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Thursday, April 19
 

10:55am PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Take Your Virtual Studio Technologies Live
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for a comprehensive demonstration on performing your music live with reliable and powerful Dell series touch screen products using Music OS by Open Labs.


Thursday April 19, 2012 10:55am - 11:25am PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

10:55am PDT

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Create Music on the Go

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.



Thursday April 19, 2012 10:55am - 11:25am PDT
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:55am PDT

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - Maor Appelbaum: Mastering the Next Generation

Maor Appelbaum: Mastering the Next Generation
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


Thursday April 19, 2012 10:55am - 11:25am PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

10:55am PDT

West L.A. Presents: Fretlight Guitar Demonstration

The Fretlight is a real guitar with a built in learning system that places fingering information where you need it most, right at your fingertips. Use Fretlight Studio to audition and explore new scales, improvise over 100 different backing tracks in your choice of key and scale. Light up Tablature directly to the Fretlight guitar using industry standard GuitarPro 6 software. Create, edit and play back your own scores or download GP6 tablature from many online sources. The Fretlight is the ultimate learning and creativity tool for the guitar.



Thursday April 19, 2012 10:55am - 11:25am PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:30am PDT

Country Song Feedback

Engage in honest talk and receive valuable advice from chart-topping country singer/songwriters and music publishers in this song feedback session, during which a limited number of songs pre-submitted by registrants will be given constructive criticism in front of an audience.


Panelists
avatar for Whitney Daane

Whitney Daane

 Whitney Daane began her music publishing career in 1996 at Maverick Music.  In 2000 she launched her own company, Mighty Isis Music, representing writers in Nashville, Los Angeles and New York and began consulting for London-based Kobalt Music Publishing in 2001. With over one... Read More →
avatar for Chris DeStefano

Chris DeStefano

 Chris DeStefano is a singer/songwriter and record producer working in Los Angeles and Nashville. Published by EMI, his recent writing and/or production credits include Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Jana Kramer, and Eli Young Band among many others.  He's recently... Read More →
avatar for JT Harding

JT Harding

 Born an orphan, JT Harding gravitated towards music for as long as he can remember. Endless hours of singing along to the radio and watching MTV convinced him to put together a band and start writing songs. After grinding through the regular rock band regimen of rehearsals and high... Read More →
avatar for Mike Molinar

Mike Molinar

Over the past thirteen years, Mike Molinar played a major role in the growth and success of several of Nashville’s leading independent music publishers. As the Creative Director for Cal IV Entertainment from 2000 to 2007, Molinar played a vital role in the placement of copyrights... Read More →

Moderator

Thursday April 19, 2012 11:30am - 12:45pm PDT
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

12:55pm PDT

ClubCreate: A Remix Platform and Community

ClubCreate will demo its Remix Studio to artists and musicians to show how to monetize their content on the ClubCreate platform. ClubCreate will also provide free studios to any artist or band who signs up at the EXPO as well as partner with DJ's and Producers to sell loops and samples to the growing ClubCreate community of creators.


Thursday April 19, 2012 12:55pm - 1:55pm PDT
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Meet Morris Hayes - Keyboardist/Musical Director for Prince
Meet longtime Open labs artist Morris Hayes for a discussion on Music OS by Open Labs, performing live with VSTs and music creation on Dell's touch screen products.

Panelists
avatar for Morris Hayes

Morris Hayes

Morris Hayes is a keyboardist, songwriter, producer and visual artist (drawing and painting). Morris has worked or performed with: Prince, Maceo Parker & The MPB, Larry Graham, Mazarati, Chaka Khan, Elton John, Babyface, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Shelia E., Carlos Santana, Lenny... Read More →



Thursday April 19, 2012 12:55pm - 1:55pm PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

12:55pm PDT

KDJ-One by CyberStep: A Whole New Kind of Synthesizer

The KDJ-ONE packs everything you need to produce music into a portable CD case sized 126x150x27mm unit, making it the world's first fully mobile DAW. Features include a powerful synthesizer, drum machine, and support for ACIDized WAV audio tracks. Control is unique and intuitive, involving a combination of buttons, a jog dial, and a multi-touch screen. The KDJ-ONE can also be used as a VST instrument, or as a controller for other DAW software.


Thursday April 19, 2012 12:55pm - 1:55pm PDT
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm PDT

Steinberg: An In-Depth Look at System Solutions for Composing & Music Production

Learn how to maximize the composing and producing power of Cubase 6.5. Advanced multitrack editing tools, lush virtual instruments, an unrivaled take-comping system and a revolutionary approach to MIDI form the centerpiece of this next-generation production environment. Crucial to any System Solution is the perfect integration of software and hardware. Hear the pristine sonic quality of the UR Series audio interfaces that boast high-resolution analog and digital I/O, DSP FX alongside the widely acclaimed D-Pre mic preamps and experience the flexibility of the modular CMC Series USB controllers, six unique controllers designed to give you the fastest and most flexible way to control your session. System Solutions from Steinberg are unparalleled in the world of music and audio recording! Kevin Doucette (A.R. Rahman, Berklee College-Film Composing) and Brian McGovern (Steinberg NA Product Demonstrator) will conduct this informative session.



Thursday April 19, 2012 12:55pm - 1:55pm PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

12:55pm PDT

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Composers Sessions - Trevor Morris: How to Become Immortal in Scoring

Trevor Morris: How to Become Immortal in Scoring
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


Thursday April 19, 2012 12:55pm - 1:55pm PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:55pm PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Hands on Music Creation
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for a comprehensive demonstration on performing your music live with reliable and powerful Dell series touch screen products using Music OS by Open Labs.


Thursday April 19, 2012 4:55pm - 5:25pm PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

4:55pm PDT

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Music Production Goes Handheld

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.



Thursday April 19, 2012 4:55pm - 5:25pm PDT
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:55pm PDT

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - David Isaac: Producers Do’s and Don’ts

David Isaac: Producers Do’s and Don’ts
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


Thursday April 19, 2012 4:55pm - 5:25pm PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:55pm PDT

Yamaha: DTX Showcase

What do top drummers Kenny Aronoff, John Blackwell, Carter Beauford, Thomas Pridgen, Ray Luzier and Alan White have in common? They each play different styles of music on different acoustic drums, but they all agree the Yamaha DTX-PADs come closer to the dynamic response and feel of a real drum than any other e-drum on the market. Come see and play the new DTX kits and talk to DTX artist relations manager and Hal Leonard author, Bob Terry, about the benefits of adding electric drum kits to your live show.


Thursday April 19, 2012 4:55pm - 5:25pm PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

5:30pm PDT

From the Club to the Charts: DJs Turned Producers

As dance culture has infiltrated pop music, we’ve seen the DJ emerge from behind the turntables to become an essential part of the songwriting team. Our panelists are all respected DJs who have gained significant acclaim as producers, songwriters and remixers in recent years. They’ll examine the changing role of the DJ by talking about how they moved from the club to the charts, and offer attendees pointers on how they can do the same.


