Music Expo, the multi-city conference series for music makers in association with Sound On Sound magazine, announces the initial line-up for its fifth annual San Francisco conference.
Music Expo San Francisco’s program offers a full day of keynote presentations, panels, live mixing sessions, masterclasses, audio exhibitions, product demos and workshops. Breakout sessions with tracks covering creative, technology and music business will acknowledge all stages of the music creation and the production process as it relates to songwriting, arranging, sound design, tracking, editing, mixing and mastering. In addition, the program includes innovative marketing and branding strategies, gear resources and tools, industry trends, and how to’s about building a team around a creative project and amplifying creative works within’ the music business.
With over 30+ speakers and panelists already confirmed, the highly-anticipated, initial lineup includes; Balanced Breakfast Co-Founder Stefan Aronsen, Producer Nahuel Bronzini (MagikMagik Orchestra, D’Wayne Wiggins, Kendra McKinley), Mixing/Mastering/Recording Engineer Matt Boudreau, Zoo Labs’ Director of Programs Ayliffe Brown, Electronic Music Producer and DJ Greg ‘Stryke’ Chin (Plastic City, Ovum, Murk), Artist/Producer Decap (Talib Kweli, Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo), Pyramind Chief Academic Officer Matt Donner, Six Degrees Records Founder Bob Duskis, Producer Ill Factor (Matisyahu, Justin Timberlake, Jason Derulo), Native Instruments Special Projects Director Chris Galvin, Dylan Germick, Music Director Michael Gross, Artist/Producer Jay-J (Miguel Migs, Kaskade, Marques Wyatt), Author/Speaker Abby Juan, Sound Engineer Karrie Keyes (Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Social Distortion) Artist Camilo Landau, Producer Greg Landau (Los Cojolites, Pamela Rodriguez, Omar Sosa), MTonomy CEO Arjun Mendhi, Mastering Engineer Piper Payne (Third Eye Blind, Madame Gandhi), Music Supervisor Todd Porter, Radium Media (Lil Wayne, G-Easy, Cannon Busters), Mastering Engineer Michael Romanski (Pentatonix, Madame Gandhi, G-Love), Artist Manager Casey Shafer (Con Brio), Artist/DJ Jeff Straw, Mastering Engineer Jessica Thompson (Bottom Line, Caffe Lena, Woody Guthrie), Journalist Michelle Threadgould (CNN, KQED, Pacific Stand) and Artist Venomisto.
Hosted by SAE Expression College, the conference is a rare opportunity for aspiring talent to learn from some of the most successful music creators. Music Expo San Francisco will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10th. Purchase your ticket now until Sunday, Oct. 7th to receive a special discount with code LATEBIRD and have access to Music Expo San Francisco for just $25. Tickets are limited and are available here.
Just recently announced, Viceroy, Music Expo, and Splice have teamed up to give creators the chance to remix Viceroy’s latest single “1999,’ to win an incredible prize package, and learn from top engineers and producers at Music Expo SF. The top 3 tracks will receive a live mastering session at Music Expo SF, and one grand prize winner will receive a post on Viceroy’s Soundcloud, a Steinberg UR-RT4, Yamaha HPH-MT8 Headphones, Cubase Pro 9.5, a Yamaha MODX6, a pedal from Earthquaker Devices, a one year subscription to Beat Academy, a one year print and digital subscription to Sound On Sound, and an iZotope Plugin Bundle including VocalSynth 2, Neutron, and Ozone 8. More information on the remix competition here.