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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

FastForward: Benefit Concerts

Submitted by JoeDai!

Disc  Makers' Fast Forward, September 2006
Raise the  Roof! Benefit concerts raise money and awareness.
Table of contents:
Benefit Concerts
IMWS Midwest Studio Profile
All Things IMWS
Song of the Year Contest
FFWD Archive: Distribution
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Benefit concerts have been organized as a means of raising money and awareness for those in need since the 1700s. In more recent years, Live 8, Live Aid, Farm Aid, and Katrina relief concerts have benefited huge numbers of people and have put causes like famine in Africa, the plight of the American family farmer, and third world debt relief in the spotlight.

Producing any sort of live event takes operational knowledge and organizational skills, not to mention a lot of time and dedication. Fortunately, there are plenty of successful benefits produced to model yours after.

"The event wouldn't be what it is without those live bands on the beach," says Jesse Gray, who helps coordinate the music events for the Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund. "It would still be a great vehicle for raising money and awareness, but the music adds an energy and a life to the event that only a live performance can bring. Especially combined with the beach environment."

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IMWS Studio Profile: Midwest 2006

Chicago Recording Company
Take one look at Chicago Recording Company's catalog of clients and you know it's home to a lot of hit records. Billy Corgan, Cheap Trick, Ice Cube, Kanye West, Pearl Jam… the list is insane. Ask Chris Shepard, CRC's General Manager, what makes the studio home to so many top-notch music icons, and he doesn't hesitate. "It's easy," he says, "it's our staff."

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IMWS Sponsors

Dewey Beach Music Conference
September 28 - October 1, 2006
Ruddertowne Complex
113 Dickinson St.
Dewey Beach, DE 19971

September 28-30, 2006
Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116

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