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The Seattle Hip-Hop Career & Business Expo leverages the influence of hip-hop music and culture will to promote education, technology, financial literacy and civic engagement by introducing young people who are part of the hip-hop generation to the many career and business opportunities in and around hip-hop music and culture as well as providing aspiring artists and entrepreneurs with tools to grow their careers and businesses.


SCHEDULE

8:30-9:30a Registration
9:30-9:50a Welcome

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.          OPENING SESSION – “MUSIC BIZ 101”

■      The state of the music business
■      Seattle City of Music Initiative
■      New opportunities for Independent Artist
■      Developing Multiple Outlets and Revenue Streams for Your Art
■      Common Mistakes for artiststs and labels to avoid
■      Digital Distribution & E-commerce

○     DeVon Manier – Co-Founder, Sportn’ Life Records
○      Neema Khorrami  – CEO The Art Music, Unexpected Arrival
○      Ben London – Media Rights Manager, Hewlett Packard
○      Tony Kiewel – Head of A&R, Sub Pop Records
○      Dave Meinert – Fused Music

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1

Start and Grow Your Business moderated by M. Eaze

■      Turning your talent, hobby or hustle into a business.
■      The basics of starting and running a successful business
■      Creative solutions to common obstacles faced by entrepreneurs
■      Show Me The Money:  Traditional & Non Traditional Financing

○      Mark Dyce, Founder/Principal, 206 Inc.
○      Dave Meinert, Fuzed Music
○      Greg Anderson, Rainier Valley Development Fund
○      Wells Fargo Bank
○      City of Seattle Office of Economic Development
○      Washington CASH

Media and Music Landscape moderated by Julie C, Hip-Hop Congress/Reclaim The Media
■      New Media and Music
■      Getting media coverage
■      Tapping the blogosphere successfully
■      Basic media tools you can use to generate awareness

○      Tom Mara, KEXP
○      Larry Mizell, Stranger/KEXP
○      Jonathan Cunningham –  lastnightsmixtape.com/ Hollow Earth Radio
○      Casey Carter, misscaseycarter.com
○      Marian Liu, Entertainment Editor, Seattle Times
○      Alvin Singh II, Digital Media Consultant

Playing Live and Staying Alive: Getting Paid Shows and Touring Effectively
■      Booking Paid Shows and Touring
■      The basic economics of venues.
■      Event Planning & Promotion

○      Alex Kochan, AEG Live
○      Chris Porter, Director of Programming One Reel
○      Heidi Jackson, Heidi Jackson Presents/Hidmo Entertainment

Production 101
■      Publishing and Getting Paid for your Beats
■      How technology has changed the game
■      New technology/tools that artists/producers/labels should be familiar with

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.         LUNCH

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.        BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2

Branding, Marketing and Public Relations
■      The basics of building your brand
■      How to use Social Media effectively in your Small Business
■      The role of PR
■      Producing and Marketing Events
■      Sponsorships

○      Caroline Li, TD Wang
○      Amalia Martino, BlueShoes Media
○      Omari Salisbury, Founder/Chief Executive Officer, R Networks
○      Michael Graubard, VP, Public Relations, 206 Inc.
○      Josh Berman – Founder/Owner, Soul Gorilla
○      Bryant “BBoy” Worthington – Soul Gorilla

Fashion Industry 101
■      Starting your own fashion line
■      Starting and Running a Boutique
■      Turning your fashion sense into money as a stylist

○      Agnes Munala, Director of Marketing, International News, Inc.
○      Unika First Lady Beunique, Beunique Agency
○      Mara Palmer – Owner Kolmara Studios
○      Nikita Mathis, Owner, Platinum Plush Fashions
○      Cassius Belair – Owner, Platinum Plush/Triple Crown Streetwear Boutique
○      Margo Jones –  Owner, A Personal Point of View and Natural Child, LLC
○      Marek Grubel – Founder/Owner/Creative Director, Two In The Shirt
○      Kicks & Tees

Film and Video
■      Producing Your Own Movie
■      Videos On A Budget
■      Getting On Soundtracks
■      Resources to support independent filmmakers

○      Chris Swenson – Seattle Office of Film & Music
○      Chris “The Note” Gamble, Music Video Producer/Hip-Hop Artist
○      Jesse Harris, Founder/Exec. Dir. Nationall Film Fest for Talented Teens
○      Draze, Mixtapemovies

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.         BREAKOUT SESSIONS 3

Legal 101: Copyrights and Intellectual Property

○      Jen Czeisler, Vice President of Licensing, Sub Pop Records
○      Edward P. Pierson, Esq. – Author, “Law & Business of the Entertainment Industries
○      Cameron J. Collins, Esq. – Saku Collins, PLLC
○      Washington Lawyers for the Arts

Music Youth Development and Community
■      Educators and youth service providers
■      Best Practices
■      Incorporating Hip-Hop Into Academic and Youth Development Programming
■      Organizing and advocating for access to funding and resources

○      Kate Becker, Seattle Theater Group
○      Cochise Moore – Seattle Hip-Hop Youth Council/Seattle Vocational Institute
○      Timmie “Lady Tasz” Foster – Foster Enterprise
○      Montique “MG” Carter – UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center
○      Josh Powell, Vera Project
○      Shannon Roach, Vera Project
○      Montique Carter – Artist/Producer, UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center
○      Razpy – Artist/Entrepreneur, Seattle Hip-Hop Youth Council
○      Lary Barilleau, Head of International Arts, Hamilton Middle School
○      Tina Hendrix – Hendrix Music Academy
○      Jeron Gates – Seattle Parks Department
○      Terry Calloway – Studio Coordinator, Seattle Parks Department

Urban Promoters Roundtable co-presented by Soul Gorilla

■      What are top problems facing urban promoters?
■      What can we do to improve the climate within our own community?
■      Who do we need to influence outside of our community (venue owners, politicians, police, liquor board, etc) and how?
■      What are some best practices that we can share?
■      What does the Mayor’s New Nightlife Initiative and the City of Music Initiative mean to us? Opportunities/Obstacles?

o      Josh Berman, Soul Gorilla
o      LaKeith “G.Prez” Asphy – Presidential Media Group
o      Anthony Tibbs, Third Level Events

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.         NETWORKING MIXER @ Skybox

8:00 p.m.                    BENEFIT CONCERT @ Vera Project

Lady Tasz
MG
Razpy
Thomas Crown
J.Bre
The Good Sin
Moorpheus of dRedi
J-1.0
A-Rawlo

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The Seattle Hip-Hop Career & Business Expo leverages the influence of hip-hop music and culture will to promote education, technology, financial literacy and civic engagement by introducing young people who are part of the hip-hop generation to the many career and business opportunities in and around hip-hop music and culture as well as providing aspiring artists and entrepreneurs with tools to grow their careers and businesses.

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