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Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Opening Keynote: Nova Wav
Nova Wav
Nova Wav
Songwriting/Production Duo • Beyonce • Jay Z • Rihanna • Ariana Grande • DJ Khaled • Kehlani • H.E.R. & More ➕➕
Emily Lazar
Emily Lazar
The Lodge, GRAMMY-winning mastering engineer
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KMD Pro Speed Mentoring (Session 1)
EveAnna Manley
EveAnna Manley
Manley Labs, Entrepreneur and owner
Sherry Klein
Sherry Klein
Re-Recording Mixer
Zoe Thrall
Zoe Thrall
Audio engineer, Studio Manager
Maureen Droney
Maureen Droney
Sr. Managing Director for the Producers & Engineers Wing
Whitney Taber
Whitney Taber
Show Producer
Elise Solberg
Elise Solberg
Pianist, Songwriter, Producer, Composer and Entrepreneur
Emily Lazar
Emily Lazar
The Lodge, GRAMMY-winning mastering engineer

How does Speed Mentoring work?

Each pairing is 6 minutes long, during which each mentee will present their pitch and/or ask any questions to the assigned mentor. 

Within this hour-long session, there will be a total of 5 pairings. Each mentee will get to meet (and have 1-on-1 chat) with 5 mentors in an hour. 

Please check out all mentor profiles ahead of the session to allow for succinct and specific questions.

What do I need to bring?

  • A device to connect you to zoom
  • A pair of headphones/ear pods

How many mentoring sessions can I attend?

ONE! There is a total of 4 mentorship sessions:

  • 2 sessions on Aug 11 (Thursday)
  • 2 sessions on Aug 12 (Friday)

Due to limited spaces for each mentorship session, each participant can only sign up for one KMD Pro mentorship session.

What do you need to prepare?

Read up on all mentor’s profiles before the session and have your questions/ pitch prepared. Since pairing are set up randomly, have a solid pitch and a set of questions prepared to make the best out of this session!

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KMD Pro Speed Mentoring (Session 2)
EveAnna Manley
EveAnna Manley
Manley Labs, Entrepreneur and owner
Sherry Klein
Sherry Klein
Re-Recording Mixer
Zoe Thrall
Zoe Thrall
Audio engineer, Studio Manager
Elise Solberg
Elise Solberg
Pianist, Songwriter, Producer, Composer and Entrepreneur
Shani Gandhi
Shani Gandhi
GRAMMY-winning Producer, Engineer, and Mixer

How does Speed Mentoring work?

Each pairing is 6 minutes long, during which each mentee will present their pitch and/or ask any questions to the assigned mentor. 

Within this hour-long session, there will be a total of 5 pairings. Each mentee will get to meet (and have 1-on-1 chat) with 5 mentors in an hour. 

Please check out all mentor profiles ahead of the session to allow for succinct and specific questions.

What do I need to bring?

  • A device to connect you to zoom
  • A pair of headphones/ear pods

How many mentoring sessions can I attend?

ONE! There is a total of 4 mentorship sessions:

  • 2 sessions on Aug 11 (Thursday)
  • 2 sessions on Aug 12 (Friday)

Due to limited spaces for each mentorship session, each participant can only sign up for one KMD Pro mentorship session.

What do you need to prepare?

Read up on all mentor’s profiles before the session and have your questions/ pitch prepared. Since pairing are set up randomly, have a solid pitch and a set of questions prepared to make the best out of this session!

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Summit Opening Spotlight Stage
HIEN
HIEN
Singer, Songwriter, Sound designer, Artist

Elektronica is an electro concert by female-identifying individuals who make innovative use of technology in their artistry and performance techniques. 

Friday, August 12, 2022

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Ableton Production Hub: Ask Me Anything! (Slot A)

Have questions about Ableton? Want to meet other Ableton users? Sign up for a production hub session and we will have an Ableton representative answer all your (Ableton related) questions!

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Ableton Production Hub: Ask Me Anything! (Slot B)

Have questions about Ableton? Want to meet other Ableton users? Sign up for a production hub session and we will have an Ableton representative answer all your (Ableton related) questions!

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Ableton Production Hub: Ask Me Anything! (Slot D)

Have questions about Ableton? Want to meet other Ableton users? Sign up for a production hub session and we will have an Ableton representative answer all your (Ableton related) questions!

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Ableton Production Hub: Ask Me Anything! (Slot C)

Have questions about Ableton? Want to meet other Ableton users? Sign up for a production hub session and we will have an Ableton representative answer all your (Ableton related) questions!

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More Ear Candy
Dresage (Keeley Bumford)
Dresage (Keeley Bumford)
Artist, Producer, Composer

So, your song is all baked and almost release ready but it’s missing a little something…

Like sprinkles on ice cream, ear candy elevates a track by creating unexpected yet exciting moments that give depth to the production and arrangement. In this session, Dresage will show you the different ways she uses to create a dynamic track through automation, creative sample processing and effective ear candy sprinkling. Get your production sweet tooth on! 

