MECA in the Press:
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
- 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.
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.
- David Ashdown / Bigfoot Entertainment
- Alex Cortez, A&R Director / Three Kings
..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