EAT'M (Emerging Artists & Technology in MusicTM) ADDS IMPRESSIVE LIST OF INDUSTRY PROS TO DAILY SESSIONS.

ELMER BERNSTEIN AND MICK FLEETWOOD TO BE HONORED.

LAST CALL FOR EAT'M UNSIGNED BAND SUBMISSIONS ARTISTS INVITED JOIN PAST EAT'M ALUMNI SUCH AS MICHELLE BRANCH, SLIPKNOT, PAPA ROACH, ALIEN ANT FARM, SILVERCRUSH IN GETTING A RECORD DEAL

Las Vegas, Nevada - February 4, 2002: Multi-Academy Award-winning composer Elmer Bernstein and Mick Fleetwood, founder of legendary rock group Fleetwood Mac have been chosen as this year's EAT'M Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees. Fleetwood will also be one of a select few delivering Industry Perspectives to EAT'M registrants.

EAT'M, scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, 2002 through Friday evening, May 31, 2002 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, will address all genres of music, incorporating moderated panels, expanded mentoring discussions, marathon demo critiquing sessions, industry perspectives, CLE (Continuing Legal Education) and artist showcases.

Aside from Mick Fleetwood, the aforementioned "Industry Perspectives " lineup includes Jay Samitt, Senior VP, New Media, EMI Recorded Music, Miles A. Copeland III, CEO, ARK21 Records, Artists Management, Gregg Latterman, Owner/President, Aware Records, Fred Rosen, Chairman and CEO, Key3 Media and Alan Light, Editor-in-Chief, SPIN Magazine. These 30-minute sessions are scheduled throughout the three days and include a 15-minute presentation, followed by15-minute Q&A's.

Other key participants include Emmy award-winning/Oscar-nominated composer James Newton Howard; Minister Benjamin Muhammad, Executive Director of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network; Universal Music Group Soundtrack President Kathy Nelson; Dave Adelson from "E" Entertainment Television; Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman of 4 Fini, Inc.; Buzztone, Inc. CEO Liz Heller; Michele Bernstein from the William Morris Agency; Rod Essig (Creative Artist Agency, Inc.); Dr. Jim Halsey; Ted Cohen (EMI Recorded Music); Harvey Leeds (Epic Records); Lou Mann; John Madison; John Grady and Linda Edell Howard, Esq. (Stokes Bartholomew Evans & Petree P.A.).

An EAT'M tradition includes evening artist showcases, an opportunity for the best, unsigned musical talent to expose themselves to an industry crowd. Artist submission information is available at http://www.eat-m.com. All entries must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2002. Artists in all genres of music are encouraged to submit their craft for showcase consideration. All bands/artists accepted to showcase will receive four free Platinum passes per band and all bands/artists that submit but are not chosen to showcase will receive four free Platinum passes providing they stay at the MGM Grand Hotel.

Artist evening showcase stages confirmed to-date include multiple stages at the MGM Grand, "New York, New York'"s Empire Bar and Brooklyn Bridge (which overlooks the famed Las Vegas Strip), three stages at the House of Blues and the Hard Rock Cafe. Additionally, the John Lennon Songwriting Bus will have a stage customized for singer/songwriter performances as well as their on board state-of-the-art recording studio. New for this year will be the additional opportunity for singer/songwriters registered for EAT'M to perform impromptu sessions in-between morning and afternoon panels in high-traffic locations on the same floor as EAT'M panels.

Back by popular demand with expanded sessions will be Mentor Sessions; a total of 54 controlled, roundtable discussions whereby those attendees interested in specific fields in the music business will have an opportunity to speak directly with an industry professional from that respective field.

As an opportunity to give developing artists the best possible forum to "strut their stuff," a new dimension has been added to EAT'M with Marathon Demo Critiquing. Being overseen by Guy Marshall, president of Tutt and Babe Music, a total of six separate sessions totaling 15 hours will be given to those who wish to have their recorded music critiqued by label representatives, managers, agents and the like. These sessions will culminate with the Producer's Panel on Friday, May 31, moderated by legendary producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Nine Inch Nails, 30 Seconds to Mars, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed).

For complete EAT'M information, including artist submission forms and panel updates, please visit http://www.eat-m.com

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For sponsorship or registration information, please contact: Tenner & Associates: Lisa Tenner, 702.792.9430, ltenner@aol.com pulver.com: Dave Bard, 631.547.0800, dbard@pulver.com

ALL artist submission information is available at: http://www.eat-m.com

About EAT'M: Emerging Artists and Technology in Music (EAT'M) is a conference, showcase and festival which bridges the gap of educational trends and ideas between artists and professionals in the entertainment industry. EAT'M is attended and supported by industry professionals that represent all facets of the music business including labels, producers, managers, attorneys, technology, agents, promoters, songwriters, publishers and more. EAT'M is also a showcase opportunity for some of the best unsigned talent around the world, with all formats of music welcomed.


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