Music Expo comes to Music City

Greg “Stryke” Chin, Speaker at Music Expo.

Music Expo, the multi-city conference series for music makers in partnership with Sound On Sound, is presenting the first-ever ‘Music Expo Nashville’ on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Hosted by SAE Institute, the day-long exhibition will feature keynote presentations, panels and educational workshops led by top producers, engineers, songwriters, music industry leaders and tastemakers. Breakout sessions will focus on specialist areas in music creation, technology and business, and will offer aspiring talent the opportunity to learn from some of the most successful music creators. The event runs Saturday September 22, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at the SAE Institute, 7 Music Circle North, Nashville, TN 37203.

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

Music Expo Nashville will welcome GRAMMY-winning producers, engineers, songwriters, music artists and leading technology brands. Esteemed music makers and creators confirmed thus far include producers and engineers; Zach Allen (Keb Mo, Buddy Guy, Maren Morris), SE Berrios (Blake Shelton, Jewel, Vince Gill), Tony Esterly (Sia, Andra Day, The Struts), Matt Leigh (Natalie Grant, Ronnie Milsap, The Cult), Hayley McLean, Jonell Polansky (Tim McGraw, Mandy Barnett, Collin Raye), Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker), Robert Venable (Kelly Clarkson, Twenty One Pilots, JLo) and Femke Weidema (Estelle, Babyface, Belle Mt.). Songwriters and artists confirmed thus far include; Bonnie Baker (Striking Matches, Hunter Hayes, Chely Wright), Greg ‘Stryke’ Chin, Icon For Hire’s Ariel Bloomer and Shawn Jump, Mark Irwin (Blake Shelton, Tyler Farr, Tim McGraw), Steve Leslie (Kenny Rogers, Mark Chesnutt, George Strait), Mark Nesler, Dave Pittenger (Tyler Farr, Jenna Torres, Brett Kissel) and Stephony Smith (The Dixie Chicks, Shania Twain, Kenny Chesney). Music business masterminds include; Brian Bauer, Logan Crowell, Music Row’s Sherod Robertson and Vian Izak.

Music Expo Nashville’s programming will include a combination of keynote presentations, live demos, panels and educational workshops with tracks covering business, technology and creative.

Highlights thus far include the following: “The Singers Ultimate Challenge: Developing Your Vocal Identity” by Veteran Producer and Owner of Decapo Music, Jonell Polansky; “The Changing Business & Craft of Nashville Songwriting” presented by Song Assembly, Grammy award-winning songwriter Steve Leslie; “Making The Most With Minimal Gear” by Producer / Engineer Hayley McLean; “Breaking Into The Music Business and Staying There” by Music Row’s Sherod Robertson; “Making Your Mix Standout” by Award-winning Producer / Engineer and Songwriter Robert Venable (Kelly Clarkson, Twenty One Pilots, Megadeth); “The Craft of Writing a Country Song: How To Tell a Story with Words & Music” presented by Song Assembly – Songwriter Steve Leslie; and “Brand Your Band to Get More Fans” by Brian Bauer (Bauer Entertainment Marketing) with brand experts Logan Crowell (Record Realization / HOME), artist / producer / label owner Vian Izak (Vohnic Music LLC), and alt-Rock duo Ariel Bloomer and Shawn Jump (Icon for Hire).

For more information, visit the official Music Expo Nashville website or follow Music Expo on Facebook and Twitter.