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Steve Rifkind, MC Lyte, A-Trak, DJ Drama, Don Cannon and Sonny Digital to speak at A3C Conference

Mike Walbert
Posted by Mike Walbert on Jun 27

Explore the initial group of industry experts, trailblazers and innovators speaking at this year’s A3C Conference - Steve Rifkind, MC Lyte, A-Trak, DJ Drama, Don Cannon, Sonny Digital, Fadia Kader, Amber Grimes, Honorable C.N.O.T.E, Zaytoven, Bangladesh and many more.

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The A3C Conference brings together hip-hop artists, creatives and entrepreneurs in the music industry to connect, learn and create. The 3-day conference aims to empower and educate those that shape hip-hop music, technology, and culture. The A3C Conference hosts dozens of panels, workshops, mixers, mentor sessions and interviews with hundreds of tastemakers, thought-leaders and industry experts.

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2017 Speakers (many more to be announced)

  • MC Lyte (MC/Entrepreneur)
  • Steve Rifkind (WAV Media)
  • A-Trak (Fools Gold)
  • DJ Drama (DJ/A&R)
  • Don Cannon (Producer/A&R)
  • Fadia Kader (Instagram)
  • Amber Grimes (Spotify)
  • Sonny Digital (Producer)
  • Zaytoven (Producer)
  • Bangladesh (Producer)
  • Honorable C.N.O.T.E (Producer)
  • Justice Baiden (LVRN Records)
  • Combat Jack (The Combat Jack Show)
  • Lee Anderson (Paradigm Agency)
  • Lars Murray (Pandora)
  • Roy Broderick Jr. (Intuition ATL)
  • Nikki Marshall (Warner Music Group)
  • Abe Batshon (BeatStars)
  • Damien Ritter (Black & Orange Management)
  • Philip Stein (StreamCut Media)
  • Lynn Richardson (Hip Hop Sisters Foundation)
  • Antony Bruno (Royalty Exchange)
  • Greg Smith (SESAC)
  • Jason Reddick (ASCAP)
  • Mitchell Martin (BMI)
  • Regina N. Bradley (Kennesaw State University)
  • STREETRUNNER (Producer)
  • Henny Tha Bizness (Producer)
  • Carlon Ramong (LVRN Records)
  • Jonathan Master (EMPIRE Distributions)
  • Janee Bolden (Bossip)
  • Antony Bruno (Royalty Exchange)
  • Joey Womack (Goodie Nation)
  • David Wall Rice (Morehouse College)

Over the next few month we’ll be announcing more than 1,500 artists, producers, entrepreneurs, creatives and industry experts participating in the A3C Festival & Conference in Atlanta from October 4-8.

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2017 A3C Conference Tracks:

Network with innovators and industry leaders. Learn about the current trends, resources and future technology. Create new music and collaborate with creative professionals.  Network with peers and hip-hop’s most influential music industry professionals. Experiment with the newest hardware, software and technology. Create new music and collaborate with hip-hop’s most talented artists.
  • Labelx - Innovative Labels, Music Companies and Collectives

Innovative labels, music companies and collectives on the forefront of the rapidly evolving music industry connect to discuss trends and technology, cultivate growth and promote best practices.

  • Music Tech - Music Tech Startups, Music Industry, Entrepreneurs and Investors

Discover new music technology that impacts how artists share, create, market and monetize music. Meet and learn from those behind the most innovative tech advances in music.

Activists, Academics and Artists connecting to address social justice challenges, learn from community leaders and develop actionable initiatives.


A3C Conference takes place in three facilities: Conference Center (Loudermilk Center), Action Summit (Auburn Ave Research Library) and Creator Complex (Georgia State University's Creative Media Industries Institute). 


Conference Center (Wed, Oct 4 - Fri, Oct 6)

The conference center is the epicenter of the A3C conference. The facility ensures artists, producers, entrepreneurs and the music industry at-large are able to network and gain invaluable experiences and useful information.

Action Summit (Thur, Oct 5 - Fri, Oct 6)

The Action Summit invites activists, academics, and artists to connect, discuss and address social justice challenges. 

Creator Complex (Fri, Oct 6)

The creator complex will provide some of Hip Hop's most talented artists and producers the space and resources necessary to collaborate and create.

Mike Walbert

Written by Mike Walbert

Mike Walbert is the Executive Director of the A3C Festival & Conference. As as partner in the business Mike oversees various aspects of the business, including: Business Development, Sponsorship, Branding and Marketing. Mike officially joined A3C in 2009 as the Artist Director. Since 2010 Mike has managed the strategy and team that have grown A3C from a regional showcase to an internationally recognized institution in hip-hop culture.

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