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Sound On Sound: Standing room only for inaugural Music Expo Nashville

Award-winning pros talked tools, songwriting, making it and the industry’s future 

Music Expo, the multi-city conference series for music makers in association with Sound On Sound debuted its’ Nashville edition with an all-star lineup of speakers and panellists which included Keynote speaker F. Reid Shippen and Nashville’s first-ever female record producer Gail Davies. Each presentation was jam-packed, wall-to-wall with standing room only. Grammy-winning producers, engineers, artists, songwriters and music industry leaders gathered to discuss the latest audio production technology, how the songwriting process is being redefined, how technology is changing the future of the music business, artist development outside of a major label and more.

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Sound On Sound: Music Expo Nashville debuts Sep 22

Music Expo, the multi-city conference series for music makers in partnership with Sound On Sound, announces the first-ever 'Music Expo Nashville' set for Saturday, Sept. 22nd. Hosted by SAE Institute, the day-long exhibition will feature keynote presentations, panels and educational workshops led by top producers, engineers, songwriters, music industry leaders and tastemakers. Breakout sessions will focus on specialist areas in music creation, technology and business, and will offer aspiring talent the opportunity to learn from some of the most successful music creators. 

Though the speaker line-up is yet to be announced, previous events have seen the likes of Gary Noble (Faith Evans, Amy Winehouse), Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton), Roger Linn, Piper Payne (Ray Cooper, The She’s), Maria Elisa Ayerbe (Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, JLo) and many more.

Early bird tickets are $15 and are available now (HERE) until July 31st. 

“Our mission is to provide a platform that encourages dialogue between music creators, and after five years in other cities, we are really excited to bring Music Expo to Nashville for the first time with the help of SAE Institute. Nashville is a music hub for so many creators, musicians, producers and songwriters, and we hope to be apart of that, and provide more opportunities for the creative community to gather,” said Loïc Maestracci, Founder of Music Expo.

Earlier this year, Music Expo held full-day conferences in Miami, FL and Boston, MA. Digital music publication Based Boston remarked, “...events such as Music Expo are integral in providing educational opportunities for all types of creatives, especially in cities where resources and infrastructure exist on a smaller scale than the New York City’s and Los Angeles.” 

Both Music Expo Miami and Boston were huge successes. You can view a recap of Music Expo Miami (HERE) and Music Expo Boston (HERE).

For more information about how to get involved in Music Expo Nashville, nominate a speaker or volunteer, visit the web link below. 

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Audionamix Blog Recap

Thanks to all who turned out and joined us at Music Expo Boston! We were thrilled to have the one andy only Venomisto join us and present “Unmix to Remix” for all the music producers, remixers and fans in the audience.

Venomisto showcased his vocal extraction workflow in TRAX Pro, and then went deep into spectral editing techniques. He also highlighted our quick and simple pro-sumer approach using XTRAX STEMS, and the powerful results that can come from that tool alone. He then played his file through NI Traktor, to show just how easy it is to create Stems and do a mashup. The crowd response was great!

Lastly, Venomisto brought in Ableton Live and showcased his creative methods for improving an extraction for a remix. He finished it all up with a Q&A session.

We want to give a big shoutout to Loic, Christina and the rest of the Music Expo team for putting together such a great event, and to The Record Co. for hosting.

A good time was had by all, with educational sessions, networking opportunities, and some awesome prizes.

We look forward to getting involved in Music Expo again in the future!

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Sand, software and sound: Music Expo Boston 2017

Saturday was a glorious warm day in Boston — perfect for a trip to Cambridge and Music Expo Boston. Music Expo is a series of mini-conferences produced in association with Sound On Sound magazine. Boston is fortunate to have Music Expo this year along with Miami and San Francisco. Loic Maestracci is the main organizer and he did he bang up job. The iZotope development labs and studios were the local host and venue.

Copyright © 2017 Paul J. Drongowski

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