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MECA Music Conference & Festival - Chicago

Music Industry Professionals at MECA Conference

MECA Music Conference

Mentoring Sessions at MECA Conference Chicago

200+ Bands Showcase at MECA 2004

Guitar Clinician Gary Hoey w/ MECA Attendees

Music Industry Companies Exhibit at MECA

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MECA in the Press:

Chicago's MECA Conference Takes Some New Twists

New Chicago music conference hopes to rival SXSW
- Daily Herald

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The conference was nothing less than excellent; from the speakers, panelists, mentors, workshops, staff, volunteers, etc., the entire event was well planned and executed. I couldn't have asked for more professionalism and quality. Everything was very impressive and exceeded expectations.It was our honor to be a part of it and we are very much looking forward to it next year.
- Kevin L. McDonough / Seven Day Run

The MECA music conference was a hit for me. Everyone was helpful and attentive to the process of advancement in the music business. Knowledge is king and is number one at MECA.
- Mark Wolfson, Director of Production and Development / Playtone/Epic Records

I had a great time and really enjoyed my panels, the artists, and the mentoring.....You guys did a great job and I look forward to hearing what's to come!
- Benjamin Brannen, Creative Manager / BMG Music Publishing

Passionworks received sincere interest for both of the acts we presented, NDX and Tommy Knox, and received many complements on sponsoring the Artist Development panel. The panelists that attended were outstanding. Great attitude and easy to talk to. The layout of the event made it very easy to network and make contacts. We hope to continue to sponsor and participate in the future. Congratulations on a well organized event.
- Mike Kawka and Keith Fobert / Passionworks

Thanks for all of the hard work over the past year to make the ambitious MECA a success and a learning experience for many of Chicago's young bands. I was able to attend a few panels and found each to be full of helpful information from bona fide music biz experts as promised.....Looking forward to MECA 2005.
- David Ashdown / Bigfoot Entertainment

The MECA Music Conference is definitely the place for bands and Industry professionals to learn and get Real feedback about the Music Industry! Please sign me up for the next one.
- Alex Cortez, A&R Director / Three Kings Records

..I wanted to let you know how much I (and other attendees I spoke with) enjoyed MECA.  It was educational and inspiring and I am so glad Singer Spotlight was a part of it..
- Becca Kaufman / SingerSpotlight

We had a great time, met a lot of nice people, and made some good contacts. We had a blast....Hope to see you next year.
- Sean Sauder / ModiFY

Thanks again for including Epicycle in your amazing event. As manager, my head is still swimming on all that I learned and absorbed at the panels.....cant wait to implement some of the ideas!!!!!
- Elizabeth Shyette Goldberg, Manager / Epicycle

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D2 digi disc

3rd Millennium




MECA 2004 Media Sponsors

City Pages

Electronic Musician


Mix Magazine

Music Connection

Musician's Hotline


Riverfront Times


Shepherd Express


MECA 2004 Showcase & Panel Sponsors

3rd Millennium AIDS Rock Ohio Blue Metallic Chick Singer Night D2 digi disc F3 Design Passion Works Shoeshine Boy Productions
Singer Spotlight SoundArt Management USA Songwriting Competition

Other Partners

Indie Bible The Orchard Chicago Hip Hop Initiative The Boiler Room

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