Business of Music Conference 2018, Hosted by M.I.Q & Urban Network Digital
Westin Hotel LAX
5400 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
Music Industry Quarterly Magazine (M.I.Q.) in conjunction with Urban Network Digital, for the 5th consecutive year, are gearing up for their Annual Business of Music Conference, in Los Angeles, Calif., September 13-15, 2018, at the Westin Hotel Los Angeles Airport, 5400 W Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045; mere minutes away from LAX.
This is the only event of its kind on the West Coast; serving an audience of Urban Music Professionals. The Business of Music Conference is a re-branding and continuation of the Urban Network legacy that began back in the early 1990s. The events have long been a platform for music industry networking, collaboration, breaking new artists, creating business opportunities and experiencing compelling workshops & panel sessions.
The Conference (a continuation of the Urban Network brand) has been a long-standing legacy and relevant networking event attracting top A&Rs, label executives, music publishers, TV & film music supervisors, radio professionals, social media experts, recording artists, producers/songwriters, music streaming curators, and the like. It is the only event of its kind on the West Coast.
Conference 2018’s theme is ‘Industry Leaders & Creative Visionaries Designing the Future.’ Among the many speakers and panelists are: music industry trailblazer and entrepreneur Damon “Dame” Dash; top marketing executive Rahim Wright, Partner, 740 Project; acclaimed video director Taj Stansberry (Rihanna, Usher, G-Eazy); PR & brands specialist Rob Santini, Sr. Director, PMK; Walter Jones, VP, Creative, Universal Music Publishing; Grammy-winning producer Andre “Dre” Harris (The Carters, Jill Scott, Usher); Serge Durand, A&R, Capitol Music Group; Noah Preston, Sr. VP, A&R, Def Jam; Katrina “KAT TAT” Jackson, Vh1 star tattooist, and Enigma Tattoo Studio Beverly Hills owner; Jasmine Brand, CEO, The Jasmine Brand, and dozens more.
This year’s event will be highlighted with over a dozen topics essential to success into today’s current industry climate. Themes include “Expanding Your Exposure: Press, PR and Performances”; “The Relevance of Radio in the Digital Age”; “Today’s Independent Model”; “Engaging & Establishing Brand Partnerships”; “A&R Strategies in a Digital World”; “Songwriters, Producers & Music Publishers”; “Managing Artists in the Streaming Era”; “The Power of Instagram & Social Influencers”; “The Dynamics Between Fashion & Music”; and lots more.
Some 100 speakers are slated to participate during the various panel sessions. Executives, entrepreneurs, influencers, and A&Rs from such companies as Atlantic Records, Def Jam Records, Spotify, Universal Music Group, YouTube, Instagram, Soundcloud, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, Sound Royalties, SoundExchange, the OWN Network, Empire Distribution, Interscope Records, iHeart Radio, the Recording Academy, Capitol Records, Rhino Records, Kobalt Music Group, 740 Project, FTR (For The Record), and more.
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