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Steve Lillywhite named 133rd AES Convention Keynote Speaker

Daniel Gumble
Steve Lillywhite named 133rd AES Convention Keynote Speaker

With U2, Morrissey and The Rolling Stones among his production credits, Steve Lillywhite, CBE, has been announced as the Keynote Speaker for the 133rd AES Convention in San Francisco.

Having spent more than 30 years producing many of the world’s most high-profile rock and pop acts, Lillywhite continues to produce new records for the likes of The Killers, the Dave Matthews Band and Thirty Seconds To Mars, and on October 26th, he will emerge from the studio to present the Keynote Address for the 133rd AES Convention at SF’s Moscone.

“Steve Lillywhite is a Producer Of The Year Grammy-winner who has made an indelible impact on popular music,” remarked AES Convention Co-Chair, Jim McTigue. “He has collaborated with a stunning array of artists.  His discography boasts a remarkable list of critically acclaimed and commercially successful projects including eight albums with U2, four with the Dave Matthews Band and a who’s who list representing each of the last three decades. The ‘80s; Peter Gabriel, The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, The Psychedelic Furs, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Pogues, Big Country, XTC & The Smiths. The ‘90s; David Byrne, Morrissey, Travis, Dave Matthews Band & Phish, and the past decade with The Counting Crows, Matchbox Twenty, Thirty Seconds To Mars and The Killers.

“He has made an indelible impact on contemporary music and he continues to hone the razor edge with major new projects. His insights, into the art of producing and engineering, coupled with his perspective on the impact of technology shifts and changes in recording styles, promises to provide AES attendees with inspiration, enlightenment and, unforgettable anecdotes,” McTigue continued. Born in the UK in 1955, Lillywhite began his career as a tape operator for Polygram in 1972.   

“We are delighted to have Steve Lillywhite address our attendees,” Co-Chair Valerie Tyler concluded. “His work is as relevant and innovative today as it was at the beginning of his career.  His Keynote Address marks an auspicious beginning for what is shaping up to be an exceptional Convention.”

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The 133rd AES Convention will be held at SF’s Moscone Centre, October 26th-29th, 2012.

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