Panelists
avatar for Mick Boogie

Mick Boogie

NYC-based Mick Boogie has quickly become one of the America’s most in-demand DJ talents, expanding his DJ brand to include A-list events in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Barcelona, Cannes, Beijing, Toronto, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Dubai and of course, New York City where he has... Read More →
avatar for Don Cannon

Don Cannon

 An anthem is defined as “a song of devotion or loyalty, a song of praise, and a symbol for a distinct group of people.”  As a celebrity DJ and producer, Don Cannon is responsible for a new sound of major hip hop anthems storming the airwaves over the past couple of years. Cannon... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Sabo

Melissa Sabo

 Melissa Sabo's career began when she became head of her college radio station. From there she built relationships that would lead to her first job at MCA Records working with Something Corporate, Midtown, The Starting Line, DJ Encore, and more.  Melissa quickly moved into artist... Read More →
avatar for DJ White Shadow

DJ White Shadow

 Paul Blair (aka DJ White Shadow) grew up on a farm in Ohio, went to school in Detroit, and started DJing in Japan at age 17. Setting up base in Chicago, DJWS created residencies in some of the Second City’s best clubs spinning his own brand of dance, hip hop and house. Having... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Melissa Sabo

Melissa Sabo

 Melissa Sabo's career began when she became head of her college radio station. From there she built relationships that would lead to her first job at MCA Records working with Something Corporate, Midtown, The Starting Line, DJ Encore, and more.  Melissa quickly moved into artist... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 5:30pm - 6:45pm PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

5:30pm PDT

R&B/Hip-Hop Song Feedback

Engage in honest talk and receive valuable advice from chart-topping R&B and hip-hop songwriters, producers and industry executives in this song feedback session, during which a limited number of songs pre-submitted by registrants will be given feedback in front of an audience.


Panelists
avatar for Brian Warfield (Fisticuffs)

Brian Warfield (Fisticuffs)

Producer – “One Night Stand," "Girls Like You,” "Quickie," “Cheyenne”
avatar for Shawn Barron

Shawn Barron

Shawn Barron was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and went to Seton Hall University. During his last semester at Seton Hall, Barron interned at Universal Records in the fields of New Media and A&R, and was then hired by Koch Entertainment.  Upon leaving Koch, Barron decided to create... Read More →
avatar for Dallas Martin

Dallas Martin

 Music Executive Dallas Martin attended Clark Atlanta University where he discovered his love for music and marketing. It was at Clark where Dallas started his company BluPrint Entertainment which specializes in event planning, consulting and artist management. BluPrint has planned... Read More →
avatar for Soundz

Soundz

positison, company
Producer - "Skin," "Love in This Club, Pt. II," "Gimmie Dat"

Moderator

Thursday April 19, 2012 5:30pm - 6:45pm PDT
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

10:00pm PDT

ASCAP EXPO iStandard Producer and Rapper Showcase

ASCAP and iStandard are excited to present for its fourth year this showcase opportunity at the EXPO, specifically for Producers and Rappers. Eight EXPO attendees, whose tracks were pre-selected by iStandard, will have their music played before a panel of prominent music industry tastemakers, who will then provide valuable constructive criticism for the benefit of the participants and the audience. Two rappers have been selected, via submissions from EXPO attendees, to perform as part of the showcase. The iStandard Producers Showcase has been held in 12 major U.S. cities.


Panelists
avatar for Battleroy

Battleroy

Producer, Songwriter - "Lighters"
avatar for Marcos

Marcos "Kosine" Palacios (Da Internz)

 Chicago’s production duo Da Internz (Ernest 'Tuo' Clark and Marcos Palacios) have produced for many of hip-hop/R&B's heavy hitters such as John Legend, Mims, Greyson Chance, Rihanna and Big Sean. Their songs include: Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake,” Sean Kingston & Justin Bieber’s... Read More →
avatar for Ernest

Ernest "Tuo" Clark (Da Internz)

 Chicago’s production duo Da Internz (Ernest 'Tuo' Clark and Marcos 'Kosine' Palacios) have produced for many of hip-hop/R&B's heavy hitters such as John Legend, Mims, Greyson Chance, Rihanna and Big Sean. Their songs include Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake,” Sean Kingston & Justin... Read More →
avatar for S1 (Symbolyc One)

S1 (Symbolyc One)

 S1, aka Symbolyc One, (born Larry D. Griffin Jr.), grew up in Waco, TX, infatuated with old tunes that played on his parents’ turntable. This led him to learn the alto sax and piano through out his teen years and in church, and eventually led him to venture into the art of production... Read More →
avatar for Malik Yusef

Malik Yusef

 Spoken word artist Malik Yusef was born in Chicago, Illinois. He began performing spoken word in open mic venues in the late 1980s, and had his first big break in 1997 when Ted Witcher, director of the film, Love Jones, recognized his poetry and hired him to coach the film's lead... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 10:00pm - Friday April 20, 2012 12:00am PDT
The Highlands Upstairs Hollwood & Highlands Complex
 
Friday, April 20
 

TBA

One-on-One Sessions - Sold Out

One-on-One Sessions, which have sold out early each year, provide attendees an opportunity to meet with a songwriter/composer, music publisher, online marketing executive, record company executive, Film/TV music executive, music attorney or ASCAP executive. The 15-minute session will be a mix of career advice and/or song critiques.
There are no openings or waiting list spots available.


Panelists
avatar for Jeff Gray (Pesci)

Jeff Gray (Pesci)

Test
Music Administration & Creative - Fox Sports Music
avatar for Walter Afanasieff

Walter Afanasieff

Producer, Songwriter - “My Heart Will Go On,” “Hero,” “A Whole New World,” "All I Want For Christmas is You"
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Betsy Anthony

Sr. Director, Creative and Writer Services - BMG Chrysalis
avatar for Michelle Bell

Michelle Bell

 Michelle Bell is a singer, songwriter and producer from Ohio. Bell's song collaborations have contributed to the sale of over 40 million albums worldwide. She's written songs for Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Paulina Rubio, Nas, Kelis, Jennifer Lopez, Girls Aloud, Sugababes, and... Read More →
avatar for Eric Bellinger

Eric Bellinger

 Los Angeles born and bred singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger’s destiny preceded him. Grandson of Jackson 5 hit making songwriter Bobby Day (“Rockin’ Robin,” “Little Bitty Pretty One”), Bellinger has been singing since he could speak. Captain of his high school football... Read More →
avatar for First Born

First Born

Roahn Hylton, known as 'First Born,' is an up and coming music producer and one of the industry's rising stars. Hailing from Houston, TX., Hylton illustrates his diverse creativity of music through his production for Hip-Hop, R&B, and pop artists. While attending Oral Roberts University... Read More →
avatar for Marcy Bulkeley

Marcy Bulkeley

 Marcy Bulkeley graduated Emerson College with a degree in Audio/Radio Production and directed her studies towards film and television music. Her education continued in Los Angeles at UCLA with extended studies in music supervision, publishing, and music copyright & law. Currently... Read More →
avatar for DJ Camper

DJ Camper

 21 year old American music producer Darhyl 'DJ' Camper Jr. was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Camper started playing piano at the tender age of six, and it was then that his parents knew he had a special gift. He began producing at the age of fifteen. At sixteen... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Carey

Kathleen Carey

 Kathleen Carey’s career highlights include: song-plugging for Bacharach and David’s catalogue; song-plugging at Screen Gems Music; creating a publishing company for Richard Perry when he launched Planet Records; A&R for Geffen Publishing; creating Unicity Music, a boutique publishing... Read More →
avatar for Cato

Cato

 LA-based film & television composer, recording artist and remixer Cato got started by tweaking modular synthesizers and writing as well as performing experimental electronic/industrial music to receptive, if sometime frightened, audiences.  Subsequently he wrote music for feature... Read More →
avatar for Steve Celi

