Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Panel Block #4

Cross-Genre Song Feedback

Your friends love it. Your family says it’s your best work in years. But is your new song ready for the spotlight? In this panel, legit hitmakers will offer honest appraisals of a limited number of songs, pre-submitted by EXPO registrants, in front of a live audience. You’ll find out what great songs have in common, and what to avoid if you’re trying to write one yourself. Our panelists bring decades of chart success to bear in offering expert advice on how to make the most of your creation.

Moderator: Beth Brinker

Panelists: Toby Gad, Will Larsen, Pam Sheyne

Sound Engineering: An Interview with Leslie Ann Jones [Sponsored by Sennheiser]

Recording Magazine’s Alex Hawley will interview Leslie Ann Jones, a multiple Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound, about her rise and work in the Los Angeles TV and music scenes. Jones has recorded an incredible and diverse list of musicians and acts from John Mayall, BB King, Carlos Santana and The Kronos Quartet to Alice in Chains, Rosemary Clooney, Miles Davis and Michael Feinstein, and the list goes on and on…This pioneering sound engineer will reveal the lessons she’s learned throughout her decades behind the mixing board.

Moderator: Alex Hawley

Panelists: Leslie Ann Jones

The Eyes Have it: Art of the Music Video

We’ve come a long way since the early days of MTV. Today, music videos are conceived, created and produced from music creators and filmmakers of all levels, and viewed on many platforms from the smallest screen to the biggest stage. Join this panel of songwriters, filmmakers and producers in exploring the art of the music video and what makes for a successful collaboration between musical and visual artists.

Moderator: Erik Philbrook

Panelists: DJay Brawner, CLARA-NOVA, Hannah Lux Davis, Jenny O