Production Workshops: 9am – 5pm Friday | Conference: 11am – 5pm Saturday

Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS 66044

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Frequently asked Qs

What is MixMaster2016?

Entering its 3rd year, MixMaster Music Conference & Showcase (#MXM2016) is a 2-day music industry event, taking place in Lawrence, KS on April 15/16, 2016. The goal of MXM2016 is to support local and regional independent artists by improving and informing the artistic, creative and business practices of bands and musicians, while providing a place for the music community to learn and connect.

What happens at MXM2016?

  • Workshops on copyright, legal issues and best business practices for independent musicians. Sign up now!
  • Panel discussions on how to get your music played on the radio, how to book gigs, how to approach journalists.
  • Networking and introductions to music industry professionals.
  • Music production workshops sharing tips and tricks from experienced music producers.
  • Discussion and stories of artists in the community doing innovative things to get their music heard.
  • Live demo listening from a panel of radio DJs, bookers, promoters and journalists.
MXM2015 by Fally Afani

MXM2015 / photo by Fally Afani

Who organizes MXM2016?

MixMaster is a community event supported by many partners and led by Silly Goose Records. For a full list of partners, scroll to the bottom of this page.

How much does it cost?

Entry is free and open to all, with thanks to our friends at Lawrence Public Library and our generous sponsors.

However, we recommend that you let us know you’re coming by registering. That way, we can share details about who you are with other attendees and make sure you connect with everyone you need to!


Who will get the most out of MXM2016?

Anyone who wants to find out more about the music industry! But especially:

  • musicians interested in connecting with industry professionals, talent buyers, promoters, radio DJs, etc
  • bands and artists who have recordings of their music, who are ready to gig regionally and who are eager to understand how to treat their music career like a business
  • anyone who is interested to pursue a career in the music industry (even if you don’t make music yourself)
  • anyone who enjoys their local music scene and wants to know more about the music being made in your community
MXM Panel repaired

Photo by Fally Afani

Sign me up! How do I find out more?

We will be launching the conference program in the coming weeks, announcing speakers and schedules. Connect with us on Facebook to keep in touch – and spread the word!

I think I can help make this year’s MXM2016 a big one!

Have a partner or sponsorship opportunity you’d like to share? That’s cool. Email sillygooserecords[at]gmail.com

Over the last three years, MixMaster has had the support of some awesome organizations and sponsors. Check them out:

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