Diddy leads a REVOLT
Music mogul to host star-studded conference on Miami Beach
Erick Johnson | 8/21/2014, noon
Diddy. Russell Simmons. LA Reid. Look out. They’re set to lead a REVOLT in Miami.
The trio will be among a powerhouse lineup of some of the most influential movers and shakers who will converge on Miami Beach for the first-ever REVOLT Music Conference at The Fountainbleau Hotel OCT. 16 – 19.
Led by Diddy, the conference will bring together some of the brightest minds in the recording industry. They will mingle and network with other artists, media and music executives for a four-day conference that will include panel discussions, dinners, galas and concerts.
Of course, there will also be some over-the-top parties by the pool and LIV, the hotel’s posh nightclub.
"The Revolt Music Conference provides an environment where technology meets influencers, music executives, entrepreneurs, songwriters, designers, producers, bloggers, students, brand managers, marketing executives, publicists, music artists, and more," the official website reads. "It is the must-attend, one-of-a-kind forum designed to help guests do one thing . . . understand and navigate the evolution of the music business."
More than 35 industry executives and moguls will discuss a wide range of subjects in the music industry, from branding, to starting a label to the role of women in the modern era. In addition to Diddy, Simmons, co-founder of Def Jam Records, and Reid, a renowned record producer will join other speakers who will include MTV founder and Clear Channel executive Bob Pittman, Julie Greenwald, Group Chairman and Chief Operating Officer for Atlantic Records, and songwriter, producer Rodney Jenkins.
“We are the influence who influences the influencers, “ said REVOLT Vice President and conference Chairman Andre Harrell on the event’s website.
Diddy has a net worth of $700 million, according to Forbes Magazine.
He will use his power and influence to promote his Revolt music cable network, a one-year old operation that broadcasts music videos, live performances, interviews and news. Carried by Comcast, the network targets millennials or viewers who were born between 1982 and 2002.
REVOLT organizers are marketing the conference to the age group with top entertainment and special hotel packages that includes access to pool parties, artists showcases, and LIV.
The conference has an early bird special for a REVOLT All Access Pass, for $1320 instead of the $1620 regular price. For those who want to attend just Saturday and Sunday, there’s an early bird registration special called The Music Weekender for only $800 instead of the $1100 regular price.
One may register for the event on the conference website, www.revoltmusicconference.com.