Pro Music Production Seminar

The BMI, ASCAP, & SESAC Sponsored Song Arts Academy Collaboration Music Production Seminar

Join us for Song Arts Pro Production Seminar training: MAKING AWESOME TRACKS

Run by NYC based producers, engineers, & mixers; Jon Buscema, Pablo San Martin, & Billy Seidman.

Learn the contemporary studio production techniques (On Logic, Pro Tool, & Abbleton Platforms) that will get the "The Industry" to notice  & care about your music.  Create Records that will get you attention, cut through the noise, and build your career...

The seminar is limited to 15 producers and fills up fast, producers are encouraged to apply ASAP

Saturday & Sunday - September 30th & October 1st (11am-6pm Sat) (11am-7pm Sun)
Saturday: The Manhattan Center Recording Studio -
Sunday: Song Arts Academy Facility - Manhattan
Cost: $350.00 Acceptance is limited to 15 participants

Learn the contemporary studio production techniques that will get the "The Industry" to care about your music. Create Records that will get you attention, cut through the noise and build your career...


  • Learning insider programming tricks on Pro tools, Logic, & Ableton platforms
  • Sampling and sound layering techniques
  • Track creation: Beats
  • Techniques for punchy bass/ low end
  • Quantize secrets for better feeling tracks
  • Dealing with difficult vocals: Eq, Delay, and Mixing protocols
  • Mix Secrets for creating simplicity, transparency, & power
  • Creating space: mixing for three dimensional space in your recordings: Top, Bottom, front, & back audio perception
  • Mastering and more...


  • Applying skills learned in day one to your music
  • Working one and one with producers on your current tracks
  • Production collaborations -Breaking into groups to collaborate on joint productions

11am-2pm Morning session
2-3 lunch break
3-6 afternoon session

11am-2pm morning session
2-3 lunch break
3-7 afternoon session



Jon Buscema

A NYC based producer, songwriter and mixer. After graduating from the University of the Arts with a degree in Jazz Performance, Jon was mentored by Grammy winning producer Michael Mangini (Joss Stone, David Byrne, Jonas Brothers) and Emmy winning producer/songwriter Peter Zizzo (Avril Lavigne, Vanessa Carlton, Celine Dion). Since then, Jon has received the Abe Olman Scholarship from the Songwriters Hall of Fame for his work as a songwriter and producer. He is a founding member of the band KNGDAVD - who were recently ranked number one on Hype Machine and have garnered attention from a myriad of blogs, record labels and publishers. His work has appeared on Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Freeform and in various film festivals.

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Pablo San Martin

A Brooklyn based producer, mixing engineer considered one of the premier upcoming talents in the art of mixing. He has produced and mixed dozens of critically acclaimed releases working with Grammy award winning artists Paquito D'Rivera, ANIMA!, Enrique Gonzales Muller, Jonathan Wyner, Rombia, Marama and others. He has won first prize in PARSONS audio engineering contest and the prestigious John Lennon songwriting contest.

Billy Seidman

Founder and director of BMI's Contemporary Songwriters Workshop, faculty member of NYU's Steinhart School, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.