Music Expo Announces Full Program Lineup For Music Makers Hosted by SAE Institute

Nashville, TN

17 Sep 2019




Music Expo Announces Full Program Lineup For Music Makers Hosted by SAE Institute

17 Sep 2019


Keynote Speakers Include Multiple Grammy-winning Producers; 
F. Reid Shippen and Jacquire King to Kick Off The Highly-Anticipated Event

Tickets Are Available Starting at $35 at

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Sept. 16th, 2019 - Music Expo, the multi-city conference series for music makers in association with Sound On Sound magazine, announces its full program lineup for Nashville’s full day of workshops and talks designed for music makers, hosted by SAE Institute ( 7 Music Cir N, Nashville, TN 37203) on Sat., Sept. 21st. Keynote speakers and multiple Grammy-winning Producers F. Reid Shippen and Jacquire King kick off the highly-anticipated event, opening the day with a talk about relationships, reputation and staying alive in the music business. Nashville’s full day of workshops and discussions will offer tracks in creative, technology and music business, and acknowledge all stages of music creation with an emphasis on production. Program highlights include a streaming panel led by top Nashville industry leaders, a beat-making session, a drum recording clinic, a three-part production series and talks from several award-winning producers and engineers. View the full program, here:

Music Expo offers unparalleled access to some of the most successful creators and is open to the public - both established professionals and aspiring pros. Limited tickets are still available starting at $30 by visiting, View a preview, here:

Music Expo Nashville 2019 welcomes back 30+ speakers including multiple GRAMMY-winning producers, engineers, songwriters, music artists, and leading technology brands. Esteemed music makers added to the previously announced lineup (HERE) will include newly added Producers and Engineers; Gena Johnson (Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile), Piper Payne (Third Eye Blind, Madame Gandhi, Geographer), Dave Gardner (Louis Armstrong, Portugal The Man, Bassnectar) and Raelynn Janicke. Newly added music industry leaders include; Dead Horse Branding’s Melissa Core-Caballo, Music Row’sSherod Robertson, Average Joes Entertainment’s Nathan Thompson, Oh Boy Records’ Jody Whelan, and Navigation Partners’ Peggy Dold.

Newly added program highlights in addition to previously announced include;

  • Opening Keynote: Relationships, Reputation, and Staying Alive in the Music Business - Grammy Award-winners F. Reid Shippen and Jacquire King host a discussion about fostering meaningful relationships, finding knowledgeable collaborators, developing a successful musical and professional reputation, and how to create a sustainable career through weaving together diverse activities. They will share their personal journeys and explain what it takes to have a successful and creatively fulfilling career.

  • An Insider’s Guide to Streaming: Playlisting, Best Practices and the Powerful Tools for Artists -Join top executives Beville Dunkerley (Pandora) and Nathan Thompson (Average Joes Entertainment) and Jody Whelan (Oh Boy Records) to discuss the powerful tools available to artists when it comes to streaming, the tips and tricks of playlisting and the various strategies of releasing music. Moderated by Music Row's Sherod Robertson, this powerful panel of label and streaming perspectives will offer up an insider's guide to the latest trends, common pitfalls and success, and share how artists can leverage and effectively maximize exposure in the current digital landscape.

  • Drum Recording Techniques with Zach Allen Presented by Leapwing Audio - Great drum recordings take preparation! Simplify the variables in the studio when it comes to capturing the sounds of drums. Grammy-winning Engineer Zach Allen will discuss a variety of techniques and demonstrate mic choice and placement with a live drummer in the studio. This Q&A session will be interactive and highlight the rhyme and reason behind mic techniques, preparation and the various ways to achieve different sounds.

  • Production Tips and Secrets - In this power-packed class, award-winning producer/engineer Robert Venable will share advanced production techniques and secret tips to take your music production skills to the next level. Whether you’re new to the recording industry or already know it all, we’re sure you’ll learn some new tricks to add to your arsenal!  Don’t miss this one!

  • Ask Me Anything - Acclaimed Mixing Engineers Piper Payne, Shani Gandhi, and Gena Johnson will join together for an Ask Us Anything round. Answering Q&A’s from the audience about mixing, the three pros will double down and share their differing approaches and varying techniques and tips!

  • How to Create Compelling Mixes - What makes the difference between a mix and a compelling one? In this fascinating session, Craig Anderton shares techniques and secrets about how you can grab your listeners' attention, keep them hooked, and leave them wanting more.

GOLD sponsors include Yamaha and Steinberg. Bronze sponsors include Leapwing Audio. Exhibitors include; Alclair Audio, Audio Engineering Society (AES), Eventide, Focal, Full Scale AV, Genelec, Harrison, iZotope, Kali Audio, LaChapell Audio, Prism Sound, SAE Institute, Steinberg, SoundGirls, TASCAM, Women In Audio and Yamaha. Presented in association with Sound On Sound magazine, additional media sponsors include Gearslutz, Making Music, and Tape Op.

Register today (HERE) to be connected with thousands of music creators who have attended Music Expo conferences across the country. For the latest Music Expo Nashville updates, please visit or follow Music Expo on Facebook and Twitter. Music Expo Nashville is one in a series of conferences for music makers held nationwide. Upcoming Music Expo events include Music Expo San Francisco (11/9 - 11/10).



Music Expo in association with Sound On Sound magazine, is a for profit, multi-city conference series to inspire music makers. Music Expo presents annual events nationwide in cities including Boston, Miami, Nashville and San Francisco and offers attendees up-close access to some of the world’s top DJs, producers, artists, engineers, songwriters, music industry tastemakers and leading technology brands. Founded in 2014, Music Expo provides pros and aspiring talent the opportunity to learn from some of the most successful music creators and has connected thousands of music makers across the country. Every year, Music Expo donates a portion of proceeds to help support non-profit organizations making an impact in their local community. Music Expo is committed to celebrating diversity and the inclusion of women and minorities. For more information, visit or follow Music Expo on Facebook and Twitter.


Based in Cambridge, England and independently-owned, Sound On Sound has been delivering a quality monthly print magazine since 1985 and is recognized internationally as the 'bible' of the music recording industry. Every month our UK and USA editions deliver consistently more pages than any competing title, packed full of in-depth product tests of Recording Systems, Music Software: DAWs, Virtual Instruments, Plug-ins, Synthesizers, Keyboards & Rack Modules, Music Computers, Samplers, Audio Interfaces, Effects & Signal Processors, Mixing Consoles and not forgetting studio essentials like Microphones and Monitors, plus the best Musician/Mix Engineer/Record Producer interviews you'll read anywhere. Our regular Tutorials and practical 'how to' Workshops offer no-nonsense advice, to help readers gain the most from their studio tools - at all levels of expertise. The SOS website draws over 1.3 million unique visitors each


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