Steve Celi

 Steve Celi has been at Fox for over 12 years. As Manager of Music for On-Air Promotion including TV, Radio and New Media, Celi oversees all aspects of music production, clearances and library music for all of the Fox primetime lineup, including: American Idol, X Factor, Glee, House... Read More →
avatar for James Cheney

James Cheney

 James Cheney is the West Coast A&R for Songs Music Publishing in Los Angeles. At Songs Music Publishing, James works with a talented roster of songwriters, producers and artists such as JD Walker, Brian Lee, Jess Jackson Q-Tip & Dev.  In 2011 James signed the hot producer DJ Mustard... Read More →
avatar for Allison Wright Clark

Allison Wright Clark

Concert promoter. Radio station program director.  Score supervisor. Music supervisor. Those are a few of the many hats Allison Wright Clark has worn throughout the years.  Among her many duties as Head of Development for Angry Mob, Wright Clark actively develops new relationships... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Clifford

Patrick Clifford

 Patrick Clifford began his career in the record business after graduating from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. His first position was working for music impresario Nat Weiss, who owned and operated Nemperor Records and Nemperor... Read More →
avatar for Dave Cool

Dave Cool

Dave Cool (yes, that’s his real name) has been working with independent artists his entire career. He’s currently the Director of Artist Relations for Bandzoogle, a website and marketing platform for musicians. Through blogging, social media, and traveling to conferences, he... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Culbertson

Stephen Culbertson

Stephen Culbertson has been an advocate of American music as both a publisher and a conductor for more than 25 years. In 1993, he co-founded Subito Music Publishing and became its President in 1997. During that time, Subito has become one of the most active concert music publishers... Read More →
avatar for Whitney Daane

Whitney Daane

 Whitney Daane began her music publishing career in 1996 at Maverick Music.  In 2000 she launched her own company, Mighty Isis Music, representing writers in Nashville, Los Angeles and New York and began consulting for London-based Kobalt Music Publishing in 2001. With over one... Read More →
avatar for Mike Daly

Mike Daly

Director, A&R - Disney Music Group / Walt Disney RecordsSongwriter, Producer, Performer (Whiskeytown)
avatar for Dominique Dunn

Dominique Dunn

 Dominique 'Domo' Dunn got her start in music long before she stepped foot in the door at a record label. Born and raised in a family of musicians, understanding the dynamics of a song came natural like a second language. In 2006, Dominique began interning in the A&R department at... Read More →
avatar for Hillel Frankel, Esq.

Hillel Frankel, Esq.

CEO, Attorney - The Entertainment Law Office, P.C.President - NoVo Arts Inc.   Hillel Frankel is a music attorney and artist manager based in Chicago. Through theEntertainment Law Office (http://www.ent-law.net) he represents music relatedbusinesses and artists including IDJ recording... Read More →
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Guy Blake, Esq.

Attorney - Davis Shapiro Lewit & Hayes, LLP
avatar for Danny Exum

Danny Exum

Music Supervisor - mOceanGuild of Music SupervisorsDanny Exum is an avid music lover since raiding his parents’ records as a kid. He lives in Glendale, CA with his beautiful wife. He loves fly-fishing, great wine and playing the ukulele. Danny got his start in the music industry... Read More →
avatar for Michael Frick

Michael Frick

 Our West Coast Executive Producer is the founding partner of Mophonics, opening the doors of our Venice CA studios in 2002 after 15 years in film, visual fx, radio, music journalism and supervision. Michael set up the team that still forms the operational backbone of Mophonics... Read More →
avatar for Julie Frost

Julie Frost

Julie Frost is a singer, songwriter, guitar player and music producer. She has worked with today’s leading artists and has collaborated with some of the industry’s top songwriters and producers. She recently won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for “Masterpiece... Read More →
avatar for Ron Goldberg

Ron Goldberg

Ron Goldberg, Vice President of Manhattan Production Music, has 22 years of experience licensing library and label music for films, TV, trailers, promos, news, videogames and sports.  Some recent placements include The Descendants, HBO’s Game Change, Dexter, Real Steel, trailers... Read More →
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Holly Greene

 Holly Greene has held senior positions at EMI, Jobete, Peer, PolyGram and Universal Music Publishing, where as Senior VP/GM East Coast Operations, her signings included writers and artists such as Desmond Child, Fuel, Adam Schlesinger, Ivy, Tracy Bonham, Bloodhound Gang, James Yancey... Read More →
avatar for Michael Howe

Michael Howe

 Michael Howe is VP of A&R at Capitol and Virgin Records. He is tasked with finding and nurturing new musical talent, as well as working with talent already signed to the Capitol and Virgin labels. Prior to his appointment, Howe helped to establish Downtown Music, signing artists... Read More →
avatar for Bennett Kaufman

Bennett Kaufman

 Bennett Kaufman is the owner of The BK Entertainment Group, managing the careers of producers, songwriters, mixers, artists and engineers in addition to consulting services. His clients are involved with all facets of music and include Dave Bassett, Don Gilmore, Neal Avron, Mike... Read More →
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Maureen Kenny

 Maureen Kenny is currently Vice President of A&R at Universal Republic in Los Angeles.  Previously, she was at Columbia Record as Senior Director of A&R where she worked with such artists as MGMT, Chairlift, Metro Station, Motion City Soundtrack, John Mayer and Pete Yorn. 
avatar for Suzan Koc

Suzan Koc

 Suzan Koc started her career at Warner Chappell France as director of Creative International, and moved to the US in 1996 to work for Hit and Run Music publishing company with Phil Collins and Genesis among others. Having specialized in working closely with songwriters, Koc was... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Komar

Rachel Komar

Music Coordinator, Film/TV - Secret Road Music Services
avatar for Jason Kramer

Jason Kramer

Jason Kramer is currently the music supervisor for Elias Arts, a prestigious music production company based in Santa Monica and New York. Elias Arts specializes in original music composition, sound design, music supervision, and audio branding for television, film, and commercials... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Krieg

Amanda Krieg

 Amanda Krieg began her career in the music department at Lionsgate, first in Business and Legal Affairs, followed by Film Music and Television Music. There she worked on films such as The Winning Season and Warrior, and television projects that included Blue Mountain State (Spike... Read More →
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Fabienne Leys

 Fabienne began her broad-based career in the music industry in 2002 working in the publicity departments of the famed Arista Records and Def Jam Recordings. A transition to A&R at Def Jam under the mentorship of Jay Brown resulted in her integral involvement in the following albums... Read More →
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Taylor Lindsey

 Taylor Lindsey is a Senior Creative Director for BMG Chrysalis where she currently pitches songs for 36 writers. Prior to joining BMG Chrysalis in January 2011, Taylor pitched songs for Grammy Award winning Raylene Music Publishing (Hillary Lindsey) for two years. Before moving... Read More →
avatar for Steve Lindsey

Steve Lindsey

 Steve started his career as an in demand Los Angeles session keyboard player in the 1980s. Later Steve became a multi platinum record producer with credits such as Leonard Cohen, Aaron Neville, Elton John, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Chris Botti and many others. In the early 90s, he... Read More →
avatar for Ben Maddahi

Ben Maddahi

 Benjamin Maddahi, 28, is a triple-threat. His publishing placements include 'Tonight (I'm Loving You)' by Enrique Iglesias, featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E; 'Yeah 3x' by Chris Brown; and tracks by the Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West and others. At Atlantic, he serves as co-A&R for... Read More →
avatar for Josh Marcy

