KPRS-FM, Kansas City’s number one station for Hip Hop and R&B, is hosting the 2016 Hot 103 Jamz Music Conference on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the VooDoo in Harrah’s Casino, 1 Riverboat Drive, North Kansas City, MO. The Hot 103 Jamz Music Conference provides a unique opportunity for artists, booking agents, concert promoters, producers, singers, songwriters and others involved in the music industry to
network with high-level executives in the music profession.
“This is our third conference. Each year, the event gets better and better! We’re excited to have Mathew Knowles, CEO of Music World Entertainment, as one of our special guest speakers. He will share his secrets to success and how he built the careers of Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child. Travis O’Guin, CEO of Strange Music, is a walking music book. His insights and knowledge is impeccable! He’ll share his infinite wisdom on how he built the number one independent music label in the world. I’m confident that our attendees will be supplied with great information about the music industry,” said KPRS-FM Operations Manager, Myron D. Fears.
“We’ve partnered with Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants of the Arts, a local organization that specializes in helping artists with business plans, contracts and legal matters. KCVLAA will be present to answer any questions from our attendees. I thank all of our guest speakers and partners from the business, music and radio industries that continue to support our conference and provide our attendees with the necessary tools to win,” said Fears.
The 2016 Hot 103 Jamz Music Conference panelists include:
Mathew Knowles, CEO of Music World Entertainment
Travis O’Guin, CEO of Strange Music
Ghazi Shami, CEO of Empire Distribution
Jo Blaq, Grammy Nominated Producer and Songwriter
Cynthia Johnson, VP of Urban Promotions, Sony Music
Larry Khan, Sr. VP of Promotions, Interscope Records
Morace Landy, Chief Marketing Strategist at Empire Distribution
Wilt Wallace, VP of Rhythmic Promotions, Warner Brothers
Maurice White, Sr. VP of Urban Promotions, E-One Entertainment
Troy Marshall, VP of Marketing & Promotions, Dirty Water Music Group
Craig Davis, CEO of Music Matters
Ron Stewart, Midwest Promotions Manager, Atlantic Records
Leroy Johnson, Consultant for Empire Distribution
Tony Gray, President of Gray Communications
Sam Weaver, Urban Editor at All Access
Royce Stevenson, APD/MD at KDGS-FM in Wichita
Brian B. Shynin’, Co-Host of the Morning Grind/Mix Show Coordinator at KPRS-FM
DJ Macc, Core DJ’s
Danielle Merrick, President of Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
Donald Simon, CEO/President of Simon Business Consulting
Isaac Cates, Gospel Music Producer and Songwriter
Jaz Brewer, Owner of 64111 Studios
And more panelists will be announced soon!
The 2016 Hot 103 Jamz Music Conference panel and schedule include:
• How to Build Your Winning Team
• Platforms to Push Your Music
• Protecting and Monetizing Your Music
• One On One with Mathew Knowles
• KC’s Next Music Showcase Finals
• The Artist Workshop
• The Executive Roundtable
• VIP Listening Sessions
There are two packages to attend the conference. The “Standard Pass” per person for the music conference only is $75 plus a $5.12 service fee. The cost of the “VIP Pass” is $100 plus a $6.49 service fee. Individuals with a “VIP Pass” are entitled to participate in a one-on-one demo critique
session with an industry professional. One demo will be allowed and can be a maximum of 90 seconds in length and must be in either a CD or MP3 player format. A free lunch will be provided to all attendees and panelists. All conference attendees must be 14 and older with proper ID to attend the Hot 103 Jamz Music Conference. Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
For more information about the Hot 103 Jamz Music Conference, please visit
www.103musicconference.com, email [email protected] or call 816.763.2040.