Monday, October 1, 2012

Driven Music Conference Atlanta 2012

Driven Music Conference in Atlanta, GA, Oct 5 - 7, 2012. Below is a list of music industry panelist and speakers. Download the Truth about Record Pools & Music Conference, Talent Shows and Open Mics before attending your next music conference.

Aaron Bieler Bieler Bros. Records, Owner
Allen Johnston Music Industry Consultant
Bernie Lawrence Watkins, Esq Attorney
Beth B. Moore, Esq. NARIP, Atlanta Chapter, Executive Director
Bram Indie Hitmaker, Founder
Cappriccieo Scates Arrow Records, Executive General Manager
Colt Chambers International Music and Ent. Assoc., CEO/Pres/, Country Music Media, Owner/Founder
David Dufresne Bandzoogle, CEO
Dez Dickerson Prince, Original Guitarist, My Time With Prince, Author, Pavilion Entertainment, CEO
Isha Edwards EPiC Measures, Brand Marketing Consultant & Business Instructor
Jakoyea Wright Atlantic Records,, AandR
Jimmy LeFavour GMIA, Board Chairman
Kent Aberle International Pro Touring / Session Drummer, Drumhead Magazine, Columnist
Kevin Shine The F.i.r.m., AandR
LA Jackson Formerly with Epic, Def Jam and Columbia, Musicology 2101, Author
Lauren Danzy SoundExchange, Marketing Manager
Lisa Love Film, Music & Digital Entertainment for Georgia Department of Economic Development, Director of Music Marketing, Georgia Music Magazine, Chief Editor
Lou Plaia Reverbnation Co-Founder
Marc Wilson Warner/Chappell Music, AandR
Mike Froedge Pro Drummer, Producer, Open Sky Studio in Atlanta, Owner, toured with Double Drive and Black Label Society
Mike Shea Alternative Press/AP Tour, Founder & CEO
Omar McCallop GA Music Awards, O Ent/Full Circle, Music Marketing/Branding, Business Development
Peniece Le Gall SESAC, Atlanta, Director
Peter Cohen NBC TV's The Voice, Talent Producer
Renata Lowenbraun Attorney
Stephanie Christie Stephanie Christie Management & Publicity, Owner
Stephen Stone Ruffhouse Records, Original Partner
Steve “Stevo” Robertson Atlantic Records, VP of AandR
Tomi Martin Pro Guitarist, Musical Director for Tours, Films and TV Specials, Current Touring Guitarist for Justin Bieber

For details visit Driven Music Conference Atlanta

SPECIAL NOTE: All panelist and speakers are subject to change.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Artist Management Agreement Negotiation - Atlanta

Artist Management Agreement Negotiation

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 ~ 7:00 p.m.

SAE Institute of Technology
215 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA  30303

Artist managers are more important than ever to guide artist careers.  At NARIP's program music attorneys Evita G. Kaigler and Monica E. Ewing face off in a live negotiation of key deal points and contractual issues in an artist management agreement.

These experts come together to give you the inside track on major deal points, what they mean and what leverage you have to negotiate the best possible deal.

- Evita G. Kaigler, Esq.
- Monica E. Ewing, Esq.
- Beth Bachman, Esq., NARIP Atlanta Executive Director

Sample management agreement provided.

Get more info and register CLICK HERE or Call 818-769-7007 for details.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

What is Pure Hip Hop or Hip Hop

Music business executive Londyn McGrew answers the question what is pure Hip Hop. The original post appeared on Facebook and is used with permission. To maintain the authenticity and integrity of Londyn's response, very little editing was done. With that being said you may find a few spelling or grammatical errors. Remember to focus on the content of what Londyn has presented as that's the essence and what is most significant. 

It’s all hip hop in a sense because it all derived from the same place…It has just evolved into different forms, sounds and styles from its original origin. I look at hip hop music like humans. 

Humans do not look the same as they used to 20, 30, 50, 70, 100 or 200 years ago. Human’s features have changed, language has changed, fashion has changed and the subject matters we talk about have changed. But what has not changed about humans is that we are flesh and blood humans that bleed the same blood. That’s how I look at it when it comes to the hip hop music. Underneath all the different styles of hip hop and rap music (if you want to separate the two), it all birthed from the same place. 

Some people talk about conscious stuff, some talk about the streets, some talk about girls, some talk about political and social issues and some talk about partying. Those kats back in our day like Eric B & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, KRS 1, Special Ed, African Bambada, UTFO, Sugar Hill Gang, Run DMC, Kurtis Blow, Cool Mo Dee, Heavy D and the countless other talked about the same stuff. It’s just a little more extreme now and the music has crossed over, in which the most of the old school hip hop artist did not have the opportunity to do except for Run DMC. Run DMC was hip hop that crossed over but just because it crossed over did not make it less hip hop. That took hip hop/rap music into the pop world thus changing the whole hip hop industry. 

