Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Midwest Music Summit

One of Indy's best events of the summer the Midwest Music Summit is taking a hiatus for 2007. Its web site notes that it is taking the break in "the best interest" of the event. I am not sure if the MMS is giving the full details about its hiatus. The last MMS I attended appeared very well received and well attended so hopefully this is not a financing issue or due to lack of interest. I look forward to its return in 2008.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that despite lots of sponsors, city backing and the goodwill of the city's musicians, Josh Baker still owes thousands of dollars to his vendors for production costs. And inflating his turnout numbers doesn't help his reputation either, perhaps that's why some of the sponsors balked when asked to support this year's event.

300 mediocre bands just do not draw enough people out to get a major sponsor to commit large amounts of money for an event that has no major acts, minimal press coverage and no respect from industry folks. Indy's rock music scene is a joke to industry folks in NY and LA. That's why I tell people I'm from Chicago when I am there doing business.

April 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, indy will be indy whether it is from Indy or not. I only went last year. I had one of the best times ever! I, like so many, backdoored my way in and enjoyed free PBR until the well went dry. I think it is a great oppurtunity for bands and fans to get to know each other. I don't know Josh personally so I won't defend his business. I guess this summer all those 300 mediocre bands will just have to come to my house to play. You can come too.

April 20, 2007  

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