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BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, May 2, 19:00
740 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046
Singer/songwriter showcase series featuring acoustic performances in an intimate setting as well as networking opportunities with other songwriters and BMI representatives. Held the first Monday of every month. Featured performances will be given by: Daniel James (www.soundcloud.com/heardanieljames), Elline (www.ellinemusic.com), Heather Holland, Alicastro (www.alicastro.com). Admission is free.
One Mic Nite Open Monday Talent Showcase
Tuesday, May 3, 19:00 (and every Tuesday)
Cheryl’s Global Soul
236 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11238
A combination of indie music or dance, theatre, poetry, and art backed by the grooves of the resident Artist Dj on the turnatables. Featured Guests, and all Artists welcome to perform! Singers/ Songwriters, Musicians, Poets, Actors,Comedians. Artists… The Mic is Open! A nite of informal networking for artists of all kinds presented by industry veteran
, Every Tuesday night.
THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase
Tuesday, May 3, 19:00
The Heavenly Social
Five Little Portland Street, London, W1W 7JD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7751 2900
FRUKT, along with partners BMI and DIY Magazine, present THE FIX, a live showcase of new music which takes place the first Tuesday of every month. Live acts featured for this night include: Jata, a new Berlin synth-pop act; Rosborough, a Northern Irish act performing guitar torch-songs; and Australian singer Emmi. During the daytime, FRUKT works with brands like Coca Cola, Nokia, Diesel, O2, Kronenbourg, Southern Comfort and Starwood Hotels, helping them solve problems and build meaningful relationships through music and entertainment. Doors open at 19:00. This event is free. FRUKT and DIY DJs playing around the bands.
The Best Online Editors Panel
Tuesday, May 3, 18:30-21:00
Starr Foundation Hall, University Center
63 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003
Phone: Phone: 212-229-5150; 800-862-5039
New School journalism professor Susan Shapiro moderates a discussion with editors of top online magazines and newspaper sections to discuss how to publish ones writing online. Notable editors such as Peter Catapano, New York Times, Carla Blumenkranz, New Yorker, Kera Bolonik, Dame, Dave Daley, Salon, Megan Greenwell, NYMag.com, Jerry Portwood, Rolling Stone, Kai Wright, The Nation will take part. Professor Shapiro is a bestselling author of 10 books including What's Never Said, Unhooked, The Bosnia List, and Only As Good As Your Word. The event is open to the public and free admission.
Kirsten McKinney: New York Comics and Picture-story Symposium
Tuesday, May 3, 19:00-21:00
The Bark Room (Orientation Room), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Two West 13 Street, Room M101, New York, New York 10011
Kirsten A. McKinney, a graphic designer in Richmond, Virginia who has researched Winsor McCay’s work for adult audiences including Dream of the Rarebit Fiend, will discuss the importance of Winsor McCay’s work for adults, specifically, A Pilgrim’s Progress by Mister Bunion, plays in the oeuvre of this artist. Known for being an innovator in both comics and animation, McCay’s New York Evening Telegram comics, thought to be lacking due acclaim, nonetheless were filled with social commentary and personal references, shedding light on the man and his art. In addition to research on McCay’s work, Kirsten McKinney has compiled a complete catalog of A Pilgrim’s Progress by Mister Bunion, including scans from The New York Evening Telegram and full transcriptions. This event is free and open to the public.
Key West Songwriters Festival
Wednesday, May 4 - Sunday, May 8
Smokin' Tuna Saloon (other venues)
Four Charles Street, Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: 305-517-6350; 305-985-0433
Music rights organization, BMI takes part in this event as a sponsor and program presenter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s 21st Annual Key West Songwriters Festival. The 2016 Key West Songwriters Festival kick-off party will happen May 4 and features the Rhett Akins Band and Claire Finley and Friends, with Hiram Garzaro, Rick Fusco and Matt Backer. It is a free show and no tickets are required. There will be more than 50 shows during the five-day event at various venues, including Theatre Shows at San Carlos Institute, Tropic Cinema, and the revived Key West Theater and Sunset Sail Shows on Fury Water Adventures.
Voice-Over: The Seventh Annual School Of Media Studies Script Reading Event
Thursday, May 5, 19:00-22:00 pm
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College
65 West 11 Street Room B500, New York, New York 10003
Phone: 212-229-5150; 800-862-5039
Voice-Over is the School of Media Studies' Annual Script Reading Event, where screenplays written by students' completing the Screenwriting Certificate program are presented, with select portions read before an audience of students, peers and invited film industry professionals. Not your ordinary script reading, Voice-Over uses audio and video elements in addition to accomplished actors to bring the writers’ words to cinematic life. A reception will follow the readings along with the presentation of the Rena Down Memorial Screenwriting Prize. Hosted by Media Studies Professor, Loren Paul Caplin. Sponsored by the School of Media Studies.