That’s just my opinion.

Londyn McGrew

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Atlanta SESAC - Cappriccieo Scates

Cappriccieo Scates, Senior Director of Writer and Publisher Relations at SESAC has been a staple in the Atlanta Music Industry for several years. He started Tempo Tuesday, had an open door policy and was always welcoming songwriters and music producers to ask questions about the music business in general and the publishing industry in particular.

He was a great contributor to the Atlanta Music Scene and inadvertently made other music industry executives step their business up. Cappriccieo Scates gave a number of other industry professionals a platform to give back and share vital information, resources and contacts with the Atlanta Music Scene.

We want to congratulate Cappriccieo Scates on his recent move to a new home in the music business. He will be leaving SESAC.

Peniece M. Le Gall, Writer/Publisher Relations, SESAC has invited people who want to say  "thank you and farewell" to Cappriccieo to visit the Atlanta SESAC Office Thursday, April 5th, 2012. The office will be open for you to stop by between 3pm - 7pm.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Atlanta Music Conference (Panel)

Learn first hand from music attorneys during an informative panel.

Future Music Attorneys presents
Inside the Deals

Wed, March 18 at 6pm 

Learn about music producer and songwriter
deals-producer agreements, music publishing
agreements, mechanical licenses,
licensing agreements.

Shawn Nolan | Jonathan E. Leonard P.C.
Brenton Hund | Turner Broadcasting System

John Marshall Law School
1422 W Peachtree St NW, RM-301
Atlanta, GA

Evita G. Kaigler, LLC

Major Record Label A&R looking for new artist
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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Atlanta Make Music Make Money Seminar

Atlanta Recording Artists, Music Managers, Producers and Entertainment Business Professionals will want to learn more about music publishing, trends in generating revenue and networking at the Atlanta Make Music Make Money Seminar and Workshop.

Saturday, March 17, 2012
2pm - 5pm

1596 Lavista Rd.,
Atlanta, GA 30329

Register at

Contact Peniece Le Gall:

If you miss this seminar you'll want to visit Indie Music Conference to connect with Major Record Label A&R from the comfort of your home computer, tablet, smart phone or android. For full details visit

Friday, March 16, 2012

ASCAP Atlanta - Artists Songwriters Music Producers

ASCAP Atlanta "Check It Out" Series
Artists, Songwriters & Producers: Here's your chance to be heard! Please submit your music for consideration to ASCAPMUSICATL@GMAIL.COM

Date March 23, 2012 

Submission Deadline: March 19, 2012 

Featured Panelists
- Kennard Garrett (ASCAP producer; Sean Garrett, The Pussycat Dolls) 
- Askia Fountain (CEO, Timeless Music Management) 
- Beestroh (DJ & Radio Personality, Hot 107.9 FM) 

Additional Details
- Open to ASCAP members only 
- Only a select few will be chosen each month 
- Location will be disclosed upon being selected for the series 
- For more information, including becoming a member, call 404-685-8699 

*Participants must be present. No representation allowed. 
*Due to limited space, accepted participants are not allowed to bring guests.

950 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NW, Suite 23 
Atlanta, GA 30318
Click here to visit the ASCAP website
BONUS: Major Record Label A&R's searching for recording artists, songwriters and music producers at Indie Music Conference

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Atlanta Most Powerful Voices Choir Competition

Atlanta Most Powerful Voices Choir Competition

Contact: Nettie Jackson
Phone: 678-224-2075

Join Georgia's best choirs, the Metro Atlanta American Heart Association, UnitedHealthcare, Federal Home Loan Bank, and the Gospel Music Workshop in fighting heart disease and stroke at the inaugural Atlanta Most Powerful Voices Choir Competition. Participating choirs throughout the state will compete for the title of Most Powerful Voices Champion, while raising awareness about heart disease and stroke in their congregations and communities.

To enter the competition, choirs must fill out an entry application and submit a video of a performance. A selection committee will choose 15 choirs to compete on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 during the live competition at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church in front of a live audience, and a panel of local celebrity and expert judges. Atlanta's first place winner will receive $1500. Second place will receive $1000 and third place will receive $700.

Music Industry Connection Book Series
Major Record Labels Looking for New Artist

Southeast Gospel Choir Competition - Atlanta

Cool Catholics to Compete in Southeast Gospel Choir Competition
E. Walter Smith & The I’m Catholic Cool Choir to Perform in American Heart Association’s
Atlanta's Most Powerful Voices Competition

As the Lenten Season begins it also marks the beginning of many live performances by E. Walter Smith and the I’m Catholic Cool Choir.  They will be will be performing their signature song, “I’m Catholic Cool”  at select choir competitions and special events during Lent.

The choir is comprised of people from all walks of life…all races…all ages…all cultures… and lovers of all types of music…you know, just like the Catholic faith!

