"All I can say is: 'My God!' If you are a serious singer, songwriter, composer, or any mix of the previous, you need to check this service out and go to TAXI's Music Convention (the Road Rally)."

— Patricia Ju
TAXI Member

Left to right: Tony Ferguson (V.P. of A&R, Interscope Records) Jason Krupek (A&R Manager, Virgin Records, Nashville); Jon Lind (V.P. of A&R, Hollywood Records), Michael Laskow (President, TAXI); David Margulies (President, High Sierra Records); Max Gousse (Sr. Director of A&R, Epic Records); Marc Nathan (V.P. of A&R, Interscope/Farmclub Records).
After a two-hour, in-depth look into what makes A&R people sign an artist or not, A&R Royalty pose with TAXI Prez Michael Laskow.

Songwriting legend, Lamont Dozier (far right) was moved to tears by the roaring ovation he received at the hit songwriter panel. Songwriters shared their personal secrets for writing hits with an extremely appreciative audience.

Left to right: Shelly Peiken (Christina Aguliera, Meredith Brooks), Alan Rich (N' Sync, Barbra Streisand), Doug Minnick (TAXI vice president), Jason Blume (Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Collin Raye) David Baerwald (Sheryl Crow, David + David), Lamont Dozier (practically every Motown hit you ever heard, living legend).

The man who signed No Doubt, Interscope V.P. of A&R, Tony Ferguson, gives some members pointers on getting A&R attention.