Dates announced for the New York International Music Festival in Los Angeles

New York, March 3, 2004 - The New York International Music Festival is delighted to return to Los Angeles from March 4 through the 7th. Singers and bands in all musical genres will be showcasing their talents in front of influential members from the entertainment industry. All musical performances and a selection of film screenings from The New York International Film and Video Festival will take place at the Laemmle Fairfax  (7907 Beverly Boulevard). As always the festivals will also host a giant kick-off party at the Grand Ballroom in the Wyndham Bel Age (1020 N. San Vicente Boulevard) on March 4th at 8pm.

The New York Music Festival (NYIMF) was founded in April 2003 by entertainment guru Stuart Alson and is fast becoming one of the largest exhibitions of innovative musical talent in the U.S. Signed and unsigned artists from all over the world have the chance to showcase their talents and network with A & R executives, talent agents, producers, managers and filmmakers. Musical genres in the L.A line-up include, Hip-Hop, R&B, rap, dance, rock, pop, folk country and gospel. Participating artists are selected from every corner of the globe, including Spain, the U.K, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, France and all over the U.S. The artists were selected by a team of industry professionals and performances will be judged and winning acts will be offered various opportunities in the music industry.

The NYIMF's executive producer and legendary performer Frank Munoz commented, 'The Los Angeles music scene is extremely vibrant and we look forward to showcasing our emerging talent for A & R and talent managers and scouts. The participants get a chance to perform live and insights on how to hone the skills needed to make a career as a singer or musician.'

Highlighted acts include School Boyz, a versatile, cutting-edge quartet who opened and performed with national recording artists such as OutKast, Hall and Oats, the OJ's, and the Four Tops to name a few. Lucia, an R & B singer who has performed with phenomenally successful rapper, 50 Cent. Memphis Hip-Hop artist Wardell Webber, JR (Dirty D) impressed audiences and industry executives in New York and Miami. Award-wining country/pop singer Luly and Debra Faye, an outstanding pop and country singer who has previously performed with Andy Garcia, Connie Stevens and Dennis Franz. 

The whole spectrum of the music/film industry will be invited to attend. Representatives from Arista Records, MTV, RCA, Virgin, Interscope, Capitol, Bad Boy Entertainment, Maverick Records have confirmed their attendance along with many talent agencies, film companies and journalists.

In addition, the NYIMF will also host insider panels and designed to help participants gain knowledge about the many facets of the music business. Speakers include A & R representatives from Bad Boy Entertainment (founded by Hip-Hop mogul P. Diddy). Invited panelist Damon Eden from Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment commented 'It's so important for aspiring singers, artists, writers, and producers to become involved in events such as the NYIMF that genuinely support and promote new talent.'

Live performances will run from March 5th - 7th at a specially designed stage in the Laemmle Fairfax. Additionally, the festival will also host after-parties for participating artists, festival delegates, sponsors, industry, press and members of the public. 

The schedule of musical artists is available on www.nymusicfest.com and www.newyorkmusicfest.com Film information will shortly be available on the official film festival website at www.nyfilmvideo.com

Tickets & VIP Passes can be purchased from TicketWeb by calling 1(866) 468-7619 or log on to www.ticketweb.com. Tickets are priced at $20 and include free entry into festival parties and panels.

Accreditation - Music press and industry can get all-access passes by faxing requests to (212) 387-0873 on your company letterhead (Attn: Briege McGarrity). Press credential forms are available on-line at www.nymusicfest.com and www.newyorkmusicfest.com.

For more information about the NYIMF, please contact Briege McGarrity at (212) 777-7100 x16 and by e-mail at [email protected].

For more information about the New York International Film and Video, please contact Jack Campbell at (212) 777-7100 x15 or by e-mail at [email protected]

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