3rd Annual Music and Entertainment Conference!


May 23, 2010
Pennsylvania Convention Center 
12th and Arch Streets 
Philadelphia, PA

BELOW: CONFERENCE PANELISTS AND PANEL DESCRIPTIONS

R&B Workshop:

Panel Line Up: Stephanie Mills, Michael Bivins, Ginuwine, Vivian Green, Teairra Marie
Time: 12:00-2:30pm
Description: R&B Music is the substance that has fed our cultures for generations. It is our comfort, our inspiration, and at the right times even our aphrodisiac. If you share a passion for this genre of music then join Radio One and our panelist as we explore the intricacies of the world of R&B.This is your chance to be up close and personal with multi platinum selling artist Stephanie Mills. You will be able to absorb the knowledge of Michael Bivins, Vivian Green and Ginuwine and see how they’ve managed to remain relevant throughout the years.

Listen & Critique:

Panel Line Up: Carvin & Ivan, 9th Wonder, Omarion, Shadow Stokes, Jazmine Sullivan
Time: 12:00-2:30pm
Description:Your friends think your music is hot. And your mom thinks so too. But, what about platinum producers Carvin & Ivan of KARMA Productions?  It’s time to take your music to the next level and get it to the ears of the major decision makers in the industry.  This is the ultimate forum for constructive criticism.
What does 9th Wonder think about your beat? How does Omarion feel about your stage presence?  Does Koch Records Director of Urban Promotion, Shadow Stokes think your song is a hit? Is Jazmine Sullivan feeling your lyrics? There is only one way to find out. Bring your A game because you never know.  Maybe you’ll be on our panel next year!!

Hip-Hop Workshop:

Panel Line Up: Jay Grand, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Geo Bivins, Meek Millz, Cassidy 
Time: 3:30-6:00pm
Description: From humble beginnings to multi-Billion dollar status, Hip-Hop is continuously shaping the world we live in today. This workshop will explore the role Hip-Hop has in today’s society and ways in which aspiring artist cam make their mark in the game called the “industry”.
Join Hip Hop stars, Jay Grand, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Meek Millz, and Cassidy as they discuss staying power in Hip Hop!

Inspiration Workshop:

Panel Line Up: Hezekiah Walker, Yolanda Adams, Tye Tribbett, Vickie Winans, Byron Cage, Myron Butler, Bebe Winans, John P. Kee  
Time: 3:30-6:00pm
Description:Whether it’s the smooth sounds of Sam Cooke; to the dancing acrobatics Vocals of Kirk Franklin & Tye Tribbett. Gospel music has come a long way. Gospel music does more than just sounds good it literally moves its listener. Maybe it’s swaying with the choir at church on Sunday or tapping with quartets.
Gospel music has transcended those limits to become a profound force in American music and popular culture. Join gospel music superstars Yolanda Adams, Hezekiah Walker, Vickie Winans, Byron Cage, Myron Butler, Bebe Winans and Tye Tribbett as they discuss the future of gospel music, songwriting, producing, music sampling and more!

Fashion Workshop:

Panel Line Up:Jerris Madison, Kristian Sorgi, Neil Mautone  
Time: 12:00-2:30pm
Description: Whether it’s under the lights of the runways in New York and Paris or the pavements of your own city, fashion is exhibited through all walks of life. It is the flair of one’s personality brought to fruition.
Join Jerris Madison owner of Obvious Magazine and celebrity photographer, Neil Mautone; owner of New York City’s Red Modeling Management featured on the Centric Networks hit show “Model City”, and Hollywood casting director Kristian Sorge. They will be your guides when fashion and style strikes Philadelphia.

The Business Of Music:

Panel Line Up:Dondria, Dee Sograhm, Ira Dewitt, Jojo Brim, Vivian Green, Juliet Jones, Marc Byers, Larry Khan  
Time: 3:30-6:00pm
Description: They say “You can’t make it on talent alone”. Some of the old rules still apply, but the music business has changed drastically over the years. The surge of social networking and other technological developments have revolutionized not only how music is made, but how it is marketed and promoted. However that doesn’t mean you still don’t need to create a solid marketing plan, know your copyrights, royalty guidelines, along with other strategies on how to give your music the exposure it deserves.
Music and legal entertainment executives from the likes of Larry Kahn Head of Urban Promotion for J Records, Jojo Brim, Shawn Gee, Juliet Jones and many more will give you a running start in the music business from their years of insider insight in the industry.


For more information about the conference, please visit Radio One’s 2010 Music & Entertainment Conference website, or visit The Beat of Philly (100.3 The Beat) website. You can also follow 100.3 The Beat on twitter @1003theBeat


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