Music Expo: The Music Conference for Music Makers to Rock 3 Major US Cities in 2017

San Francisco, Calif. (March 16, 2017). This year, for its fourth year, Music Expo is back with a conference that is bigger and better than ever before. Hosted in association with the world's premier music recording technology magazine, Sound on Sound, The Music Expo is the perfect event for anyone interested in the art of making music. In 2017, attendees can expect better more innovative educational sessions, more studio sessions, interactive exhibitions, more in-depth product demos, and exclusive brand immersion, all with a vibe everyone can groove to. The expo will also be announcing the winners of the Remix Awards, a remix contest giving artists exposure to the biggest names in the industry.

Last year, Music Expo experienced over 50% year over year growth, and 2017 is shaping up to bring another year of unprecedented growth. Music Expo was such a success in San Francisco, the group decide to spread the love across the nation.  The conference will be headlining in:

Miami: May 13th at the SAE Institute, Boston: June 10th at iZotope, and in San Francisco: November 11th at the SAE Expression College, with another potential date to be added in Nashville.

The musical majesty kicks off 2017 in Miami. Frank Socorro, Career Services Representative at SAE Institute Miami, shared his feelings, saying: “we are very excited to bring a conference, that continues to be such a success with the Northern Californian music industry, to Miami, where there is a vibrant community of artists, producers and engineers”. The SAE Institute provides state of the art facilities, and all of the latest technologies in mixing, recording and editing.

The audience in Miami, as well as the other cities, is chock full of professionals from within the music business, offering the only networking opportunity of its kind to industry professionals. Attendees can expect to schmooze with representatives from Arturia, Yamaha, Ableton, RME, iZotope and other big-names, along with fellow artists, engineers, technophiles and tastemakers.

Nick Humbert, International Business Development Manager for Sound on Sound Magazine, had this to say about the event: “we are delighted to endorse and partner with Music Expo yet again in 2017. The events are always unique and bring all music makers together in an environment that encourages learning, collaboration, and performance. I am so glad the event is spreading to 3 new cities this year”.

With three locations confirmed, the event is more accessible than ever, with bigger names, more attendees, and an even brighter spotlight, this year’s Music Expo promises to be the best one yet. Don’t miss this truly unique event for music industry pros.  Spots are limited, but the opportunities aren’t. Register now.

If you are an Exhibitor or Sponsor, and see an opportunity to showcase your musical brand or product, Music Expo wants to hear from you. Contact us now at info@offtheone.com or +1 213.973.3534.

 

 

The results are in. Introducing the winners of the 2016 Remix Contest!

After an awesome day of music making mania at Music Expo SF 2016, we ended the day on the perfect note with the announcement of the winner and runners up of this year's global Remix Contest, in association with B-Side Project and international artists Con Brio. As we said when we announced the finalists, competition has never been tougher and the prizes never better.

All of the finalists submitted their own unique twist on the Con Brio track, "No Limits", to be judged by our influential panel. Making the final decision were Loic Maestracci, Founder of Music Expo SF, Yvette Chivers, Founder of B-Side Project, Brian Bonz, Artist Relations, ROLI, Con Brio and renowned Sonic Sculptor, Artist and Producer, Decap. But there could only be three who could take home one of the amazing prize packages up for grabs, which includes a global release of his/her remixed track and a publishing deal!

And this years Remix battle winners are: 

Winner

evv'n'flo (dirtyrevival) Feat. Elton Cray, Portland Oregon

Check out evv'n'flo's Remix.

evv'n'flo was at a friend's wedding in Oregon and he couldn't be there to accept his prize, so we went to him. Amy, our MC from SF-EMM, called him in on skype to tell him he bagged the top prize! 

evv'n'flo was born and raised in Portland, OR and has always lived in the city, except for a few influential years in Philadelphia. At a young age, when first pursuing music, he set his mind on becoming a full-time musician. Evan is a producer, guitarist and MC. He scores video, performs as a member of the soul/funk band Dirty Revival, produces beats, and teaches guitar lessons. The majority of his waking hours are spent focused on his craft.

Being a part of  Dirty Revival has become one of the most noteworthy parts of Evan's career. DR has been steadily grinding and working towards creating landmarks that will bring fulfillment to their lives. The band has shared the stage with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Slick Rick, Michael Franti, Gift of Gab, Sir Mix-A-Lot and Nappy Roots, as well as completing several multi-regional tours.

evv'n'flo has recently been awarded 2nd place in the Portland edition of the 'istandard Producer Showcase', is currently producing material for Elton Cray's "Life of Mine Vol.3," and is developing music with DR in preparation for their upcoming tours.

The goal of being a career musician has started to coalesce; the groundwork to a fulfilling pursuit of his art has been built. The excitement continues and we're looking forward to seeing lots of evv'n'flo in the fututre!

evv'n'flo scored the top prize of an exclusive digital global release of his Con Brio remix, along with a publishing deal! Plus over $4,000 worth of gear and prizes from Yamaha, Universal Audio, iZotope, abelton, Coast Mastering, Lauten Audio, Decap and Sound on Sound magazine.

