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 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!