DEX Songwriting Expo is coming to you in its most professional and practical form, yet. Artisjus is organising four entire afternoons, each focusing on a specific topic and performer. The mission remains the same: facilitating information sharing and networking within the songwriting community, helping professionals learn from fellow professionals.

At these four events ticket holders will have the chance to grow professionally by participating in masterclasses and small group mentoring workshops.

Miklos Malek is an internationally renowned music producer, mixing/mastering engineer, and songwriter with over 25 years of experience. His deep musical knowledge, dedication to quality, and unique ability to elevate every project he touches have made him a go-to collaborator for the world's top artists and record labels. Miklos' credits include Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Armin Van Buuren, Anastacia, Pixie Lott, Yanni, and The X-Factor. His work has been featured on over 15 million records. Miklos shares his knowledge through masterclasses, workshops and private coaching around the world.

Come and be part of an exclusive experience at Artisjus / DEX Songwriting Expo as Miklos Malek takes you on a unique journey through the crucial elements that can either make or break a hit record. He will delve deep into the psychological, emotional, cultural, musical, and technical aspects of what makes a song get stuck in our heads.

"I've worked in almost every conceivable job in the music industry for the last 25 years - from being a musician, performer, producer, arranger, to a mixing and mastering engineer. The problems I've encountered have led me to research solutions that I’m excited to share with you."

  • The audience’s perspective: music for the heart, the mind or the body?
  • What’s more important: performer or performance? Song or production?
  • Qualities of a great performer
  • What makes a performance unforgettable?
  • The fine line in songwriting: originality vs. familiarity, relatability vs. relevance
  • Does the track feel good? The magic of tempo / key, main building blocks
  • Arranging for success: supporting the song / performance, preparing for a great mix
  • Recording, mixing, and mastering: separating myths from solutions

“I deliver this masterclass every year in Los Angeles and I thoroughly enjoy witnessing the lightbulb moments when the audience grasps a previously puzzling topic, like why they remember a melody or a lyric. I aim to inspire participants by offering fresh perspectives that connect existing information in new ways."

At the end of the masterclass we will open up for Q&A.

!EXCLUSIVE! Mentoring:

Are you an active songwriter/music producer with years of hands-on experience, but welcome supportive guidance, a different musical perspective and value honest opinions?

Send your song to Miklós Malek!

Participants in Miklós Malek's DEX mentoring session will receive personalised feedback and guidance based on their submitted recording on the following topics:

-          song idea,
-          vocal and instrumental performance,
-          music production and orchestration,
-          mixing-mastering,
-          individual career and artistic path.

What should you do?

Buy your DEX ticket for 25 May 2023, then send your audio recording of up to 4 minutes - or a link to it - from the email address you used to buy your ticket to by 21 May (please include your phone number). Re: Application for Miklós Malek’s mentoring programme.

Based on the submitted compositions, Miklós will select the participants for the mentoring session. The programme will take place on the same day as the masterclass.

► Program:

14.00 - 16.00: Miklos Malek mentoring workshop

16.00 - 16.25: Opening program, Péter Benjamin Tóth: Introduction to copyright for DJs and producers

16:30- 18:30 Miklos Malek masterclass: The Checklist, including Q&A

We look forward to seeing you at the third DEX Songwriting Expo on 25 May 2023!