Panels


Saturday May 9, Demo Listening has been changed to Saturday May 16!

May 16, 2020 – MMX Virtual: Song Listening Panel and Ableton Workshop

GREAT NEWS!!!! If you haven’t heard – we have moved the song listening panel to this Saturday, May 16th @ 12pm. This means that you have so much extra time to submit your demos and the chance to win amazing prizes!!! We are collaborating with Roy Elkins and Broadjam to utilize their platform, along with several industry professional judges with incredible credentials!!! Before the listening, Orville Klein will give an Abelton beat making workshop! Big thanks to our sponsors Presonus, Discmakers, and Frequency Sales for making this happen. Submit your songs now!!!

Register for May 16th: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VIoZ90saQEqi57eRbl2Mlw

Submit songs to Broadjam: https://www.broadjam.com/contests/details/contest/index.php?contest_id=17425

Demo Listening Competition
Prize package valued over $3,000 for the top three artists/bands!
The package includes:

Prize 1: CD Baby//Discmakers/Merchly Package (100 CDs, 50 t-shirts, and digital distribution valued at $500 each) AND one mastered song by Maor Appelbaum (Yes, Faith No More, and more!)

Prize 2: CD Baby/Discmakers/Merchly Package (same as above) AND an 8 hour tracking day at Millitrax Studio A with the brand new Neve 5088 Shelford console including rough mixes by Kevin Guarnieri.

Prize 3: CD Baby/Discmakers/Merchly Package (same as above) AND a $100 gift card to Blick Art Supplies

For more information, visit our Facebook event page >

 


 

Previous 2020 Events

Preview – Friday, May 8

12pm: Art and Entrepreneurship in a Time of Crisis with Martin Atkins and Eddie Sanders
1pm: General Q&A



Midwest Music Expo All-Dayer – Saturday, May 9th

Starts at 10:30am and will proceed as follows:

10:45am-11:45am
Art and Entrepreneurship in a Time of Crisis with Martin Atkins



12pm-1pm

Wendy Day (Rap Coalition) in Conversation with Martin Atkins



1:15pm-2:15pm

Gaelynn Lea on Disability and Accessibility



2:30-3:15pm

Randy Blythe on Sobriety During a Pandemic



3:30-4:45pm

Lol Tolhurst (The Cure) Interviewed by DJ Scary Lady Sarah and William Faith



4:30-5:15pm

Mental Health and Wellness Panel with Aly Swengel (Decatur Wellness Collective) and Chris Morrell (Millikin Counseling Services)



CHANGED – SEE ABOVE
5:30pm onward

Demo Listening with Martin Atkins, Mark Williams, Matt Eidson, Brian Abbott, Adam Cunningham, and Jessie Labelle

Demo Listening Competition
Prize package valued over $3,000 for the top three artists/bands!
The package includes:

Prize 1: CD Baby//Discmakers/Merchly Package (100 CDs, 50 t-shirts, and digital distribution valued at $500 each) AND one mastered song by Maor Appelbaum (Yes, Faith No More, and more!)

Prize 2: CD Baby/Discmakers/Merchly Package (same as above) AND an 8 hour tracking day at Millitrax Studio A with the brand new Neve 5088 Shelford console including rough mixes by Kevin Guarnieri.

Prize 3: CD Baby/Discmakers/Merchly Package (same as above) AND a $100 gift card to Blick Art Supplies


(After each panel, we will have 15 mins for transition and snack breaks!)

 

Throughout the day, attendees have the chance to win:


PreSonus Beat Making Starter Pack ($250 value)

5 copies of Martin Atkins’ Band:Smart and WTTMBYF’d shirt combo

Signed Giclees by Lol Tolhurst (The Cure)

10 Shirts from First Step Records