Calendar of Global Media and Showbiz Industry Social Networking Events

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BMI Acoustic Lounge
Monday, August 1, 19:00
Genghis Cohen
740 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90046
Phone: 310-578-5591
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: 37 Wonder (, Danny Fornaris (, The Dose (, Tamara Laurel ( Admission is free.
Stretch and Bobbito Radio Show (#837NYC)
Monday, August 1, 18:00
Samsung 837
837 Washington Street, New York New York 10014
Phone: 844-577-6969
Originally broadcasted at WKCR in New York City in the 90s, The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show featured exclusive demo tapes and in-studio freestyles from many then-unsigned hip hop artists including Nas, Jay Z, The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, DMX, and the Wu-Tang Clan and created a legendary radio show. Now Stretch and Bobbito are bringing back the music, special guests, and signature styles that has made them icons in the DJ radio industry. Every Monday at the same time.
THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase
Tuesday, August 2, 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: Ink Project, Southchurch, Rosa Betts, DJ Deja Bruh. 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.
Email:; @FRUKT
One Mic Nite Open Monday Talent Showcase
Tuesday, August 2, 19:00 (and every Tuesday)
Cheryl’s Global Soul
236 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11238
Phone: 347-529-2855
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 Marcos Luis, Every Tuesday night.
Meeting of TEAM Hollywood Committee
Thursday, August 4, 12:00-14:00
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
7018 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 323-469-8311; Fax: 323-469-2805
The Hollywood Chamber invites members (and anyone interested in membership) to attend of its Entertainment, Arts and Media Committee — TEAM HOLLYWOOD. TEAM HOLLYWOOD promotes the Hollywood brand with the intention of preserving Hollywood’s homegrown entertainment industries, particularly film, broadcasting, commercials, television and performing. Furthermore, the Hollywood Chamber Committee strives to embrace new and emerging media with an eye to uphold Hollywood’s status as the entertainment capital of the world. 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. Event is sponsored by Advanced Digital Service and catered by Fat Sal's. Must RSVP to attend. Non-members can join at this link.
Friday Night Social
Friday, August 5, 18:30-21:30
Rock and Reilly’s Barrel Room
8913 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90069
Phone: 310-360-1400
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, August 6, 15:00-18:00
The Iguana
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.
Australian Direct Marketing Association Global Forum (#‎admaforum‬)
Wednesday, August 10 - Thursday, August 11
Hilton Sydney Hotel
488 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9277 5400
Australian Direct Marketing Association (ADMA) Global Forum is a two-day event being held in Sydney. Aside from a forum program featuring tech and media industry speakers, ADMA showcases products like Audio-Visual Communication, Photography, Print and Electronic Media, Signage, Point of Purchase, Promotional Material, Outdoor Advertising, Computers, Photography/Film/Video, Printing/Packaging/Design, Print and Electronic Media etc. in the Media & Advertising industry. Over two days ADMA’s program lists several global themed keynote addresses that will be given. Besides the Global Keynotes there are also Local Keynote addresses. On both Forum days there is an afternoon content track, technology track and creativity track. There is a Delegate Breakfast, lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea and networking drinks to end the sessions on both days. The Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising (ADMA) is the largest marketing and advertising association in Australia and is the principal industry body for data-driven marketing and advertising.
TecnoMultimedia InfoComm México
Wednesday, August 10 - Friday, August 12
International Exhibition and Convention Center World Trade Center
Montecito 38, Nápoles, Benito Juárez, 03810 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
Tecnomultimedia InfoComm Mexico is focused on integration solutions of audio, video and lighting; digital signage and home automation. Expo organizer, InfoComm International is the trade association representing the professional audiovisual information communication industry worldwide. German Robles, COO at Digital Signage and Displays, opens the Digital Signage Conference Technical Trade Show, discussing “Basic Digital Signage.” In the Technical Trade Talks segment of the program, several topics will be introduced related to the advancements in video streaming and audio quality. Streaming and IP Video Trends will delve into the fundamentals of streaming and video over IP networks, as an alternative, to deliver content to users through screens, computers and mobile devices. Several segments on acoustics will press topic areas such as, The Three Basic Acoustical Problems, Outdoor Audio Solution In An Acoustic Shell, Getting The Right Sound For Collaboration Rooms and other topics that will be added to the program.
