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Berklee Presents Music Career Expo in Boston

So, you want to be a professional musician but all the lonesome years spent wood-shedding have left you clueless as to how this business of music works, eh? You are not alone. There are people in Massachusetts who want to help.

On Saturday, April 6 the Berklee College of Music will host their Music Career Expo 2002, a day of panel and roundtable discussions geared toward anyone interested in a music career and held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

A&M Records President Ron Fair (pictured left) will be on hand to deliver the Expo’s keynote address, after which attendees will disperse throughout the convention center to learn about important music industry secrets like “How To Get The Big Gig” and “The Real Deal About Music Licensing.” There will also be discussions on music therapy, royalties and even an “A&R Demo Derby” where musicians are encouraged to bring a CD of demos for critique by industry pros.

Pre-registration for the event is encouraged; visit or call (617) 747-8970 to secure a spot. Admission at the door is on a space-available basis and is $15 for students with a high school or college ID ($10 in advance), $25 for Berklee alumni ($15 in advance), and $35 for the general public ($25 in advance). The Hynes Convention Center is located at 900 Boylston St. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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