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.

Music Managers and Attorneys List
Major Record Label A&R Connection

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

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