Music Player Live! Gains Momentum as Summer Approaches

June 3, 2005

Music Player Live! is part of the Music Player Network family, which publishes Guitar Player, Bass Player, Keyboard, and EQ,

MPL! and VH1’s Save the Music Foundation will work together to bring young musicians and music students out to the three-day event for a hands on experience with the latest music and recording gear. Most importantly, MPL! will donate a portion of each ticket sold to VH1 for Save the Music’s charitable programs.

MPL! is proud to announce that leading manufacturers Korg, Loud Technologies (Mackie, Tapco, Crate, Ampeg, and Knilling), Yamaha, and Roland have all signed on as Flagship Sponsors of the inaugural event. Flagship is the highest level of sponsorship. Each manufacturer will have a private room at the Crown Plaza Hotel in New York City, the site for MPL!

National musical instrument retailer Guitar Center has signed on as the event’s exclusive retail partner, and will have sales associates on-site to showcase and demonstrate products, answer questions as well as take orders and arrange delivery of products to consumers in attendance.

MPL! has also partnered with the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) who will host their annual conference at MPL! on the first day of the three-day summit The focus will be on music education and technology and all attendees for the TI:ME conference will receive a discounted ticket for MPL!

Finally, MPL! will offer discounted tickets to all students who wish to attend the three-day schedule of events, workshops, and exhibits. The New York City School of Audio Engineering (SAE) and other area schools will be participating in the event.

Music Player Live! is the ultimate consumer music summit featuring three days of exhibits, live performances and interviews, with lessons and panel discussions aimed at guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, and recording enthusiasts at every skill level. With an expanded format based on last year’s successful Bass Player Live!, Music Player Live! will provide a fantastic opportunity for musicians interested in improving their skills and knowledge; to get hands-on experience with the most up-to-date equipment, as well as vintage gear. This will be a unique opportunity for musicians to glean advice and techniques of top professionals and get hands on experience with the equipment they use as tools of the trade.

For the latest information on Music Player Live!, visit www.musicplayerlive.com.

About Music Player Network

The Music Player Network is the world's leading music instrument publishing company and publisher of Guitar Player, Bass Player, Keyboard, EQ, and Backbeat books, has a circulation of 300,000 loyal readers. MPN is a division of CMP Entertainment Media, which produces magazines, books, Web sites, trade shows and events for musicians and the professional audio, video, and installation industries. For more information, please visit www.musicplayer.com or www.cmp.com

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