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Music Industry Legend Steve Albini to Deliver Keynote Address at Chicago Music Technology Expo

Music industry legend Steve Albini will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming IMSTA FESTA in Chicago on Saturday, July 25th. The free event is hosted by the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA), a non-profit organization. IMSTA FESTA will be held at the SAE Institute campus located at 820 N. Orleans Street in Chicago.

IMSTA is dedicated to educating and fostering a conversation between both music software and hardware users and manufacturers on the value of purchasing music software products they use rather than using pirated versions of the products. Since 2007, IMSTA has held IMSTA FESTA events in major cities including Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto to help promote IMSTAs core message and slogan Buy the software you use.

Albini is known throughout the world as a singer-songwriter, guitarist, engineer, producer, journalist and studio owner. He has worked on over 2,000 records since 1981 with a wide range of artists including Nirvana, Pixies, Bush and Robert Plant. Uniquely positioned at the crossroads of the ever changing music industry, Albini will deliver a thought-provoking, intelligent, and inspiring keynote address on the new music industry.

IMSTA FESTA is open to music makers of all genres and levels including songwriters and music technology professionals, semi professionals, amateurs, students and educators. Attendees are invited to attend hands-on master class workshops as well as learn from professional panels.

Attendees will also be able to network with major industry professionals. The networking event is co-sponsored by the SAE Institute, Broadjam, Sweetwater Sound, GRAMMY P&E Wing, NAMM and Keyboard, Electronic Musician and Tape-Op magazines.

The IMSTA FESTA Professional Panel Series will be led by professional industry leaders including Steve Silk Hurley, Martin Atkins and Zak Fox who bring a fresh perspective on the music production industry sharing information on how to make money with your music, developing your EDM business, as well as information about publishing and licensing within the music industry.

IMSTA FESTA Chicago also features live Song Reviews where experienced industry professionals offer insightful, educated, one-on-one appraisals of songs brought to the show by attendees.

Admission is FREE but all visitors must register at: http://www.imsta.org


IMSTA is a global non-profit association of music software companies. One of IMSTAs principal missions is to conduct public education about piracy in the music software space. IMSTA promotes the Buy The Software You Use slogan and exposes the public to the industry and this message through a variety of ways including the popular IMSTA FESTA music technology events across North America.


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New memoir by Herbert Smith to be featured at AARP Life@50+ expo

PASADENA, Texas (PRWEB) March 17, 2015

Author and retired police captain Herbert Smith recreates the most vivid and poignant memories from his life, beginning with his childhood and continuing through his successful career as a police officer, in his new memoir, In My Lifetime: Early life and career of Police Captain Herbert Smith (published by iUniverse). Smiths book will be featured at the 2015 AARP Life@50+ Coast-to-Coast book gallery from May 14-16.

Born into a share-cropping family in Louisiana, Smith was the eighth child of nine and the first person in his family to graduate from high school. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduation and served briefly in the Korean War before being honorably discharged.

Smith then chose to pursue a career in law enforcement. He aced his civil service test and excelled as a patrol officer, confronting, disarming and arresting many dangerous criminals. Through hard work and determination, Smith advanced all the way up the ranks, finally obtaining his position as captain, before retiring from the force after 28 years of service.

Smiths goal for the book is to create a living legacy for future generations. He aims to provide an insiders look at life on the force as well as entertain readers with amusing anecdotes from his personal and professional life.

In My Lifetime

By Herbert Smith

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 330 pages | ISBN 9781491736357

E-Book | 330 pages | ISBN 9781491736364

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Herbert Smith was born in Harrisonburg, Louisiana. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and then applied to the police academy in Pasadena, Texas. He spent 28 years on the force before joining an insurance and investment company where he became regional vice president. He is now fully retired and serves as a deacon in his church.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Readers Choice, Rising Star and Editors Choice designationsself-publishings only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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