Music Biz Boot Camp for Engineers, Songwriters, Producers

Beat Camp, a weekend seminar for aspiring recording engineers, songwriters, music producers and music business pros, will be presented at SAE Institute’s Los Angeles campus on Friday, Sept. 11, to Sunday, Sept. 13. Beat Camp is a partnership between SAE Institute and iStandard Producers, an organization that creates networking and collaboration opportunities for professional music producers. Beat Camp sponsors include Akai, Monster Energy Drink and Ableton.

“Attendance at Beat Camp is a perfect first-step for aspiring music business professionals who want to turbocharge their careers,” says SAE Los Angeles Campus Director Justin Pond. “The education and networking opportunities for participants will be incredible, and will allow anyone who’s serious about working in today’s music industry to make huge strides in their professional journeys.”

Beat Camp will feature classroom discussions on producer branding, management, A&R meeting simulations, studio techniques, networking/brand building strategies, songwriter-producer synergy, sampling and live mixing sessions. Each seminar will be led by prominent industry professionals with major credits and experience, including Focus…, Battlecat, Cardiak, DJ Khalil, DJ Dahi, Willie B., Houseshoes, product reps from Akai and Ableton and more.

Nighttime activities include the iStandard Producer Showcase Beat Camp Edition, Celebrity Beat Cyphers, “Behind the Rhymes” interviews, iNfluence Awards, special DJ sets and much more.

“Beat Camp is music business boot camp,” says iStandard co-founder J. Hatch. “The pros who are participating in the seminars inject real life, first-hand experience into the discussion, and let attendees know that being a working music professional isn’t just about beats and grooves—it’s a business. By the time Beat Camp is over, every attendee in the house will know exactly what he or she needs to do to take their career to the next level.”

For more information or to register, visit istandardproducers.com.