Hollywood Chamber Expo
Thursday, May 5, 17:00-20:00
1735 Vine Street, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311; Fax: 323-469-2805
The Hollywood Chamber launches its annual Hollywood Expo function is a premiere networking event and provides exhibitors a place to showcase their business and make new introductions. This year’s Expo will feature a Health and Wellness section. Additionally, special invites will be extended to top level travel planners as part of National Tourism Week. Invited guests will enjoy menu samples, cocktails, and giveaways while meeting with exhibitors. Hosting the event is Variety. Partnering sponsors are Avalon Hollywood and Line 204 Events. Platinum sponsors are Harman Press, Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Tinhorn Flats Saloon and Grill. The Expo attracts over 250 concierges, business owners, and Chamber members who are interested in learning what’s new in Hollywood. The Hollywood Chamber was formed in October 1921 to replace the old Hollywood Board of Trade. It consists of owners, managers, presidents and other key representatives from a spectrum of businesses and organizations around the Hollywood community.
Carnaval - Brazilian Samba Dance Classes
Thursday, May 5 - Saturday, May 7
International Dance Academy Hollywood
6755 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
This is a new dance program structured to educate a new generation of samba dancers and train new samba dancers to become professional and perform in various capacities. Sessions focus on Brazilian samba choreography for shows, basic steps, samba no pe, Carnaval RIO style, turns, attitude and develop stage presence to perform in stage, TV commercials, films and on camera performance as well improvisation. At the end of the year the best students with perfect attendance will be invited for an audition (try out) to became a member of the Super Star Dancers. Super Star Dancers hold rehearsal classes at IDA Hollywood are hold once a week, Every Monday from 18:30-19:30 at IDA Hollywood. The group will be casting belly dancer(s) June 27 in Los Angeles.
Friday Night Social
Friday, May 6, 18:30-21:30
Rock and Reilly’s Barrel Room
8913 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90069
Friday Night Social is a networking group that meets the first Friday of every month. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another but has evolved since then. Please register the day before the event to secure admission. This month’s Friday Night Social is a free admission event hosted by Jennifer Grisanti and ScriptWiters Network. It started as a way for TV and feature writers to meet one another, combining people from different areas and levels in the entertainment industry. Jen Grisanti is a Story Consultant, Independent Producer, Writing Instructor for NBC's Writers on the Verge, Blogger for The Huffington Post and author of the upcoming book, "Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story.” Complimentary finger food and/or Nachos will be provided at the event. It important to register before 22:00 the evening before the event to gain entry.
Gotta Sing! Search for A Star Open Mic
Saturday, May 7, 15:00-18:00
240 West 54 Street, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 212-874-7956; 212-765-5454
Singers search and open mic held every Saturday night at "THE IGUANA" right around the corner from the David Letterman show. Talented newcomers and experienced singers are all welcome. Just come in, sign up and sing. A Pianist is resident or bring your background tracks or CDs. The pianist transposes instantly in any key for you. Open to the public, all ages and all styles are welcome. Produced by the long-running showbiz team of Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan who also produce their own television show "How to Succeed in Show Business By Really Trying", shown on Time Warner Cable. There is no admission or cover charge for performer and guests, but there is a food/beverage minimum per person.
Streaming Media East 2016
Monday, May 9 - Wednesday, May 11
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10019
Phone: 732-549-3985/3986; 609-654-6266
Streaming Media, which conducts summits on both east and west coasts, is dedicated to the business, technology, and content of online video. Attendees can learn from online video experts, try out new products on the expo floor, and network with peers. The May 10 Welcome and Opening Keynote will be presented by Serge Kassardjian, Global Head of Android/Play Media Apps and Android TV Content Partnerships, Google. And visitors will get access to companies demonstrating cutting-edge technologies in the Expo — getting a detailed look at the technology and platforms being used to deliver and accelerate web content at a co-located event, Content Delivery Summit. The customary networking reception will be held at the end of the day on May 10 in the exhibit hall.
