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MmX Midwest Music Expo - May 7, 2022
May 7th, 2022 will be our 5th Midwest Music Expo, a Music Business conference started by Martin Atkins and his students at Millikin University in 2019. After pivoting to a series of virtual events over the pandemic, we are glad to be back to an all-day in-person event this year!

 Who should come?

Anyone who is interested in making music, art, or gaining insight on creative entrepreneurship, MmX is for you!

Singers, Songwriters, Musicians, Producers, DJs, Managers, Podcasters, Bloggers, Designers, Artists – from amateurs to pros, there will be something for all!


25 artists on 3 stages !
42 speakers on 13 panels !
Keynote from Wendy Day of Rap Coalition, credited with getting Eminem signed !
24 vendors !
Robots, screen printing, live workshops, and MUCH more!

 
MmX™ is a hub for the exchange of ideas, connections, and opportunities. On Saturday, May 7th, 2022, 10AM-4PM, we are hosting an event to elevate the community on the campus of Millikin University – bringing together people who do it, get it, and aren’t afraid to share it!
 
Out of our 43 speakers and panelists, we are excited to have Wendy Day, founder of Rap Coalition, as our Keynote speaker who is credited with millions made in the rap industry, getting Eminem signed, and more!
 
Some of our featured speakers and panelists will also include Eddie Sanders Chicago Attorney, Audrey Martinovich Co-Owner of Audio for the Arts, Orville Kline Ableton Certified Trainer and DJ, Aly Swengel of Decatur Health and Wellness/Float Decatur, Martin Atkins of Pigface, PIL, and NIN, and many more!
 
MmX™ will feature 25 artists across 3 stages, live performances at Oakwood Festival stage, live drawing, screen-printing workshop: print your own poster, an Ableton Workshop, songwriting workshop, vinyl, clothing, networking, robots!, local and international causes to support, and much MUCH more!
 
The adjoining expo will feature over 24 vendors who will set up shop, meet, and greet you with great products and unique experiences!
 

Come plant a seed with us!

 
Free Public Parking

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Past MmX Sponsors

Thanks to all of our amazing sponsors for helping make MmX a reality.

cdbaby.com
Wendy Day
Dark Matter Coffee
Merchly
Brewdog
Disc Makers
Band:Smart by Martin Atkins
Invisible Records
Frequency Sales
PreSonus https://www.presonus.com/
Broadjam.com
Blick Art Materials
Millikin University
United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Goss Advertising
Speakeasy Records & Oddities | Murmur Coffee Co.
The Art Farm - Decatur, IL
Donnie's Homespun Pizza
Decatur Wellness Collective
Now Decatur
First Step Records
Millitrax
Helping Hands Interpreting Services
Maor Appelbaum