Radio One Inc. will host Radio One Fest, a three day urban music and entertainment business conference taking place November 6-8th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and the Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel. Radio One Fest is designed to bring together the best of the best in film production, music producers, songwriters, executives, bloggers, digital marketing and marketing experts to share advice, strategies, best practices, new technologies and the opportunity to network and meet the PLAYERS!
In addition to the seminars and keynotes, Radio One and TV One will present a once in a lifetime star-studded musical event honoring music executive and entertainment mogul, Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid. As one of the most esteemed and accomplished executives of this decade, Reid – currently the Chairman and CEO of Epic Records – will be presented with the “Cathy Hughes Media Icon Award”.
“There hasn’t been an artist played on a Radio One station that hasn’t had their perspective shaped in some way by Reid,” says Radio One Founder and Chairwoman, Cathy Hughes. “He has laid the foundation for other young African-American executives to take on leadership roles in the music industry. It is only right for us to honor what he has done for our community.”
For over 25 years, L.A. Reid has been a key figure in shaping the sound and experience of popular music. He is personally credited with igniting the careers of award-winning artist like Mariah Carey, Usher, Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Nas, Young Jeezy, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Pink and Avril Lavigne to name a few.
Infused throughout the weekend will be a mixture of events that will embody the culture of urban music and entertainment. For more information go to www.radioonefest.com