Music Comes Alive at Macworld Conference & Expo ; Macworld Music Studio provides a special venue for music lovers to learn about making music on the Mac

FRAMINGHAM, MA – December 5, 2008 – Macworld Conference & Expo, in collaboration with the Berklee College of Music, today announced the “Macworld Music Studio” at Macworld, an expanded show floor attraction with instruction, demonstrations, performances and training on how to use the Mac to bring musical visions to life. Macworld Conference & Expo® is scheduled to take place January 5-9, 2009, at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

“The Mac has become the preferred tool for musicians, songwriters, and music educators,” said Paul Kent, vice president and general manager, Macworld Conference & Expo. “The Macworld Music Studio will provide music lovers with an educational environment where they can learn about making music on a Mac.”

Sponsored by Shure, the Macworld Music Studio will feature performances and demonstrations led by Berklee College of Music faculty, professional musicians, studio engineers and other music experts, including highly acclaimed Macworld Magazine columnist and renowned industry personality Jim Dalrymple who will lead a session entitled, “You, Your Mac, A Guitar and Apple’s Mainstage.”

The Macworld Music Studio will present three special performances by self taught guitarist John Denner, who was born without his right hand, and Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organization that restores music into the academic lives of kids in public schools through educational programs, instruction, free instruments and trained mentors. Together, they will demonstrate how Mac hardware and software are used to record and produce music in the studio. Denner and Little Kids Rock will perform and record a song live on the show floor during a unique jam session.

Additional sessions at the Macworld Music Studio include:

* Making Music With The Mac – Putting It To Work!

* Mac For The Guitarist

* Creating and Adding Drumbeats and Grooves With Your Mac

* The Mac DJ

* Plug Ins and Software Instruments

For a complete schedule of sessions at the Macworld Music Studio, or to register for the event, please visit www.macworldexpo.com.

About Macworld Conference & Expo

Owned and produced by Framingham Mass.-based IDG World Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo showcases products and services for professionals involved in media and creative content development for corporate and home applications, as well as prosumers using the Mac at home. Macworld Conference & Expo brings together audiences in creative services, education, application development, entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments. Macworld Conference & Expo offers professionals and prosumers alike the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer. For more information or to register for the event, please visit the website at www.macworldexpo.com, or call (800) 645-EXPO. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Annie McKnight at (508) 424-4839 amcknight@idgworldexpo.com or Ron Moreau at (508) 424-4804 or rmoreau@idgworldexpo.com. For sponsorship opportunities contact Ellen Moorehead at (508) 988-7830, or eboland@idgworldexpo.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, strategic business relationships, and access to industry-leading products and services. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), OpenSource World™, Macworld Conference & Expo®, Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™) and REVEAL Los Angeles…The Fashion & Design Event™. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

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