“We are really excited about the upcoming opportunities to perform “I’m Catholic Cool.”    It’s one thing to produce a song in the studio, but because we have blended, Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz, Opera, Dance and Rock N Roll, and Gospel into this song it’s going to be fun for everybody to sing it live,” says Smith.  

The first performance will be at the American Heart Association’s - Atlanta's Most Powerful Voices Competition.

When: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Where:  Jackson Memorial Baptist Church
534 Fairburn Road
Atlanta, Georgia, 30331
Link to Map
Time:    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT/EST
Cost:    Free!

Major Record Label A&R Looking for New Talent
Music Industry Connection Book Series

Atlanta Producers Battle

Music producers and beat makers looking to get their foot in the door, sell and lease beats will want to be a this Atlanta Producers Battle. Artists looking for new music will want to attend the producers battle to network with beat makers and music producers.

“I Beat Daily” The Official Producers Battle
Tuesday February 28th 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Location Artist Factory 1741
Commerce Drive Northwest,  Atlanta, GA 30318

Ray Daniels, A&R for Universal Music Group, manage of singer/songwriters Roc City, and founder of R.A.Y.D.A.R. Ent.

Jagger,  A&R for Grand Hustle and Travis Porter Music Group. Jagger has placed records Placements with Travis Porter,Slim Thug,BOB,Big Sean,Wale,Meek Mill,2 Chainz,Jeremih,YG,Jeezy,Tip & more.  Jagger, a previous “I Beat Daily” judge picked one of our contestant to work with Travis Porter (producer KB, who produced “You don’t know about it”).

Clay West, Zone 4. Mr. West is the marketing director for Polow Da Don’s Zone4 Recording label. In addition, Clay is also working as manager from some of Zone 4’s newest acts.

For additional information including how to register to participate in the Atlanta Producer Battle click here!

Major Record Labels Looking for New Artist

Music Industry Connection Book Series

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

How Do I Get Signed to a Record Label

If you believe you have a true talent, desire, commitment, winning attitude and the ability to succeed you may have the ingredients necessary for a prosperous career in the music industry. If you want to know how to get signed to a record label you'll visit Indie Music Conference and follow the links.

Omar Grant, Creative A&R, Roc Nation will listen to artist's music on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 9PM EST. For full details follow the links at

Remember you have to take immediate action! And for the record talent alone will not get you into the music industry. Don't expect to become rich and famous without paying some money along the way. If talent was the only thing you needed to be successful as a singer or rap artists in the music business a lot more people would be rich and famous.

Now that you have the real information on how to get signed what will you do with it? Will you do what it takes to position yourself to have your dreams come true?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Whitney Houston Remembered

Whitney Houston was simply one of the most respected songstress that graced the stage. She was a true diva with a voice crafted from heaven. Whitney Houston talent's touched the big screen in the blockbuster film Bodyguard with Kevin Costner among many others. She was a rare talent that able to move from R&B, Gospel and Pop effortlessly.

Clive Davis a music industry executive heavy weight and arguably one of the best A&R's in history mentored and brought Whitney Houston to the forefront.

According to Yahoo News "... a somber [Clive] Davis, reading from a sheet of paper, said: "I am personally devastated by the loss of someone who has meant so much to me. She was full of life, looking forward for tonight. She loved music and she loved this night that celebrated music."

He added: "Whitney was a beautiful person and she had a talent beyond compare. She graced this stage ... so many times. So simply put: Whitney would have wanted the music to go on."  Full article at Yahoo News

Further Details about Whitney Houston At...

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Whitney Houston Wikipedia Biography
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Whitney Houston -- Bobbi Kristina Turned Away From Seeing Whitney's Body

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Submit Music to A and R's for Def Jam and Roc Nation

Final Call to Submit Music to A&R's for Def Jam and Roc Nation... follow links at
Indie Music Conference.

Time is running out on your chance to submit music to Lenny S, VP A&R, Def Jam Records on his upcoming A&R Live Hookup taking place this Thursday, Feb 2nd, at 3:30 pm EST. Excited to have Lenny back after an extended absence at the end of 2011 as he closed out the year with the release of and tour for Watch The Throne with Jay-Z and Kanye West.

The Hookups - music industry workshops and demo review sessions - take place via teleconference so there is no travel required on your part. It's as simple as 1-2-3 to attend.

  1. Register 
  2. Submit your music. 
  3. Dial-in to attend and speak live with a major record company A&R while they review your music.
To Get Started Follow the Links at Indie Music Conference

Back on the Hookup next Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 is Omar Grant, Creative A&R for Roc Nation.
To Get Started Follow the Links at Indie Music Conference

"I got my big break by attending the Hookup" - Infinity, Producer of "Take Me As I Am" on Mary J' Blige's Grammy Award winning album, The Breakthrough."On the A&R Live Hookup is where it all started" - Justin McCain, Guitarist for Emphatic, newly signed Atlantic Records band out of Omaha, NE.  

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