Robin's Urban Girl Music Blog

Preparing For a Music Convention, Seminar, Class or Workshop? Must Have's and To Do's... 

We all love a good conference, convention, seminar, workshop, showcase, class or get together. We’re social animals after all and love learning new stuff -- Especially if it has anything to do with our passion in life.

So what have you planned to learn this year? If music, recording, artistry, songwriting, playing… if creativity is your passion, it’s good to get out there and dive in with the best of them. There are plenty of good conferences, seminars and classes for musicians all over the world.  …

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The SXSW – South by Southwest Conference and Music Festival

March 12 -21, Austin Texas

The SXSW Music and Media Conference showcases hundreds of musical acts from around the globe on over eighty stages in downtown Austin. By day, conference registrants do business in the SXSW Trade Show in the Austin Convention Center and partake of a full agenda of informative, provocative panel discussions featuring hundreds of speakers of international stature.

WMC Winter Music Conference

March 23-27 - Miami

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The Past and Future of Dance Music Styles 

Some say the origin of House music came out of Chicago in 1981. An escape from street and gang life, house music offered temperance to the unsettled consciousness of youth at the time. It allowed them to mingle with peers, while dancing away any of their problems.

Techno music, which some say, came out of Detroit in the early 90’s, may have begun through the evolutionary progress of various new textures, patterns and sounds which were emerging from all over the world.

New electronic music devices were…

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TAXI Road Rally 2009 - urbangirl music reports from the sidelines 

This year's TAXI was one H.E. Double Hockey sticks of a ride...

I have to say the TAXI Road Rally was really so off the chain this year. Anyone who was there can attest to the creative learning climate that just emanated and oozed from the walls of the LAX Westin Plaza.

I attended the rally this year with a friend that (I don't want to admit how long I've known), artist, founder and creator of, D'Layna -- and boy did we have a long list of classes and workshops we wanted to attend.  We…Read more

TAXI Road Rally 2009 

Here I go again, gearing up for this year's TAXI Road Rally. I have to say, I'm really excited. I'll see some old friends, make some new friends and try to gain a deeper understanding of this craft called songwriting.

Last year's rally was great, I took home much from the Robin Frederick and Jason Blume classes.  John Braheny was excellent too. But this year somehow, I hope to gain a deeper understanding about myself. How to just submit stuff and stop holding back. I have to understand that not all of my…Read more