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UPCOMING EVENTS:
IMSTA FESTA LA
May 19, 2018
IMSTA FESTA SEOUL
June 23, 2018
IMSTA FESTA CHI
July 21, 2018

7 Annual Shows For Music Makers

IMSTA FESTA is a celebration of music technology that brings manufacturers face to face with their product users. These consumer shows have something for all musicians, songwriters, producers, audio engineers, music students and educators in the industry. From industry Panels and Master Classes to Software Exhibits and Song Reviews, there's even a Song writing Competition that could land you in Santorini, Greece – this one day affair is not to be missed!

IMSTA FESTA is hosted in several places around North America, register to attend a free show below near you!

Event Location Date Registration

IMSTA FESTA Miami

SAE Institute Miami Feb 24, 2018

IMSTA FESTA Los Angeles

SAE Institute LA May 19, 2018 Register

IMSTA FESTA Seoul

Record Factory Jun 23, 2018 Register

IMSTA FESTA Chicago

SAE Institute Chicago July 21, 2018 Register

IMSTA FESTA New York

SAE Institute New York Sept 22, 2018

IMSTA FESTA Toronto

Ryerson RTA Schol of Media Oct 13, 2018

IMSTA FESTA Berlin

SAE Institute Berlin Oct 27, 2018


Inspiring Panelists

IMSTA is honored to host GRAMMY winning Super Producers, Audio Engineers, and Songwriters as the Keynote Speakers to kick off each IMSTA FESTA Panel Series. The professional panel series is fueled by our invaluable Sponsors & Partners including GRAMMY's P&E Wing, BMI and SOCAN.

Software Exhibits

Software manufacturers host non-stop demonstrations throughout the day. Giving attendees the opportunity to experience the products for themselves; allowing them hands-on experience with their favorite music making tools.

Master Classes

IMSTA Masterclasses & Workshops feature one hour intensive training on cutting edge software hosted by IMSTA members. These workshops are interactive and take place in a classroom setting, allowing attendees to intimately get to know the ins and outs of some of the best software tools available on the market.

Song Critiques

IMSTA song critiques are becoming the single reason that some musician/ songwriters attend the show. Critiques are hosted by our friends in the industry; giving each songwriter a brief but thorough exclusive critique of their song creation.

Songwriting Competition

WIN A FREE TRIP TO SONGWRITING CAMP AT BLACK ROCK STUDIOS.

IMSTA is proud to announce the IMSTA FESTA Songwriting Contest. This contest is an annual affair that will provide aspiring and established songwriters the opportunity to have their creative pieces heard by industry professionals. Songs with or without lyrics of any genre are welcome. Finales will take place at each scheduled IMSTA FESTA (Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Miami, Toronto, Berlin) where 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners will be awarded.

This competition runs throughout the year with separate regional drawings that are linked to each scheduled IMSTA FESTA. The finalists will be heard at a judging panel at IMSTA FESTA. Judges will listen to finalists' creations and pick the regional winner at IMSTA FESTA and will receive a prize, with over $12,000 in prizes.

The Song Critiques produce a 'Wild Card' (song that is beyond exceptional) that is spontaneously added into the IMSTA Songwriting Competition finals.


Our Sponsors

These are the companies that make our annual events possible.


MusiCares

The Recording Academy's charity MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical, and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality.

SAE

SAE Institute offers courses in audio engineering, 3D animation, multimedia, graphic design, game design, digital filmmaking, and music production. It currently has campuses and facilities, including licensed franchise operations, in 54 cities in 30 countries.

Ryerson

Ryerson University is at the intersection of mind and action. What our students learn in the classroom is enhanced by real-world knowledge and experience. We champion diversity, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Record Factory

At FabFilter, they aim to make the best possible tools for music production and audio processing. To achieve this, they are continually rethinking and challenging industry standards: FabFilter has never been afraid of reinventing the wheel.

IMSTA FESTA is a FREE event open to everyone in the music making community; professional and semi-professional musicians, songwriters, music producers, and audio engineers, as well as music students and educators.