Josh Marcy

As a creative producer at bi-coastal music house Mophonics, Josh has worked with composers and artists to create songs for clients including Mercedes, Adidas, Visa, Fuel TV and ESPN with Geddy Lee.  Since placing New Young Pony Club's breakout hit 'Ice Cream' in a worldwide Intel... Read More →
avatar for Craig Marks

Craig Marks

 Feature films, network and cable television, commercials, trailers and beyond: as the creator of sonic imprints for an expansive range of high profile projects, Craig Marks’ comprehensive musical expertise is reflected in his extraordinary eclecticism. Ethnic music, orchestral... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Orson

Sherry Orson

Sherry Orson began her career in the music industry with Virgin Music Publishing. From there she moved to Universal Music Group and gained extensive experience in the fields of music publishing and licensing. She most recently worked with Steven Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen, The Sopranos... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Robbins

Andrew Robbins

 Andrew Robbins is the Director of Film/TV Music at MusicBox, a part of ole, with offices in Toronto, Nashville and W. Hollywood, CA. Andrew based in the W. Hollywood office is responsible for utilizing his relationships with producers, editors, and music supervisors to present MusicBox's... Read More →
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Steven Rosen

 Steven Rosen is the Owner/President of Rosen Music Corp., a management and publishing company for artists, songwriters and producers, which Rosen has run for over 15 years. His current roster includes Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester; writer/director Randy... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Sabo

Melissa Sabo

 Melissa Sabo's career began when she became head of her college radio station. From there she built relationships that would lead to her first job at MCA Records working with Something Corporate, Midtown, The Starting Line, DJ Encore, and more.  Melissa quickly moved into artist... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Silverberg

Jordan Silverberg

 Having spent over a decade supervising for trailers, Jordan Silverberg has worked on hundreds of campaigns for all types of projects, in the process winning numerous Key Art and Golden Trailer awards (like the Oscars and Golden Globes for trailers). Most recently, Jordan won the... Read More →
avatar for Joey Singer

Joey Singer

Music Clearance Manager - SyncroniCityGuild of Music Supervisors
avatar for Jerome Spence

Jerome Spence

 Jerome Spence started his music career in 1998 with an internship at RCA Records in the A&R department. While at RCA, he worked on albums for Tyrese, SWV and Kevon Edmunds. Within eight months Jerome was offered a position at Arista Records as a coordinator in the Soundtracks department... Read More →
avatar for Brett Swain

Brett Swain

 Beginning Record One studios, Brett Swain trained under legendary recording engineer Val Garay, cutting his teeth on projects with the likes of Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, Warren Zevon, Lita Ford and Don Henley. Segueing to The Complex recording studios, he then collaborated with... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Torchia

Andrea Torchia

Andrea Torchia-Alford has been named Vice President Creative for Razor & Tie Music Publishing. Andrea joins the label with an extensive background in publishing, artist & repertoire and creative services. Andrea Torchia-Alford joins Razor & Tie from Taxi Music, where she was the Vice... Read More →
avatar for Dapo Torimiro

Dapo Torimiro

 Dapo Torimiro is a platinum-selling songwriter, producer, composer, accomplished pianist, multi-instrumentalist, Yamaha-endorsed artist, and singer. Dapo was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Whether Dapo is writing & producing sleek R&B... Read More →
avatar for Trygge Toven

Trygge Toven

Producer & Music Supervisor - VidsynGuild of Music SupervisorsTrygge is a multi-talented music supervisor who has worked with television and film, and has produced up-and-coming musicians. He has gained a reputation for keeping his finger on the pulse of new artists, undiscovered... Read More →
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Ken Umezaki

COO - Section 101   Ken Umerzaki is the COO of Section 101. As such, he is in charge of product development and enhancements and helps oversee client operations. Over the past 12 months, Ken has worked with over two dozen clients (songwriters, producers, musicians, bands) to test... Read More →
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Jeff Vaughn

 Jeff Vaughn is in A&R at Atlantic Records and Artist Publishing Group, where he focuses on urban music. Before working at Atlantic, Jeff worked in the music department at United Talent Agency. He is based in Los Angeles.
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Larry Wade

EVP - The Writing Camp Larry Wade is responsible for the expanding multi-media enterprises of The Writing Camp (TWC), founded by Evan “Kidd” Bogart, David “DQ” Quiñones, and Erika Nuri. Comprised of songwriters and producers, the group’s credits include hits for superstars... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Waldman

Wendy Waldman

 Wendy Waldman is a recording artist, a platinum songwriter and a record producer. Her late father, Fred Steiner, wrote the Perry Mason theme, music for Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Rocky and Bullwinkle,Gunsmoke and was a noted film music scholar. Wendy started the band Bryndle... Read More →
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Nate Walka

The makings of a superstar can be comprised of many elements – talent, innovation, looks, ingenuity and swagger. Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Nate Walka encompasses them all. A native of Memphis who now resides in Atlanta, Nate fuses retro 80’s hip pop with the current... Read More →
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Nikki Walsh

Film Music - Universal Pictures
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Jonathan Weiss

 Jonathan Weiss is a Los Angeles based music supervisor for film and television. He is currently music supervising the Bunim-Murray Production The Challenge: Battle of the Exes on MTV. Jonathan also recently music supervised Keeping Up With The Kardashians on the E! Entertainment... Read More →
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Jake Wisely

 Jake Wisely is a partner and co-president of The Bicycle Music Company - an independent music publisher and rights holder based in Beverly Hills and New York City. Wisely was instrumental in the acquisition and funding of Bicycle in 2005, which had been a family business established... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 TBA
Doheny/Beachwood 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

9:45am PDT

Pop/Rock Song Feedback

Engage in honest talk and receive valuable advice from chart-topping pop/rock songwriters and industry executives in this song feedback session, during which a limited number of songs pre-submitted by registrants will be given feedback in front of a live audience.


Panelists
avatar for Michelle Bell

Michelle Bell

 Michelle Bell is a singer, songwriter and producer from Ohio. Bell's song collaborations have contributed to the sale of over 40 million albums worldwide. She's written songs for Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Paulina Rubio, Nas, Kelis, Jennifer Lopez, Girls Aloud, Sugababes, and... Read More →
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Allison Wright Clark

Concert promoter. Radio station program director.  Score supervisor. Music supervisor. Those are a few of the many hats Allison Wright Clark has worn throughout the years.  Among her many duties as Head of Development for Angry Mob, Wright Clark actively develops new relationships... Read More →
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Michelle Lewis

 Michelle’s career as a songwriter began 15 years ago, when, as an artist signed to Giant Records, the more commercial songs she wrote for her albums began to get covered by other artists (like Kelly Osbourne, Lindsay Lohan and Cher). She soon decided that there was more dignity... Read More →
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Jeremy Yohai

Director, Writer Relations – Downtown Music Publishing   Jeremy Yohai started his career at ASCAP, where he spent seven years recruiting and helping the career development of emerging songwriters including Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Diplo and Dr. Dog, among others. Jeremy... Read More →

Moderator

Friday April 20, 2012 9:45am - 11:00am PDT
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Open Floor / Laptop Bar Demos
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge and get hands on with Music OS at the laptop bar featuring an amazing line of touch screen laptops, including Latitude and Spider.


