June is going to be a very busy month for getting smart, so check out as many of these important seminars as possible:


7 NARIP - Studio City, CA
The National Association of Recording Industry Professionals is best known for staging worthwhile music business seminars throughout the year. This one, held at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn (lecture begins at 7:30 p.m.), deals with identifying new opportunities in the record business. Guest host/lecturer is Dave Adelson, direct from Hits Magazine and E! Entertainment. Admission is only $20 for non-members. Check out www.narip.com or telephone 818-769-7007 for more info.
10-12 North By Northeast - Toronto, Canada
Always one of the most exciting conventions of the year, NXNE will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a spectacular three days of events. If you're in the area and want to see a great mix of music and business info, call 416-863-6963 or get online to www.nxne.com or inquire@nxne.com.
12-13 Global Entertainment & Media Summit - Los Angeles, CA.
Discussions range from the record company of the future to making more money through file sharing. Experts from the industry discuss artist development, promotion, branding, video games and networking in this globally-focused seminar. Held at the Los Angeles Hilton Conference Center on Century Blvd. Contact steve@globalentertainmentnetwork.com for registration.
24-26 R&R Convention 2004 - Beverly Hills, CA.
When you're talking insider information, you're talking Radio & Records—one of the leading industry trade papers. Seminar discussion topics include: "Anatomy of a Music Meeting", "Dude, Where's My Format"?, "Urban Radio", and a cool sprinkling of smooth jazz music. Go to www.radioandrecords.com for ticket information.

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