Midwest Music Summit 2005

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The Midwest Music Summit, now in its 5th year, is a three-day music conference and festival featuring the best in local, regional, and national talent. With over 300 bands performing at over 25 different venues around Indianapolis for three days and nights, the event has emerged as the top music industry networking event for artists and music professionals of all levels.

***New For 2005 – The MMS has partnered with the esteemed NAMM (International Music Products Assoc.) annual Summer Session. Artists selected to perform at this year’s event will not only have the ability to showcase for NAMM attendees; but, will also be compensated with NAMM credentials to access the Summer Session Trade Show (www.namm.com). This is the first time NAMM has partnered with a music conference of this caliber and will provide a wealth of opportunities for artists to network with over 22,000 attendees.

***New For 2005 – The MMS will be hosting a number of regional showcases geared towards securing the best talent from each region. We will be hosting regional showcases in at least 10 different cities. Artist that are submitted for the MMS are eligible to perform at these shows.

***New For 2005 – The MMS will also be programming a number of high profile events in Indiana as well as our partnerships with several other festivals and conferences. Artists that are submitted for the MMS are eligible for inclusion in these events.

Showcase submissions are open to all genres of music. Look for specialty showcases in indie rock, metal, punk, fusion, jazz, jam & improv, hip hop, R&B, pop and more. There will be a number of solo singer/songwriter showcases added surrounding the downtown NAMM events.

The event takes place from July 21-23, in Indianapolis, Indiana. This year music showcases will be held in Broad Ripple Village and Downtown Indianapolis. Panel Discussions and Registration will take place at the Indiana Convention Center.

If you are selected to perform, we will do our best to notify you by June 3, 2005.

Past years have seen performances by Juliana Hatfield, KRS-1, Factory 81, Marc Farina, Burning Brides, Ambulance Ltd., Elefant, Cat Power, Rhymefest, Copeland, Rachel Yamagata, Archer Prewitt and hundreds of bands from all genres!