Music forum to be held April 29-May 2

The third annual international music and media forum Musexpo will be held April 29-May 2 in West Hollywood.

Confab will be headquartered at the Bel Age Hotel, where panels will be held during the day. Band showcases will be held nightly at the Key Club, Roxy and Viper Room.

Among those already inked to participate are YouTube founder Chad Hurley; BBC head of music George Ergatoudis; XM chief creative officer Lee Abrams; Seymour Stein, chairman, Sire Records Group; Atlantic Records A&R chief Andy Karp; and Jay Faires, president of music at Lionsgate Entertainment.

Rehearsals.com, Centerstaging Corp.’s online digital portal, has been named the official title sponsor for Musexpo.

Conference’s kick-off event will be a keynote forum moderated by CNN’s Larry King. A&R Worldwide, which produces the confab, will soon announce the acts receiving showcases. Confab will honor KCRW’s Nic Harcourt as music person of the year.

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