A Celebration of Music Technology in Toronto (and New York and LA)

I’m amazed at the growing number of conferences devoted to the collision of music and technology. This, of course, is a good thing since technology dictates much of where music is headed: how it will be made, how it will be distributed and how it will be consumed.  (This is a major theme of The Science of Rock’n’Roll, an exhibit I helped create that on at the Ontario Science Centre until October 26.)  This Saturday (September 6) finds Ryerson University hosting IMSTA FESTA, which is billed as a “celebration of music technlogy.”

IMSTA–the International Music Software Trade Association–is a non-profit organization founded with the idea of swaying consumers away from pirating music software. Unlike other groups, they’re not interesting in suing people. For them, it’s all about education.

The Ryerson event is the first of three IMSTA FESTAs (LA and New York are also on the tour).  To learn more, go here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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