Friday April 20, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

11:10am PDT

KDJ-One by CyberStep: A Whole New Kind of Synthesizer

The KDJ-ONE packs everything you need to produce music into a portable CD case sized 126x150x27mm unit, making it the world's first fully mobile DAW. Features include a powerful synthesizer, drum machine, and support for ACIDized WAV audio tracks. Control is unique and intuitive, involving a combination of buttons, a jog dial, and a multi-touch screen. The KDJ-ONE can also be used as a VST instrument, or as a controller for other DAW software.



Friday April 20, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am PDT

Line 6: Stage - A Revolution

Line 6 is proud to present a powerful new ecosystem of innovative live sound solutions—from the world’s first smart mixing system and most versatile speakers, to the fourth generation of the acclaimed Line 6 digital wireless platform. Designed to work together as an integrated system, the new StageScape™ M20d digital mixer, StageSource™ series loudspeakers and XD-V digital wireless microphone family represent the future of live sound.


Friday April 20, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am PDT

Steinberg: Advanced Integration System Solutions for Composing & Music Production

Learn how to maximize the composing and producing power of Cubase 6.5. Advanced multitrack editing tools, lush virtual instruments, an unrivaled take-comping system and a revolutionary approach to MIDI form the centerpiece of this next-generation production environment.  Crucial to any System Solution is the perfect integration of software and hardware. Hear the pristine sonic quality of the UR Series audio interfaces that boast high-resolution analog and digital I/O, DSP FX alongside the widely acclaimed D-Pre mic preamps and experience the flexibility of the modular CMC Series USB controllers, six unique controllers designed to give you the fastest and most flexible way to control your session. System Solutions from Steinberg are unparalleled in the world of music and audio recording! Special guest Allen Morgan, a remix engineer and producer who has worked with Taylor Swift, N.I.N, Sony Records and MCA Nashville, will join the session.



Friday April 20, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am PDT

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - David Miles Huber: Composing/Producing IDM in 5.1

David Miles Huber: Composing/Producing IDM in 5.1
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


Friday April 20, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am PDT

The One and Only: Master Session with Greg Wells

From Kid Cudi to Katy Perry, Timbaland to Taylor Swift, the Deftones to the Count Basie Orchestra, there are few points on the music spectrum that haven’t been investigated by Grammy-nominated writer/producer Greg Wells. The one thing that informs all of Wells’s work, no matter the genre, is his musical imagination. Listen to his colorful production on Mika’s Life in Cartoon Motion, or the authentic soul ballad “One and Only” he and Adele co-wrote for her Grammy-winning 21, and you’ll hear the stamp of a studio wizard, as well-trained as he is creative. In addition to performing some of his best-known songs and fielding questions from the audience, Wells will talk about how he has been able to successfully balance artistry with commercialism throughout his diverse career.


Panelists
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Greg Wells

 Greg Wells is a multiple Grammy nominated musician, record producer and songwriter based in Los Angeles. Wells has produced and written with Adele, The All American Rejects, Katy Perry, Weezer, Pink, Theophilus London, Rufus Wainwright, OneRepublic, Mika, Otep, Deftones, Aerosmith... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am PDT

Music Magic: The Making of a Hit

Every hit song requires a killer hook, a great vocal performance and a memorable lyric. But there’s also a dash of magic that turns a good song into a smash. The respected urban writer/producers on this panel know what it takes to craft a chart-topping hit from scratch. They’ll share the stories and secrets behind their best-loved songs, and inspire you to create your own hits.


Panelists
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Marcos "Kosine" Palacios (Da Internz)

 Chicago’s production duo Da Internz (Ernest 'Tuo' Clark and Marcos Palacios) have produced for many of hip-hop/R&B's heavy hitters such as John Legend, Mims, Greyson Chance, Rihanna and Big Sean. Their songs include: Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake,” Sean Kingston & Justin Bieber’s... Read More →
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Ernest "Tuo" Clark (Da Internz)

 Chicago’s production duo Da Internz (Ernest 'Tuo' Clark and Marcos 'Kosine' Palacios) have produced for many of hip-hop/R&B's heavy hitters such as John Legend, Mims, Greyson Chance, Rihanna and Big Sean. Their songs include Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake,” Sean Kingston & Justin... Read More →
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S1 (Symbolyc One)

 S1, aka Symbolyc One, (born Larry D. Griffin Jr.), grew up in Waco, TX, infatuated with old tunes that played on his parents’ turntable. This led him to learn the alto sax and piano through out his teen years and in church, and eventually led him to venture into the art of production... Read More →
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Shea Taylor

 Known for injecting energy into records, Robert “Shea” Taylor has engineered some of the nation’s greatest hits. Hailing from the Garden State, he began planting the seeds for his career at an early age. Bulldozing onto the scene, Shea used the recording studio as his playground... Read More →
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Malik Yusef

 Spoken word artist Malik Yusef was born in Chicago, Illinois. He began performing spoken word in open mic venues in the late 1980s, and had his first big break in 1997 when Ted Witcher, director of the film, Love Jones, recognized his poetry and hired him to coach the film's lead... Read More →

Moderator

Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

1:00pm PDT

Lunch Roundtables - Sold Out

175 attendees who signed up for the Lunch Roundtables will meet with four different panelists in small group settings. This event sold out five months in advance!
There are no openings or waiting list spots available.


Panelists
avatar for Steph Altman

Steph Altman

 As a young man, Londoner Steph Altman aborted his childhood dream of becoming a recording artist heard by millions. Faced with an intimidating, seemingly impenetrable record industry, he moved to California... and became a recording artist heard by hundreds of millions. Admittedly... Read More →
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Cindy Badell-Slaughter

President - Heavy Hitters Music Group   Cindy Badell-Slaughter is the President of Heavy Hitters Music Group, and a 25 year music industry veteran. Prior to taking the reins at Heavy Hitters Music she was the West Coast Director of Music Operations at CBS Broadcasting.  For 10 years... Read More →
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Eric Bazilian

 Eric Bazilian, along with Rob Hyman, co-founded the Hooters in 1980. With a total of six albums, the Hooters achieved worldwide superstar status throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s. Securing his status as a songwriting architect of the highest degree, Eric composed, produced and performed... Read More →
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Dave Berg

Songwriter - “Stupid Boy,” "If You’re Goin’ Through Hell (Before The Devil Even Knows)," "10,” "Somebody” Originally from Portland, OR, Dave Berg has found success in Nashville as a diverse, multi-genre hit songwriter. Berg’s many honors include being named ASCAP's... Read More →
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Gordon Chambers

 After amassing an impressive collection of prestigious awards and penning hit songs for some of R&B’s most iconic legends, esteemed Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Gordon Chambers had another exciting milestone in his career as a recording artist with the release of his... Read More →
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Patrick Clifford

 Patrick Clifford began his career in the record business after graduating from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. His first position was working for music impresario Nat Weiss, who owned and operated Nemperor Records and Nemperor... Read More →
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Roy Elkins

Roy Elkins is a well-known music technology entrepreneur who has been leading industry innovations for over twenty years. Elkins is the Founder and CEO of Broadjam, Inc. Broadjam.com, the music social network, provides the most comprehensive search tools for finding, buying and s... Read More →
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Jesse Ervin

 As Senior Director of Online Marketing for EMI Music North America’s Catalog division, Jesse Ervin oversees the company’s online marketing strategy and execution for catalog artists and new catalog releases, as well as core recorded catalogs managed by EMI Music labels... Read More →
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Ken Abdo, Esq.

