Los Angeles/San Diego (December 26, 2013) “Back to Basics: The Music & Entertainment Summit 2014,” the ultimate networking event for the music-entertainment industry, is coming to San Diego in the spring of 2014.
The three-day Summit, scheduled for May 1-4, 2014, will be held in the San Diego Conference Center of the Four Points by Sheraton, placing attendees alongside the most experienced and influential executives in R&B/Hip-Hop/Pop, Radio & Mixshow DJs, Social Media, the Digital Realm, Music Songwriting & Production, Marketing & Branding, Urban Lifestyle, Contemporary Gospel, the Entrepreneurial Arena, and more.
Many in the music industry have great memories of the numerous Urban Summit14_600x280Network Conferences that took place throughout the 90s and first decade of the 2000s in locations such as Palm Springs, and Orange Country, California. Key producers from those events have reunited to bring you, “Back to Basics: The Music & Entertainment Summit 2014.”
Principal coordinators for the May 2014-San Diego Summit are Arthur Mitchell, President, Urban Network Digital; David Mitchell, Publisher, Amalgamation Magazine; Tosha Y. Thomas, Founder, the Car Diva.net; Harold Whaley, Program Director, Urban Network Radio; and longtime Urban Network Gospel Editor Lin Woods, who is coordinating the Gospel Music Day.
An elite group of industry executives have signed on as part of the Summit’s Business Development Team. Our team of top entertainment executives have substantial corporate backgrounds and a combined 150 years of music industry experience in business development, marketing, branding, promotions, public relations, sponsorship-sales. They include Robert (Leo) Rodgers, MBA, Sr. VP & Label Liaison, Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group Distribution; Troy Marshall, General Manager, New Nation Records; John Patillo, FUNN Networks, Recording Artist Guild, Urban Market Access and 5150 Media; Tayari Howard, Owner KKSDJazz.com, and Tayari Media Group; Life Griffith, Global Position Solutions, LLC; Sylvon Marshall, CEO, Marshall Productions; Darrell Andrews, Senior Partner Manager, Fullscreen; Antoine Cutter, President, Tri-blade Entertainment Group; Kevin Briscoe, Vice President, Webb Marketing David Lilly, Dave’s Inside Lane (Motorcycle Blog); DJ Artistic/Arthur Mitchell III, President, Mitchell Media; Lupe Rose, CEO, Indee Corp /Social Media TV Network; Leonard Thompson, CEO, M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records; DJs Dale da Dred & GIGI, Dred Carpet Productions; and Allen Johnston, Industry Consultant/Publisher, the Music Specialist.
This year’s Summit Co-Chairs are former Urban Network President Miller London, who will act as a consultant for the event; and San Diego’s very own DJ Bille Knight. Mr. London, a former Vice President of Motown Records, and one-time President of Black Music at A&M Records, will be honored for his more than 40 years of service to the music business. Mr. Knight will bring his mass network of DJs and industry relationships to the Summit. More Co-Chairs will be announced in the weeks ahead.
The Music & Entertainment Summit guarantees to be one of the most important networking events of the season and will feature an array of seminar speakers, radio and mix show DJs, artist managers, entertainment attorneys, music publishers, performance rights organizations, music supervisors, trade groups, digital strategists, film and TV consultants, and more.
The Summit will also be an opportunity for recording artists, producers, and songwriters to display their talents through various scheduled showcases on our corporate sponsored stages, through the A&R resource Be Seen Be Heard, and branding platforms like the Summit mix tape/CDs and online streaming.
So mark your calendar for the ultimate music-entertainment networking and talent showcasing event.
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Arthur Mitchell 480-823-0522
David Mitchell 424.227.8046