Line 6 and Topspin Media Present the What's Next Musicians’ Conference

by Guitar World Staff
Posted May 9, 2013 at 5:21pm

Line 6 and Topspin Media are joining forces with other leading music and technology companies to present the What's Next Musicians’ Conference, a series of free events that will allow artists to explore the ideas, trends and technologies that are impacting music today.

Featuring panel discussions with industry experts, live artist performances, breakout sessions, music technology demos and more, What's Next will empower musicians to take control of their future—and chart their own path to success.

What's Next conferences are scheduled to take place in New York City (June 8), London (July 6), Los Angeles (August 10) and Tokyo (September 14). At each event, a panel of industry visionaries and professional artists will gather for a live interactive discussion designed to help musicians answer important questions, such as: Is live music the future of the industry? What new business models can help musicians earn a living? How will the next generation of musicians be heard?

Acclaimed author, journalist and technology expert Craig Anderton will serve as moderator for the panel discussions in New York, Los Angeles and London. Also scheduled to participate in select events are Line 6 co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Marcus Ryle, Topspin Media SVP of Product and Marketing Bob Moczydlowsky, entrepreneur and Tunecore co-founder Jeff Price, and others.

What's Next will give musicians the opportunity to discover cutting-edge ideas and technology to fuel their success. Each event will feature a series of classes and workshops, with topics such as:

Live Sound Doesn’t Have to Suck
Musicians shouldn’t have to compromise their sound when performing live. This workshop will demonstrate how to choose the right system for any gig, and dial in a great mix fast.

Make Every Gig and Rehearsal a Promotional Opportunity
Artists will learn how to grow their fan base by using technology—from recording gigs and rehearsals to creating videos and reaching a wider audience using YouTube.

Wireless Without Worries
When wireless technology is used correctly, it can be liberating for performers. Musicians will see how to best incorporate wireless systems into their live performance setups.

Taming the Wild Guitar Rig
Craig Anderton will demonstrate how to fully utilize today’s technology to create iconic guitar sounds or venture into unexplored sonic worlds—both live and in the studio.

The What's Next Musicians’ Conference is presented by Line 6 and Topspin Media, with additional support from Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording, Berkleemusic.com, Electronic Musician, FXpansion, Gobbler, Guitar Player, Guitar World, Hal Leonard, Keyboard, Namba Gear, OBEDIA, PCAudioLabs, Propellerhead Software, XILS-lab, zplane, Zynaptiq and others.

For more information on the What's Next Musicians’ Conference, including event locations and details, visit whats-next-music.com.


Add a Comment
0 Comments

Similar Guitar News

Line 6 Unveils Helix, a Guitar Processor That Redefines the Sound and Feel of Modeling (6/17/2015)
Line 6 has unveiled Helix, its new flagship tour-ready guitar processor. From the company: Helix represents a giant leap forward in guitar processing, as well as a new way of thinking about guitarists and their relationship to technology. Ever...
NAMM 2015: Line 6 releases POD HDX firmware update (1/23/2015)
Read more about NAMM 2015: Line 6 releases POD HDX firmware update at MusicRadar.com NAMM 2015: Fulfilling key customer requests, Line 6 announced the upcoming release of POD HD v2.6 firmware at Winter NAMM. The free V2.6 free update ups the pow...
NAMM 2015: Line 6 introduces the Relay G70, G75 digital wireless systems (1/23/2015)
Read more about NAMM 2015: Line 6 introduces the Relay G70, G75 digital wireless systems at MusicRadar.com NAMM 2015: Line 6 is introducing their new Relay G70 and Relay G75 digital wireless systems at Winter NAMM. The Relay G70 and G75 deliver ...
NAMM 2015: Line 6 unveils the Firehawk FX multi-effect guitar processor (1/23/2015)
Read more about NAMM 2015: Line 6 unveils the Firehawk FX multi-effect guitar processor at MusicRadar.com NAMM 2015: Guitarists looking for a multi-guitar processor that combines a tonal library from over 200 legendary amps and effects, intuitiv...
Line 6 unveils AMPLIFi TT Bluetooth guitar amp and streaming system (12/9/2014)
Read more about Line 6 unveils AMPLIFi TT Bluetooth guitar amp and streaming system at MusicRadar.com The Line 6 AMPLIFi series has already launched a brave attempt to redefine the humble guitar amp, but the new AMPLIFi TT desktop amp is the mos...
Line 6 reveals Sonic Port VX (9/5/2014)
Read more about Line 6 reveals Sonic Port VX at MusicRadar.com Want to record that impromptu 'unplugged' acoustic jam with a minimum of fuss and trailing cables? Line 6 reckon they've cracked the problem with a new audio interface that's also a ...
Steve Howe Talks Vintage and Line 6 Guitars and New Yes Album, 'Heaven & Earth' (8/26/2014)
This is an excerpt from the October 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus the rest of our Stevie Ray Vaughan Top 30 feature, the 60th anniversary of the Fender Strat, columns, tabs and reviews of new gear from TC Electroni...
In praise of: Line 6 DL4 (5/22/2014)
Read more about In praise of: Line 6 DL4 at MusicRadar.com Back in the year 2000, delay pedals didn’t offer a whole lot of options: you made your choice of digital or analogue, and that was about it. The Line 6 DL4 delay modeller shook things up...
Musikmesse 2014: Line 6 reveal AMPLIFi FX100 (3/12/2014)
Read more about Musikmesse 2014: Line 6 reveal AMPLIFi FX100 at MusicRadar.com Musikmesse 2014: Line 6 has followed up the launch of its innovative AMPLIFi amplifier at NAMM with the AMPLIFi FX100 multi-eff
Review: Line 6 POD HD500X Multi-Effect Processor (1/29/2014)
This video is bonus content related to the March 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store. Not too long ago, if you were shopping for a...
NAMM 2014: Line 6 Introduces AMPLIFi — Guitar Amp and Stereo Bluetooth Speaker System with iOS Integration (1/27/2014)
Line 6 has introduced AMPLIFi, its new guitar amp and stereo Bluetooth speaker system with iOS integration. From Line 6: AMPLIFi is an entirely new kind of guitar amplifier. By combining a high-performance guitar amp, a streaming Bluetooth speak...
Line 6 introduce Pod HD500XS (7/11/2013)
Read more about Line 6 introduce Pod HD500XS at MusicRadar.com Line 6 has unveiled the POD HD500X guitar multi-effects processor, an upgrade to the popular POD HD500. New features on the POD HD500X include an expanded offering of HD amp models, ...
Line 6 unveils Sonic Port iPhone/iPad audio interface (6/3/2013)
Read more about Line 6 unveils Sonic Port iPhone/iPad audio interface at MusicRadar.com Line 6 has followed up its Mobile In iOS audio interface with a more advanced offering, the Sonic Port. This CoreAudio-compatible device co
Session Guitar: How the Line 6 JTV-89 Guitar and HD500 Multi-Effects Processor Changed My Studio Life (4/1/2013)
First of all, let me stress this: SESSION GUYS, PAY ATTENTION! I often get asked about what gear I use in the studio. I have addressed this topic in my column in the past. However, a new guitar has been added to the bunch, Combined with my somew...
NAMM 2013: Line 6 unveils JTV-89F (1/25/2013)
Read more about NAMM 2013: Line 6 unveils JTV-89F at MusicRadar.com NAMM 2013: Line 6 has unveiled its latest James Tyler Variax, the JTV-89F. The Floyd Rose loaded electric boasts a huge amount of features, including 29 Variax instruments and a...