New York (Top40 Charts/ Urban Threshold Enterprises) - Urban Threshold Inc, founders of the A&R Power Summit, presents the 2009 Demo Shopping/Beat Shopping Conference. The 4th Annual Demo Shopping/Beat Shopping Conference will take place on December 13th, 2009 in NYC. The event is designed to bridge the gap between aspiring producers and artists and the music industry. The conference provides attendees with the opportunity to network with high profile industry insiders and build relationships.
Each attendee will get the opportunity to meet one on one, face to face with (3) different major label A&R's for deal consideration and receive live feedback on the spot! A&R's from Universal, Warner Music, Atlantic, Jive, Sony BMG, Asylum, and Bad Boy are confirmed to sit on the listening panel.
GET CONNECTED, GET SEEN, GET HEARD, GET SIGNED!
WHAT: THE 4TH ANNUAL DEMO SHOPPING CONFERENCE
WHEN: (NEW DATE) SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13TH 2009 IN NYC
WHERE: ABSOLUTELY NO WALK INS. YOU MUST REGISTER TO FIND OUT THE LOCATION IN NYC - VERY TIGHT SECURITY!! VALID ID A MUST!!
TIME: (NEW TIME) 11:00AM UNTIL 6:00PM
COST: THE FEE IS $300 PER PRODUCER OR ARTIST
HOW TO REGISTER:
GET CONNECTED, GET SEEN, GET HEARD, GET SIGNED!
COST: REGISTRATION IS $300 DOLLARS PER PRODUCER OR SOLO ARTIST OR GROUP
SECURE YOUR SPOT NOW! REGISTER ONLINE TODAY VIA PAY PAL
(MEET FACE TO FACE WITH 3 DIFFERENT MAJOR LABEL A&R'S AND GET YOUR MUSIC PACKAGE EVALUATED ON THE SPOT)
CONFIRMED LABELS INCLUDE UNIVERSAL, JIVE, SONY/BMG, BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT, CAPITOL RECORDS, ATLANTIC RECORDS, SRC/UNIVERSAL, SHADY, DEF JAM, INTERSCOPE, WARNER MUSIC GROUP AND MORE..
At the "4TH ANNUAL DEMO SHOPPING CONFERENCE" you will be able to make a professional presentation of your music to various record labels, distribution companies, music publishers and artist management firms.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE EVENT
-You will receive an 1 on 1 sit down meeting with 3 different Major label A&R executives of your choice based on availability. - The meeting will last 7 minutes. The A&R executive will listen to a few of your songs or tracks - You will have access to insightful work shops based on ringtone marketing, publishing, distribution, legal matters and A&R. - You will have the opportunity to establish contacts and network with some of the music industry's top executives
Past A&R Listening Panelists include:
Jeff Dixon, Co-CEO of Disturbing Tha Peace, Lenny S, VP of A&R of Def Jam, Riggs Morales, Director of A&R of Shady Records, Dre Mckenzie, Director of A&R of G-Unit, Tone Capone, VP of Universal, Wayne Williams, VP Of A&R of Jive Records, Eric Beasley, Director of A&R of Asylum and many more DISCLAIMER: Urban Threshold Enterprises Inc. CANNOT GUARANTEE that any attendee will receive any sort of deal (i.e. Record, Distribution, Publishing, Production, Label Venture, etc). Urban Threshold will guarantee that attendees will have the opportunity to present their music to high profile music executives for consideration for a record deal.
SPONSORS: For Sponsorship Opportunities for the THE DEMO SHOPPING CONFERENCE contact Jesse Atkinson at Promoradio247@gmail.com or Robert Wright at MrRaw78@yahoo.com
(HERE IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO NETWIORK AND MEET WITH 3 DIFFERENT MAJOR LABEL A&R'S, PUBLISHERS, AND PRODUCERS AND GET DIRECT FEEDBACK ON THE SPOT)
SPECIAL INVITED A&R EXECUTIVES FOR THE 2009 DEMO/BEAT SHOPPING CONFERENCE (PANELISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Eric Beasley - Director of A&R for Asylum Records
Eric Beasley, Director of Urban A&R for Asylum Records in New York City. He's worked with artists such as Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Cam' Ron, Jim Jones, Dipset, and pretty much everybody in the game. At Asylum Records they focus on Hip Hop. They have artists on the label such as Scarface, Paul Wall, Lil' Boosie, Webbie, Shorty Low, Cam'Ron, Dipset, Bun B, DJ Drama, Max Wonder and producer 9th Wonder just to new a few. Right now Asylum is definitely looking for new talent and production..
