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Tuesday, October 16
 

3:30pm

A Day in the Life of a Successful Career DJ
Some Electronic Dance Music (EDM) stars began their careers by playing in rock bands, but then progressed to earning rock-star sized fees by DJing. From the technology to the fan-base to the marketing, find out what goes into becoming a career DJ in the current climate and how "musician turned DJ" is paying out and why.

Panelists
avatar for Donnell Gavin

Donnell Gavin

VP, Entertainment Marketing, BMF Media
Whether she's DJing a high-profile fashion function, leading a crowd into the wee hours of the morning at a premier club, or in the studio working on an original production, Mia Moretti, a New Yorker by way of L.A., lives and breathes music. A stylistic chameleon (equal parts disco... Read More →
avatar for Roi Hernandez

Roi Hernandez

texan, studied at university of tx austin, multi-instrumentalist/singer, dj, photographer, director, visual artist, motion graphics and interactive media dude...worked at sony for years, then moved to a&m/octone records. design for maroon 5, hollywood undead, the knocks, k'naan, and... Read More →
avatar for Jamieson Hill

Jamieson Hill

Whether he’s DJing an exclusive party, leading a crowd into the wee hours of the morning at a massive club, or working on his own original music, Jamieson Hill, lives and breathes music. A stylistic chameleon (blending elements of hip-hop, dance, and rock) Jamieson travels the globe... Read More →
avatar for William Tramontozzi aka DJ JS-1

William Tramontozzi aka DJ JS-1

During the past decade & a half the “DJ / turntablist” has gained even more notoriety and popularity. One “DJ” at the forefront of this movement is Queens native, DJ JS-1 from New York City. As a member of the world famous Rock Steady Crew and partner with Rahzel (the world's... Read More →
avatar for Rob Principe

Rob Principe

Rob Principe is one of the world’s leading experts on the DJ and music industry and the founder and chief executive officer of Scratch Music Group, a venture-backed, high-growth music company that is the nation’s leader in DJ booking, technology and music education.


 
Wednesday, October 17
 

12:30pm

The Two Most Important Elements of Digital Recording: Microphone and Preamp
There are many Digital Audio Workstations to choose from when recording music to a computer. Yet the two most important elements of a recording remain the microphone and preamp. This panel of experts will explain exactly how an analogue signal passes through a microphone and preamp to give you recorded sound. What are the microphones and preamps to look for, and which ones should you stay away from?

Panelists
avatar for Kyle

Kyle "Slick" Johnson

Kyle "Slick" Johnson is a record producer and engineer. Some of his past clients include Cymbals Eat Guitars, Wavves, Modest Mouse and The Hives. He is the owner and main operator of Fancy Time Studio in Philadelphia, PA.
avatar for Brian Moncarz

Brian Moncarz

Based out of Rattlebox North in Toronto, revered indie producer/mixer, Brian Moncarz, works with top rock bands including Circa Survive (Atlantic) which landed a billboard modern rock/alternative #1 hit, Neverending White Lights featuring Hot Hot Heat (MapleMusic), Moneen (Vagrant... Read More →
avatar for Mark Needham

Mark Needham

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 Pink and Chris Isaak as well as Fleetwood Mac, The Neon Trees... Read More →
avatar for Scott Riebling

Scott Riebling

Scott Riebling is a Boston based producer/engineer/mixer/musician that has worked with Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Letters to Cleo, The Academy is, Metro Station, Secondhand Serenade, Butch Walker, Tracy Bonham, We the Kings, Cobra Starship, and the Von Bondies.
avatar for Geoff Sanoff

Geoff Sanoff

Grammy winning producer and engineer Geoff Sanoff hails from Washington, D.C. and while he hasn’t lived there for many years, his musical sensibilities were shaped growing up in the DC music scene. Having been chief engineer at Manhattan's Stratosphere Sound for over a decade, Geoff... Read More →


3:30pm

Composer's Consortium
There is a world of opportunity for composers in today's music landscape. From TV commercials to complete library solicitation, composers from different music stances will share knowledge and answer all your questions on how to start composing music for modern media.

