Since 2002, Charlotte NC has been home to the largest music conference and festival in the midatlantic region, the Midatlantic Music Conference. This Friday we travel to the NoDa district of the queen city to take part in the conference's opening panel 6-7p.m. at the Chop Shop: "Music, Entertainment and the MidAtlantic Scene", focusing on regional issues and resources.
One of the pleasant surprises about the Midatlantic Music Conference is discovering a much larger world of music in our own back yard. There are a number of big players in the music business attending, like grammy winning, multi-platinum producer Bruce Irvine, ReverbNation co-founder Lou Plaia, hiphop icon Parish Smith, Berklee College of Music music business/managment chairman Don Gorder, and many more. Did you know that Appalachian State University's Hayes School of Music has a record label run by students? Find out about it firsthand at the Split Rail Records showcase Saturday at the Chop Shop.
Lingua Musica founder Joe Kendrick will appear at the conference Friday evening. We hope you might come by and check it out! Here are details of members on that panel:
(Moderator) DJ Yasmin Young, WPEG Power 98’s, Morning Show Co-Host / 26 Talent, Media Personality, Actress, Motivational Speaker
Deon Cole, Power 98 and V101.9, Assistant Programming Director and Music Director
Kevin Corzine, Rock University, Founder / Owner, Music and Events Merchandising
Doug Daniel, EastCoast Entertainment, President
Lou Plaia, Reverbnation.com, Co-Founder / EVP Music Industry & Artist Relations
John “J-Dogg” Shaw, Select-O-Hits Distribution, Promotions, Media Relations, Urban A & R
Rob Tavaglione, Owner, Catalyst Recording, Multiple Regional Emmy Award Winner, Writer/Columnist for Pro Audio Review Magazine & Producer/Engineer/Composer
Arnold Taylor, South Coast Marketing / Epic Records, President / National Marketing Director
In addition to panels, check out the King Of The Beats battle, the NoDa Fall Music Festival, and tons of opportunities for networking and broadening your horizons in the music world. Contact us here or on our social media if you are attending and we'll hope to catch up with you in the Queen City!