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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

About IMSTA

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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Vics Drum Shop at Music Garage – Chicago to Host Drum Fantasy Camp featuring Steve Smith, Jojo Mayer, Mike Mangini, Benny Greb, and Dave Weckl


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 16, 2015

Vics Drum Shop, Americas largest independent drum retailer, will host Drum Fantasy Camp at its North Loomis Street location in the Music Garage – Chicago. The camp will be held from Friday, August 7 through Tuesday, August 11, and will feature instruction from some of the most innovative and respected drum professionals in the music business – including Steve Smith, Jojo Mayer, Mike Mangini, Benny Greb, and Dave Weckl.

Drum Fantasy Camps five world class instructors are among the greatest drummers on the planet today, and I know that the campers will be thrilled to meet them, learn from them, and jam with them, says Victor Salazar of Vics Drum Shop. I’m also looking forward to introducing Vic’s Drum Shop to folks whove never had the opportunity to visit us.

Founded in 2007 by drummer Steve Orkin, Drum Fantasy Camp features world-class instructors and attracts students of all skill levels and ages from around the world. Enrollment in this year’s Drum Fantasy Camp will include: