Timbaland, Violator’s Mona Scott, ?uestLove Participate In ‘Music Biz 101’

Music producer Timbaland, Violator management co-owner and president Mona Scott,

and Roots member ?uestlove are among the panelists scheduled to participate

in a Music Biz 101 symposium on April 19.

Contestants, who must be currently enrolled in college, are eligible to win

an all-expense paid trip to New York City to attend the symposium, and will

also receive a gift bag including the Motorola Boost Mobile i875 handset with

a built-in MP3 and multi-media capabilities.

Music Biz 101,

which runs through March 19, is a nationwide competition developed by Motorola

Inc., Live Nation, and Boost Mobile for aspiring music professionals age 18-26.

"The Music

Biz 101 competition will provide students with the opportunity to interact directly

with music executives to understand what it takes to get to the next level in

their music career," said Lisa Spiritus, Boost Mobile entertainment marketing

director-music.

Eligible contestants can enter the contest by visiting http://www.musicbiz101contest.com/.

Entries must include

a 500-word essay answering questions on their musical aspirations, and will

be judged by Motorola and Live Nation executives.

Twenty-five contest

winners will be selected and notified during the week of March 27.

Winners will get an opportunity to interact with music business leaders from

various fields, including talent management and representation, talent law,

production, technology, labels, and journalism.

Special guests

include Vibe Magazine Editor-in-Chief Mimi Valdes, Chief Digital Officer of

MTV Networks Jason Hirschhorn, and Lisa Spiritus, entertainment marketing director-music

for Boost Mobile, and many more.

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