The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) is holding it's second annual IMSTA FESTA at the SAE Institute in New York on September 24th, 2011.  Here is what they have to say about it:
IMSTA FESTA brings a collection of the top audio technology companies together in an environment where they can interact with music makers face-to-face. If you use music software you will benefit from this event in a number of ways.

IMSTA FESTA is a FREE event. All you have to do is register , attend and learn. The event is at SAE Institute, 1293 Broadway [6th & 34th] New York, NY 10001 and kicks off at 11:00AM sharp and runs through 7:00PM. Don't miss this very special event. 
  • Open to anyone interested in the art of music making; Professionals, Semi-pros, Hobbyists, Students. All you have to do is register.
  • Meet the top music technology companies in a hands-on environment. 
  • Ask questions and learn from highly trained clinicians and product specialists. 
  • Get the inside scoop on the future of music technology. 
  • Attend the Shocklee Innertainment Panel Series hosted by the legendary Hank Shocklee producer of Public Enemy. These panels include industry heavy weights who will counsel and coach you on how to get the most out of your music.

The Audio Engineering Society announces the live audio events to be held at their 131st Convention in New York, from October 20th-23rd, 2011.

Two front-of-house giants, Robert Scovil and Dave Natale, have worked with Tom Petty, Madonna, Rush, Lionel Richie, The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Motley Crue, and Prince, among many others.  They will discuss their live mixing experiences, from technology idiosyncrasies, happy and not so happy accidents, and unforgettable performances.

Other events include topics like, "Multi-track Recording for the Live Sound Engineer," and "Theatrical Microphone Dressing."“Live sound courses through our blood,” states Committee Co-Chair Mac Kerr.  “Henry Cohen and I build our panels based on issues we know will make a difference in the way our peers function in this rapidly shifting environment.” 

To read the entire list of events, go here:http://www.aes.org/events/131/press/?ID=111


If you love the world of audio recording and technology, you need to check in with these two free international podcasts:

The Home Recording Show
A Californian and a Canadian are the hosts, most of the time, discussing recording techniques and other audio "how-to's."  They also discuss listener's comments, so you can throw in your two cents, and maybe they'll talk about it in their next show.http://www.homerecordingshow.com/


Sonic Talk
A show based out of the UK where a collection of industry professionals get together and talk about audio news and technology, as well as song production.  You can actually watch them streaming live as they record the podcast every Wednesday.http://www.sonicstate.com/sonictalk

Both podcasts are available on iTunes and share a wealth of information and release new episodes frequently.  Both put a new episode out yesterday, so check them out and get your audio fix for the hour.
Bjork designed an instrument - Gameleste - featured on her single "Crystaline," and probably in future live shows as well.

The festival will take place September 14-18, 2011. Schedule and ticket information will be posted in early August. Get cool gifts by making a donation on the 2011 Festival Kickstarter Campaign.
Today's Washington Post reports being at the top of the Billboard charts doesn't represent what it used to, which was being the hottest music.  Digital music sales and other online market revenues make charts based on physical album sales.

Read what they have to say about it here.