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Music Takes Center Stage at Macworld Boston in July; Features music festival, Mac music education, the Dream Studio and music-related exhibitors.



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 World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced that music will be a major focus at Macworld Conference & Expo(R) Boston, taking place July 11-14, 2005 at the Hynes Convention Center The John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center located in Boston's Back Bay has 193,000 square feet (0 m) of exhibit space and can accommodate up to four concurrent events. . Macworld will showcase several music-related Mac features including Mac music education, a music festival, music-related exhibitors and the Dream Studio.

Mac Music Education

13 Mac/music-related educational sessions will take place during Macworld. A Power Tools Conference track titled, "Advanced Mac Music Production," will provide two full days of intensive training for musicians who want to learn to better record and produce their music using Mac-based systems, and to more fully develop their audio engineering skills. This track is presented by David Mash, VP for information technology at Berklee College of Music Berklee College of Music, founded in 1945, is an independent music college in Boston, Massachusetts, with many prominent faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists. It has an enrollment of approximately 3,900 students and a 2004 faculty of approximately 430. , and takes place July 11 and July 12.

The Users Conference has a track devoted to music that will provide a host of informative sessions for amateur to pro musicians. These hour-long courses demonstrate the best practices for using Garageband, using a Mac for recording, and working with Digital Audio and MIDI. Sessions include:

Wednesday, July 13

--"Mac Music 101 - A Practical Introduction to Making Music with Your Mac," by Bruce Nazarian of Gnome Digital Media

--"GarageBand," by author and consultant Bob "Dr Mac" LeVitus

--"GarageBand Advanced Techniques," by Bruce Nazarian

Thursday, July 14

--"Mac for Guitarists," by David Mash

--"Pro without Tears: Graduate from GarageBand to Apple Logic," by Peter Kirn of createdigitalmusic.com

--"DJing and Mobile Music Production: Go Live," by Peter Kirn

The "Geeks and Gadgets Stage" in the exhibit hall will provide free education to attendees. Sessions include:

"Mac Music Production Day," Tuesday, July 12

--"Be a Mac Musician/DJ: Getting Started with Electric Mayhem," by Peter Kirn

--"Recording Your Band," by Bruce Nazarian

--"The Mac in Musical Performance," by professor Michael Bierylo, Berklee College of Music

"iPod Day," Wednesday, July 13

--"The iPod Supersession supersession

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," by Chris Breen Christopher Breen is a writer and editor whose professional career has been spent covering Apple Computer's Apple Macintosh computers and related technologies. In addition to his technology career, Breen is also a musician who has performed professionally for two decades. , editor-in-chief, Playlistmag.com

--"iPod and iTunes Hacks," by author Hadley Stern

--"Podcasting for the Masses," by Chuck Joiner join·er  
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Macworld and Berklee Music Festival

Macworld and Berklee College of Music will present a free music festival, featuring select Berklee artists who compose and produce their works on the Mac. Birdsongs of the Mesozoic Birdsongs of the Mesozoic is a musical group founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980.

The music of Birdsongs of the Mesozoic is almost entirely instrumental, and incorporates many different musical elements; critic Rick Anderson writes, "Very few bands have ever managed to
, one of Boston's most prolific and original bands, will headline the festival. In addition, Macworld attendees can download music festival music to their iPod for free at the Macworld exhibit hall. Music Festival Schedule:

--Wednesday, July 6, 7:30 p.m. - Nina Ott, Latin jazz Latin jazz is the general term given to music that combines rhythms from African and Latin American countries with jazz and classical harmonies from Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and United States.

The two main categories of Latin Jazz are Brazilian and Afro-Cuban.
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--Monday, July 11, 7:30 p.m. - Matt Jenson's Acid Reggae Xperience; David Friend Recital Hall.

--Tuesday, July 12, 8:15 p.m. - Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, unique mix of rock, punk, classical, minimalism minimalism, schools of contemporary art and music, with their origins in the 1960s, that have emphasized simplicity and objectivity. Minimalism in the Visual Arts
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Go to http://www.macworldexpo.com/live/20/events/20BOS05A/SN287250/CC744482 for more information and to reserve tickets.

Music-Related Exhibitors

Several companies exhibiting at Macworld will have displays where attendees can sample the latest music-related products. Music-related exhibiting companies include:

--Guitar Center: the nation's leading retailer of guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments This is a list of percussion instruments. Tuned percussion
  • antique cymbals
  • celesta
  • chimes (a.k.a. tubular bells)
  • clavinet
  • crotales
  • Gong
  • glass harmonica
  • hammered dulcimer
  • handbells
  • lithophone
  • marimba
  • marimbaphone
, keyboards, live-sound/DJ and recording equipment.

--Harman Multimedia: a leading provider of high-fidelity audio products to major computer manufacturers under the JBL JBL James Bullough Lansing (audio/speaker engineer)
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, Infinity and Harman Kardon brands.

--A1 Quality Products: provides iPod, iPod Mini and iPod Shuffle protective covers that are strong enough to stay intact if a car were to drive over them.

--Delapod by Delarew Designs: The DelaPod is a stylish handbag design that integrates the iPod or iPod mini into the handbag. This allows for the iPod to remain fully protected from the elements.

--R-Quest: the leader in standalone and MAC-networkable CD and DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
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 in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc

Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology.
 duplication equipment.

--Protective Solutions: provides invisible shields to protect iPod and iPod Mini screens or the whole body of the iPod.

Dream Studio

Once again this year, Berklee College of Music will present the Dream Studio, a state-of-the-art music studio filled with Mac hardware and software ready to bring your musical visions to life. This exhibit hall attraction will also feature a self-guided tour, music production demonstrations and daily lectures by Berklee faculty.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.macworldexpo.com.

About Macworld Conference & Expo

Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo is the world's most comprehensive Macintosh OS event. Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for professionals involved in media and creative content development for corporate and home applications, as well as prosumers using the Mac at home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together the loyal base of Mac OS audiences in creative services, education, application development, entertainment, small office/home office See SOHO.  and Internet-based environments. Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and prosumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer. For more information or to register for the event, please visit the Web site at www.macworldexpo.com, or call (800) 645-EXPO. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Annie Rice at (508) 424-4839 or annie_rice@idg.com or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or ron_moreau@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio-IT World Conference + Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO CIO: see American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.


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