IMSTA FESTA to take place at SAE London on 25 May

12 Apr 2019

SAE London invite you to SAE House for a celebration of music technology delivered by IMSTA (International Music Software Trade Association) on 25 May from 11.00 am - 6.00 pm. IMSTA FESTA will be packed with panels, workshops, masterclasses, demonstrations, as well as opportunities for you to have your song professionally critiqued by an industry expert.

A global nonprofit association of music software companies, IMSTA is dedicated to conducting public education about piracy in the music software space.

The all-day free event will be a fantastic environment where music-makers can network, interact and learn from each other face-to-face. IMSTA FESTA is open to everyone in the music making community, whether you’re a professional or semi-professional musician, songwriter, music producer, audio engineer, music student or educator. 

Nathan Loughran, Campus Director at SAE London said:

“We are really looking forward to hosting IMSTA FESTA at SAE London, it’s a great chance for musicians to get valuable feedback on their songs. There will be lots of big names in the Audio industry for students to chat to and network with. It promises to be an action packed day with lots to see and do - we hope to see you there!”

   
 

"THERE WILL BE LOTS OF BIG NAMES IN THE AUDIO INDUSTRY FOR STUDENTS TO CHAT TO AND NETWORK WITH. IT PROMISES TO BE AN ACTION PACKED DAY WITH LOTS TO SEE AND DO - WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!"

- NATHAN LOUGHRAN, CAMPUS DIRECTOR AT SAE LONDON

   

 

The Grammy Award-winning songwriter and singer Lady V will present the keynote at IMSTA FESTA London.

Lady V began studying piano at the age of 3, later took up guitar, and began touring worldwide with The New Seekers at just 17. As a songwriter she broke onto the music scene with a Grammy and ASCAP Award for the Dirty Vegas hit ‘Days Go By’, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance chart for 16 non consecutive weeks, earning a spot on Billboard’s Decade-End Chart. Since then, she has penned more than 20 singles, with at least 10 songs becoming No. 1 dance chart hits, for artists including Brandy, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Keyshia Cole. Lady V also is a featured singer on singles and recordings for the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Eminem, Antillas, Fisherman & Hawkins, Solis & Sean Truby, Markus Schulz, Rusko, and Conjure One.

Ray Williams, managing director at IMSTA said:

“Lady V is an exciting artist whose signature style — with massive melodic hooks and clever lyrics — has been embraced by diverse artists topping charts around the world. Her talent as a writer and performer is phenomenal, as is her success in collaborating successfully with other artists. We’re looking forward to an exciting keynote in London!”

Attendees will be able to register for a free masterclass, featuring the most coveted products from industry-leading companies and visit all of the exhibits to get hands-on experience and even win software in hourly raffle giveaways.

The IMSTA panel series will be a fantastic opportunity to network and learn from industry experts. In addition to hosting IMSTA masterclass sessions, full-time music professionals and experts from the industry’s top music production technology companies will offer technology demos and exhibitions. Featured companies include Accusonus, Arturia, Avid, Best Service, Blue Cat Audio, Celemony Software, Eventide, FabFilter, FL Studio, IK Multimedia, KV331, MAGIX, NUGEN Audio, PreSonus, Reveal Sound, sonarworks, sonible, Sonnox, u-he, and xils lab.

Live song reviews will provide attendees the chance to present their work to experienced industry professionals for one-on-one appraisal between 2.00 - 5.00 pm. As the day concludes, the most exceptional of these songs will be judged, along with other regional entries for the 2019 IMSTA FESTA Songwriting Contest. The regional winner will move on in the competition, earning the chance to win a free trip to Santorini, Greece, to be part of a song camp at Black Rock Studios.

Registration, as well as further information about IMSTA, IMSTA FESTA, and the IMSTA FESTA Songwriting Contest is available online here.  

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