Second Place                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Isaac Weiser, San Francisco                                                                                                                  

Check out Izzy's Remix                                                                                                                          

Izzy Wise is a global music Musician/Producer/DJ from San Francisco, CA. A multi-instrumentalist and long time record collector, Izzy Wise has been bringing global music vibes from the world to the world for 15 years. In San Francisco he is best known for playing bass with the music group LoCura and many other groups, as well as having been a resident at the famous Afrolicious party. He also hosts the global music party, Hi Life, and has been a consistent contributor to BRAZA!, SF's best known Brazilian music party. Most recently, Izzy Wise was on the road for the Heroes Build tour in Tunisa, featuring MC Rai, playing keyboards and computers at successful concerts in Tunis, Gabes, and Tozeur. He makes a point to support musicians with a conscious message and is committed to bringing peace, love, and social justice to the world through music.

Izzy bagged Yamaha Reface, iZotope Ozone 7, FL StudioDrums That Knock Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Decap, 1 year subscription Sound on Sound Magazine. 

Third Place

Vvot, Japan

Check out Vvot's Remix.

 

Vvot is a Bassline and Grime Producer/DJ in Japan. He started his career in 2011 using DAW to make mash-up of chopped SNES sound and electronic dance music. In 2013, he was shocked by freedom of grime that has made SEGA FX and heavy bass into a cold beat. By wobbling synth everyday after that he won a soundclash based on grime called "WardubJP 2014”. Today Vvot is working on production with local/pop rappers.

Vvot took home iZotope Ozone 7, FL Studio, Drums That Knock Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Decap and a 1 year subscription Sound on Sound Magazine.

Well done all of you, we can't wait to see what comes next!

We'd like to thank all of those that entered the Music Expo SF Remix Contest this year, you made the decision the toughest yet and it's amazing to see so much love of the craft out there. A big shout out to Amy Lee, our MC from SF-EMM and all of our judges and everyone who made Music Expo SF such an awesome day yesterday! 

Keep on remixing and we'll see you back here next year! 

 

The Remix Music Expo SF Contest Finalists have been Announced

One track, 4 weeks, 300 stems downloaded, over 70 submissions from 3 continents...but there can only be one winner (+2 lucky runners up!) of the Music Expo SF Remix Contest, in association with Con Brio and blend.io. This year the judges have had the toughest job yet, but after much deliberation the shortlist of the 16 finalists is in!

The standard this year was super high, with diverse remixes of  the Con Brio track, still coming in long after the deadline was announced.  And the 2016 Remix Contest prizes are not too shabby either, one of these talented music makers will be lucky enough to win an exclusive digital global release of their Con Brio remix, along with a publishing deal through Metropolis Music Publishing! Plus over $4,000 worth of gear from Yamaha, Universal Audio, iZotope and more!

Below are the lucky line-up of finalists. Well done all and thank you for giving our judges such a difficult job! The winner and runners up will be announced at Music Expo SF next Saturday,12 November:

  • B Bro
  • Boom Shocka
  • CRU5H3R
  • Daddy Fyx
  • evvnflo(of DirtyRevival)
  • Herb Strike
  • Izzy Wise
  • jonathan farrell
  • Marisakthi
  • Markus Adams
  • MjP
  • Noise vs Silence
  • SICKs priMATEs
  • Swivvy
  • unsure
  • Vvot

To listen to the finalist's remixes, head on over here and give them a shout out on social or tell us what you think in the comments.

 

Plus, don’t forget to get your tickets for Music Expo SF 2016. Go where music makers go and experience a full day jam packed full of workshops, artist speakers, a demo floor, and countless networking opportunities. And maybe next year you’ll be our Remix Contest winner and bag yourself a sweet record deal and more!

Oh and just to spur you on to get your remix on next year, here’s is the full low-down of prizes up for grabs! 

Winner

  • Global track release on B-Side Recordings
  • Publishing deal through Metropolis Music Publishing
  • Professional Mastering by Coast Mastering
  • Universal Audio Apollo
  • Focal Spirit Pro Headphones
  • Lauten Audio Microphone
  • Ableton Live
  • iZotope Ozone 7
  • Drums That Knock Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Decap
  • 1 year subscription Sound on Sound Magazine

Second Place

  • Yamaha Reface
  • iZotope Ozone 7
  • FL Studio
  • Drums That Knock Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Decap
  • 1 year subscription Sound on Sound Magazine

Third Place

  • iZotope Ozone 7
  • FL Studio
  • Drums That Knock Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Decap
  • 1 year subscription Sound on Sound Magazine

Music Makers and Beyond

Introducing our first weekly Music Expo SF spotlight

There is so much happening at Music Expo SF this Nov 12 that we’ve decided to choses some highlights to tell you about each week on the run up to this one-of-a-kind event. There’s just 7 weeks to go until countless musical minds and mavericks and the best brands in audio gear converge on SAE Expression College in Emeryville. There’s lots to get excited about!