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The World Is Your Sample Pack
Chrissy Tignor (Data Child)
Chrissy Tignor (Data Child)
Audio engineer, Producer, Educator, Writer and Musician

What’s more unique than making music out of the sounds from your own sonic world? Using everyday items and pre-existing sonic spaces, you can create a unique palette of colors and textures that no other producer has access to. This session will focus on how you can spice up your sounds with field recordings.

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Get That Lo-Fi Vibe
Little Monarch (Casey Kalmenson)
Little Monarch (Casey Kalmenson)
Artist, writer, producer, multi-instrumentalist & educator

While the LoFi vibe sounds easy and accessible to listeners, recreating it is a whole different story. Between nailing the cross-genre referencing to tastefully curating a nostalgic feeling, capturing that low-fidelity production is a uniquely creative process.

In this session, Little Monarch will show you her tips and tricks on how to nail that  dusty vinyl vibe from both a songwriting and production perspective. 

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KMD Pro Speed Mentoring (Session 3)
Maureen Droney
Maureen Droney
Sr. Managing Director for the Producers & Engineers Wing
Whitney Taber
Whitney Taber
Show Producer
Crystal Caines
Crystal Caines
Producer, engineer, rapper, singer
Susan Rogers
Susan Rogers
Producer, Engineer & Mixer
Lanell Grant
Lanell Grant
Produced By Nell, Producer
Lenise Bent
Lenise Bent
Engineer, Producer, Editor, Mixing Engineer

How does Speed Mentoring work?

Each pairing is 6 minutes long, during which each mentee will present their pitch and/or ask any questions to the assigned mentor. 

Within this hour-long session, there will be a total of 5 pairings. Each mentee will get to meet (and have 1-on-1 chat) with 5 mentors in an hour. 

Please check out all mentor profiles ahead of the session to allow for succinct and specific questions.

What do I need to bring?

  • A device to connect you to zoom
  • A pair of headphones/ear pods

How many mentoring sessions can I attend?

ONE! There is a total of 4 mentorship sessions:

  • 2 sessions on Aug 11 (Thursday)
  • 2 sessions on Aug 12 (Friday)

Due to limited spaces for each mentorship session, each participant can only sign up for one KMD Pro mentorship session.

What do you need to prepare?

Read up on all mentor’s profiles before the session and have your questions/ pitch prepared. Since pairing are set up randomly, have a solid pitch and a set of questions prepared to make the best out of this session!

- EDT
KMD Pro Speed Mentoring (Session 4)
Crystal Caines
Crystal Caines
Producer, engineer, rapper, singer
Lenise Bent
Lenise Bent
Engineer, Producer, Editor, Mixing Engineer
MINY
MINY
Artist, songwriter, producer, drummer, video director.
Paulina Vo
Paulina Vo
Highnote/ Digilogue
Little Monarch (Casey Kalmenson)
Little Monarch (Casey Kalmenson)
Artist, writer, producer, multi-instrumentalist & educator

How does Speed Mentoring work?

Each pairing is 6 minutes long, during which each mentee will present their pitch and/or ask any questions to the assigned mentor. 

Within this hour-long session, there will be a total of 5 pairings. Each mentee will get to meet (and have 1-on-1 chat) with 5 mentors in an hour. 

Please check out all mentor profiles ahead of the session to allow for succinct and specific questions.

What do I need to bring?

  • A device to connect you to zoom
  • A pair of headphones/ear pods

How many mentoring sessions can I attend?

ONE! There is a total of 4 mentorship sessions:

  • 2 sessions on Aug 11 (Thursday)
  • 2 sessions on Aug 12 (Friday)

Due to limited spaces for each mentorship session, each participant can only sign up for one KMD Pro mentorship session.

What do you need to prepare?

Read up on all mentor’s profiles before the session and have your questions/ pitch prepared. Since pairing are set up randomly, have a solid pitch and a set of questions prepared to make the best out of this session!

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

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Kilohearts Sound Design Classroom (Slot A)
Dresage (Keeley Bumford)
Dresage (Keeley Bumford)
Artist, Producer, Composer

Can't get enough of Dresage's sound design + production tips? You're in luck! Sign up for one of the 2 Sound Design sessions powered by Kilohearts!

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Kilohearts Sound Design Classroom (Slot B)
Dresage (Keeley Bumford)
Dresage (Keeley Bumford)
Artist, Producer, Composer

Can't get enough of Dresage's sound design + production tips? You're in luck! Sign up for one of the 2 Sound Design sessions powered by Kilohearts!

