Category Archives: Conferences

Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC)

Los Angeles, USA – The biggest event in the world for Latin Rock & Hip Hop will be held in Los
Angeles, August 14th -16th. Highlights of the Los Angeles concert events include two nights of free concerts at Grand Performances at The California Plaza, the La Banda Elastica Awards ceremony at the
Universal Amphitheatre, an LAMC Indie Night Show-Down at the Knitting Factory, Acoustic Writers Showcase at The Highlands, LAMC Showcase at The Palace, and a Closing Night Party. Featuring the hottest bands in the genre as well as many of the music industry’s leading decision-makers, panels and exhibition hall.

The last day for the special “Early Bird” registration rate of $199 is April 29th. You can register online at or by calling +1 818.763.1397.


Last Call For Artists & Bands To Submit Demos For In The City Unsigned 2003

England –  the
closing date for In The
City ( ITC) Unsigned
2003 is at 5pm Friday 1st August 2003..
In The City Unsigned is
considered to be the most important new music showcase event in the UK each year.
A significant stepping-stone in the careers of Coldplay, TheDarkness, jj72, Muse,
Idlewild, Catatonia, Oasis, Terris, Haven, Placebo, Stereophonics, Alfie,

With specialized sections for Hip Hop, Urban, R&B, Pop,Metal, Acoustic,
Alternative & Electronica, click on the link for the official application form
and more info,

Please note that while the ITC Unsigned event tends to favor Guitar rock bands
and singer songwriters, all genres are welcomed. Click through to the ITC
History to see what bands have showcased at the event since it’s inception in
1992.In The City is an exciting international music convention, whose concept was
conceived by the forward thinking Yvette Livesey and the Factory maverick
Anthony Wilson. It combines the hottest live acts unsigned and signed, with the
most innovative, creative and commercial debate.

Taking place in Manchester England and New York this year (September 12-16th
Manchester & 21-22nd October New York)

– over 2000 music industry professionals & delegates from UK Europe & USA.

– 5 days and 5 nights

– By Day: seminars, discussions, workshops, debates, interviews, networking..

– By Night: Europe’s largest Urban Music Festival. 50 venues, 5 nights, 500

– The Essential Uk/European music industry gathering each year.


4th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval

Baltimore, Maryland, USA – The 4th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval will be held October 26-30, 2003, in Baltimore, Maryland (USA).

Registration for ISMIR 2003 is now available online through the ISMIR 2003 web site (see above). Other conference information is also available from this site, which will be updated periodically.
(Accomodation information to be available shortly from the same site.) The majority of sessions will take place in Baltimore, with someevents held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Register
early and take advantage of the discounted early registration fees.

The annual ISMIR Conference is the first established international forum for those involved in work on accessing digital musical materials. It reflects the tremendous growth of music-related data
available either locally or remotely through networks and the consequent need to search this content and retrieve music and musical information efficiently and effectively.


Culture Congress in Cuba

(Prensa Latina-Cumbancha) Havana, Cuba – The 3rd Culture and Development Congress, to take place in Cuba, will gather nearly 1,000 participants from Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa from June 9-12 and will become an international space for reflection, stated Culture Vice-Minister Rafael Bernal.

During the Congress, famous personalities, experts and leaders will exchange ideas on the main problems of the relation between arts, development and preservation of the respective national identities. They will also debate issues related to fine arts, literature, theater, music, films, heritage, art teaching, participation in socio-cultural development and the new technologies used in culture.


Deadline for Artists who Want to Showcase at Folk Alliance

Silver Spring, Maryland, USA –  Showcase applications for the 16th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference in San Diego are now being accepted by the Folk Alliance office. Applications must be complete upon submission, and postmarked by May 31, 2003. Traditional and contemporary world music artists are encouraged to participate. the event is open to all forms of roots music. To print a copy of
the showcase application, click here.

Program proposals are also welcome, postmarked by May 31, 2003. To print a copy of the program proposal for San Diego, click here.


Manzanero to Lecture in Spain about Bolero

El Bolero: Miel de la Vida
El Bolero: Miel de la Vida
(Prensa Latina) Mexico – Mexican popular composer and singer Armando Manzanero will lecture on Bolero, a genre born in Cuba and strengthened here in Mexico, at the opening of a radio station in Spain this coming April 7, reported the local “Milenio” newspaper.

Radio Pop will open with a program on the genre that gave birth to the Cuban Trova, when a musician played Tristezas, composed by Pepe Sanchez in 1885, the first bolero ever recorded. He will also talk about the early days of the genre in Cuba, and its assimilation and enrichment in Mexico. Singer Carlos Cuevas and the band Los Juglares de Yucatan will accompany him to Spain. Cuban bolero, born in Santiago de Cuba in the late 19th century, is completely different from what is known with the same name in Spain. The Prensa Latina Publishing House is currently editing the book El Bolero: Miel de la Vida, by Dr. Oscar Oramas Oliva, touring the history of the genre since its appearance to its subsequent spreading around the world.