Farewell Aldebaran at Grammy Museum LA
Thursday, August 11, 20:00
Grammy Museum at L.A. Live
800 W Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90015
Phone: 213-765-6800
In its ongoing series, GRAMMY Museum will present Farewell Aldebaran members, Judy Henske and Jerry Yester, to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation, moderated by music journalist Steve Hochman. Farewell Aldebaran employs the use of instruments as unconventional as bowed banjos and hammered dulcimers to vocal samples on a Chamberlin tape organ to an early use of the Moog synthesizer on the title track.
Hollyshorts Film Festival and Conference 2016 (#HSFF16)
Thursday, August 11 - Thursday, August 18
IgnitedSpaces/TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
Phone: 818-760-9897
Hollyshorts Film Festival's Opening Night Screening will be hosted by Ben Lyons and Alicia Malone. The opening feature will be ‘Blood Moon,’ directed by Kenneth Kokin. At the opening event, a 2016 Trailblazer Award will be presented by Women in Film to Jennifer Morrison and there will be an Opening Night After Party celebration. A principal part of the week-long HollyShorts Film Festival, the HollyShorts Conference presents on stage thought leaders and innovators from the industry including, Film LA, Stage 32, Evil Slave, Final Draft, Slated, Daily Motion, Zype,, Dream Team Directors and the Los Angeles Music Video Festival. Hollyshorts’ program will offer insight into creating, producing and distributing film projects in the ever-changing media landscape through panel discussions. mentoring sessions and networking opportunities. Nightly Panel Parties include a hosted bar from Dark Horse Wines, Peroni beers and Deep Eddy Vodka.; 

BMI Pick of the Month Showcase
Friday, August 12, 20:00
9081 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90069
Phone: 310-659-9109; 310-276-6168
Monthly BMI showcase series that helps expose bands and artists to the industry and public through a top quality venue and discount admission. This month features Guatemalan rock band, Bohemia Suburbana ( The band celebrates the release of new album, Imaginaria Sonora, since the last album, named after the band, scored them a nomination for Best Rock Album in 2010 at the Latin Grammy Awards.
Digital Filmmaking Workshop
Saturday, August 13 - Wednesday, August 17
Solar Film/Video Productions
632 Broadway, Ste. 304, New York, New York 10012
Phone: 212-473-3040
This five-day intensive, hands-on workshop takes students through every major stage of filmmaking (Script Writing, Producing, Directing, Camera, Lighting, Sound Mixing and Editing) with techniques that are easy-to-learn and practical-to-use to complete a film in five days. The instructor of this workshop, Eric Lau, an alumnus of NYU's Graduate Film Program, has been a Director/Producer/Cinematographer for many commercials and feature films. In 2007 he directed and produced 'Elevator Weekend' which won the Official Selection category for both the Staten Island Film Festival and Long Island International Film Festival. Solar is a one-stop production company equipped to handle a project from concept and filming to editing, audio post production, multi-media, graphic/web design and media distribution.
Pennsylvania Music Expo for memorable music collections
Sunday, August 14
Continental Inn
2285 Lincoln Highway East (US 30), Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602
Phone: 717-898-1246
Keystone Record Collectors, Inc., will present the Pennsylvania Music Expo, a one day event in Lancaster. Exhibitors will showcase memorable music CD, dvd, cassettes, vintage music collections, to that of collector edition associated with this field. This free show set for August 12 is hosted by the Keystone Record Collectors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the cause of the hobby of music collecting. Attending groups of people to this monthly expo are generally ready to buy, sell or trade music and music-related memorabilia. Impromptu group/artist autograph sessions and mini concerts can happen at various times during the show. Keystone Record Collectors, a non-profit club, is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the hobby of music collecting”. It was organized by collectors, for collectors, with the express purpose of providing a way for music collectors to obtain knowledge about their hobby and to increase their personal collections in their specific area(s) of interest.
BMI 101 Workshop LA
Thursday, August 18, 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.
Hollywood Networking Breakfast
Thursday, August 25, 08:00-10:30
Raleigh Studios
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.