Con Brio Music Expo Remix Contest

The Music Expo SF Remix Contest - Enter by Sept 30th!

In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t yet heard about the HUGE Remix Contest we’re running this year, then stay put while we fill you in.

Thanks to our partnership with Con Brio and B-Side Project  you have the once in a lifetime shot at winning:

  • An exclusive digital global release of your Con Brio remix, along with a publishing deal!
  • Plus over $4,000 worth of gear from Yamaha, Universal Audio, iZotope & More!

There’s been nearly 250 downloads for the track and 30 are already live. Stuck for something to do this weekend? Check out the tracks and upload your own on Music Expo’s blend.io page. You could be well on your way to a record deal. But you better get moving, our Remix Contest ends on 30th September.

Speaker Spotlight

This week we’re featuring the name behind some of the most pioneering music gear, Roger Linn, and the Grammy-nominated master of remastering and archiving, Jessica Thompson!

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Roger Linn

Paving the way for electronic music, Roger Linn’s musical journey meanders all the way through the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s across hip hop, indie and everything in between. In 1979 Roger brought us the LM-1 Drum Computer, the first sampled-sound, programmable drum machine, which together with his LinnDrum, provided the backing for countless 80’s hits. In the 90’s he left his mark on the burgeoning hip hop scene with his MPC series of drum machines for Akai. In the 2000’s the world was going Indie, so Roger Linn followed suite, introducing his AdrenaLinn guitar processors. This innovative equipment brought rhythmic signal processing to hits by John Mayer, Green Day and others. At Music Expo he’ll be telling us what the future holds for his infamous midi controller and giving us the ins and outs of his latest revolutionary piece. Read more about Roger and all of our speakers here.

Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson

Archiving, remastering and restoring historic recordings is an artform in its own right. Grammy-nominated Jessica Thompson is a renowned mastering and restoration engineer and archiving specialist. Some of her most notable restorations include historic recordings from the Bottom Line, Caffe Lena and Woody Guthrie Archives and the Newport Jazz and Folk Festival. But it was her remaster of Erroll Garner's iconic recording The Complete Concert By The Sea (Sony/Legacy) that was nominated for the Best Historical Album Grammy in 2016. Jessica will be telling us some of her invaluable insider tricks of the trade. Read more about Jessica and all of our speakers here.

 

...and one last thing!


If you’re still waiting to get your ticket to Music Expo SF on November 12, don’t keep putting it off! Ticket prices go up on October 1st. Get yours today!

 

Don't Wait! 5 Reasons To Get Your Ticket NOW For Music Expo SF 2016

Don't Wait! 5 Reasons To Get Your Ticket NOW For Music Expo SF 2016

Music makers, if you're looking to fast forward your music career, get down to Music Expo SF on November 12. We all know making it in the industry is an uphill battle. Music Expo SF gives you the opportunity to get to know who you need to know in the right place at the right time. Here's why you need to jump on board and get your ticket to San Francisco's Music Expo today...

Calling all Music Makers! The Music Expo SF 2016 program is here!

One day. Countless music making opportunities with the pros.

It's got to be said, the music industry is no easy beast to entertain, let alone conquer. Have you spent countless hours on that perfect track, with no idea how to get it heard by the right people?  Or maybe you’re just starting out and trying to get the right music software together, a one-off investment that will make or break your career? Music Expo SF 2016 has carefully put together a program packed full of expert talks, workshops, performances and networking possibilities to help get you on the right track, so to speak. Whether you’re an artist, engineer, producer, student or just love great music. You’re going to find a wealth of music industry expertise to help and entertain you this November 12th.

Don’t miss out, go where music makers go and master your career with the pros. Check out the full Music Expo SF 2016 program and reserve your spot today.

Experience 40+ workshops, meet 800+ attendees, enjoy countless opportunities. Here are just a few of Music Expo SF's highlights this year:

  • Learn live on the job. Universal Audio recording session with 4x grammy award winner and producer Vance Powell

  • All new this year! 5 x Mic to Monitor sessions with grammy award winning John Cuniberti

  • Build your own recording gear. Take a DIY beginners or advanced course* with DIYRE

  • Master your music, your way. Master, mix or just finish that song with the help of our Masterclasses by Piper Payne and iZotope

Plus much, much more. Take a look at the full program and secure your spot to join your fellow music makers at this year’s sure to be sell-out Music Expo SF 2016!

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*Additional fee for DIY beginners and advanced courses

Music Maker Heaven! Speakers just announced for Music Expo SF 2016

Music Maker Heaven! Speakers just announced for Music Expo SF 2016

Here at Music Expo SF, we’re super excited to  announce the 2016 speaker line-up! If some of these highly reputable names don’t transport you into music maker heaven with their inspiring stories and indispensable tips for a successful music career, we give up! Whether you’re a budding musician or in music software, audio software, recording, songwriting or music production, you can not miss Music Expo SF 2016.