February 25, 2023
9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
536 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Macon, GA 31201
The 2023 Capricorn Music Business Summit is sold out, but planning is underway for additional professional development programs next fall. Complete the form below to receive updates on future Capricorn program opportunities. Thank you for your interest.
Welcome to the Capricorn Music Business Summit. The Summit will offer expertise from a variety of guest speakers who have achieved success in their field of music. You will have the opportunity to meet and learn from these speakers personally and get to know fellow colleagues in your field from around the region.
The doors open at 9 a.m. and seminars begin at 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., after a full day of learning, the lounge bar and full facility will open for you to enjoy live music.
The event registration is $79 per person and includes all seminars, tour of the studio facilities, museum tour, and live band performance.
This one-of-a-kind event is limited to 125 registrants, so be sure to register today!
Rob studied recording with and assisted Athens recording engineers and producers David Barbe and John Keane whose credits include The Indigo Girls, The B-52s, R.E.M., Wilco, Drive By Truckers and many more. Past projects have garnered regional and national attention and awards including a Tellie Award for sound design and Best of Show “Cherry Street” by Floco Torres. Rob serves as personal engineer to Chuck Leavell of The Rolling Stones and has collaborated on projects for The Pistol Annies, Richard Ashcroft, Jon Anderson and the Theme song for the 2022 World Games. Recent projects include Blackberry Smoke’s “Live from Capricorn Sound Studios”, Gregg Allman’s “Back to Macon” live concert film at The Grand Opera House, Les Brers live at the Capitol Theatre, Creek Sessions which include Shovels and Rope, Drew and Ellie Holcolm, The Secret Sisters, Hayes Carll, Ben Dickey, Great Peacock, Sam Morrow, Jim Lauderdale, Tyler Childers, Lindsey Lou, Caroline Spence, Charley Crockett, and projects for local musicians as well.
Rob was also guitarist with the band Hank Vegas. The band’s work was recognized in Paste Magazine (CD sampler # 38), Georgia Music Magazine, Flag Pole, the Eleventh Hour, Atlanta’s Creative Loafing, and many others. As a member of Hank Vegas, Rob shared the stage with numerous touring acts including: Cracker, The Drive by Truckers, The Zac Brown Band, Manchester Orchestra, Augustana, The Whigs, Billy Joe Shaver, Lucero, Dead Confederate, Blue Mountain, The Dexateens, and many more. Hank Vegas was voted the best overall music act at the Eleventh Hour Readers Choice Awards in 2007. Rob also founded the Athens, GA based rock band The Shreds and toured throughout the south eastern United States playing universities and clubs from 1986-1991 and a 2 month tour of Europe in 1989. Rob endorses Reverend Guitars.
For several years Rob served as the Technical Director and Front of House Engineer for the Hargray Capitol Theatre and has worked with many national touring acts including: Sturgil Simpson, Tyler Childers, Kansas, Marcus King Band, Bootsy Collins, Moon Taxi, Steve Earle, Gregg Allman, Drive By Truckers, Jim Lauderdale, Chris Stapleton, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Dale Watson, Great White, Jars of Clay, Robert McDuffie , Chuck Leavell, Randall Bramblet, Travis Tritt, Justin Townes Earle, Junior Brown, Abbey Road Live, Dickie Betts, Galactic, Jamie Johnson, The Kentucky Headhunters, Lera Lynn, Leon Russell, Colby Dee, The Zombies, The Black Lips, Nikki Lane, Drivin n Cryin, Kelsea Ballerini, Kev’n Kenny, Angie Aparo, Of Montreal, T. Hardy Morris, Count M’Butu, Jason Isbell, Live at the Fillmore, Otis, Lucero, Saint Francis, The Lone Below, The Last Bison, The Steel Drivers, Whitey Morgan, American Aquarium,The Black Lillies, Lilly Hiatt, Drew Holcolm and the Neighbors,, Les Brers, Travis Denning, Bobby Rush, Marc Broussard, Baby Bee, Ceelo Green, The Secret Sisters, Saint Paul and the Broken Bones,… and many more.
A graduate First Presbyterian Day School ‘84 and the University of Georgia ’89 B.A Psychology, Rob continued his musical development by completing courses in Protools at the new Music Business program at the Terry College of business at the University of Georgia.
Rob also has a Masters Degree in Business from Mercer University, and served as a founding board member of the Bragg Jam Music and Arts Festival.
536 Martin Luther King Blvd
Macon, Georgia 31201
Mercer Music at Capricorn is a multi-purpose music venue in downtown Macon whose mission is to leverage Macon’s music heritage to create Macon’s music future.