MMS takes 2007 off…Prepares for 2008
April 12, 2007, 6:34 pm
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For the best interest of the MMS we are taking the 2007 year to reorganize our beloved event and therefore we have elected to produce the next Midwest Music Summit August 7-9, 2008. The MMS has grown tremendously over the past 6 years and can become very overwhelming for our staff of volunteers. We will utilize 2007 to establish relationships with new sponsors and partners as well as continue working on our 501 (c) (3) filing, and start planning for one of the most aggressive MMS events in our history.

This blog will serve as a temporary website until our new site design is completed. We encourage you to email or post us any comments, ideas and support to the MMS. We truly appreciate everyone’s continued support for the last 6 years and we are looking forward to a very exciting 2008 for MMS.

Submission information for the 2008 MMS can be found HERE.

During this time, MMS Director Josh Baker, will be assisting in the production of the first ever Monolith Festival at Red Rocks.

This two-day festival will feature over 50 bands playing on 4 stages at the world famous Red Rocks. If you would like to get involved with the Monolith Festival you can contact Josh at

Artist Submissions for MONOLITH are now open via Sonicbids and Traditional Mail-In.


2006 MMS Videos Updated
April 12, 2007, 5:54 pm
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A number of great MMS videos have been posted over at

We have a few of them linked up and ready to go HERE.

2006 MMS Panel Photos Updated
April 11, 2007, 11:03 pm
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View all photos HERE.

Past Speakers Updated
April 11, 2007, 10:23 pm
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Over the past 6 years the MMS has produced over 134 cutting edge music industry seminars featuring some of the brightest individuals in the business. Countless relationshiops have been fostered through our seminars and one-one-one sessions. Listed below you will find a short listing of the companies who have choose to participate at the Midwest Music Summit.

***Maria Egan-Cohen – Columbia Records A&R speaking with guests following the A&R panel

Companies represented at the Midwest Music Summit:
Kill Rock Rockstars, Geffen, Bug Music Publishing, SpinArt, Advice, Yep Roc, Playtone, E! Entertainment TV, Harp Magazine, Ashmatic Kitty, Denver Post, Polyvinyl Records, Microsoft, Secretly Canadian, Atlantic, Midway Games, J Records, Minty Fresh, Capitol Records, V2, Artemis, Aware Records, The Basement/Grimeys Records, Virgin, K Records,, REAL Networks, AM Only, Metro Chicago, CNET, XM Radio, Toolshed Media, BMI,, WRLT Lighting 100, Playback Music Supervision, Americana Music Association, Sarathan Records, Big Takeover, Performing Songwriter Magazine, Sonicbids, ASCAP, Fuel TV, Fleet Team Booking, KV Financial, Audio Lunchbox, HYFN, Pump Audio,, No Depression,, Al Moss Promotions, Revolver Magazine, Bloodshot, Lumberjack Distro, SESAC, John Wells Productions, CD Baby, Ear X Tacy, Double Door, Beat Management, Nicodomus Agency, Audio Lunchbox, Masterdisk, The Chop Shop,,, Summerfest, MOBfest, Meitus Gilbert Rose LLP, Almighty Institute of Music Retail, Thrill Jockey, Ernie Ball, Sabian, Doghouse, Washburn, Yamaha, Amped/AEC, Machine Records, Universal, Dreamscapers, KDHX, Hollywood, Bunim/Murray (MTV’s Road Rules & Real World), Summerfest,, Satellite Booking, Sonicbids, and hundreds more.

2006 MMS Kick-Off Party Photos Updated
April 11, 2007, 9:12 pm
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View all Kick-Off Party photos HERE

2006 MMS Photos Updated
April 11, 2007, 8:44 pm
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View all 2006 Photos HERE

A special thanks to all the photographers who helped out with the 2006 MMS. Special credit to Joey Foley, and Chad “Wick” Wells for the use of their photos. You can send any additional photos to and we will put them right up.