Some Upcoming Events to Take Note of…

41st Annual GMA Dove Awards

April 21, 2010 |   Nashville, TN

The GMA Dove Awards is Christian/Gospel music’s biggest night of the year, where top artists from every style of gospel music come together for a night of music and celebration as the GMA hands out awards in 43 categories and bestows the industry’s highest honor—the Dove Award.  Among the artists scheduled to appear are Casting Crowns, TobyMac, Natalie Grant, Donald Lawrence, Jason Crabb, and MercyMe.  Although SoundExchange pays digital performance royalties to many 2010 GMA Dove Awards nominees, unclaimed digital performance royalties to 2010 GMA Dove Awards nominated artists, producers, and songwriters represent $115,000.

ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo

April 22 – 24, 2010 |   Los Angeles, CA

The ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO provides a unique opportunity for songwriters, composers, publishers, producers – and those in the industry that support them – to come together in an unprecedented way to share their knowledge and expertise.  The innovative programming offered to attendees has grown to include celebrity Q&A’s, master classes, songwriting and composing workshops, publisher and business panels, one-on-one sessions, DIY career building workshops, showcases and performances, song feedback panels, state-of-the-art technology demos as well as leading music industry exhibitors.  SoundExchange will be sponsoring this year’s Expo and Neeta Ragoowansi, Director, Artist and Label Relations, will be on hand to spread the word about digital performance royalties to attending artists and industry professionals.

Q2Y10 Webinar for Artists

April 27, 2010 |  http://tinyurl.com/SXAWebinarQ2Y10

SoundExchange & The Recording Academy® will come together to present “Q2Y10 Webinar for Artists,” a webinar designed to improve the lines of communication between SoundExchange and the artist community and provide artists with relevant information about their digital performance royalties and activities in Congress that will affect their career.  The Recording Academy® Vice President of Advocacy & Government Relations, Daryl P. Friedman, will be on the call as a special guest to discuss the latest advocacy issues.  All artists who are interested in attending this webinar should register online at http://tinyurl.com/SXAWebinarQ2Y10.

The Music Business Convention

May 14 – 17, 2010 |   Chicago, IL

The National Association of Recording Merchandisers’ (NARM) Annual Music Business Convention is a meeting ground for the most knowledgeable and influential people in the business—a diverse collection of labels, distributors, retailers, online sellers, mobile operators, and music enthusiasts attend the conference each year.  This year, SoundExchange has signed on to co-sponsor the convention’s 2-day Crash Course (May 14-15) which features educational presentations and panel discussions focused on the independent sector in the emerging digital world.  The Crash Course is a must for independent music labels, artists, technology companies and students who wish to remain current in the transforming music economy.

San Francisco MusicTech Summit

May 17, 2010 |   San Francisco, CA

The SF MusicTech Summit brings together visionaries in the music/technology space, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce.  SoundExchange is excited to be a part of the discussion on the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem in a proactive, conducive to deal-making environment.

New Music Seminar – NYC

July 19-21, 2010 |   New York, NY

Earlier in the year, SoundExchange sponsored the Los Angeles installment of the New Music Seminar.  In response to the overwhelming success of the West coast counterpart, the Seminar has been stretched to three days.  The informative event will feature more visionaries speaking on new movements and opportunities that will give you an edge in these exciting times.  Attendees can look forward to workshops on how to make more money right now, mentoring sessions with important industry leaders, and more networking than ever.  Our friends at New Music Seminar are encouraging SoundExchange members to attend by offering a very special discount on registration—use special code NMSNY10 at checkout and enjoy two registrations for the price of one!

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