Record and CD Fairs Stratford-Upon-Avon
Monday, August 29
Stratford Leisure Centre
Bridgefoot, Warwickshire CV376YY, Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
Phone: 01926 400472
Vinylbank operates record and CD Fairs for the South Midlands located in Banbury, Cheltenham, Coventry, Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon and Rugby. The August 29 fair will be situated in Statford-Upon-Avon. Established since 1985, there is to be found a varied selection with music ranging from, blues, soul, folk, 50's, 60's, jazz etc., all the way to present day rock, metal, indie, dance, pop, punk. All formats including new and chart CD's, DVD's, CD singles, memorabillia, 7" 12" and LP vinyl records - rare, bargain and retro catalog. Memorabilia, DVDs (films, music and TV related DVDs), a selection of music books and other music related goods are generally available. Admission into the Vinylbank Record and Cd Fairs is free.
SET Expo 2016 Future Media Convention
Monday, August 29 - Thursday, September 1
Red Pavilion and Expo Centre Norte Convention Center
Rua José Bernardo Pinto, 333 – Vila Guilherme District
São Paulo, Brazil
Phone: +55 11 3666-9604
This future of media=savvy expo will present and discuss technical innovations, regulations and new products in the audiovisual market, comprehensively covering the production chain from creation through to distribution. SET Expo’s conference sessions will spotlight standard practices on how to manage, produce, transmit and distribute multimedia electronic content while debating the current standards and regulations with a nod toward the current and future scenario for telecommunications. SET has cooperation and partnership agreements with about 20 national organizations working in the electronic media and broadcasting market. Stephen Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Imagine Communications, delivers the conference keynote, August 29, on Sensoring and Big Data. Other participants will include Philippe Mendez, Co-Founder, Mediatree Group; Thomas Wolf, Global VP of Strategy, Innovation and Retail, British Telecom, and Moderator Rodrigo Arnaut, ERA Transmidia.
BMI 101 Workshop NY
Wednesday, August 31, 12:00-13:00
BMI New York Office
Seven World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10007
Phone: 212-220-3000
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.
Wednesday, August 31, 19:00-22:00
Hooch and Shine on Wall Street
25 Wall Street, Orlando, Florida 32801
Phone: 407-849-9904
The Women In Film & Television-FL, Orlando Branch will be holding an upcoming speed networking event called, “Wheel ‘n’ Deal”. Media and content producers seeking full-time or freelancers in media, television, print, film or commercial productions are especially invited to attend. WIFT's goal is to connect Central Florida’s top entertainment, content development, news and tech companies with local talent seeking opportunities. They will match companies with eligible job seekers in a fast-paced and high-energy atmosphere. The speed networking portion will last for two hours, giving each company the chance to visit with 20 total participants in five minute increments. Immediately following, there will be a free-flow networking event open to the public. WIFT-FL is partnering with Film Florida and ProductionHUB to bring the event to realization. members have full access to the network and mingle after at 9- 11 PM. The Event will be opened to Public at 9 PM for an open networking mixer.
The Echo Society: V - sponsored by ASCAP
Wednesday, August 31, 18:30
The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90015
Phone: 213-623-3233
The collective will be joined both in performance and composition by British artist, The Haxan Cloak, known for collaborations with Björk and HEALTH; critically acclaimed Chelsea Wolfe; BAFTA nominated composer and recording artist Chris Clark and contemporary classical composer Ted Hearne whose commissions include works for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and elsewhere. In addition to video installation by collaborator EFFIXX, the lighting will be designed by designer Tobias Rylander. Founded in 2013, The Echo Society’s shows bring orchestral and electronic music to new audiences through  immersive experiences manifested through performance of new sonic and visual art. Their program features music by ASCAP composers Judson Crane, ESKMO, Nathan Johnson and Joseph Trapanese with special ASCAP guests Ted Hearne and Chelsea Wolfe.
Internationale Tanzmesse NRW
Wednesday, August 31 - Saturday, September 3
NRW Forum-Dusseldorf
Niederkassler Loewe 179, Dusseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)221–888 95 398; Fax: +49 (0)221–888 95 391
The Internationale Tanzmesse NRW is a gathering with an exclusive focus for contemporary dance that meets every two years, generally at the end of August, in Düsseldorf. Tanzmesse is a program comprised of three main parts. Performance programming presents fully produced performances chosen from proposals submitted by artists. Exhibition Halls of the Tanzmesse enclose various companies, artists, local governments and agencies that represent different aspects of the industry. Tanzmesse’S T-Talks programming will focus on topics of interest to the international dance community and are developed in partnership with Tanzmesse artistic participants. The Open Studios segment at Tanzmesse will serve as a platform for the dance companies to share insight in their previous work as well as a preview of their future productions.


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