From its inception, Decibel—the Seattle-based electronic music festival that just finished wrapping up its 12th edition less than a month ago—has always prided itself on providing free technology-based arts education to the public with three days of panel discussions and arts talks aptly named dB Conference. Over the years, dB Conference has played a significant role in fostering emerging talent while bridging the gap between the music industry and festival attendees. This year, Decibel was proud to partner with online education company CreativeLive to co-produce the 2015 dB Conference, which took place September 23-25 at The Crocodile.

For the final panel of the weekend, XLR8R put on a discussion in association with Decibel Festival and CreativeLive on “Getting Your Music Heard.” The panel was moderated by XLR8R CEO John Wander and included a diverse panel comprised of different key figures in the music industry, including Dave Sumner a.k.a. the techno legend Function, CEO/Co-Founder of Ghostly International and Sam Valenti IV, USA XLR8R Editor Luke Cheadle, and Dave Segal of The Stranger.