Ken Abdo is Chair of Lommen Abdo Law Firm’s Entertainment Law Department which has served as legal counsel to music, film, TV, theatre, literary publishing and media artists for over 27 years. Firm clients include multiple GRAMMY award recipients, gold and platinum recording artists... Read More →
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Theron "Neff U" Feemster

Producer, Songwriter - "Business," "Stay," "Hollywood Tonight"
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Marc Ferrari

 MasterSource Music Library was started in 1992 by Marc Ferrari, a former major label recording artist with the bands Keel and Cold Sweat, both signed to MCA Records. He realized early on that there was a void to be filled in providing master-quality vocal tracks to the film and... Read More →
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Anna Granucci

 Anna Granucci began her journey with live theatre. She is professionally trained in both acting and directing in England and the US where she graduated from the MFA program at the Yale School of Drama. Anna’s potent theatrical background informs her music tastes and decisions... Read More →
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Kevin Held

Kevin is currently managing two artists/songwriters, Matt Morris and Priscilla Ahn, while working to develop a few up and coming artists, songwriters and producers. Matt Morris is currently one of the most in demand pop songwriters in the world. Matt’s songs have been featured... Read More →
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Carl Jacobson

VP, Marketing - Nimbit, Inc.   Carl Jacobson is the VP of Marketing at Nimbit, Inc., provider of the premier platform for promoting and selling your music on Facebook. He was previously VP of Marketing for Cakewalk by Roland, and in the past worked for major and independent record... Read More →
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Kool Kojak

 Kool Kojak is a multi platinum selling songwriter/producer based in Cubatao, Brasil, and Los Angeles, CA. He is a key part of the illustrious Prescription Songs team. Kool Kojak has written hits with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha, Flo Rida, Dr. Luke, Matisyahu, Travis Barker... Read More →
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Jon Lind

SVP, A&R – Hollywood RecordsSongwriter – “Boogie Wonderland,” “Crazy for You,” “Save the Best for Last”   Jon Lind is a veteran music man who has tasted success in the music business from almost every angle – songwriter, musician, artist, producer and A&R executive... Read More →
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Patty Macmillan

 Patty Macmillan is the owner and president of Allegro Talent Group, an LA based talent agency representing film and television composers. Originally from New Jersey, Macmillan moved to Southern California in the early 80’s to attend UCLA’s film and television program. She free-lanced... Read More →
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Anjali Malhotra

 Anjali Malhotra joined Google in May 2010 and currently handles some of YouTube’s top music partners, including both major labels and publishers. She is the lead on YouTube’s most recent music publishing initiatives. Prior to YouTube, Anjali spent five years at EMI Music Publishing... Read More →
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Gayl Murphy

 Can you clearly and concisely explain “who your are and what you do” in 10 seconds or less? If not, you need Gayl Murphy, The Celebritizer! Gayl is THE go-to media expert for how to “tell it to sell it” in any interview, meeting, meet-up, concert, or press situation. She... Read More →
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Katie Welle

 Katie Welle, VP of Creative, at Sony/ATV Music Publishing works closely with the rosters’ stable of artists and writers and is responsible for A&R signings. In her 4 years at the company, Welle’s signings include songwriter/producer Jeff Bhasker – who most recently produced... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Twist Restaurant 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Meet Morris Hayes; Keyboardist/Musical Director for Prince
Meet longtime Open labs artist Morris Hayes for a discussion on Music OS by Open Labs, performing live with VSTs and music creation on Dell's touch screen products.

Panelists
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Morris Hayes

Morris Hayes is a keyboardist, songwriter, producer and visual artist (drawing and painting). Morris has worked or performed with: Prince, Maceo Parker & The MPB, Larry Graham, Mazarati, Chaka Khan, Elton John, Babyface, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Shelia E., Carlos Santana, Lenny... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

1:10pm PDT

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Create Music on the Go

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.


Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm PDT
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm PDT

Propellerhead: Come See What's New in Reason and Line 6

Propellerhead Software shows you the newest features in their songwriting and music production software, Reason. You can also check out their award winning audio interface, Balance. Balance's sleek design is a perfect representation of its easy-to-use, artist-friendly capabilities. Line 6 will also be on hand showcasing their latest gear! LA-based band Standing Shadows will be dropping by to demo how they use Reason and Balance to create and record their sound!


Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm PDT
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm PDT

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: Ray Williams - Advanced Audio Editing and Vocal Tuning with Melodyne

Ray Williams - Advanced Audio Editing and Vocal Tuning with Melodyne
Learn the art of vocal and instrument tuning with this Grammy award-winning software. With Melodyne, you can edit audio, and vocals in particular, to the exact degree of perfection you want to.  With Melodyne DNA, you can edit audio from a musical point of view, like changing a minor chord on a guitar track to major.


Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm PDT

Yamaha: Motif XF 10th Anniversary Showcase

Since its 2001 introduction, the Motif synth/workstation has found wide use in a variety of applications ranging from music production to live performance. To celebrate the Motif 10th anniversary, we are offering a special Anniversary Pack with the purchase of a Motif XF. The Anniversary Pack includes over $800 worth of software and hardware including the Mark V Chick Corea library, developed by Chick himself. Come hear special demos created by Chick and play the same sound he used in the Return to Forever tour. Product specialists will be on hand to explain all the power in the top selling workstation in the US.


Friday April 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:25pm PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:30pm PDT

Don’t Stop the Music: Master Session with Stargate

Through ingenious combinations of pop, hip-hop and R&B, the Grammy-winning songwriting/production team Stargate, composed of Norwegians Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen, has crafted massive hits for some of today's biggest artists. Stargate is a constant fixture on the charts, responsible for a wide range of unstoppable songs including Katy Perry's "Firework,” Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” and Rihanna's "Only Girl (in the World)," “S&M” and “What’s My Name,” as well as songs for Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Ne-Yo, Lionel Richie and Shakira. The duo has also teamed up with Jay-Z to launch the record label StarRoc, proving that these musical impresarios know their way around the business of music as well. Both Tor and Mikkel are experienced instrumentalists, and the solid musical core they bring to every production is the key to the durability of their music. Adding to that killer beats and great melodies, Stargate works with each artist to create the perfect showcase for the artist's talents and strengths. In this special Master Session, Tor and Mikkel will share the inspiration and craft behind their biggest hits, breaking down how they take a song from a concept to the studio to the top of the charts.


Panelists
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Mikkel Eriksen (Stargate)

Through ingenious combinations of pop, hip-hop and R&B, the Grammy-winning songwriting/production team Stargate, composed of Norwegians Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen, has crafted massive hits for some of today's biggest artists. Stargate is a constant fixture on the charts, responsible... Read More →
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Tor Hermansen (Stargate)

Through ingenious combinations of pop, hip-hop and R&B, the Grammy-winning songwriting/production team Stargate, composed of Norwegians Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen, has crafted massive hits for some of today's biggest artists. Stargate is a constant fixture on the charts, responsible... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Chris Anokute

Chris Anokute

 Mr. Anokute was still a teenager in 2001 when he began his career in music with an internship in the A&R Administration Department at Def Jam Recordings. Soon he was managing songwriter Alisha ‘Mjestie’ Brooks, where he brokered a co-publishing deal for her with Grammy Award... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2012 2:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor

2:30pm PDT

Songwriter, Artist…Recording Engineer? How to Record Like a Pro (Presented by Sennheiser)

The tools you need to deliver a professional quality recording have become increasingly affordable. But which ones do you need, and what basic techniques should you know to get moving? This panel will address these questions and more, all aimed at helping you establish a solid foundation for recording your music.


