If you’re already a member of TAXI.com, then you surely know by now, that the 2007 (11th annual) Road Rally convention — free to members, plus one guest — is happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9, 10, 11, 2007 — at the LAX Westin Hotel (on Century Blvd, near the Los Angeles Airport). [Photo credit below.]
Check out this year’s incredible schedule of events!
TAXI (the name refers to the vehicle that gets you from here to there in the music business), describes itself:
We’re the world’s leading Independent Artist & Repertoire Company. As a matter of fact, we invented independent A&R more than a decade ago. Since 1992, TAXI has specialized in giving artists, bands, and songwriters real access to the people in the music business who have the power to sign deals.
The Music Industry Comes To Us To Find You
Record companies, publishers, and music supervisors call us directly to find new artists and bands to sign. They also call to find hit songs, instrumentals and tracks for TV and film placements.
We get the request, then give you the exact details about what type of music they’re shopping for. The company requesting the material remains anonymous (for the time being) to protect them from being bombarded with truckloads of unsolicited material. More…
Yes, we do endorse them…they’re one of the best deals on the planet for hooking you up with the people/companies who need YOUR songs (if they’re appropriate and well written, of course)!
John Braheny will be participating again this year … he’s on a panel discussion, also participating in the Mentor Lunch, as well as teaching a class “Songcraft Basics, Control What You Know,” PLUS he’ll offer PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS while at the event (as time permits).
During the convention, I’ll be located in the hotel’s “Bookseller’s Area” … selling John’s 3rd edition of his ever-popular (70,000 copies sold) book, The Craft and Business of Songwriting. I’m not just bragging … this book is referred to as “the Bible” of the music business. We’re very proud of it …
We hope to see YOU at this year’s TAXI Road Rally!
[Photo taken at the 2006 TAXI Road Rally, Renaissance Hotel, Hollywood, California, with me between our friends, the twins, Jeff & Todd Brabec, who always participate at countless songwriters’ events… Jeffrey Brabec is an entertainment law attorney and vice-president of business affairs for the Chrysalis Music Group. A former recording artist, he has been vice president of business affairs for the PolyGram Music Group and legal/business affairs director for the Welk and Arista-Interworld Music Groups. Todd Brabec, a former recording artist and entertainment law attorney, serves on the boards of the Los Angeles chapter of NARAS, the National Academy of Songwriters, and the California Copyright Conference. He lectures extensively on film and television contracts, commercials, publishing and the worldwide revenue sources of the music industry. He is also the executive vice president and director of membership at ASCAP.]