As Radio One Philadelphia finalizes preparations of it’s 3rd Annual Music and Entertainment Conference, the city of Philadelphia is buzzing with anticipation. Elroy Smith Operation of Managers for WPPZ and WRNB gleams with pride at the mention of this year’s festivities.” I am very excited and anxious to see another year of the annual music conference attendees sharing and exchanging knowledge from the music industry artists and executives. This event is becoming a staple for Radio One/Philadelphia and we are proud to provide a service that will empower our listeners who would like to break into the entertainment industry.”
The Music Conference features some of the biggest names in entertainment across 6 workshops covering Hip-Hop, Fashion, R&B, Inspiration, the Business of Music, and a special Listen and Critique Panel.
A few of the celebrities and industry professionals to be featured in these workshops include: Jermaine Dupri, Stephanie Mills, Michael Bivins, Ginuwine, Yoland a Adams, Jim Jones, Joel Ortiz,, Omarion, Marques Houston, Cassidy, Meek Mill, 9th Wonder, Hezekiah Walker, Vickie Winans, Fashion professionals Jerris Madison, Neil Mautone and Record Label Executives, Larry Kahn, Marc Byers, and Shadow Stokes to name a few.
The Conference gives aspiring singers, musicians, executives, and producers an up-close and personal experience with some of the leading stars in entertainment, music, and fashion. The dialogue between those who dream and those living the dream is informative, entertaining and inspiring.
In addition to the educational substance provided at the conference, the brain trust at Radio One felt it was necessary to provide listeners and future artist an opportunity to experience the world of entertainment first hand . 2 single record deals will be awarded. One lucky person from the Inspiration Workshop will walk away with a single deal written and produced by Gospel Star, James Fortune and another person from the Listen & Critique will walk away with a Digital Record Deal from E1 Entertainment. For the R&B Workshop, Grammy nominated writer and producer Carvin Haggins and Ivan Barius will give an attendee a chance to go in the studio and with their guidance, record a single. Lastly, Red Model Management owner and Ceo Neil Mautone will give 5 aspiring models a chance to win a modeling contract. If the name Red Model Management sounds familiar, the agency houses the models featured on the Centric network’s Model City.
100.3 The BEAT’s Program Director, Boogie D, says, “Someone’s dream is going to come true on May 23rd, and if you aren’t chosen for any of the experiences we have secured, you will leave with the tools to make your dream come true yourself.”