June 5-7 - Toronto will once again be the host city for the annual NXNE music convention that brings together many of the most talented unsigned acts and also serves as a showcase for educational panels. For further information on this valuable get-together, call 416-863-6963 or go to www.nxne.com. If you’re faxing, try 416-863-0828.

June 23-25 Each year there is speculation that this convention has drawn its last breath and the following year it comes roaring back, stronger than ever. EAT’M will once again be held in Sin City—Las Vegas, Nevada. Combining industry panels, emerging artists, new technology and the sights and sounds of Vegas, this one should not be missed. www.eat-m.com gets you to their website or you can call them at 702-792-9430.

June 30-July 2 If you’re into creating new beats, you’ll want to attend the annual Mobile DJ Show & Conference in Orlando, Florida. Check out and sample some of the latest DJ gear by calling 585-385-9920 or go directly to www.mobilebeat.com/djshow.

If you’re a serious songwriter living on the East Coast, you won’t wanna miss the the 44th Songwriter Showcase also unfolding from June 30-July 2 in The Big Apple. Style, structure, melody—the works are all part of this three day gathering. Get more info by calling them directly at 212-957-9230.

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