The fabled Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will be the epicentre of the Music Industry this spring, when it plays host as the central location for one of the world’s most prestigious global entertainment events.
It is truly a beautiful venue with a veritable storied past, having been the location of the very first Academy Awards which took place in its Blossom Ballroom. Attracting Hollywood’s stars since it opened in 1927, the hotel offers a prime location along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, across from Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Hollywood & Highland Center. It also features an elegant restaurant and bar in the majestic Spanish Colonial lobby, and the outdoor pool is famed for A-list parties and an underwater mural by David Hockney.
This April, it will be home to MUSEXPO 2014, the annual global music business and showcase event which will celebrate its 10th year. MUSEXPO will host 30 artists from 16 countries, bringing the US and global music communities together to do business and build international networks. This year, MUSEXPO honours Diane Warren as its International Music Person of the Year. Born Diane Eve Warren, the American songwriter’s compositions have received six Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe nominations (including one win), and seven Grammy Award nominations (including one win). She has worked with the likes of Sir Elton John, Cher, Tina Turner, Bryan Adams, Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Michael Bolton, Gloria Estefan, Aerosmith, KISS, Ricky Martin and Celine Dion. CNN Legend Larry King is also in the line up of guest speakers at the event.
Companies such as Sony BMG, Universal Music Group, Pepsi, Spotify, Nike, Coca-Cola, Shazam, YouTube, FOX, Universal Pictures and Microsoft – amongst many others – will be represented. In addition, the 5th Annual Global Synch & Brands Summit LA takes place at MUSEXPO with over 80 music supervisors, brands and ad agencies attending.
Sat Bisla, the Founder and President of A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPO told me in an exclusive interview that “on every level, I have always loved music and the people who create it, and developing the community has always been a passion of mine. The original aim at MUSEXPO was to bring together like-minded music fans and industry people.”
It is truly an event not to be missed, and what an opportunity to visit a beautiful Hollywood landmark in all its glory!