Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Musicians sought for Miami Music Festival

The Miami Music Festival will present 600 showcase performances by emerging musical artists from across the country and around the world on 25 stages, this winter in downtown Miami, Florida, and acts can apply to perform until October 15th at www.miamimusicfestival.org. The Festival will also include a 2-day music industry conference. The event is being produced in cooperation with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SoundExchange, The Recording Academy, Yamaha Corporation of America, Broadjam.com and many others.

“The Festival features music of all genres, from Latin, Urban, Caribbean, and Jazz, to rock and alternative,” said festival CEO Irwin Kornfeld. “And it celebrates the new live music scene in the Brickell area of downtown Miami, whose cluster of venues is perfect for an event like this. The conference follows Art Basel, the biggest arts event in America. There’s no better place for a developing musical act to perform, network and work on their skills in early December, than in sunny Miami.”

Artists can apply to perform on-line at: http://miamimusicfestival.org for a $35.00 fee. Artists selected will be notified by November 1, 2009.

Will Edwards, who is a Miami club owner, festival president and Chairman of the Miami-Dade Film and Entertainment Advisory Board said, “The outpouring of support from venue owners, hotels, the media and local colleges and universities has been amazing. And, when we approached The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Miami Downtown Development Authority, and the Miami-Dade and City of Miami Cultural Affairs departments, they all said ‘go!’. There’s a new live music scene in downtown Miami, and we all can’t wait to welcome artists from all over to experience it.”

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez said, “Miami has always been home to a diverse array of musical styles, artists and industries, and I’m looking forward to The Miami Music Festival welcoming a new generation of music makers to Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami.”

Conference speakers and Festival sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks. Sponsors interested in reaching entertainment oriented consumers and influencers should go to www.miamimusicfestival.org for more information.

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