LAS VEGAS — Award-winning songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman received lifetime achieve-ment awards at the third annual Emerging Artists and Talent in Music conference, held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel last Friday.
Alan Bergman said, “I still consider myself a work in progress. I just re-corded a CD and I’m booked into the Algonquin in the fall,” he joked.
After a performance of his smash single “Soul Man,” Sam Moore was presented with the Living Legend Award.
Jim Caparro, president and CEO of Island/Def Jam Recordings, spoke of new-media technologies and the evolution of the music industry in his keynote address.
The purpose of the meeting was to showcase new talent and provide seminars and mentoring sessions with experts in the music industry. This year’s confab saw 185 bands show-cased and about 1,300 registrants.