Are you available to meet genuine record executives? Are you available to meet genuine managers, song writers and the various types of industry professionals that can help you excel in your field? If you’re aren’t, you should make yourself available as the 2016 Urban Network Music-Entertainment Summit is coming very soon.
This is the only event of its kind on the West Coast. More than 1,000 people per day are expected to converge upon the Crowne Plaza Conference Center, ranging from major and indie label executives, radio programmers, DJs, talent curators, A&Rs, music supervisors, trade groups, digital music strategists, film and TV consultants, and media. Some 100 plus speakers—executives from many top firms and organizations are confirmed to take the dais: iHeart Radio, REVOLT TV, Sirius XM, Music Choice, BMI, SESAC, Interscope Records, Warner Bros. Records, Capitol Music Group, Universal Music Group, Sony Music Group, The Recording Academy, Ingrooves Music, Empire Distribution, VirDiko, Digiwaxx, and dozens more.
Nearly 70 artists will perform over 4 ½ days. They include a Wednesday night opener by Smooth Jazz saxophonist Jessy J (featuring the L.A. Collective); eight of the best vocal ensembles from around Southern California participating in a “Gospel Choir Fest” on Thursday evening (including Eddie Baltrip & Fulfillment and Victor Bell & Halel), followed by a 90 minute showcase from some of Christian Hip-Hop’s hottest talent fresh off the Ministry Over Business (MOB).
On Friday, June 3, R&B singer/songwriters Eric Bellinger, Timothy Bloom and Candice Nelson will take to the stage as will Lil Niqo, star of Lifetime TV’s, The Rap Game. Dozens of emerging indie artists will perform throughout Saturday afternoon, capping off the evening, with American Idol season 11 finalist, soul-singer Joshua Ledet, who returns to captivate the Conference audience for a second year straight; later to be followed by Colonel Loud & Ricco Barrino performing their recent hit singles, “California,” and “Come to the Money.” Sunday, the final day of the Conference, will be highlighted with runway models and clothing designers in celebration of Music & Fashion.
Urban Network Conferences began in the early 90s, and have long-been a platform for networking, creating business opportunities, and compelling workshops and panel sessions. Topics and themes range from The Future of Music Integration in TV, Film, Video Games; A Gospel Music Town Hall; our first Indie Music Video Competition; Building Your Brand through Effective Social Media Marketing; DIY (What Every Indie Artist & Label Should Know); Creating Hits & Blending Genres for the Digital Age (Producer/Songwriters); Embracing Music Streaming Services; The Power of Urban Radio; Music Curation, A&R, and Your Creative Brand; and a Special Panel & Performance Celebrating Women In Music by Grammy-winning/Multi-Platinum Producer Devine Evans
Registrations are going fast, showcase performance slots are filling up, and exhibition tables are nearing capacity for the Music-Entertainment Conference, presented by Urban Network Digital & Music Industry Quarterly Magazine. Dates for the Conference are June 1-5, 2016.
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108, hotel guest rooms are $155 per night plus tax; while registration for the entire event is only $100.