Mac musicians will be treated to a series of special events at Macworld Expo 2000 in San Francisco.

The show organizer has announced a series of music and audio conference sessions, and a special keynote address by computer-music pioneer Thomas Dolby Robertson.

The world-renowned musican will illustrate the current online revolution of bringing sound to the Internet, and how to have fun while doing it, the organizer said.

Topics covered by the conference include: Beginners Guide to Music on the Mac; MIDI Demystified; Is Tape Dead?; Remixing on the Mac; Music on the Web; and Software Synthesis.

There will be a full-day workshop on the state-of-the-art Macintosh Audio, with RealAudio, QuickTime and MP3; an advanced session on film scoring with Mac technology; and a jazz jam session for conference attendees, given by Jeff Kashiwa and Coastal Access, - an all-Mac band.

Apple is also sponsoring a music and audio special-interest area on the showfloor - a first for Macworld Expo. The specialized pavilion will showcase hot products and technologies for making music and audio on the Mac.