MUSEXPO Showcase Opportunity

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4pm CST Friday, February 9, 2007

MARIA and MANITOBA FILM & SOUND are planning an exclusive showcase of Manitoba music at MUSEXPO in Los Angeles between April 29 and May 2, 2007.

MUSEXPO is a music industry conference with extremely limited showcasing opportunities. The audience is captive and includes some of the highest profile and most powerful people in music and entertainment, including heads of A&R, film and television music supervisors, online and traditional video gaming, telecommunications, and more. Some of the confirmed speakers and delegates include Emmy-Award winner Larry King (CNN), Mike Walsh (Head of Music, Xfm), Rob Stevenson (Executive VP, A&R Island Def Jam Music Group), David Pakman (CEO eMUSIC), J Scavo (GM, MySpace Records), Chris Barton (Strategic Partnership Development Manager, Google), Andy Karp (Head of A&R, Atlantic Records), Steve Schnur (Worldwide Executive, Music & Audio, Electronic Arts), George Ergatoudis (Head of Music BBC Radio 1), and Jay Faires (President of Music, Lionsgate Entertainment), Alex Patsavas (Music Supervisor, The OC, Grey’s Anatomy, Rescue Me), Tim Renner (Managing Director, MotorFM and Motor TV Germany) and Nic Harcourt (Music Director, KCRW Los Angeles) to name a few. The Manitoba initiative will also include an exclusive showcase for area music supervisors at the Hotel Café in Los Angeles on May 3. The list of invites for this showcase is a who’s who of the Hollywood music supervisor community. For more information on MUSEXPO, check it out at

To be considered for a showcase, you must:
• Have a current release
• Be export-ready
• Have financial capacity to undertake travel and accommodations in L.A. (Market Access Program Support is available, but will not cover full costs)
• Be a Manitoba resident.

• Three (3) copies of your current release
• Three (3) copies of a current video (if available)
• Three (3) copies of your press kit (include location of electronic press kit, if available)
• Three (3) copies of a letter explaining how this showcase would fit with your band's overall development plan

Submissions will be evaluated based on:
• Music
• Track record
• Strength of team
• Export readiness

Final decision will rest with MUSEXPO.

Submit by 4pm CST February 9, 2007 to:
Sara Stasiuk, Programs and Operations Manager - MARIA
1-376 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2J2

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