See you at SF MusicTech Summit #9!

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Musicians From Grateful Dead/Furthur, Slighty Stoopid, Cage the Elephant, Chickenfoot, The Presidents of the United States of America, Pomplamoose, Zoe Keating and More

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – Sep 1, 2011) – As befits the nation’s most influential meeting for music and technology visionaries, the SF MusicTech Summit IX boasts an artist line-up that includes big-name musicians who have helped shape decades of sounds.

Among the trail-blazers scheduled to speak are: Bob Weir, Grateful Dead/Furthur founding member and Tamalpais Research Institute creator; Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald, Slightly Stoopid’s singers, guitarists and bassists; Dave Dederer, The Presidents of the United States of America’s leader and digital music expert; Jack Conte, of the indie rock duo Pomplamoose; Zoe Keating, cellist and composer famed for her electronic sampling techniques; Lincoln Parish, guitarist for America’s hottest rising band, Cage the Elephant, and Joe Satriani, legendary guitarist now with the supergroup, Chickenfoot.

Bob Weir will be discussing his new TRI Studios, a state-of-the-art studio which can broadcast live HD video performances. The next day, the studio will be webcasting Slightly Stoopid, featuring special guests Karl Denson (Greyboy Allstars, Tiny Universe), Ian Neville (Dumpstaphunk, Funky Meters) and Don Carlos (Black Uhuru). To register for the $10 pay-per-view concert, which airs live on Sept. 13 at 6 and 9 p.m. PDT, visit:

The SF MusicTech Summit on Monday, Sept. 12, at San Francisco’s Hotel Kabuki, has been called “the best music and technology conference” by Mashable’s CEO and founder, Pete Cashmore. It brings together over 1,000 visionaries, entrepreneurs, developers, investors and creatives in the music-technology space, ranging from top companies like Google, Microsoft and Verizon to up-and-coming startups poised to be the media stars of tomorrow.

The conference features 85+ engaging speakers, new technology demonstrations, networking opportunities, great schmoozing, and of course, SF MusicTech’s famous cocktail parties.

Those interested in attending can buy tickets at: SF Music Tech Summit and use code ‘toddtate’ for 10% off . For more information or to view the speaker list and attendee list, please visit the conference website at Professional, working media can be accredited to receive a press pass by contacting Todd Tate – Community Architect at todd[at]sfmusictech[dot]com.

SF MusicTech Summit IX is sponsored by: LyricFind, Slacker Radio, The Orchard, Pandora Media, Inc., Walden Venture Capital, Comcast, Rock Prodigy,, SoundCloud, RootMusic, Rovi, Thinglink, Creative Allies, Headliner.FM, Thrillcall, MXP4 / Bopler Games, GET IT Mobile, BAMM.TV, TuneUp Media, Beatport, FUGA, LeClairRyan, SoundExchange, TuneWiki, NARM, Eventbrite, Jakprints, The Recording Academy, ABB Records,, R&B Cellars, Rosenblum Cellars, The Future of Music Coalition, and the SF MusicTech Fund. Media partners: Digital Music News, Mashable, Fusicology, and Hypebot.

Hope to see ya there!