"Back to Basics," the 2014 Music and Entertainment Summit, hosted by Urban Network Digital & Amalgamation Magazine will take place May 1-4, 2014 in San Diego, California.
Record execs, A&Rs, managers, attorneys, radio programmers, distributors, mix show and club DJs, experts in the fields of touring, booking, digital and social media strategies, marketing, publicity, and the like will be on hand to share their wealth of knowledge and experience—and in the Urban Music genres of Hip-Hop, R&B, Gospel, and Smooth Jazz.
Day 1 features Gospel Music and in addition to panel discussions, will featuring performances during the Gospel Music Celebration from Brent Jones, Jessica Reedy, Stephen B. Steward, Chris Bolton, Men 4 Christ, Eddie Baltrip & Fulfillment, Brandon Camphor & One Way, Provision, and Marcus Patrick. For a complete schedule and list of performers in all genres click here.
Panel sessions and seminar topics will include “Financing Your Career, Investing In Your Future,” “The State of Hip Hop 2014,” “The State of R&B 2014,” “A DJ Power Panel,” “Licensing Your Music & Branding Opportunities,” “Navigating Social Media & the Digital Music Worlds,” “Gospel Meets the Digital World,” “Creating Hit Songs for Major Projects,” An Indie Label Forum, “The Hustle of the Music Industry,” and “A&R: Artist Development Today.”
“Attendees will get the chance to network and learn from some of the sharpest minds in the music business,” says David Mitchell, Publisher of Amalgamation Magazine: An Industry Quarterly, and Co-Producer of the Summit. “The Summit is a great place to discover talent, and there will be plenty of it there. Registrants will also be entertained by our numerous showcases that will feature young, up and coming artists, in addition to established acts. The Summit is not just an educational platform, but a place to do business. Many deals have been initiated at past Urban Network Summits.”
At the center of the May 2014 Summit are many Panelists and Participants from around the industry who have signed on to share their wealth of knowledge and expertise. These high-ranking executives come from companies such as: Universal Music Group, InGrooves Distribution, Capitol Records, Warner Music Group, ASCAP, BMI, Royalty Exchange, Lyric Financial, SESAC, SonyATV Music Publishing, Beats Music, Motown Gospel, the Recording Academy©, AEG/Live, Launch Yahoo, Fresh Wire, USB.com, Roc Nation Music, Notting Hill Music Group, the Urban Buzz, Black Entertainment Television (BET), with more panelists, participants and sponsors to be announced.
“We are really excited about the return of the Summit,” stated Arthur Mitchell, President of Urban Network Digital. “Response has been phenomenal, partly because it’s been a long time since San Diego has hosted an event like this. There is still time for artists to get on our showcase schedule, and for attendees to take advantage of our Early Bird Registration of $100. We look forward to meeting young aspiring professionals, the music industry’s next generation of executives, and with the next wave of cutting-edge recording artists who want to learn more about the business of music. This Summit will be a career-altering experience.”
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel is located at 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, California, 92123. To register click here.