As record industry shows shrivel, the Audio Engineering Society seems to have taken upon itself to develop the alternative strategy.
Following on last year’s debut show, the second annual Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo will take place on March 5–6 at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music.
The event will offer workshops, talks and a small exhibition floor. Last year about 50 companies exhibited wares. The show is aimed at a growth segment in the recording industry: home/personal studios. It makes use of Nashville’s prolific music scene but isn’t limited to the country music genre.
Last year’s event highlighted Ricky Skaggs as the keynoter along with speeches and workshops featuring Nashville-based engineers and producers such as Lynn Fuston and George Massenburg along with out-of-town visitors such as Alan Silverman, Tony Shepperd and Jeff Markham.
The event is organized by the Nashville Section of the AES, with cooperation from the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music at Nashville’s Belmont University.