December 8-9th, 2018, the Rock N’ Roll Gods will shine their light on Tampa, Florida, for the PLAYBACK INDEPENDENT MUSIC EXPO (PBX). EMP Label Group, in association with Combat Records, MerchLive.com, Orange Amplification, The Recording Academy, and Replay Guitar Exchange, will host PBX -PLAYBACK Independent Music Expo – a two-day Music Business expo celebrating the spirit of independent Rock Music. Kicking off Saturday December 8th with Replay Guitar Summit, a massive guitar clinic and workshop at Tampa’s favorite music store, Replay Guitar Exchange, and Playback: Live, an artist showcase at legendary Tampa Rock venue The Brass Mug, headlined with a performance by GRAMMY-Winning Megadeth David Ellefson’s BASSTORY.
Sunday, Dec 9th brings the main event, an all-day, open to the public, artist and fan friendly educational Music Business Seminar at the beautiful Westshore Grand Hotel, featuring Panels, Workshops, Masterclasses, and more, with legendary artists and music business personalities, wrapping up with an afterparty at The Brass Mug featuring Legendary Horror Punk outfit The Undead, featuring original Misfits Guitarist Bobby Steele, and GRAMMY-nominated Punk-Rock Puppet-masters, Green Jello.
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate, and interact, 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.