Panelists
avatar for Brett Blanden

Brett Blanden

 Brett 'Scoop' Blanden is the front of house engineer for Lady Antebellum. Born in Tampa, FL, he graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Production & Engineering with an emphasis on Music Business. He was studio manager for OceanWay Nashville and house engineer... Read More →
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Angelo Caputo

Engineer, Mixer - NightBird Recording Studios
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Ben Escobedo

 For decades, Ben Escobedo has engrossed himself in both technology and music – two of his greatest passions. A certified Sennheiser “RF Expert,” he has spent the last six years at Sennheiser honing his skills. Prior to joining Sennheiser, Escobedo worked in audio production... Read More →
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Mark Needham

Mixer, Producer, Engineer Owner - MAN Entertainment Inc. Mark Needham is a mix engineer, music producer, recording engineer, and music publisher with over 40 years experience in the business. His credits include Platinum selling and Grammy nominated artists: The Killers, Shakira... Read More →

Moderator
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Ben Escobedo

 For decades, Ben Escobedo has engrossed himself in both technology and music – two of his greatest passions. A certified Sennheiser “RF Expert,” he has spent the last six years at Sennheiser honing his skills. Prior to joining Sennheiser, Escobedo worked in audio production... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 2:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:30pm PDT

Poster Child: A Town Hall Meeting with Desmond Child (Presented by the Songwriters Hall of Fame)

Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Desmond Child has written massive, worldwide hits for Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, Aerosmith, Bonnie Tyler, KISS, Ricky Martin, Cher, Meat Loaf and countless others. More than 30 years after landing his first major cut, Child is as in-demand as ever – and he’s only grown more versatile. But as anyone that attended one of his master classes at last year’s EXPO can attest, there is much more to what Child does than simply writing great songs. In this provocative master session, Child and his longtime friend and collaborator Darrell Brown – himself a veteran songwriter with numerous #1 pop and country hits under his belt – will discuss the personal, emotional and spiritual dimensions of songwriting in a town hall-style setting.


Panelists
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Darrell Brown

 Darrell Brown is a songwriter, arranger and producer who has written hit songs for dozens of recording artists, as well as music for film and television. He has recently co-written songs for country music stars LeAnn Rimes (“Crazy Women”) and Keith Urban (including the Grammy... Read More →
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Desmond Child

 For nearly three decades, songwriter/producer Desmond Child has reigned as one of music's most successful creative forces. His accolades include Grammy awards, over 70 Top 40 singles, and songs that have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. Child's career has been highlighted... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Control Your DAW / VSTs with Touch-Edit
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for a demonstration of how you can control your Digital Audio Workstation with Open Labs' Music OS Live controls on Dell's touch screen products.


Friday April 20, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

3:55pm PDT

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Music Production Goes Handheld

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.


Friday April 20, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm PDT
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm PDT

Propellerhead: Come See What's New in Reason and Line 6

Propellerhead Software shows you the newest features in their songwriting and music production software, Reason. You can also check out their award winning audio interface, Balance. Balance's sleek design is a perfect representation of its easy-to-use, artist-friendly capabilities. Line 6 will also be on hand showcasing their latest gear! LA-based band Standing Shadows will be dropping by to demo how they use Reason and Balance to create and record their sound!



Friday April 20, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm PDT
Runyon 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm PDT

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - Darius “Deezle” Harrison: The Value of Pre-Production

Darius “Deezle” Harrison: The Value of Pre-Production
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.



Friday April 20, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:55pm PDT

West L.A. Presents: Fretlight Guitar Demonstration

The Fretlight is a real guitar with a built in learning system that places fingering information where you need it most, right at your fingertips. Use Fretlight Studio to audition and explore new scales, improvise over 100 different backing tracks in your choice of key and scale. Light up Tablature directly to the Fretlight guitar using industry standard GuitarPro 6 software. Create, edit and play back your own scores or download GP6 tablature from many online sources. The Fretlight is the ultimate learning and creativity tool for the guitar.



Friday April 20, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

4:30pm PDT

Just the Way They Are: Master Session with The Smeezingtons

If you’ve listened to the radio in the last three years, you’re already well-acquainted with the music of songwriting/production team The Smeezingtons. Beginning with Flo Rida’s worldwide smash “Right Round,” the trio of Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Bruno Mars have written and/or produced an unrelenting stream of gigantic songs, culminating in the phenomenal success of Mars’s Doo-Wops and Hooligans album and its three Top 10 singles, one of which – the #1 hit “Just the Way You Are” – won Mars a Grammy and was the 2012 ASCAP Pop Song of the Year. But the Smeezingtons aren’t your garden-variety hitmaking squad. Their production style embraces vintage pop, reggae and soul along with cutting-edge urban and dance music, and they face the unique challenge of balancing their busy docket of projects with Mars’s burgeoning solo career. In this can’t-miss keynote panel, this Grammy-nominated production trio will reveal how they’ve found themselves at the top of the music industry with all their grace, humor and creative sensibilities intact.


Panelists
avatar for Bruno Mars (The Smeezingtons)

Bruno Mars (The Smeezingtons)

 It might seem that Bruno Mars appeared out of nowhere, co-writing, producing and performing on B.o.B's #1 'Nothin' On You,' followed by Travie McCoy's chart-climbing 'Billionaire,' but the multitalented musician is not an overnight success. Born to a musical family in Honolulu... Read More →
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Philip Lawrence (The Smeezingtons)

 Philip Lawrence is a singer, songwriter and performer who is quickly becoming one of the music industry's most sought after songwriters and producers. Born in a small town in Indiana, Philip moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the recording industry. After years of hard work... Read More →
avatar for Ari Levine (The Smeezingtons)

Ari Levine (The Smeezingtons)

 Ari Levine is a producer and songwriter, and one-third of the production team The Smeezingtons. The team’s hits include 'Just The Way You Are”(Bruno Mars), 'Nothin' On You' (B.o.B), 'F**k You (Forget You)' (Cee Lo Green), 'Billionaire' (Travie McCoy), and more recently “It... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

Randy Grimmett (ASCAP)

EVP, Membership - ASCAP

Friday April 20, 2012 4:30pm - 5:45pm PDT
Grand Ballroom 5th Floor
 
Saturday, April 21
 

11:10am PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Music Creation in Music OS
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for an inspiring demo on how easy music creation can be on Dell's touch screen laptop and all-in-one computers with Music OS.

Saturday April 21, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

11:10am PDT

KDJ-One by CyberStep: A Whole New Kind of Synthesizer

The KDJ-ONE packs everything you need to produce music into a portable CD case sized 126x150x27mm unit, making it the world's first fully mobile DAW. Features include a powerful synthesizer, drum machine, and support for ACIDized WAV audio tracks. Control is unique and intuitive, involving a combination of buttons, a jog dial, and a multi-touch screen. The KDJ-ONE can also be used as a VST instrument, or as a controller for other DAW software.



