For the past five years participants have gathered in Atlanta, GA to attend the Music Business Empowerment Conference (MBEC), instead this year’s conference will be held virtually allowing more accessibility for music fans, emerging artists, producers, managers and those aspiring to work in the music industry.
The theme is MBEC Presents: We Pressed Pause, Now It’s Time To Press Play. Registrants will hear from top industry experts from radio programming, record label promoters, marketers, entrepreneurs, artist managers, digital streaming platforms, producers and A&R executives.
The two-day conference will host three (3) panels, one (1) performance and keynote Q&A’s daily. Programming consists of radio and marketing panels along with performances by emerging artists. Confirmed participants are a mix of top executives from radio, streaming and marketing including: Doc Wynter (iHeart’s EVP/President of Urban/Hip-Hop Programming Strategy) will close out the first date with a keynote address, Big Boy from The Neighborhood, Hurricane Dave (KJLH Consultant of Programming, Marketing & Operations), Azim Rashid (SVP, Urban Radio Promotion), J-One (Pandora’s Director of Urban Music) and more. Terri Thomas (Operations and Program Director for Radio One), and more. 300 Entertainment CEO and top-ranking music industry chief Kevin Liles will close the conference with a keynote Q&A with Radio One’s VP of Programming Colby Colb.
Registration is open to the public and free for the first 300 entrants to use the code MBEC2020. Register now at MBEConference.com
MBEC was founded by veteran music executive Arlinda Garrett and its mission is to EDU-TAIN (Educate & Entertain) by creating a space to bring together new artists, producers, managers and other industry professionals of the music industry. As the only seminar in the country that focuses on Black Music, the goal of this conference is to EMPOWER future music business professionals.
“In this pivotal moment in time, there is more of an urgency to this year’s conference,” says Ms. Garrett. “We’re one of the few conferences dedicated to educating, supporting and elevating Black Music- especially for the next generation of emerging artists, producers and executives. Every year the conference has expanded to include more panels and participants, and we have a very strong line-up this year catering to creatives and the business side.”
With over 1000 people in attendance last year, the conference continues to evolve as dynamic platform that generates inter-generational dialogues among music creators, radio, and record label communities.
Free for the first 300 to register with code MBEC2020
2 Day Registration (9/18 – 9/19) $ 149.00
1 Day Registration (Fri, 9/18) $ 99.00
1 Day Registration (Sat, 9/19) $ 99.00
Friday, September 18
All Times Are E.S.T.
2PM A&R and Producers: Creating The Hits
3:30PM Label Executives: The Conduits To Your Success
5PM Radio Programmers: What Is The New Norm at Radio
6:30PM Special Artist Performances
7PM Keynote Q&A w/ Doc Wynter and Big Boy From The Neighborhood
Saturday, September 19
12PM Digital Distribution: Reaching Consumers Directly
1:30PM Women In Marketing: The Brand Agents
3PM Entrepreneurs In Entertainment: Making Our Own Path
4:30PM Special Artist Performances & Trailblazer Award Presentation
5PM Keynote Q&A w/ Kevin Liles and Radio One’s Colby Colb Visit MBEConference.com for more details on panelists, artists and participants