July 7 – 8, 2021
Sessions from 10am – 4pm ET

Welcome to the first AES Modern Music Production Symposium
This two day online event explores current and future production techniques with a wide-range of industry professionals.
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Symposium Program Highlights

Evolving Production Trends:

Production choices can define a genre, or even a moment in time. Iconic productions can change the game, and create a sound everyone else is chasing.
In this panel we will explore trends of the past, what’s current and what’s coming next.

Relationship Goals: Exploring the relationship  between Engineer and Vocal Producer with Gloria Kaba & Simone Torres:
Moderator Jeanne Montalvo Lucar

The relationship between producer and engineer is just as important as producer and artist. The seamless interaction of the production team can make or break a record. Here we will discuss how teamwork can lead to a great vocal recording and ultimately a hit record.

Classic Pedigree Modern Techniques: Bad Boy Records

Stephen Dent, Prince Charles Alexander
Moderated by Paul “Willie Green” Womack
Throughout the 1990’s Bad Boy Records played a pivotal role in bringing hip-hop from the streets to the top of the entertainment world. The label continued that reign into the 2000’s, successfully navigating the transition from an analog landscape to a DAW based one. In the decades since that initial transition, how has new technology further evolved the workflow of these creators and how have their techniques been modernized?

Hip-Hop’s Creative Application of Evolving Technologies from 1973 to the Present with Prince Charles Alexander:

While many musical genres rely heavily on technology, Hip-Hop has always lived on the leading edge of emerging audio tools. Grammy winning Producer/Engineer Prince Charles Alexander gives us a deep dive into how Hip-Hop continues to push audio technology forward throughout the decades.

Modern Software for Audio Manipulation:

Technology advances exponentially; every new invention seeds the growth of infinite possibilities. Our ever changing world also creates an ever changing musical landscape. In Modern Software for Audio Manipulation we will discuss challenges and solutions for the modern music maker, through the lens of three software developers. Changes in technology and music creation provide new opportunities for both creators and developers, and our guests will discuss their approaches to these opportunities in production, editing and mixing.

Sara Simms – Communications Manager, Mixed In Key
Michael Hetrick – Owner, Unfiltered Audio
Mike Scheibinger – Product Specialist, Steinberg SpectraLayers
Moderated by Paul “Willie Green” Womack

Art Installation, Immersive Audio and Avant Garde Hip-Hop with Jawwaad Taylor, Leslie Gaston-Bird and others to be revealed soon!

Records aren’t the only place hip-hop music resides, avant-garde Hip-Hop has been planting roots in art galleries, museums, theaters and more. This panel will explore the expansion of Hip-Hop and R&B into new venues and experiences.

Connectivity Issues: Who Is Listening to Hip-Hop?

Familiarity with a genre is critical for mixing at a high level, but as target demographics skew younger and younger, veteran engineers can find themselves less connected to changing trends, techniques and the music itself.
What is the value of experience, particularly in today’s landscape of video tutorials and home studios? And if the people responsible for the fidelity of the records aren’t connected to the music itself, what does that mean for a genre so embedded in culture?
Prince Charles Alexander and Paul “Willie Green” Womack discuss the passing of torches and the importance of musical understanding.

AES Modern Music Production Partners

Registration Now Open!

The AES Modern Music Production Symposium takes place on July 7-8, 2021.
Please choose from one of the registration options below. Partner contact share is included with this event.
Participation instructions will be sent after registration.
Non-Member pass
$40.00$125
Non-Member/ Per year
Access to the AES Modern Music Production Symposium, July 7-8
Access to On-Demand recording for two weeks
AES Member Pass
$20.00$250
AES Members only rate/ Per year
Access to the AES Modern Music Production Symposium, July 7-8
Access to On-Demand recording for two months

Become An AES Modern Music Production Symposium event partner

Partners can benefit from brand alignment and promotions before and during the event. Some levels include exclusive session participation, attendee engagement and more.

Event Partner Packages

Gold: $ 3,000 (limited to 2 only for program presentations)

What it includes:

  • Be a key sponsor of our AES Modern Music Production Symposium which includes an opening video commercial at the beginning of the event and mention in the opening session. (30 seconds – 2 minutes long).
  • Exclusive 55 minute Gold Partner session, available on the website and AES YouTube. Enquire for details.
  • 30 – 60 second video commercial to be inserted between sessions and available on AES YouTube.
  • Logo as Gold Partner included on slide between selected event sessions.
  • Your logo prominent on the AES Modern Music Production Symposium website (front page) and the Sponsors page.
  • Company contact details with logo, and link to your website.
  • Custom Email blast to the AES 40,000 Subscribed list (worth $3,000 alone).
  • 4 x banner adverts in the Connect email Newsletter to over 45,000 subscribers (728×90 pixels).
  • 4 x access passes for the online Symposium and on-demand sessions.

 

Silver: $ 2,000

What it includes:

  • 30 – 60 second video commercial to be inserted between sessions and available on YouTube.
  • 30 minute Silver Partner pre-recorded on-demand presentation, available on the website and AES YouTube.
  • Logo as Silver Partner included on slide between selected event sessions.
  • Your logo prominent on the AES Modern Music Production Symposium website (front page) and the Sponsors page.
  • Company contact details with logo, and link to your website.
  • 2 x banner adverts in the Connect email Newsletter to over 45,000 subscribers (728×90 pixels).
  • 2 x access passes for the online Symposium and on-demand sessions.

 

Bronze: $ 1,000

What it includes:

  • 30 second video commercial to be available on-demand via the website and on AES YouTube.
  • Logo as Bronze Partner included on slide between selected Academy sessions.
  • Your logo prominent on the AES Modern Music Production Symposium website (front page) and the Sponsors page.
  • Company contact details with logo, and link to your website.
  • 1 x access passes for the online Symposium and on-demand sessions.

 

                           Contact Graham Kirk to be a Key Partner of this event: graham.kirk@aes.org

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