Second annual event featuring diverse genres of new music will take place November 12-14, 2010 as key part of “Live Music Month in Miami”.
MMF partners include Miami New Times, The State of Florida Film & Entertainment Office, Miami-Dade County Office of Cultural Affairs, The City of Miami Office of Cultural Affairs, The Miami-Dade Office of Film and Entertainment, The Miami Downtown Development Authority, The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, FilMiami
Organizers of the second annual Miami Music Festival will present more than 500 performances by new and developing artists in an expanded roster of venues throughout the city. The showcase will take place November 12-14 during the newly designated “Live Music Month in Miami” and will include two daytime sessions on five stages in Bayfront Park and a show at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
A music industry and artists’ conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Miami, the festival’s headquarters hotel, Friday, November 12, and Saturday, November 13. Musicians may submit showcase applications, register for the conference, and reserve discounted stays at the Hyatt at miamimusicfestival.org beginning May 15.
Partners include Miami New Times, The State of Florida Film & Entertainment Office, Miami-Dade County Office of Cultural Affairs, The City of Miami Office of Cultural Affairs, The Miami-Dade Office of Film and Entertainment, The Miami Downtown Development Authority, The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, and FilMiami. The Miami Music Festival and Conference is also produced in cooperation with the Recording Academy, The Urban Network, and performing rights organizations ASCAP, BMI, and SoundExchange.
Performing at showcase festivals has become important for independent musicians who are using new media tools to produce, distribute and market their own music in an effort to reach broad audiences and raise awareness among music industry executives. Events such as the MMF attract discerning audiences to hear new acts or new music from established acts. South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, is just one example of a gathering that has provided opportunities to network with other artists and gain distribution opportunities.
“The MMF will again present an amazing array of rock, alternative, and singer/songwriter acts but will feature in equal measure Latin, urban, Caribbean, and jazz artists,” said the festival’s CEO, Irwin Kornfeld. “Miami’s live music scene continues to develop and grow, and the MMF is growing with it.”
Said Miami New Times publisher Kevin Thornburg: “As the most authoritative voice in the marketplace for the live music scene, we are honored to be a part of the Miami Music Festival. Miami already hosts an array of world-class film, art, food, and electronic music events, and the only missing piece was a live music event like the MMF.”
“The development of Miami’s live music community is important to the vibrancy of this city. Our great clubs and restaurants are the reason why so many people want to visit and live here, and live music is again becoming one of their best attractions. This is why our organization and so many others here have been supporting the growth of The Miami Music Festival. We welcome the festival’s artists, sponsors and members of the world’s music industry and look forward to offering them Downtown Miami’s warmest hospitality,” said Alyce Robertson, Executive Director of the Miami Downtown Development Authority.
The inaugural MMF in December 2009 attracted more than 18,000 attendees to see 270 acts in 75 shows on 25 stages.
Conference speakers and festival sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks.
About Miami Music Festival
The Miami Music Festival is a three-day, multi-stage event and emerging artists’ conference taking place November 12-14, 2010. The festival, which is open to the public, will be held at various venues across Miami, featuring a variety of music genres by musicians hailing from Florida, the U.S. and around the world. The Miami Music Festival conference for emerging artists at the Hyatt Regency Miami will offer a series of panels, master classes, workshops and interactive sessions designed to give musicians hands-on instruction and information about navigating the new music industry. In 2009, the festival entertained 18,000 people with 270 acts across 75 shows and 25 stages. This November, the Miami Music Festival will serve as the centerpiece of “Live Music Month in Miami”, the city’s cooperative effort to support live music and emerging artists.
For more information please visit miamimusicfestival.org
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