THE PROGRAM

From music industry networking to partaking in compelling workshops & panel sessions, join us for a weekend of music, culture & collaboration!

  • 10:00
    Registration
    Time: 10am - 6pm

    Registration period.

  • 01:00
    PANEL SESSION: Expanding Your Exposure: Press, PR & Performances [Theater]
    Time: 1pm - 2:15pm

    During this opening session we will discuss the importance of publicity & public relations; the does and don’ts when dealing with the media; along with booking performances, showcases and concerts.

  • 02:30
    PANEL SESSION: The Power of Music & Visuals [Theater]
    Time: 2:30pm - 3:45pm

    An overview on hiring music video production teams; how to get the right look and treatment for your visuals; and the vast available opportunities for getting your music placed in film, TV and more.

  • 04:00
    PANEL SESSION: Decks, BPMs & Playlists 2018 [Theater]
    Time: 4pm - 5:15pm

    The role of the DJ continues to evolve. Discussion topics include: how to get to influential DJs; who’s breaking records; which new technologies are DJs embracing; which opportunities are available; the power of celeb DJs; the new role of DJ pools and lots more.

  • 05:30
    PANEL SESSION: Training Up Gospel’s New Generation [Theater]
    Time: 5:30pm - 7pm

    Gospel music and its community of influences are in the midst of an evolution. What’s appealing to millennials and Gen-Z is crucial to the growth of the music, and overall ministry. For this panel we have gathered a group of influencers to discuss what’s current and the genre’s coming attractions.

  • 07:30
    Christian Hip-Hop Showcase [Grand Ballroom]
    Time: 7:30pm - 9pm

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  • 07:30
    The Power of Dance Panel / LAXclusive Event [Theater]
    Time: 7:30pm - 9pm

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  • 09:30
    Dance / Choreography / LAXclusive Event [Grand Ballroom]
    Time: 9:30pm - 11pm

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  • 11:30
    21st Century Cipher & Hip-Hop Showcase [Grand Ballroom]
    Time: 11:30pm - 1am

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  • 11:30
    Movie Screening [Theater]
    Time: 11:30pm - 1am

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  • 08:00
    Registration
    Time: 8am - 8pm

    Registration period.

  • 09:00
    PANEL SESSION: The Relevance of Radio in the Digital Age [Ballroom D]
    Time: 9am - 10am

    From cable, digital and internet, there are boundless opportunities in these areas of radio. We discuss getting airplay, marketing strategies, and performance rights and royalties for songwriters and artists.

  • 10:00
    PANEL SESSION: Engaging & Establishing Brand Partnerships [Theater]
    Time: 10am - 11:15am

    A crash course discussion about not only establishing your own brand, but how to attract notable brands to it you and your company. We have assembled a group of experts who can lend strategic advice in this highly competitive field.

  • 11:15
    PANEL SESSION: Behind the Curtain: The New Generation [Theater]
    Time: 11:15am - 12:30pm

    A new generation of artists are debuting on the charts, and generating a large, active fan base via social media. We speak to this young collective of panelists, many of them children of famous recording artists, or being mentored by famous recording artists.

  • 11:15
    PANEL SESSION: Recurrents, Repurposing, and Reinvention [Ballroom D]
    Time: 11:15am - 12:30pm

    A conversation on the shifting adult contemporary format, catalog titles in the era of music streaming, and the highly competitive field of touring for legacy acts. How do we reach adult fans today?

  • 12:30
    PANEL SESSION: A&R Strategies in a Digital World [Theater]
    Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    Not everyone may be looking for a deal with a major label these days, but the act of A&R is still an essential process to launching a successful recording career or when producing potential hit songs. We talk with some of today’s A&R tastemakers about the challenges and strategies in their field.

  • 03:30
    PANEL SESSION: The Independent Model (Moderated by Arthur Mitchell) [Ballroom A]
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:45pm

    For the last four Conferences, Urban Network Digital President Arthur Mitchell continues to “keep it real,” while moderating a panel of tough questions, on topics that indies need to know; from what’s in the budget; to hiring a qualified team; to managing realistic expectations. Prepare to take more notes!

  • 05:00
    PANEL SESSION: Songwriters, Producers, Publishers, PROs [Theater]
    Time: 5pm - 6:15pm

    No title needed for this panel. We’ve assembled a handful of experts to enlighten our attendees about the creative side, monetizing their copyrights and to see where the opportunities lie.

  • 06:15
    Networking Session [Terrace]
    Time: 6:15pm - 8pm

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  • 06:00
    Rhino Music Happy Hour [Lounge]
    Time: 6pm - 8pm

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  • 08:00
    Smooth Jazz/R&B Showcase [Ballroom]
    Time: 8pm - 9:30pm

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  • 10:00
    Late Evening Showcase [Ballroom]
    Time: 10pm - 12am

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  • 12:00
    Friday Night Party [Social Lounge]
    Time: 12am – 1:30am

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  • 12:00
    Midnight Movie Screening [Theater]
    Time: 12am – 2am

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  • 08:00
    Registration
    Time: 8am - 8pm

    Registration period.

  • 08:30
    PANEL SESSION: Morning Mentoring Sessions [Social Lounge]
    Time: 8:30am - 10am

    In the spirit of roundtable speed dating, attendees will have the opportunity to personally sit, chat and learn from some of the most seasoned executives and experts inside the music business.

  • 10:00
    PANEL SESSION: This Era of Music Streaming [Ballroom B&C]
    Time: 10am - 11:15am

    One of the most important arenas in all of music. We discuss the variety of streaming options, subscriptions, breaking new artists, royalties, and the power of playlists.

  • 11:30
    PANEL SESSION: Cannabis, Consciousness & Music Careers [Ballroom B&C]
    Time: 11:30am - 12:45pm

    Expect a compelling Q&A discussion with Cannabis industry elites. Topics include the evolution of Cannabis in the music industry; ending the negative stigma of Cannabis, the healing properties of Cannabis; and music executives and artists transitioning into the Cannabis industry, and more.

  • 11:00
    PANEL SESSION: What Are Those?? The Dynamics Between Fashion & Music [Theater]
    Time: 11am - 12:15pm

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  • 12:45
    PANEL SESSION: Under the Influence: The Power of Instagram & Social Influencers [Ballroom B&C]
    Time: 12:45pm - 2pm

    No viable music career can exist today without applying a platform such as Instagram. During this session we talk about the power and frequency of quality content, fan engagement, and the building and maintenance of your overall brand.

  • 02:15
    PANEL SESSION: SELF-MADE An Artist Keynote Discussion [Ballroom B&C]
    Time: 2:15pm - 3:15pm

    Two to three top recording artists will join us for a compelling Q&A to discuss their rise into the music business, including the creative process, on being social influencers, and their overall thoughts on the business.

  • 03:30
    Indie Music Showcase
    Time: 3:30pm - 6pm

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  • 06:00
    Networking Session [Break/Social Lounge Event]
    Time: 6pm - 7:30pm

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  • 06:00
    Movie Screening [Theater]
    Time: 6pm - 8pm

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  • 08:00
    Music & Fashion Show [Ballroom B&C]
    Time: 8pm - 10pm

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  • 10:00
    Late Night After Party/Headliner Performances
    Time: 10pm - 1am

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The Westin Hotel, LAX
Los Angeles, CA
September 13 - 15
Sept. 13-15, 2018
2000 Attendees
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