EMP LABEL GROUP & COMBAT RECORDS PRESENTS IN ASSOCIATON WITH REPLAY GUITAR EXCHANGE:

December 8-9th, 2018, the Rock N’ Roll Gods

will shine their light on Tampa, Florida,

for the PLAYBACK INDEPENDENT MUSIC EXPO (PBX).

DEC. 8TH: EMP Label Group, Combat Records, and MerchLive.com, will host Playback: Live, an Artist Showcase at legendary Tampa Rock venue The Brass Mug.

DEC. 9TH: All-day Music Business Seminar, featuring Panels, Workshops, Masterclasses, Meet and Greets, and more, with legendary artists and music business personalities including:

Thom Hazaert

Thom Hazaert

Co-founder and Head of Operations for EMP Label Group and Combat Records, Radio Personality, Artist Manager and voting member of the Recording Academy (Grammys).

Brian "Head" Welch

Thom Hazaert

Grammy-winning guitarist and founding member of Korn and solo project Love and Death.

 

 

David Ellefson

David Ellefson

Grammy award-winning bassist and co-founder of Megadeth, CEO and Founder of EMP Label Group.

 

 

Troy Sanders

Troy Sanders

Grammy-Winning bassist/co-vocalist Mastodon

 

 

 

Mike Clink

Mike Clink

Ground-breaking, multi-platinum producer and engineer for such acts as Guns ‘N Roses, Megadeth, Metallica, and Whitesnake.

 

 

 

Max Norman

Max Norman

Grammy award-winning producer on ground-breaking classic records by legendary artists including Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Metallica and many more.

 

Kyle Sanders

Kyle Sanders

Bassist of Hellya

 

 

 

 

David Ellefson – Grammy Winning bassist/co-founder of iconic Metal band MEGADETH.

Thom Hazaert – Operations Manager EMP LABEL GROUP, COMBAT RECORDS.
Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal – Guitarist Guns N’ Roses, Art of Anarchy, Sons of Apollo, Producer.

Toby Wright – Multi-platinum Grammy winning producer/mixer whose credits include Alice In Chains (Jar of Flies, Self-Titled, Unplugged), Korn (Follow The Leader), Sevendust, Slayer, Primus and more.

Steve Lynch – Legendary guitarist of platinum selling Hard Rock band AUTOGRAPH. Former instructor Guitar Institute of Technology/Musicians Institute.

Mike Clink – Multi-platinum producer for Guns N’ Roses (Appetite For Destruction, Lies, Use Your Illusion 1 & 2), and Megadeth (Rust In Peace), as well as work for Metallica (..And Justice For All, Garage Inc), Motley Crue, Steve Vai, Whitesnake, and more.

Max Norman – Legendary producer for Ozzy Osbourne (Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman, Speak of the Devil, Bark at the Moon, Tribute), Megadeth (Countdown to Extinction, Youthanasia, Mixer on Rust in Peace), Death Angel, Dangerous Toys, Y&T, and more!

Jason Bieler – founder/guitarist for Saigon Kick, Producer (Nonpoint, Switched, Skindred), Founder Bieler Bros Records.

Rich Ross – Bassist Freddy Jones Band

John Palumbo – Replay Guitar Exchange

And more TBA!
*All scheduled guest appearances are subject to scheduling availability, and subject to change.

Toby Wright

Toby Wright

Pioneering innovator in the field of sound design.

Grammy award-winning producer, mixer, and engineer of multi-platinum records for Alice In Chains, Megadeth, Metallica, Korn and more.

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal

Legendary Hard Rock guitarist (Guns N’ Roses, Sons of Apollo, Art of Anarchy) with over 20 years experience in the industry as a producer, engineer, writer, arranger, and performer.

 

Steve Lynch

Steve Lynch

Often referred to as “The Two-Handed Guitarist”, founding lead guitarist of Autograph, and instructor for the Guitar Institute of Technology at the Musician’s Institute of Los Angeles.

Jason Bieler

Jason Bieler

Founder of Hard Rock band Saigon Kick, and accomplished producer for bands such as Nonpoint, Switched, New Found Glory and Skindred. Founder of Bieler Bros Records.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in group and one on one workshops, meet and greets, panels and Q&As with celebrity guests and artists, and industry professionals alike, about relevant music business topics including production, touring, marketing, brand and social media development, merchandise, endorsements, and so much more.

Saturday, December 8th

1:00 PM – “PLAYBACK GUITAR SUMMIT” Clinic/Instore event at REPLAY GUITAR EXCHANGE

6:00 PM – PLAYBACK: LIVE INDUSTRY SHOWCASE at The Brass Mug

Sunday, December 9th

PLAYBACK INDEPENDENT MUSIC EXPO Grand Ballroom at the Westshore Grand Hotel

10 AM – 8 PM PLAYBACK SPONSORS: Replay Guitar Exchange, EMP Label Group, Combat Records, Ellefson Coffee Co, Dean Guitars, KHDK Electronics, Concrete Marketing, ETA Touring Agency, Sinister Guitar Picks, Ace High Printing.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION INFO FOR PBX

Tickets/Registration ONLY guarantees access to the PLAYBACK Expo on Sunday, and related events within The Westshore Grand. PLAYBACK: LIVE, and the PLAYBACK GUITAR SUMMIT, are both separate events, subject to individual admission policies. Scheduled guests are subject to scheduling availability, and list is subject to change. Tickets are non-refundable, except in the event of cancellation of the event.

Due to popular demand, we will extended discount Early Bird admission price one final time to Sept. 15th!!

All early bird registrations will include a gift bag from our sponsors valued over $150, including CDs, Strings, Picks, T-shirts, and more. Secure your admission now for this historic event, and lock in this special early bird rate, and your limited gift bag. Due to limited capacity, all registration is first come, first serve.