BMI Pop Awards
Tuesday, May 10
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90212
BMI will present Taylor Swift with a first-ever Taylor Swift Award. This is only the second time in BMI’s 76-year history that the company has presented an award in someone’s name. The first was to Michael Jackson in 1990. Also, legendary songwriting duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil are to receive the BMI Icon Award at the 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards. The invitation-only event will also recognize the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most-performed pop songs in the United States from BMI’s repertoire of more than 10.5 million musical works. The BMI Pop Song, Songwriter, and Publisher of the Year will be named during the ceremony. The event will be hosted by BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Barbara Cane.
BMI Film/TV Awards
Wednesday, May 11
Beverly Wishire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90212
BMI Film/TV Awards is an Invitation-only event to honor the composers of the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs. GRAMMY, Emmy award-winning, and multiple Academy and Golden Globe Award-nominated composer James Howard Newton will receive the 2016 BMI Icon Award for outstanding career achievement. In addition, David Newman will receive the Classic Contribution Award for his advocacy of film music performances in concert halls, most notably through his work with the American Youth Symphony. BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross will host the ceremony.
Nordic Media Festival
Wednesday, May 11 - Friday, May 13
Grieghallen (other venues)
Edvard Griegs plass 1,5015 Bergen, Hordaland Norway
Phone: +47 55 55 36 55; +47 98 86 60 61
Nordic Media Festival offers an extensive program focused on challenges the media industry is facing, best practice and current media trends. The opening ceremony and reception will be a program conducted in Norwegian. Following the ceremony, the reception party will switch over at the festival bar. In addition to the conference, workshops and evening events, there will be a program of projects for high-school students: NMF UNG gives youth an opportunity to increase their media literacy and gain access to the industry. The festival culminates in the prestigious Gullruten TV Award Show, on May 13. The annual award show is the Norwegian equivalent to North America's Emmy´s that honors the TV industry. An After Party follows and ends the festivities.
INTX 2016 - Internet and Television Expo
Monday, May 16 - Wednesday, May 18
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210
Phone: 877-585-6001; 202-222-2350
Companies spanning online video to business telecommunications to mobile data delivery will showcase the latest innovations in content creation, broadband infrastructure, television delivery, advanced advertising, IP applications and more. INTX will host some very special presentations that will include well regarded global organization, TED, hosting a special session on May 17 on the power of disruption to spark both ideas and growth. The Imagine Park at INTX, the live events stage located right on the INTX Marketplace floor, presents ideas for advancing state of the art possibilities for Internet and television network innovation. INTX parent company, the NCTA, is the principal trade association for the U.S. cable industry, representing cable operators that deliver advanced digital services to consumers and businesses throughout urban and rural America, and more than 200 cable program networks that produce popular TV shows.
Multicultural TV Breakfast at INTX
Tuesday, May 17, 07:30-9:30
Boston Convention and Expo Center
This annual event is for those in the business of programming catered toward a diverse audience of TV viewers from a variety of ethnicities, nationalities and cultural backgrounds. At this morning breakfast program, attendees will hear messages about a new day for television providers and an industry responding with added distribution options and increased budgets for programming and marketing. The program is divided into two (2) 30-minute, 4-person, moderated conversations. One discussion addresses content distribution options and the other addresses the viewer – how to attract them, and what they want to watch. The Opening Keynote is delivered by Christian Martinez, Head of US Multicultural Sales at Facebook. Following the Keynote are two panels: “Providing Programming for Multicultural Audiences” and “Attracting Multicultural Audiences."
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, May 19, 16:00-17:00
BMI Los Angeles Office
8730 Sunset Boulevard, 3rd Floor West, West Hollywood, California 90069
Phone: 310-289-6336; 310-659-9109 Ext. 6336
This is an introductory workshop for writers and publishers covering the history of performing rights, the origins of BMI and the current role BMI plays in the music industry. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP to:
Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
21st Annual Senior Corporate Communications Conference
Thursday, May 19 - Friday, May 20
Fordham University at Lincoln Center
113 West 60 Street, New York, New York 10023
Phone: +1-212-339-0345; +1-212-339-0230
The two-day conference will showcase how engaged companies are managing the evolving landscape of communicating in the modern world, as well as look at the tools and strategies they are using to conduct business strategy and gain benefits. Topic areas covered will include: Social Listening to Better Influence Consumers, Mobilizing Your Employees as Storytellers, Trust and the Function of Communications in Corporations, Planning Messaging and Executing Marketing Campaigns on Emerging Digital Platforms, more. Founded in 1916, The Conference Board is an international, objective, independent source of economic and business knowledge with an agenda to help its member companies understand and navigate critical issues of the times. The Conference Board works within and across three main subject areas – Corporate Leadership; Economy and Business Environment; and Human Capital – to create a unique, enterprise-wide perspective that helps business leaders respond today, anticipate tomorrow, and make the right strategic decisions every day.
