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A visit to the MI Expo

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When there are London based events that touch the kinds of areas that we routinely cover on PalmSounds I always try and get along. This one I had high hopes for, but it was sadly not entirely well attended.

I’ve been to the Emirates before for music tech events, and as a visitor it’s a nice, and relatively easy place to get to. It’s pretty good for tech events too. I don’t mind it at all. So it was a bit of a disappointment that this event wasn’t better attended. Even so I think it was worth it from my perspective for a few reasons. I’ll explain why.

First off it’s always good to get to these kinds of events and catch up with people in the business. At this event I was glad to bump into friends from Korg and a few other companies too. That’s always fun to do, and to run a few new ideas in front of people too.

Secondly, with this type of event it’s worth being there for the seminar programme. At this event I managed to get to three of sessions and I’m glad I did. It’s interesting to see where the focus of the industry is and what’s important to people.

Lastly, and this is a big reason, was there was an open debate about BREXIT at the end of the seminar programme, and I was especially interested in hearing what they had to say about it the UK’s decision. I’m not going to go into all of the arguments that were aired in this debate. Instead I’m going to leave that for another post about the whole issue.

If anything I’d like to see more events like this one happen. I think it’s important for the industry to get together. Especially now in the UK. In fact there’s never been a more important time for us to keep talking.