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Holy Trinity Pt. I: Compression, Side-Chaining, and De-essers
Michele Darling
Michele Darling
Sound designer, composer, recording engineer, and educator

We know it’s all about creating space in your mix, but what are some of the essential techniques to achieve this?  You know … the foundation to making your beat groovier … or accentuating that pumping sensation in your song. You don't want to miss out on these simple, yet extremely effective and handy tools to Marie Kondo the space in your mix … well sonically at least.

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"Why should I know about spatial audio?"
Marcela Rada
Marcela Rada
Audio recording, editing, mixing, and mastering engineer

Is Spatial Audio the new stereo? I mean, we’ve heard the hype around it, but do we REALLY understand it? And more importantly, how can you, a songwriter, producer and/or content creator use it to take your music to the next level? After this session, not only will you have a solid understanding on Spatial Audio, but also on how to use it as a tool to explore a whole new dimension for your art. *wink wink* 3D *wink*

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Holy Trinity Pt. II: Overdrive, Distortion, Saturation
Michele Darling
Michele Darling
Sound designer, composer, recording engineer, and educator

Do you know the difference between an Overdrive, Distortion, and a Saturator? In this masterclass, we will explore using these effects in unconventional ways! You will learn interesting techniques to thicken and add warmth to your sound using the appropriate FX. 

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Fix The Mix Job Fair

Fix The Mix (presented by We Are Moving The Needle) is a first-of-its-kind, hybrid job fair /networking lounge, that focuses on connecting employers with potential women and non-binary music professionals.  Created as a way to streamline and support the career advancement of underrepresented music creators. 

Who’s attending Fix The Mix?

From studio managers to recruiting agents and label representatives to A&R, this is a high level networking event that you don't want to miss! Confirmed participation includes YouTube, Madison Square Garden, SONY, Mom+Pop, GRAMMY-U and more!

Sunday, August 14, 2022

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International Live Beat Challenge - Workshop (SLOT A)
ill-ēsha
ill-ēsha
Producer, Sound Designer, Artist, DJ, Educator

Want to learn the different tools and techniques that'll allow you to make sick beats everywhere you go? Don't miss out on this session led by ill-ēsha!

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International Live Beat Challenge - Workshop (SLOT B)
ill-ēsha
ill-ēsha
Producer, Sound Designer, Artist, DJ, Educator

Want to learn the different tools and techniques that'll allow you to make sick beats everywhere you go? Don't miss out on this session led by ill-ēsha!

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International Live Beat Challenge - Workshop (SLOT C)
ill-ēsha
ill-ēsha
Producer, Sound Designer, Artist, DJ, Educator

Want to learn the different tools and techniques that'll allow you to make sick beats everywhere you go? Don't miss out on this session led by ill-ēsha!

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International Live Beat Challenge - Workshop (SLOT D)
ill-ēsha
ill-ēsha
Producer, Sound Designer, Artist, DJ, Educator

Want to learn the different tools and techniques that'll allow you to make sick beats everywhere you go? Don't miss out on this session led by ill-ēsha!

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How To Keep Your Crowd Moving (with Femme House)

As a DJ/ live performer, you can’t put together a setlist without considering one of the most important factors: your crowd and what they want. From curating your setlist to strategically designing your transitions, how do you get the crowd moving? In this session, not only will our panelists share the different techniques and tricks that they use in their live shows, we will also explore the ultimate art of reading and reacting to the audience.

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Show Me Your Deck
ill-ēsha
ill-ēsha
Producer, Sound Designer, Artist, DJ, Educator
Space Sluts
Space Sluts
Producer, Live Performer, Artist

It’s true! It’s not about the size, it’s how you use it. But aren’t we all curious about what the pros are using to elevate their production/ performance/ creative flow? In this session, we will look at our presenters’ set ups, and how you can reference their decks to optimize your own! 

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What In The Multiverse are Music NFTs?

Have you been wondering what it takes to create a Music NFT? Tune into this discussion panel of gender expansive community builders and advocates for independent artists in Web3. 


In this 1 hour discussion panel on the summit’s closing day, where we’ll dive into the basics of Web3, the advantages of Music NFTs for artists, and how building an independent artist career on Web3 is different from the current music business/label model. 


Join Latin Music Industry veteran Stephanie Guerrero (@steph_guerrero), Web3 Community Architect Nikki Bean (@nikbean_eth), Queer Music Producer and Technologist Blaire Michael (@blairexyz) tuning in virtually, with psychedelic songstress JEM from @ZORAEngineering hosting live from Power Station NYC!

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International Live Beat Challenge

International Live Beat Challenge is a unique hybrid platform cofounded by artists & technologists Matt Black (Ninja Tune/Coldcut) and ill-esha, supporting and
growing a community for inclusive & diverse collaboration through music technology. Our vision is to build a global community of music creators that overlaps genres, generations and realities.