Panelists
avatar for Barry Coffing

Barry Coffing

Barry Coffing is a Music Business Entrepreneur who grew up in Houston and graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. After short stints at HBU and The University of Houston he began his professional music career in Houston. For six years he was not only performing... Read More →
avatar for Joel Dean

Joel Dean

Composer at Butter Music & Sound and 1/3 of the production team The SupaSonics. Credits include commercials for Ford, AT&T, Discover Card, Hershey's, McDonalds, Lexus, etc. as well as artists on Interscope, SRC/ Universal, Sony including Miranda Lambert, Doxi Jones, Reggie Watts... Read More →
avatar for Pete Miser

Pete Miser

Pete Miser is a Brooklyn-based Hip Hop artist, producer and DJ. His obsession with Hip Hop culture began in the unlikely city of Portland, Oregon and has landed him on the Late Show with David Letterman, the Tonight Show, the live stages of MTV2 and several dozen countries around... Read More →
avatar for Sean Murray

Sean Murray

In 2010, Sean defined the sound of Call of Duty once again with Black Ops, his second score in the biggest entertainment series in history. His dark symphonic score is enhanced by an 80 piece orchestra that features the talent of leading Hollywood musicians and was recorded at the... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Peters

Jeff Peters

Selected Credits: Television: The Voice (NBC), Fashion Star (NBC), American Pickers (History), The Academy Awards, Nick Jr. Film: Comic Con Episode 4: A Fan's Hope (Morgan Spurlock), The Marinovich Project (ESPN), Mansome Advertisements: Chevy, All State, Toyota Songwriting: "Happening... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Sherman

Andrew Sherman

Andrew Sherman is a Berklee Grad in Music Synth/Film Scoring 1989, and toured with Mariah Carey, Jonathan Butler, Najee, Freddie Jackson, Brian Mcknight, Lalah Hathaway, Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. In 1998 he co-founded Fluid in NYC, the music division of which (lately known as... Read More →


3:30pm

Thinking Inside the Box
Recording, mixing and mastering completely inside the digital domain is becoming the rule instead of the exception. Learn tips, tricks and methods that the pros are implementing to make records. Guitar amp simulators, plugins, DAWs such as Pro Tools, SONAR, Logic; find out what's on the cutting edge.

Panelists
avatar for Johnny Juice

Johnny Juice

DJ Johnny Juice is an Emmy-Nominated Composer, Producer, Turntablist, Engineer, Musician, DJ, B-Boy, Radio personality/DJ, Graf Writer, Educator, Community Activist, and Mentor. His work (especially with the first two Public Enemy albums) is embedded into Hip-Hop history. His diverse... Read More →
avatar for Jimmy Landry

Jimmy Landry

Jimmy Landry is a New York City based Music Industry professional who has seen every angle of the business toggling back and forth from the artistic side (A&R/Producer/Multi-instrumentalist/Singer/Songwriter/Engineer) of Major Labels, to the business side (Radio Promotion/Marketing/Music... Read More →
avatar for Jimmy Landry

Jimmy Landry

Jimmy Landry is a New York City based Music Industry professional who has seen every angle of the business toggling back and forth from the artistic side (A&R/Producer/Multi-instrumentalist/Singer/Songwriter/Engineer) of Major Labels, to the business side (Radio Promotion/Marketing/Music... Read More →
avatar for Mario J McNulty

Mario J McNulty

Mario J McNulty is a NYC based producer/engineer/mixer who has worked with a wide variety of incredible artists. Relocating to NYC in 2001, Mario worked for Philip Glass for nearly a year at the now closed Looking Glass Studios. This led to working with producer Tony Visconti as well... Read More →
avatar for Eliud Ortiz

Eliud Ortiz

Having worked in the music and entertainment business since the age of 16, I have recorded and mixed music for major labels, independent artists and producers . Pink, Shaggy, SWV, Christina Aguilera, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, DJ Krush, Ky-Mani Marley, RZA, Dru Hill, En Vogue, Slick Rick... Read More →
avatar for Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw

Four time Grammy award winning Engineer (Bob Dylan, Wilco, Derek Trucks). Started as a Hip-Hop engineer working with Public Enemy, Ice Cube, and A Tribe Called Quest. Later moved on to work with Weezer, Wilco, Ween, Neon Neon. Boom Bip, Super Furry Animals, Aaron Neville, Nada Surf... Read More →


 
Thursday, October 18
 

12:30pm

The All-In-One Modern-Day Producer
Many successful music producers play the combined role of musician, producer, A&R, mixer and even artist. Who are these super producers and what powers them? What is their work flow and what are they using for gear? This intriguing group of producers will open up their box of tricks and take you through a day in the life.

