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AEMCON Presents the First Virtual Electronic Music Summit

by Darby Rayanne

Unprecedented times call for community-driven measures, and that is precisely what the Alberta Electronic Music Conference is doing. COVID-19 has crumpled the world’s economy and many industries are taking a hit, especially the Electronic Music industry. To tackle these measures, AEMCON has launched a FREE virtual event to connect, empower, and educate members of our hardworking industry from around the world through a series of panels, workshops, Q&A’s, and keynote speakers from June 5th-7th, 2020.

“In this time where physical proximity is impossible, conversation and sharing knowledge are vital for our industry’s survival. We need resilience, innovation, & creativity to thrive in a post-COVID-19 world.” The summit will tackle industry issues such as The State of the Scene, Fostering a More Diverse Digital Economy for Music, Digital Marketing for Artists, and Virtual Collaborations, Digital Events & the Future of Festivals. There will also be several production streams, including Soundscapes & Immersive Compositions in Ableton Live, Advanced Vocal Production and Mixing, and Scratching & Creativity

Currently, the speakers announced include:

Skratch Bastid
Mungo’s Hi Fi
Cherie Hu, founder, Water & Music
Jeroen Fontain, CEO, Audio Obscura
Fliptrix, High Focus Records
Vel Omazic, Co-founder & Executive Director, Canada’s Music Incubator
Nick Middleton, Westwood Recordings & The Funk Hunters
David Sikorski, Senior Editor, EARMILK
Arlen Cormac, Sr. Vice President of Touring and Production, PK Sound
Liz Thomson, Co-Founder, Bass Coast Festival & The Art Guild Co.
Pete Emes, Smalltown DJs, The Hifi Club

Due to the exclusivity of online delivery in regards to attendance, the Virtual Electronic Music Summit will provide a safe and stress-free platform to provide thoughtful discussions in regards to what our industry is facing, explore possible solutions, and work together to help our industry return to our newly reformed normal. Make sure to register now to ensure your spot for a weekend full of inspiration, motivation, and connection. View the full schedule here, and to register, click the photo below!

panel at AEMCON 2019 ableton lessons people sitting taking notes with speaker
AEMCON 2019 | Image via Stalemate Photography

*Featured Image via Leigh-Ann Hazard*

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