Saturday April 21, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am PDT

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - Darius “Deezle” Harrison: The Value of Pre-Production

Darius “Deezle” Harrison: The Value of Pre-Production
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


Saturday April 21, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:10am PDT

Yamaha: A Series Guitars Including the Guitalele

Yamaha created the A Series to be the ultimate performance-level, bang-for-your-buck guitars, built with our legendary excellence. Come see why for both stage and studio the A Series acoustic electric guitar is going to make recording and performing easier. You can also demo the new revolutionary THR amps and the Yamaha GL1 Guitalele, now officially available for the first time in the USA! Half guitar / half ukelele - 100% FUN!



Saturday April 21, 2012 11:10am - 11:40am PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

11:45am PDT

Song Feedback: In-Depth Analysis

This session features three successful songwriters working with EXPO registrants in front of a live audience, offering valuable advice, insight and teachable moments for all attending to help enhance their songwriting skills. In a bit of a departure from the other Song Feedback panels, our panel will be spending additional time with each pre-selected song, providing more in-depth analysis. The selections were drawn from the same pool of songs that registrants submitted to the regular Feedback panels.


Panelists
avatar for Gordon Chambers

Gordon Chambers

 After amassing an impressive collection of prestigious awards and penning hit songs for some of R&B’s most iconic legends, esteemed Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Gordon Chambers had another exciting milestone in his career as a recording artist with the release of his... Read More →
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Bonnie Hayes

 Bonnie Hayes is a San Francisco-based songwriter, producer, musician, educator and recording artist. She has written several well-known songs including, 'Have A Heart' and 'Love Letter,' which were recorded by Bonnie Raitt for her multi-platinum and multi-Grammy winning album, Nick... Read More →
avatar for Steve Seskin

Steve Seskin

 Steve Seskin has written seven #1 songs that have been featured on albums selling over 40 million copies. The Grammy-nominated “Grown Men Don’t Cry” was recorded by Tim McGraw and “Don’t Laugh at Me,” recorded by Mark Wills, was winner of both the NSAI’s and Music... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Steve Seskin

Steve Seskin

 Steve Seskin has written seven #1 songs that have been featured on albums selling over 40 million copies. The Grammy-nominated “Grown Men Don’t Cry” was recorded by Tim McGraw and “Don’t Laugh at Me,” recorded by Mark Wills, was winner of both the NSAI’s and Music... Read More →

Saturday April 21, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm PDT
Mt. Olympus 3rd Floor

1:10pm PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Music OS Overview
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for an inspiring demo of all the unique features of Music OS on Dell's touch screen laptops and all-in-one workstations. Music creation and performance has never been easier.

Saturday April 21, 2012 1:10pm - 2:10pm PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

1:10pm PDT

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Music Production Goes Handheld

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.



Saturday April 21, 2012 1:10pm - 2:10pm PDT
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm PDT

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - Michael Bearden: A Career In and Beyond the Music Industry

Michael Bearden: A Career In and Beyond the Music Industry
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.



Saturday April 21, 2012 1:10pm - 2:10pm PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

1:10pm PDT

West L.A. Presents: Fretlight Guitar Demonstration

The Fretlight is a real guitar with a built in learning system that places fingering information where you need it most, right at your fingertips. Use Fretlight Studio to audition and explore new scales, improvise over 100 different backing tracks in your choice of key and scale. Light up Tablature directly to the Fretlight guitar using industry standard GuitarPro 6 software. Create, edit and play back your own scores or download GP6 tablature from many online sources. The Fretlight is the ultimate learning and creativity tool for the guitar.


Saturday April 21, 2012 1:10pm - 2:10pm PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

2:15pm PDT

Anatomy of a Project

Successful albums are the product of a whole team of people, not just the artist on the cover. This panel will offer an overview of how albums are put together. You’ll come out of it with a solid understanding of the role of the songwriter, publisher, A&R executive, artist and everyone else who has a hand in bringing a project from the idea stage to release day.


Panelists
avatar for Chris Anokute

Chris Anokute

 Mr. Anokute was still a teenager in 2001 when he began his career in music with an internship in the A&R Administration Department at Def Jam Recordings. Soon he was managing songwriter Alisha ‘Mjestie’ Brooks, where he brokered a co-publishing deal for her with Grammy Award... Read More →
avatar for Maria Egan

Maria Egan

 A UK native, Maria Egan has had a versatile 17 year career in music primarily in management and A&R. Currently Vice President of A&R at Columbia, where she signed the award winning Avett Brothers, performed A&R duties for Brandi Carlile's acclaimed album The Story and on the pop... Read More →
avatar for Jimmy Harry

Jimmy Harry

 Highlights of Jimmy Harry’s career include co-producing and co-writing the title track from Pink’s 2008 platinum Funhouse (LaFace), and co-producing the album’s gold single “Sober” (which was in the Top 10 in ten countries). He wrote “Touch Of My Hand” from Britney... Read More →
avatar for Peter Lloyd

Peter Lloyd

 Peter Lloyd has been working in music publishing for 14 years.  He's worked with some of the biggest songwriters in the world including Dr. Luke, Desmond Child, Andreas Carlsson, Bonnie McKee, Oligee, etc.  He's currently running Pulse Music Publishing.

Moderator

Saturday April 21, 2012 2:15pm - 3:30pm PDT
Hollywood Ballroom #2 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm PDT

Dell, Intel® and Open Labs: Take Your Virtual Studio Technologies Live
Join us in the Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge for a comprehensive demonstration on performing your music live with reliable and powerful Dell series touch screen products using Music OS by Open Labs.

Saturday April 21, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Dell, Intel® and Open Labs Lounge Grand Ballroom Terrace (5th Floor)

3:40pm PDT

KDJ-One by CyberStep: Create Music on the Go

The new KDJ-ONE packs all the functionality of a modern DAW into a compact, multi-touch screen smartbook. Features include an advanced synthesizer, sequencer, multitrack audio editing, and high precision rhythmic force feedback. ACIDized WAV support and remote VST control ensure that your on-the-go KDJ-ONE creations will mesh perfectly with your existing production setup back home.


Saturday April 21, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Laurel 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm PDT

Steinberg: An In-Depth Look at System Solutions for Composing & Music Production

Learn how to maximize the composing and producing power of Cubase 6.5. Advanced multitrack editing tools, lush virtual instruments, an unrivaled take-comping system and a revolutionary approach to MIDI form the centerpiece of this next-generation production environment. Crucial to any System Solution is the perfect integration of software and hardware. Hear the pristine sonic quality of the UR Series audio interfaces that boast high-resolution analog and digital I/O, DSP FX alongside the widely acclaimed D-Pre mic preamps and experience the flexibility of the modular CMC Series USB controllers, six unique controllers designed to give you the fastest and most flexible way to control your session. System Solutions from Steinberg are unparalleled in the world of music and audio recording! Kevin Doucette (A.R. Rahman, Berklee College-Film Composing) and Brian McGovern (Steinberg NA Product Demonstrator) will conduct this informative session.


Saturday April 21, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Solano 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

3:40pm PDT

The Professional Monitor Company (PMC), Prism Sound, Maselec and Melodyne: The Producers Sessions - Tommy Vicari: Mixing an Italian Superstar

Tommy Vicari: Mixing an Italian Superstar
Following last year's hugely successful program, our sessions will entertain and educate the EXPO audience with the most impressive selection of producers/engineers in the industry, ranging from pop, rock, indie, urban, hip-hop and metal music. They will share their knowledge and experience with lots of opportunities for Q&A.


Saturday April 21, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Nichols 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)
 
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