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A new forum for music conferences?

Postby Ken P » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:08 pm

I was about to post a message along the lines of asking if anyone had any recommendations for alternatives to Loop (the Ableton conference) and couldn't decide which forum to post it in.

I went to the first Ableton Loop in 2015, really enjoyed it, great programme and evening concerts. For one reason or another couldn't make the last two and can't go to LA this year. I was wondering if there were any similar events in Europe.

I know there's Brighton Music Conference and SynthFest ... any others?

Anyone else interested in such a forum?
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Re: A new forum for music conferences?

Postby Forum Admin » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:40 pm

Hi Ken,

To my mind, conferences and exhibitions are all part and parcel of the 'music business/industry' so the best place to post is in the MUSIC BUSINESS forum (which is where I have moved your topic).

No need for a dedicated Conference forum, IMHO.
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Re: A new forum for music conferences?

Postby blinddrew » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:30 pm

Hi Ken, by 'forum' in your post, do you mean physical or virtual?
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Re: A new forum for music conferences?

Postby Ken P » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:39 am

Hi folks

Yes, this forum makes sense.

I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for alternatives in Europe to Ableton Loop this year?
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Re: A new forum for music conferences?

Postby Forum Admin » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:57 am

There's the annual Superbooth in Berlin, but that's not really conference-focused, more like synth/sequencing gear demos. Here's an SOS news report on the inaugural event in 2016: https://www.soundonsound.com/news/sweet-booth
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Re: A new forum for music conferences?

Postby Ken P » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:52 pm

Sorry to be a pain in the outboard, but shall I start a new thread with a subject along the lines of music conferences & festivals coming up?

I quite fancy Superbooth. I also have Transmediale and Sonar on my radar.
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Re: A new forum for music conferences?

Postby Forum Admin » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:15 pm

Ken P wrote:Sorry to be a pain in the outboard, but shall I start a new thread with a subject along the lines of music conferences & festivals coming up?

I quite fancy Superbooth. I also have Transmediale and Sonar on my radar.

By all means Ken. A well targeted topic title will work, and once created we could "sticky" it at the top of topics if it gets traction/use.
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Crosstown Traffic Conference, Huddersfield

Postby Forum Admin » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:18 pm

You and others might find this conference of interest?

It features producers Andrew Scheps and Lachlan Goold, as well as numerous other presentations relevant to SOS readers.

It is a joint conference of the following bodies:

International Association for the Study of Popular Music UK and Ireland Branch
Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production
Dancecult, the Electronic Dance Music Culture Research Network
International Society for Metal Music Studies.

More info at: https://crosstowntraffic2018.wordpress.com
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Re: A new forum for music conferences?

Postby blinddrew » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:34 am

Thanks for that link, wish I'd known about that earlier as it's a pleasant surprise to see these things happening outside the south-east.
Hopefully it'll be repeated next year.
Cheers :)
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Re: A new forum for music conferences?

Postby Forum Admin » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:53 am

blinddrew wrote:Thanks for that link, wish I'd known about that earlier as it's a pleasant surprise to see these things happening outside the south-east.
Hopefully it'll be repeated next year.
Cheers :)

It's not too late -- it's happening 3 – 5 September 2018 @ University of Huddersfield.
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Re: A new forum for music conferences?

Postby blinddrew » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:52 am

Yep, sadly I'm already tied up that weekend though.

In a strictly metaphorical sense. ;)
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Re: A new forum for music conferences?

Postby Ken P » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:38 am

blinddrew wrote:Yep, sadly I'm already tied up that weekend though.

In a strictly metaphorical sense. ;)

That's what I want to avoid - not being metaphorically tied up (!), but finding out about interesting things too late to do anything about it. I'm going to start pulling a list together of interesting events and posting it here.
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Re: A new forum for music conferences?

Postby blinddrew » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:04 am

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Re: A new forum for music conferences?

Postby forumuser653351 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:23 am

Ken P wrote:
blinddrew wrote:Yep, sadly I'm already tied up that weekend though.

In a strictly metaphorical sense. ;)

That's what I want to avoid - not being metaphorically tied up (!), but finding out about interesting things too late to do anything about it. I'm going to start pulling a list together of interesting events and posting it here.

That's great! I'm always on the look out for events to go to.
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