On October 2nd2009, GRAMMY U will be hosting a “State of the Industry” GRAMMY Professional Development event beginning at 5 p.m.
This will be an afternoon of dialogue with urban music’s top movers and shakers about the current state of the music industry. Topics will include creating marketing strategies reflecting the current state of the music business, the continued impact of the internet and staying relevant in a rapidly changing environment. Immediately following the panel there will be a networking member mixer.
9th Wonder (Producer) //
Isha Edwards (Brand Marketing Manager - EPiC Measures, LLC) //
Laura Giles (Partner, MusicBusinessPolitics) //
Omara Harris (The Law Office of Omara Harris, LLC) //
Eddie Weathers (Head of A&R, So So Def) //
Dee Dee Murray (Exec. Dir., THE K.I.N.G. Foundation)
Cappriccieo Scates (Moderator, Assoc. Dir. SESAC)
This event will be complimentary to all GRAMMY U members and A3C festival 3-day pass holders. Non-members will be charged $35 per person. All Recording Academy members will also receive a discount to the festival.
The event is located at The Graveyard Tavern (1245 Glenwood Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312).
About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. The Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter, founded in 1967, has its roots in the region's rich cultural heritage and continues to nurture a diverse music community. It works closely with local arts organizations and prominent businesses to offer its members cutting edge opportunities. The Chapter represents music professionals throughout Georgia. For more information about The Academy and the Chapter, please visit www.grammy.com. .