Panelists
avatar for Paul Adams

Paul Adams

Promoting bands in his native Manchester at the height of 'Madchester', Paul relocated to located to London to take a position with the legendary Bron Agency in 1991. After two years Paul joined the world of producer management. A whirlwind six years followed with hits from acts as... Read More →
avatar for Kato Khandwala

Kato Khandwala

2012 Hit Me Like a Man The Pretty Reckless Composer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Mixing, Producer, Programming, Strings 2012 Thick as Thieves Cavo Arranger, Digital Editing, Engineer, Producer, Soundscape 2011 In Some Way, Shape, or Form Four Year Strong Engineer 2011 Panic of Girls... Read More →
avatar for Machine

Machine

The Producer Machine.
avatar for Dan Romer

Dan Romer

Dan Romer is a Brooklyn based music producer, writer, mixer and film composer who has produced albums for an array of exciting artists such as Ingrid Michaelson, Jenny Owen Youngs, Ian Axel, He Is We, April Smith, Lelia Broussard, Cara Salimando and Jukebox The Ghost. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Gregory Shanahan

Gregory Shanahan

Nick Scalise and Gregory Shanahan are in Bestfriends. The young pair has big plans to push the post-disco envelope as far as humanly possible. The Chicago-based duo composed all the music and played all the instruments on their self-titled EP, released in early 2012. They also produced... Read More →


2:00pm

Today’s Top Music Creators
Technology combined with fewer major label releases leaves today’s hit-makers in a different state of mind. Still, when it comes to songwriting and production, basic instincts and gut-based individual decisions are the key to creating a lasting masterpiece. Hear today’s top creators discuss the inner-workings of making music and money in today’s market.

Panelists
avatar for Phil Cialdella

Phil Cialdella

Phil Cialdella has been working in music publishing for over 18 years, and was formerly the Senior Vice President of Administration & Licensing for Cherry Lane Music Publishing (representing songwriters & catalogues such as the Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Elvis Presley, and Quincy... Read More →
avatar for Billy Mann

Billy Mann

William "Billy" Hort Mann, an inner-city Philadelphia native began his career as a traveling singer- songwriter, studio-musician and ultimately signed to an A&M Records imprint (DV8) in 1994 that led to two modest solo releases. However, Mann successfully converted his artist opportunity... Read More →
avatar for John Shanks

John Shanks

John Shanks is one of the hottest and most influential producers working today. On top of that, he is a hit songwriter and accomplished guitar player. John has produced and/or written 43 #1 singles, 67 #1 albums and sold over 60 million records to date in the genres of Rock, Pop and... Read More →
avatar for Gregg Wattenberg

Gregg Wattenberg

Gregg Wattenberg is a Grammy Nominated Producer/Songwriter an co-owner and Chief Creative Officer of Wind-up Records. In 2007, Mr. Wattenberg co-wrote Daughtry’s “It’s Not Over”, which was the biggest selling record in the US and one of the top 5 most played songs at radio... Read More →


3:30pm

Career Counseling Meetings: Music Production
Ever wanted to get a one on one session with a trusted pro from the music industry? Kickstart your career as an executive by receiving vital advice from important figures who have seen it all and are willing to share their experiences with laser-like guidance.

Panelists
avatar for Kyle Kelso

Kyle Kelso

NYC-based Kyle Kelso is part of a new breed of producers that does it all--write, play, produce, engineer and mix across a wide range of styles. He recently had two Billboard Top 40 productions with Parachute's "She Is Love" and Tina Parol's "Who's Got Your Money", produced part of... Read More →
avatar for Chris Keup

Chris Keup

Chris Keup is a songwriter/producer and owner of White Star Sound. His songs have appeared in numerous TV shows and films (Grey's Anatomy, The O.C., Everwood, The Heartbreak Kid, One Tree Hill, Vampire Diaries, etc.) and have sold several million copies worldwide. His production projects... Read More →
avatar for Brian Malouf

Brian Malouf

Brian Malouf pursued a career in music with unwavering passion from a young age. A first chair symphonic percussionist by the end of his university days, and later drumming for noted L.A. based rock and roll band Giant City. In 1983, his career as a world-class studio talent was jump-started... Read More →
avatar for Mark Needham

