The Seattle Hip-Hop Career & Business Expo, scheduled for October 9, 2010 at the Vera Project – (Warren Ave. & Republican Street) Seattle Center is part of the Seattle City of Music Festival and will focus on providing established and aspiring artists and entrepreneurs with tools and resources to grow their careers and business while also 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.
I'll be facilitating a conversation on Music and Media, 11:30am at the Vera Project in Seattle Center as a part of this event.
Join me along with:
Tom Mara - Executive Director, KEXP
Larry Mizell - Writer/Hip-Hop Artist Stranger Raindrophustla.com
Andrew Matson - Writer, Seattle Times
Jonathon Cunningham - Publicola.net
Casey Carter, misscaseycarter.com
Marian Liu, Entertainment Editor, Seattle Times
Alvin Singh II, Digital Media Consultant, Guerrilla Techknowledge
Mia "DJ B-Girl" Beardsley, B Girl Media
Joaquin Uy, News Director, KBCS
From the press release:
"The Seattle Hip-Hop Career & Business Expo will focus on providing established and aspiring artists and entrepreneurs with tools to grow their careers and businesses while also introducing young people to the many career and business opportunities in and around hip-hop music and culture in this free, all-ages event.
"As a part of the City of Music Festival we are seeking to provide opportunities for young entrepreneurs and artists to learn, network and fully engage in the growing creative economy in our region," says K. Wyking Garrett.
Sessions will touch on music production, licencing, marketing, distribution, and business development; and speakers include representatives from the Recording Academy, Sub Pop Records, SportnLife Records, City of Seattle Office of Economic Development, The Stranger/KEXP, AEG Live, One Reel, Seattle Theater Group, Hewlett Packard, International News Inc., Urban Enterprise Center Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Microsoft, and Fused Music, among others.
This educational event is sponsored by Seattle Hip-Hop Hop Youth Council & UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center with support from Seattle Office of Economic Development, Seattle Office of Film & Music, and Kicks & Tees.
For additional information, please visit http://seattlehiphopsummit.wordpress.com/
Other Confirmed Speakers Include: