AES Announces Keynote Speaker, Student Paper Award for 132nd Convention

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John Buckman will present the Keynote address at the 132nd AES Convention in Budapest on April 26.

John Buckman, founder of several online music businesses, including Magnatune in Berkeley, Calif., has been selected as Keynote speaker for the 132nd AES Convention in Budapest, Hungary, which will be held April 26-29 at the Novotel Budapest Congress & World Trade Center.

Currently serving as Chairman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Buckman founded the online record label Magnatune in 2003 as a reaction to his experiences with the music industry. Magnatune strives to be fair both to recording artists and consumers alike and is considered a solid example of a successful "sharing economy" based business model.

Entitled “Small And Beautiful: Models for Successful Independent Music Businesses,” Buckman’s Keynote will address his experience in developing a successful online music business. Buckman’s egalitarian business practices are distinguished by non-exclusive agreements with musicians. His "Fair Trade Music Philosophy" is based on equally shared profits with his artists, and allowing them to retain full rights to their own music. Since founding Magnatune.com, Buckman has signed more than 250 recording artists across multiple genres including Classical, Electronica, World, Alt Rock, Jazz and Hard Rock.

Buckman is about to launch iLicenseMusic.com. In addition to such other Internet music companies as MoodMixes.com (which provides background music for restaurants) and ToneGnome.com (which provides audio engineering services over the Internet), he has also had a successful career as an audio engineer.

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Márton Marschall will receive the 2012 AES Student Technical Paper Award at the 132nd AES Convention in Budapest on April 26.

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Additionally, AES Student Technical Paper Award Coordinator Rob Maher has announced that Márton Marschall has been named the recipient of this year’s award for his paper "Robustness of a Mixed-Order Ambisonics Microphone Array for Sound Field Reproduction," which Marschall co-authored with Sylvain Favrot and Jörg Buchholz. The Technical Paper Award will be presented on Thursday, April 26, at the Opening Ceremonies at the Novotel Budapest Congress & World Trade Center. Marschall will present his paper on Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m.

A native of Budapest, Márton Marschall, received a diploma in electrical engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2006, and his MSc degree in engineering acoustics from the Technical University of Denmark in 2008. He then joined the Centre for Applied Hearing Research at the Technical University of Denmark, where he is currently a Ph.D. student under the guidance of Professor Torsten Dau. As part of his Ph.D. project, he is working on re-creating realistic acoustic scenes for hearing research and for the evaluation of communication devices, such as hearing instruments and mobile phones. His research interests include virtual acoustics, spatial hearing and models of auditory signal processing and perception. The Award also makes Mr. Marschall’s manuscript eligible for publication consideration in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society.

Find a complete list of event titles, abstracts and presentation times on the 132nd AES Convention calendar.