DSU Students Attend National Music Merchandising Conference
In late Jan. 2013, eight Audio Production students visited Anaheim, Calif. to attend the annual National Association of Music Merchandising conference at the Anaheim Convention Center. Each year, over 100,000 musicians, vendors, manufacturers, recording engineers, and music businesspeople attend the conference to learn what’s current and upcoming in the music industry. The students were invited to attend as a part of the Generation Next program that hosted special events specifically designed for students interested in pursuing a career in music.
Some highlights of the three-day venture included demonstrations by award-winning recording engineers, daily presentations by industry insiders, and the opportunity to attend a video production of the popular web show, Pensado’s Place, which features Grammy-award-winning mix engineer and host, Dave Pensado, and guest appearances by a number of award winning recording engineers.
The trip was exciting, inspiring, and offered valuable insight into the music industry. The students wish to thank the Arts and Sciences Department for their support of this trip!
Full conference highlights are available on the DSU Audio Blog: http://www.dsuaudio.com/2013/02/
Students pictured (from left): Jordan Nyenhuis, Matt Lyon, Austin Lee, Dan Stefanich, Bruce Schulz, Tyler Steele, Professor Nathan Edwards (Not pictured but also in attendance: Tristen Boyte and Daryl Becker)