We are so fortunate to have heavy hitters in the Producer department at this year’s Conference. As well as sharing their production techniques they will also review artists and songs. SIGN UP NOW to take advantage of lower priced registration. After August 10th the price will the the walk-up price.
Mitchell Froom: Produced the first three Crowded House albums, which led to more production jobs with Richard Thompson, Los Lobos, American Music Club, and Suzanne Vega. One early notable work, Key of Cool, later became the soundtrack for the adult film, Café Flesh.
Between 1992–2002 Froom formed a full-time partnership with engineer Tchad Blake. Production credits include albums fromAmerican Music Club, Stevie Ann, Tasmin Archer, The Bangles, Peter Case, The Corrs, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Crowded House,The Ditty Bops, Tim Finn, Missy Higgins, Indigo Girls, Paul McCartney, Robin Gibb, Maria McKee, Pat McLaughlin, Randy Newman,Nerina Pallot, Pearl Jam, Phantom Planet, Bonnie Pink, Daniel Powter, Bonnie Raitt, Ron Sexsmith, The Del Fuegos, Richard Thompson, and Suzanne Vega. Froom and Blake joined with David Hidalgo and Louie Perez of Los Lobos to form the experimental roots collaboration Latin Playboys.
Froom has produced over 60 albumsand has composed and produced music for numerous films. He has been nominated for several Grammys including for Record of the Year for La Bamba by Los Lobos (1988) and Producer of the Year in 1993 for bothKiko by Los Lobos and 99.9F° by Suzanne Vega. He was also nominated for the 1998 Golden Globe Award and the 1999 Grammy for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for co-writing with Sheryl Crow the James Bond movie title song "Tomorrow Never Dies".
Howard Benson is an American music producer and multi-instrumentalist. Benson has produced such artists as My Chemical Romance, The All-American Rejects, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Gavin DeGraw, Rascal Flatts, P.O.D., Theory of a Deadman,Motörhead, Bon Jovi, Santana, Halestorm, Orianthi, Flyleaf, Skillet, Three Days Grace, Adam Lambert, Hoobastank, Creed, Chris Cornell, Blindside and Papa Roach. Benson has twice been nominated for Producer of the Year in 2007 and 2008.
Howard Benson has been Grammy nominated twice for Producer of the Year: 2007 for producing Hoobastank (Every Man for Himself), Flyleaf (Flyleaf), Less Than Jake (In With the Out Crowd), Three Days Grace (One-X), Relient K (Five Score and Seven Years Ago), Papa Roach (The Paramour Sessions), Head Automatica (Popaganda) and Saosin (Saosin)
2008 for producing Daughtry (Daughtry), Mêlée (Devils & Angels), The Starting Line (Direction), and Sound the Alarm (Stay Inside)
Dove Award, 2009, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year, Revelation by Third Day
Ken Caillat - Grammy Winning Producer, Ken Caillat, Producer of one of the best selling records of all time, “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac, he’s also produced Colbie Caillat, Sir Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Warren Zevon, The Rambles, Herbie Hancock, Pink Floyd, and Michael Jackson.
His Production facility is at The Village Recorders, Studio E in Los Angeles. He has his own label, Sleeping Giant Music Group to give new and upcoming artists worldwide a better alternative. He currently is aiding up and coming artists with Artistmax, and program that propels artists by offering them the tools they need to succeed