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REVOLT TV kicked off it's second annual 2015 REVOLT Music Conference (RMC) in a major way at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. Themed, “The Merging of Music, Technology and Innovation, “ the 2015 RMC allowed attendees to personally interact with leaders from both the music and technology industry, gain insight and knowledge from industry trailblazers, and enjoy exclusive musical performances.
Andre Harrell serves as vice chairman of REVOLT Media & TV, a post he assumed in 2014 after being appointed by REVOLT CEO Keith Clinkscales and chairman Sean Combs. Harrell has been a veteran music executive entertainment powerhouse with credentials spanning film, television, music and branding, and he has helped influence and create urban and Millennial culture around the world. Harrell also launched the careers of Mary J. Blige, Heavy D and the Boyz, Jodeci, Al B. Sure, Anthony Hamilton, The Lost Boyz, Teddy Riley and Guy, and also mentored the Hip-Hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs. Since Harrell has been known for discovering and developing exceptional talent, it only makes sense that he has led the REVOLT Music Conference for another year.
Harrell plans to build the REVOLT Music Conference into a full out festival. He plans to expand the conference from 3 days to 7 days. The festival would include more performances, music, and even more executive speakers. Harrell wants to make RMC the new age Jack The Rapper & BRE!
"I tried to go get the best managers, best A&R people, the best presidents. As I realized the music industry was changing and technology and venture capitalists were becoming so much of a bigger part, I tried to figure out how to get them from Silicon Valley down to Miami Beach."
"I'd like to have one night that's a comedy night, one night that's a homage to the '90s, and one night that's a millennial night with artists like Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Drake etc."
AllHipHop caught up with the executive to discuss the importance of having music conferences, and "doing the work" as well as connecting with the power players to make your dreams reality. Harrell stated,
"I remember the first time I met Berry Gordy... and I just walked up and met him. It made me feel like if they can do this I can do this. Sometimes folks were working really hard, and were in the right place at the right time and those are the ones that really make it happen."
Check out our interview below!