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INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS

Posted by MMF on Sep 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

 

The Independent Music Awards is the most influential honors program specifically for indie artists and labels. Winners and nominees leverage IMA honors into high-profile bookings, more fans, more sales, etc. Winners and nominees receive a variety of program premiums including: eMusic promotion, three-month radio campaign, placement on more than 20,000 jukeboxes, music marketing to more than 1 billion mobile handsets in China, and more. Get your music in front of this year’s IMA panel that includes: Tom Waits, Pete Wentz, Ziggy Marley, Meshell Ndegeocello, G. Love, Arturo Sandoval, Kevin Lyman (Warp Tour) and many others. The IMA entry deadline is fast approaching. Enter your albums, songs, music videos & artwork now at: http://www.independentmusicawards.com/affiliate/music-managers-forum

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Sync Up conference

Posted by MMF on Jul 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

The sixth annual Sync Up conference – held in New Orleans during the Jazz & Heritage Festival – will feature a gathering of artist managers from around the Gulf South.
For more details, please see www.syncupconference.com. Or contact the event organizer, Scott Aiges of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, at saiges@jazzandheritage.org.
The sixth annual Sync Up conference – held in New Orleans during the Jazz & Heritage Festival – will feature a gathering of artist managers from around the Gulf South.
For more details, please see www.syncupconference.com. Or contact the event organizer, Scott Aiges of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, at saiges@jazzandheritage.org.

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The International Songwriting Competition

Posted by MMF on Jun 12, 2012 | 0 Comments


The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is Now Taking Submissions.
Now is your chance to enter what the NY Times calls “the songwriting competition to take note of,” and for a chance to share in over $150,000 in cash and prizes, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash and over $25,000 in prizes.
 
Renowned for having the most prestigious judges of any music competition in the world, ISC’s judging panel is comprised of high-profile recording artists and influential music industry professionals. Included are Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Nas, Martina McBride, Robert Smith (The Cure), Derek Trucks, Janelle Monae, Monte Lipman (President of Universal Republic Records), and many more.  
 
For entry information and a complete list of judges, please visit:
http://www.songwritingcompetition.com   
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is Now Taking Submissions.
Now is your chance to enter what the NY Times calls “the songwriting competition to take note of,” and for a chance to share in over $150,000 in cash and prizes, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash and over $25,000 in prizes.
 
Renowned for having the most prestigious judges of any music competition in the world, ISC’s judging panel is comprised of high-profile recording artists and influential music industry professionals. Included are Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Nas, Martina McBride, Robert Smith (The Cure), Derek Trucks, Janelle Monae, Monte Lipman (President of Universal Republic Records), and many more.  
 
For entry information and a complete list of judges, please visit:

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MMF-US @ SXSW

Posted by MMF on Mar 06, 2012 | 0 Comments


Managers of the World Unite!’ Meet-Up at SXSW
Thursday, March 15 at 12:00 PM – Austin Convention Center – Meet-Up Pavilion
Meet fellow music managers from around the world at the business epicenter of SXSW – the Trade Show Meet Up Pavilion. Organized by SXSW and the Music Managers Forum (MMF-US), this dedicated meeting space gives managers a chance to network and make connections, discuss the various deal-making opportunities in the industry, forge business relationships/partnerships, and discuss recording artist issues facing music managers in the 2012 market environment.
Managers of the World Unite!   Meet-Up at SXSW
Thursday, March 15 at 12:00 PM – Austin Convention Center – Meet-Up Pavilion
Meet fellow music managers from around the world at the business epicenter of SXSW – the Trade Show Meet Up Pavilion. Organized by SXSW and the Music Managers Forum (MMF-US), this dedicated meeting space gives managers a chance to network and make connections, discuss the various deal-making opportunities in the industry, forge business relationships/partnerships, and discuss recording artist issues facing music managers in the 2012 market environment.

There will also be MMF manager Peer Group Meetings on Saturday, March 17th from 2:00PM-3:00PM in Room 18D of the Austin Convention Center. Like last year, this meeting is an opportunity for like-minded professionals to meet and exchange ideas and suggestions on a variety of issues. We hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity. Please be advised you must be registered at SXSW to gain admission to the Convention Center. Please sign in with us at the door.

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MMF SXSW Discount Now Available

Posted by MMF on Feb 08, 2012 | 0 Comments

The MMF SXSW 2012 Discount is now available for all members. 

To get the MMF Discount code, log in to the website and click on the Member Industry Resources page in the Members Area.

Hope to see you all in Austin!

 

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MMF MIDEM Discount Now Available

Posted by MMF on Dec 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

The MMF MIDEM 2012 Discount is now available for all members. 

 

To get the MMF Discount code, log in to the website and click on the Member Industry Resources page in the Members Area.

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MMF Supports College Radio Day

Posted by MMF on Oct 05, 2011 | 0 Comments

 “College Radio Day” is the first-of-its-kind and its primary purpose is raise awareness of the importance of college in a time when many college stations are being sold by cash- strapped college and universities. So far, over 220 North American college and high school radio stations have signed on and registered their participation. Each station will produce thematic broadcasts celebrating the college radio medium – Tuesday, October 11th - additional information www.collegeradioday.com

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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Posted by MMF on Aug 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

Barry BergmanMessage from Barry Bergman, MMF President:

It’s a New Dawn, New Day at the MMF—
Let’s Embrace It!


Ever since our formation in 1993, the MMF has stood for progressive, enlightened approaches to problem solving within our constantly evolving industry. We’ve tackled every challenge with enthusiasm and dedication and I want to take a moment to thank each of you for your unwavering support. We’ve traveled a long road together, but our journey is, in many ways, just beginning...

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The apps: Skype, GoogDocs || The user: Justin Seidenberg, owner, Kiqstart Music

Posted by MMF on Aug 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

By: Steve Hendershot
 Justin Seidenberg is accustomed to crises erupting at odd hours. Mr. Seidenberg manages a stable of musicians through his Chicago company, Kiqstart Music LLC, and it's when his artists are at performance venues that they are most likely to require his help. In other words, he needs to be ready for action at 11 p.m. on a Saturday night.“I'm out having dinner with my wife, but my artist gets to the venue and gets into a debate with the production manager. I need be available and prepared,” he says.

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