Anthony "Ant" Rich - Manager of A&R, Jive Records
In June of 2005, Anthony Rich began operating as the Manager of A&R for Jive Records / Sony BMG. He has contributed in the A&R of several projects including Kelis, Ciara, The Clipse, Weird Al Yankovic and T Pain. With his innovative ideas and unshakable drive, Rich has solidified his role in the future of the music business. Ant Rich recently signed rapper Dolla out of Atlanta straight off of a demo tape. He is currently looking for songwriters, producers and artists.
Octavius Crouch - Senior A&R of Universal Records
Having a vast knowledge of the music and entertainment industry is essential. Mr. Crouch has diversified that knowledge in music promotion, production and artist development within the Island Def Jam Music Group and Universal Motown Records. Now a Snr. A&R at Universal Motown, Mr. Crouch has worked alongside various artist including Chamillionaire, JoJo, Lil Wayne, Prince, India Arie and most recently the Taxi Dolls. Mr. Crouch is currently scouting for new talent and seeking production for Lil Wayne, Drake, and others.
Walter Randolph, Senior A&R of Warner Music Group
Walter Randolph works very closely with his mentor Kevin Liles, former Executive Vice President of the Warner Music Group. This Chicago native started his music career as an intern at Def Jam. His hard work and dedication impressed then President of Def Jam, Kevin Liles. So when Mr. Liles left Def Jam for Warner Music, he took Walter with him and appointed him as senior A&R of Warner Music Group. Walter Randolph has worked with such artists as Musiq, TI, Webbie, and more. Walter Randolph is currently looking for production and artists who can appeal to an international audience.
Sam Taylor - Director of Membership of ASCAP
Nicole George, Vice President, Membership Group - Rhythm & Soul of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced today that Sam Taylor has been appointed Director of Membership, Rhythm & Soul. Based in New York, Taylor will be responsible for the recruitment and maintenance of new songwriters and producers, in addition to providing support for existing artist development programs. Commenting on Taylor's appointment, George said: "Sam's dynamic and forward-thinking style will prove an immediate asset to our already strong team. I look forward to his contributions to the Rhythm & Soul department's initiatives, and am very pleased to welcome him into the ASCAP family." A native of Newport News, Virginia, Sam Taylor began his music career at Elektra Records in 2001 under the guidance of Merlin Bobb, EVP of A&R. In 2004, he became an A&R executive at Atlantic Records, working on a variety of projects for both emerging and high-profile artists. He joined Warner/Chappell Music Publishing in 2007 as Manager, A&R Urban, where he worked with Kevin Cossom, Danja and Don Cannon, among others.
Riggs Morales - Director of A&R for Shady Records
Riggs Morales, Senior Director of A&R for Shady Records. Home to Eminem and 50 Cent. My background includes working with such as Eminem, 50 Cent, Cypress Hill and producers such as Dr. Dre, The Neptunes and the Alchemist to name a few. I'm currently looking for production for all my guys, specifically Eminem and 50. I'm also looking on the artist end for a lyricist who knows how to make records. ..
Lenny Santiago - Senior VP A&R Def Jam/ Roc-A-Fella Records
With over a decade of experience in the music business, Senior VP of A& R for Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella Records Lenny Santiago knows what it takes to become successful in the industry. Launching his career doing street promotions and marketing, Lenny held steadfast to his desire to become an A&R. With diligence and a passionate love for hip-hop, Lenny quickly became head of A&R at Roc-A-Fella Records; playing a major role in the careers of artists like Jay Z, Beanie Siegel, and Memphis Bleek. Lenny S is a true representative for the artist, serving as the liaison between the record label, the artist, and the management company. Lenny plays a major role in the production of an album from inception to completion. Now Senior VP of A&R for Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella Records, Lenny S remains a driving force in the dynamic world of music.
Andre "DRE" McKenzie - A&R G/Unit Records
Dre McKenzie A&R for G-Unit Records has proven that dedication and hard work are the main ingredients for success. Starting out as an intern for Dino Devaille, Dre's career soon catapulted and he became Devaille A&R's assistant. He has worked on projects with notable artists like Three 6 Mafia, John Legend, Beyonce, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, and Nas to name a few. Dre McKenzie is currently the head of A&R for G-Unit Records.
Til welch is the A&R of Battery Records/SonyBMG.
Tilman Welch is the former VP of A&R of Capitol Records. He has worked with such artists as J. Holiday, Fat Joe, The Franchise Boyz, and many more. He is a straight foward and candid music executive. Til Welch is currently looking for an artist that has an innovative, ground-breaking sound with songs and an approach that's undeniable. The artist will need to show that his/her career is already pushing forward, with a healthy dose of performing experience and a strong online presence/fan base.