen, makes a point on the A&R Q&A panel.

(l-r), James Leach (SESAC), Randy Grimmett (ASCAP), Ted Lowe (moderator) and J.W. Johnson (BMI) did a great job of representing America's Performing Rights Organizations on their panel.

Ted Lowe, President, Choicetracks; Steve Corn, President, Corn Music Services; Chris Baptiste, Director of Film and TV, TAXI; Andrew Robbins, VP, Megatrax and Jeff Freundlich, President, Wild Whirled Music take a moment to pose after their panel.

John Braheney, author of The Craft and Business of Songwriting, teaching his breakout class at the Rally.

Talk about cool! This year's Rally attendees got to send goofy online postcards to their friends back home. Wish you were here... no... really I do!
Dear TAXI Friends,

Amazing! This weekend was so great and wonderful and professional and exciting and fun and inspiring and resourceful and everything else you can possibly think of that makes something a positive experience. I have been to SO many conventions and TAXI's Road Rally took the cake and you can quote me on that!


Urban music legend, Reggie Calloway, goes one-on-one with a TAXI member during our famous One-to-One Mentor sessions.

Hit songwriter Ben Margulies (Mariah Carey's biggest hits) checking out some tunes from budding hit songwriters.

Performing Songwriter magazine's publisher, Lydia Hutchinson (third from left) moderated an excellent panel on how to Do It Yourself. She was joined by urban music legend, Jay King; DiscMakers' VP, Tony van Veen; Indie-publicist, Mike Farley; Talent Buyer of L.A.'s Roxy, Nikki Sweet and New York publicist, Dawn Kamerling.

Keynote speaker, Steven Memel, did an excellent job of teaching the audience how to dramatically improve their performances. He also did a great job of matching his shirt to the TAXI sign in the background.

Songwriting legend, Jack Tempchin (Peaceful Easy Feeling, Already Gone, Slow Dancing) chatting up a TAXI member in the hallway.

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"Again, it was great. It was my fifth and I came away inspired and full of new ideas."
— Tom Johnson,
TAXI Member

"What a fantastic Road Rally. Every time we go it gets better! We learned so much and now we are ready to roll!"
— Nancy & Phil Halpin,
TAXI Members

"After the rally, the friend that I brought looked at me and said, "I'll never hear a song the same way again.""
— Zupe,
TAXI Member

"Some of the greatest musical information and networking ever presented in one glorious place."
— Ellen St. Peter,
TAXI Member

"I learned things about songwriting, about production, about studio equipment, and about the business. Thank you for providing such an incredible resource."
— Scott Atkinson,
TAXI Member

"The way I figure it, I get the return on my membership investment three times over, just from the Rally."
— Bill Edwards,
TAXI Member

"I found the Road Rally to not only be incredibly informative, but also a total blast! The convention makes the TAXI membership fee seem a bargain!"
— Jessica Treat,
TAXI Member

"Business is business, but TAXI has a heart. I wanted to send my praise to you for creating this "family" of members."
— Tom Johnson,
TAXI Member