Monday, September 20, 2010

Southeast Urban Music Conference -SUMC

ATLANTA, GA (September 16, 2010) -- The stage is set for the 8th Annual Southeast Urban Music Conference (SUMC) Major Music Showcase Thursday, September 23 at Park Tavern in Atlanta. The showcase will feature performances by up and coming and established artists.

SUMC Conference Chairman Tony Baraka said the event will also be the setting for the official announcement of the new date for the upcoming SUMC Conference and outline many of the new features that the conference has in store. Says Baraka, “When we announced the 8th Annual SUMC, we immediately received tons of feedback from people requesting that certain features be added to the conference. So, in an effort to respond to those requests, we have decided to move the date of the conference and incorporate some new and exciting features that will be both entertaining and informative. We will announce the new dates at the SUMC Major Music Showcase & Marketing/Distribution Seminar on Thursday September 23rd.”

One of the highlights of the event will be a performance by Living Proof Records recording artist Ebone. Baltimore-based Living Proof is one of the sponsoring labels for the showcase. “At SUMC we always try to find that next hot artist. Ebone is definitely that next hot artist. Her debut single, ‘Miss Your Love,’ is already getting spins at urban radio and we are looking forward to her performance on the 23rd.”

Also performing will be Disturbing Tha Peace’s (Ludacris Label) BXC as well as 1803 Records’ Mr. Bigg Time who’s single “Maserati” is heating up the airwaves. Mr. Bigg Time has had prior success with his release “Check My Footwork” which was featured in the movie “ATL.”

The Sept. 23 event will also feature a marketing and distribution panel. Says Baraka, “We will cover a wide range of issues pertaining to marketing and distribution. I’m sure everyone who attends will leave with a great deal of valuable information and ideas.” Panelists include Ricardo Spicer, Artist Development Rep, Universal Music & Video; Corey Webb, Webb Consulting Group; Mr. Bigg Time, Artist; Tom Davis, CEO Love Radio; Kelby Cannick, Publisher, Makin’ It Magazine; and Willie Fleming, Living Proof Records LLC

The SUMC Major Music Showcase will take place on Thursday, September 23 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. The event is sponsored by Living Proof Records LLC, A Universal Record Pool, Webb Consulting Group, Rolling Out, REL Connections, Power Entertainment, Makin’it Magazine and Kontrol Magazine .

To RSVP for the event please email Walter Jones at

Park Tavern is located at 500 10th Street, NE Atlanta GA 30309 (Corner of 10th Street & Monroe overlooking Piedmont Park)

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