Mark Needham

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 Pink and Chris Isaak as well as Fleetwood Mac, The Neon Trees... Read More →
avatar for Nick Scalise

Nick Scalise

Nick Scalise and Gregory Shanahan are in Bestfriends. The young pair has big plans to push the post-disco envelope as far as humanly possible. The Chicago-based duo composed all the music and played all the instruments on their self-titled EP, released in early 2012. They also produced... Read More →


3:30pm

Creating Music for Video Games
Video game budgets surpass even the greatest record deal budgets from the golden era, causing many composers and producers to tap into this lucrative space. How does a composer or producer find work in this field and is it different from making music for standard media forms? What happens behind the scenes when music is placed into a video game?

Panelists
avatar for Ryan Barkan

Ryan Barkan

Ryan oversees all aspects of music licensing and strategic integration for Primary Wave Music's artists/catalogs in both the advertising and video game industries. Recent projects include: Daniel Johnston's Space Ducks collaboration with Wieden+Kennedy Entertainment, Real Tuesday... Read More →
avatar for Zoila Darton

Zoila Darton

Tom Salta is one of the most versatile and prolific music composer/producers working in multimedia including film, television, advertising and most notably video games. Renowned for crafting memorable, emotionally engaging music for the medium, Salta has garnered widespread acclaim... Read More →
avatar for Alex Hackford

Alex Hackford

ALEX HACKFORD is head of A&R at Sony Computer Entertainment America, responsible for soundtracks of Gran Turismo, MLB, Sound Shapes, Little Big Planet Karting, and Playstation All Stars: Battle Royale among others. Prior to SCEA, he was a manager at Sanctuary, as well as A&R at Columbia... Read More →
avatar for Jedd Katrancha

Jedd Katrancha

Downtown Music ; VP, CreativeJedd Katrancha is the Vice President of Creative for Downtown Music where he oversees the sync licensing efforts for the Downtown Music Publishing catalog as well as for a network of over one dozen independent labels including Downtown Records, Cooking... Read More →
avatar for Sean Murray

Sean Murray

In 2010, Sean defined the sound of Call of Duty once again with Black Ops, his second score in the biggest entertainment series in history. His dark symphonic score is enhanced by an 80 piece orchestra that features the talent of leading Hollywood musicians and was recorded at the... Read More →


 
Friday, October 19
 

2:00pm

Now More Than Ever; The Importance of the Mastering Engineer
Mastering is the final stage of music production after a song/record is mixed. Recent technological advancements have emerged, making the decision as to whether to hire a mastering engineer a difficult one. New software is available that will analyze and automatically correct and normalize mixes. But does this compare to the ears of a professional?

Panelists
avatar for Adam Ayan

Adam Ayan

Adam Ayan is a Grammy Award, 3x Latin Grammy Award, and TEC Award winning Mastering Engineer, who works at the world class mastering facility Gateway Mastering in Portland, ME. Adam’s diverse list of mastering credits includes projects for such artists as Nirvana, Madonna, the Foo... Read More →
avatar for Jay Franco

Jay Franco

native New Yorker, Jay Franco began his mastering career at the top, Sterling Sound. Since joining the staff in 2001, Jay has lent his technical expertise to a variety of top-selling releases from such varied artists as Coldplay, The Neptunes, Athlete, Erykah Badu, Johnny Cash, Stephen... Read More →
avatar for Devin Kerr

Devin Kerr

Devin Kerr is a musician, designer, and sound engineer focused on creative audio mastering, production, and mixing. With a background as a bassist and multi-instrumentalist, Devin has worked in varied genres and contexts and has performed on stages in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and... Read More →
avatar for Drew Lavyne

Drew Lavyne

Drew Lavyne has been mastering Grammy winning albums and home made masterpieces for artists all over the world since 1993. A fixture on the New York City studio scene for nearly 20 years, Drew's clients include Kings Of Leon, Taylor Swift, The White Stripes, Stromae & Kanye West... Read More →
avatar for Andy VanDette

Andy VanDette

Andy VanDette started at Masterdisk as intern, summer of 1984. By 2000 he was promoted to Chief Engineer, with a growing collection of mastering awards from the US and around the world. Andy started out by supporting Masterdisk's top engineers. Beginning with digital editing and... Read More →