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MUSIC NEWS 2pm 7-9-08 La. Music Commission Meets in S'port: Marketing La. Music to the World
Wednesday, Jul 09, 2008 10:35pm
SHREVEPORT, LA  (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING MUSIC NEWS: 1:30pm  7-9-08  A very positive discussion on marketing Louisiana Music to the world was the focus of today's first-ever Louisiana Music Commission meeting held in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Chaired by Shreveport songwriter and musician, Maggie Warwick, the Music Commission board members and invited guests, listened to a powerful presentation by J.P. Bommel, Vice President of  MIDEM, North America, and MidemNet, on an opportunity to brand Louisiana's music on an international stage at the 2009 MIDEM Conference in Cannes, France. 

Click here to listen to Bommel explain the the 2009 MIDEM Conference to Tom Pace from "The Talk of the Town."  Also attending today's Music Commission meeting was Don Pierson, Assistant Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development, from Baton Rouge. 

Pierson said the potential for Louisiana's participation in the MIDEM Music Conference could be very instrumental in marketing the music culture of our state to the global community attending the January, 2009 event.

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