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A3E Returns to Summer NAMM


A3E, the Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange, is a leading industry resource dedicated to exploring the future of advanced audio applications and new music technologies.


A3E is excited to be back in Nashville for it's 3rd year of partnering with Summer NAMM, to bring A3E's 'Future of Audio' Summit to the Music City Center on Saturday July 15, 2017! A3E will once again bring thought leaders, visionaries and innovators to its A3E Summit. These luminaries will be sharing insights and strategies to Nashville's musicians, developers and technologists, and will be delving into the critical topics of:


Disruptive Technology for the Traditional Musician
The Future of Bass Guitar & Drum Technology
The Future of Production In Nashville - A Masterclass in Contemporary Country: Sheryl Crow
New Technologies for Marketing Music
Exploring The New Sounds of Music City including Indie, Pop, and Hip-Hop
Metadata Masterclass for Musicians and Developers

Saturday, July 15
10:30 am - 11 am
A3E Opening Presentation: Disruptive Technology for the Traditional Musician
A3E opens the day with a performance to showcase the latest advancements in new technology for production and performance.
11 am - 12 pm
The Future of Bass Guitar and Drum Technology
Nashville touring musicians have become increasingly challenged to replicate the sounds of contemporary pop on stage. A3E Conference Chair Doug DeAngelis was a pioneer in translating electronic sounds to the arena stage with live players. Join DeAngelis and a panel of special guests for a deep dive into the latest technology offerings for drummers and bass guitarists.
12 pm - 1 pm
The Future Of Production in Nashville - A Masterclass in Contemporary Country: Sheryl Crow
Last year, Kelsea Ballerini's production team packed the A3E chairs for a complete breakdown of the production techniques behind her chart-topping album "The First Time." This year, A3E explores the new album "Be Myself" by nine-time GRAMMY winner Sheryl Crow. Join Jeff Trott and the production team for a deep dive into how the album was made, from songwriting, to programming, to live recording, to final masters.
1 pm - 2 pm
New Technology for Marketing Music
In the internet-era business of music, the most important device to achieve success is one-to-many exposure. This A3E session will focus on new technology-driven platforms that offer tremendous marketing and exposure opportunities to artists who are savvy enough to dive into new waters. Whether you are a band, a singer-songwriter or a DJ, you can utilize new technology to expose your music to a massive global audience.
2 pm - 3 pm
Exploring the New Sounds Of Music City
A3E explores several genres of music, including pop, indie rock and hip-hop, that are emerging in Nashville. If you are a musician looking to learn about the latest tools, applications and technology used to break new ground, this is a session you won’t want to miss. Meet like-minded performers and cutting-edge producers who are pushing the envelope to new extremes here in Music City.
3 pm - 3:40 pm
Metadata Masterclass for Musicians and Developers
Metadata guru Chris McMurtry teaches a masterclass on organizing your music data to maximize the earning potential of your music. As a musician, former employee at Apple and the founder of DART, McMurtry is the definitive voice of best practices for your musical data. This masterclass will teach you the latest metadata standards to prepare your music streaming and online sales.