Photo by J. Wright (@WhoisJwright)
REVOLT TV kicked off the first day of the 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.
Some of the industry’s biggest names took the stage on Friday, including keynote speakers Frank Cooper (Chief Marketing and Chief Content Officer at Buzzfeed), Keith Clinkscales (CEO of REVOLT), panelists Jay Brown (Co-Founder and CEO of Roc Nation), NO ID (EVP of A&R at Def Jam Records), Breyon Prescott (EVP of A&R and Head of Urban A&R at Epic Records), David Banner (Artist/Producer/Actor), Derek Ferguson (Chief Operating Officer at REVOLT), Sickamore, Vice President, A&R and Creative Director at Epic Records, and many more.
Keith Clinkscales’s also held an insighftul Q&A with social media influencer YesJulz as he talked openly about the direction and future plans of the REVOLT network. Sean “Diddy” Combs made an impromptu appearance at The Lost Art of A&R Panel.
Perhaps the highlights of day 1 were the RMC concert headlined by Puff Daddy & The Family!. Diddy brought out quite a few surprise guests including Lil' Wayne, Lil' Kim, Busta Rhymes, French Montana, Los, and Christian Combs. Before Diddy performed his classic hits and rocked the stage with his new single "Workin'," Dej Loaf, Jidenna, Ace Hood and Post Malone held it down on the stage as well.
Andre Harrell told conference attendees early on that in addition to the learning experiences, the fun would not stop as well. The concert was followed by the exclusive Apple Yacht Party which featured special performances from Rick Ross and Nas on board the SeaFair Miami.
Check out more photos from the Day 1 below. Photos via Thaddeus McAdams- Exclusive Access, John Parra- Getty Images For REVOLT, Andrew Whitfield, and J. Wright.
Check out a few clips from the 2015 Revolt Music Conference & the RMC Apple Music yacht party below!
Nas performs at RMC Apple Music Yacht Party
Rick Ross performs at RMC Apple Music Yacht Party
Diddy & Lil' Kim Rock The Stage At The RMC 2015 Concert
Diddy & Brings Out Busta Rhymes At The 2015 RMC Concert
Diddy Brings Out Lil' Wayne At The 2015 RMC Concert
Dej Loaf Hits The Stage At The 2015 RMC Concert
Check out Day 1's panel lineups below!
The Keynote was delivered by Frank Cooper, Chief Marketing and Chief Content Officer at Buzzfeed.
Panel 1: Content: The New Hustle
Charles King, Owner of Macro, Prince Chenoa, Founder of Galore Media, Natasha Eubanks, Founder / CEO of The Young Black & Fabulous (Theybf.com), Issa Rae, Producer, Writer, Director, Stephanie Ogbogu, Sr. Editor at Baller Alert, Karen Civil, Creator of KarenCivil.com and LivingCivil.com;
Panel 2: The Lost Art of A&R Part II
Kenna, Music Artist, NO ID, EVP of A&R at Def Jam Records, Sickamore, Vice President, A&R and Creative Director at Epic Records, Tunji Balogun, Sr. Director of A&R at RCA Records, Dallas Martin, SVP of A&R at Atlantic Records, Noah Preston, VP of A&R at Def Jam, Breyon Prescott, EVP of A&R and Head of Urban A&R at Epic Records;
Panel 3: Managers: The Start of Big Business
Kevin Liles, CEO and Founder of KWL Enterprises, Jay Brown, Co-Founder and CEO of Roc Nation, Ted Chung, Sr. Partner, Chief Strategy Officer at Stampede Management, James Cruz, Manager To Sean Combs & CEO at Cruz Control Marketing, Johnny Marines, Manager to Romeo Santos and CEO of Johnny Marines Enterprises, Anthony Saleh, CEO of Emagen Entertainment Group.
Panel 4: Entertainment and Politics: Social Revolution
David Banner, Artist/ Producer/ Actor, Umi Saleh, Mission Director at Dream Defender, Keon Hardemon, Commissioner of the City of Miami, Tef Poe, Artist and Hands Up United Activist.
Panel 5: Music, Tech, and Startups: Download This
Suzy Ryoo, Venture Partner of Technology and Innovation at Atom Factory, Derek Ferguson, Chief Operating Officer at REVOLT, Angela Benton, Founder and CEO of NewMe Accelerator.