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AES Membership Month Extends AES Milan Registration, Opens NY 2018 Housing, Updates Refer-a-Friend

 — Revamped Refer-a-Friend program now benefits both the new member and the referring member; AES NY 2018 housing opens early for members only; best pricing availability on All Access and Exhibits-Plus badges, including substantial member discounts, extended for the largest European AES event of the year —

The month of May is Membership Month for the Audio Engineering Society, with early opening of housing availability for AES New York 2018; AES Milan 2018 Advance Registration with its deep discounts for members extended; and a revamp of the Society’s Refer-a-Friend program.

Everyone wins with the new AES Refer-a-Friend program – the referring member and the new or lapsed renewing member each receive independent Discount Credits of 10% of the membership fee. Accumulated Discount Credits can be used toward anything that can be purchased at, including AES products, services, event registration, and Membership dues. Details are available at

From May 1 through May 15, 2018, before AES NY 2018 Advance Registration opens on May 16, members also have exclusive access to housing registration for AES New York 2018, slated for the Jacob Javits Center, October 17–19 for the exhibition and October 17–20 for the technical program. This benefit allows members the opportunity to secure the best available rooms and pricing. The housing registration link is linked from the Member Discount page:

Register now for the 144th Audio Engineering Society International Convention, set to take place May 23–26 in Milan, Italy, as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the AES, and take advantage of best pricing on Advance Registration, extended through May 14 in honor of AES Membership Month. Whether planning to take in all that the AES Milan Convention has to offer with a four-day All Access pass, or registering for an Exhibits-Plus badge in order to visit the exhibition floor and attend core special events, act now to save valuable time and money while at the show, and start planning your convention experience. As always, AES Members receive exclusive discounts of up to 50% on the two annual AES Conventions (the discount is the equivalent of the membership dues for All Access registration) and Conferences around the world, throughout the year, as well as a host of other benefits. Even deeper discounts and incentives for students offer additional advantages to those studying for careers and opportunities in audio engineering and related fields and provide invaluable networking opportunities with professionals and peers from around the world.  

Whether you’ve been to an AES International Convention before, or are making AES Milan your first major event, you will find a wealth of useful information online at, including an interactive calendar, Technical Program listings, exhibitor and presenter information, news and events, and everything you need to get the most out of your experience.  Make your attendance at AES Milan a top priority in your professional audio career and education, and come be a part of history as we take on the next advancements in Game Audio & AR/VR, Immersive Audio, Recording & Production, Sound Reinforcement, Product Development, Signal Processing, Networked Audio, and more. Current AES Members, as well as those looking to join, will have the opportunity to renew or register their membership onsite and to begin taking advantage of benefits, including pre-prints of AES Milan research papers and proceedings downloads, and more. 


About AES Milan
Themed “The Power of Sound,” the 144th International AES Convention will bring together audio professionals, students, enthusiasts and advanced audio technologies from around the world for four days of audio immersion, experiences and networking. Register now for AES Milan at for Advance Registration rates through 14 May, including additional discount pricing for AES Members and students. Complimentary Exhibits-Plus badges are also available by using code AES144NOW at checkout.

Source: AES News

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AES Membership Month Extends AES Milan Registration, Opens NY 2018 Housing, Updates Refer-a-Friend

Hear Beach House Hypnotize on New Song 'Black Car'

Baltimore duo Beach House unveiled a hypnotizing new song, “Black Car,” from their upcoming album, 7, out May 11th.

The slow-burning tune boasts a mesmerizing mix of plucky synths twinkling over a woozy drone as dusty drums march underneath. Singer/keyboardist Victoria Legrand’s vocals hover

This article originally appeared on Hear Beach House Hypnotize on New Song ‘Black Car’

Source: Rolling Stone Music News

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James Brown Drummer John 'Jabo' Starks: 5 Classic Tracks

Speaking to NPR in 2015, the late John “Jabo” Starks explained the origin of James Brown‘s famous dual-drummer lineup, which produced some of the Godfather’s funkiest tracks from the mid-Sixties through the early Seventies. “The saying was, when Clayton Fillyau was the drummer with James, he had just one drummer, one guitar

This article originally appeared on James Brown Drummer John ‘Jabo’ Starks: 5 Classic Tracks

Source: Rolling Stone Music News

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James Brown Drummer John ‘Jabo’ Starks: 5 Classic Tracks