The Hangout Music Festival 2016
Friday, May 20 - Sunday, May 22
Hangout Box Office
Highway 59 and West Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542
With the countdown to Hangout Music Festival 2016 set to begin, five free concerts are planned at the Soul Kitchen in Mobile and The Hangout in Gulf Shores. Festival goers have the opportunity to vote on which Reach for the Beach finalist they would like to see take the Hangout stage during the festival at each show. This year’s Malibu Beach House lineup features Hippie Sabotage, Speaker of the House, Jack Novak and Jerry Folk. In the daily musical lineups, expect to hear from the likes of: Ellie Goulding, 3LAU, Lenny Kravitz, Florence + The Machine, The Wailers, Panici At The Disco, Courtney Barnett and so many others. Special (non-musical), fun activities happen at the festival's Camp Hangout.
ASCAP Urban and The ASCAP Foundation Present The Collective Songwriting Workshop
Monday, May 23 - Monday, June 6
New York, New York
The Collective workshop focuses on the discovery, development and education of a select, advanced group of songwriters and producers. There are three workshop dates: May 23, 24, June 6. The workshop features notable music industry professionals as mentors, leading a creative discussion about the art of songwriting. This year's workshop will also award selected participants with the Harold Adamson Lyric Award. There is no fee to participate in the workshop; however, chosen participants will be responsible for their own transportation and must be able to attend all workshop and studio sessions. Any participant must also be a current writer member of ASCAP. Songwriters interested in applying are required to e-mail required materials (check website for details) to
Only a limited number of applicants can be selected as participants.
May Business After Hours at Tinhorn Flats Saloon and Grill for Chamber Members
Tuesday, May 24, 17:30-19:30
Tinhorn Flats Saloon and Grill
1724 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90068
The Hollywood Chamber Business After Hours mixer will be hosted by Tinhorn Flats Saloon and Grill. The event is open to Hollywood Chamber members only but non-members can join the Chamber to attend. Meet other Chamber members and promote your business! All guests must RSVP as reservations will be closed once max capacity is reached. Networking opportunities are enhanced through enforcing a policy of only two guests from each company. To get an invite, send an email to
for information. Tinhorn Flats is an authentic southwestern themed restaurant with two full bars and house specialities made fresh. Enjoy the first drink on the house and hors d’oeuvres throughout the mixer.
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Wednesday, May 25, 12:00-13:00
BMI New York Office
Seven World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007
BMI 101 is a free one-hour introductory workshop for writers and publishers, covering the role that BMI plays in the music industry, basics of performing rights, and becoming a BMI affiliate. Attendance is free, but seating is limited so RSVP with the total number of guests by email to
Admittance is granted only through advance RSVP.
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, May 26, 08:00-10:30
5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California 90038
Phone: 323-465-9800; 310-854-1111
To attend the Hollywood Networking Breakfast(R), you should be directly involved in the entertainment industry, a group which usually includes writers, producers, directors, development / production execs, talent representatives, casting directors, entertainment attorneys, financiers, actors and others at various levels of experience and achievement. Check-in starts at 07:20. Everyone gets 15 seconds to introduce themselves to the room. The breakfast -- held on the last Thursday of every month -- begins at 08:00 and lasts until approximately 10:30. The breakfast may sometimes be held on a Saturday or another weekday. Parking is available, free of charge.
Panorama Show Audiovisual 2016
Monday, May 31 - Thursday, June 2
Exhibition Centre Immigrants
Immigrant Highway - Km 1.5, Agua Funda, Sao Paulo SP Brazil 04301-010
Phone: +(55) 11 4197-7500; +(55) 11 2424-7743
This event, dedicated to Latin American Audiovisual Production and Broadcast technologies, showcases products in the category of products and services like internet and streaming, telecommunications, satellite, broadcast, cable associated with this sector etc. in the Media and Advertising industry. Programming over the three days features exhibitions and conferences dedicated to the professional development, debate on technology and business promotion. The key themes of the congress are solutions for production and distribution of audio and video on TV, film, new media, advertising, animation and games. Panorama Show Audiovisual is expected to gather in an varied audience of practitioners in technical teams and design, music and sound recording, audio and video operators, anyone concerned with audio, video and lighting in temples and churches.
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