Line 6 and Topspin Media present WHAT’S NEXT Musicians’ Conference in London.
Line 6, Inc. and Topspin Media are joining forces with other leading music and technology companies to present the WHAT’S NEXT Musicians’ Conference, a series of free events that will allow musicians to explore the ideas, trends and technologies that are impacting music today. Featuring panel discussions with industry experts, live artist performances, breakout sessions, music technology demos and more, WHAT’S NEXT will empower musicians to take control of their future—and chart their own path to success.
WHAT’S NEXT conferences are scheduled to take place in London, Los Angeles, Tokyo and New York City. The London event will be on 6th July at Music Bank. Used by the likes of Jimmy Page, Noel Gallagher and Corinne Bailey Rae, Music Bank is a world renowned suite of rehearsal studios in south London, and is an ideal environment for discussion and workshops around improving live performance.
The event will feature a range of industry visionaries and professional artists for a live interactive discussion, as well as a series of workshops designed to help musicians drive their success. From how to improve your live performance, to getting you music heard and using social media, the event will give musicians an opportunity to discover new cutting edge ideas.
Acclaimed author, journalist and technology expert Craig Anderton, Line 6 co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Marcus Ryle, Topspin Media’s Stephen O’Reilly, Director of TOPSPIN UK, entrepreneur and Tunecore co-founder Jeff Price with other special guests, will all participate in an interactive panel discussion designed to help musicians answer important questions, such as: Is live music the future of the industry? What new business models can help musicians earn a living? How will the next generation of musicians be heard?
WHAT’S NEXT will give musicians the opportunity to discover cutting-edge ideas and technology to fuel their success. Each event will feature a series of classes and workshops, with topics such as:
Live Sound Doesn’t Have to Suck – how to choose the right system for any gig and how to dial in a great mix fast.
Make Every Gig and Rehearsal a Promotional Opportunity – how to grow your fan base using technology, from recording gigs to creating videos and using YouTube
Wireless Without Worries – Learn how to best incorporate wireless systems into your live performance setups.
Taming the Wild Guitar Rig – learn how to fully utilise today’s technology to create iconic guitar sounds or venture into unexplored sonic worlds
Promote Yourself – how do you get yourself seen and heard, and navigate the social media maze? When is it time to enlist help, and what do you hand over? Kitmonsters panel of industry experts give you tips and answer questions
The WHAT’S NEXT Musicians’ Conference is presented by Line 6 and Topspin Media, with additional support from Gobbler, FXpansion, Kitmonsters, PC Audio Labs, Guitarist, Total Guitar, Future Music, Guitar Techniques, Computer Music, Namba Gear and others.
There will also be a prize draw during the event for all attendees on 6th July, as well as exciting free downloads and giveaways. The event is free, and for more information and to register for your place visit http://www.whats-next-music.co.uk
Places are limited so make sure you book now, and look out for more news about special guests over the next few weeks.
About Line 6
Line 6 has been on the leading edge of digital audio product development since 1996. The spirit of innovation championed by co-founders Marcus Ryle and Michael Doidic runs deep, resulting in products that have revolutionized the way musicians create, perform, record and explore. From groundbreaking POD® multi-effects processors and James Tyler® Variax® guitars to the world’s first intelligent live sound system, Line 6 products offer intuitive operation, amazing sound and unique benefits when combined together. As the music industry continues to evolve, Line 6 is committed to leveraging the power of technology to create inspiring tools for musicians and audio professionals. Learn more at line6.com
About Topspin Media
Topspin is the leading direct-to-fan marketing and retail software used by musicians, filmmakers and authors. Topspin artists sell more downloads, merch and tickets by running direct social campaigns with the platform’s built-in analytics and marketing features. Musicians use Topspin to control their Artists.MTV page and to submit images, bios, music and videos to MTV networks. Filmmakers use Topspin to connect with fans and create new distribution channels as a part of the Sundance Institute’s Artist Services program. Topspin is used by Trent Reznor, Kid Rock, Drafthouse Films, Arcade Fire, Rihanna, Kevin Smith, One Direction, David Lynch, PIXIES, Paul McCartney, Stacy Peralta and tens of thousands of other content creators. Learn more at topspinmedia.com.