By now you should know that when Diddy comes to town it’s a total takeover. So it’s only right that Miami Beach Mayor, Philip Levine, proclaim Thursday, October 13 as ‘Sean “Diddy” Combs Day’ for bringing the biggest names in music, entertainment, and culture to Miami for the 3rd annual REVOLT Music Conference. Not only can you expect to see the who’s who of music and entertainment in Miami this week, but also be prepared for three days of meaningful networking, industry access, and an opportunity to sharpen your industry career. Whether you’re in music or entertainment, a tech or startup company, or you’re in the creative or media space, the REVOLT Music Conference is a must-attend event to help you get to your next level.
As Andre Harrell, REVOLT Vice Chairman, describes it, “The REVOLT Music Conference will be an unforgettable 3-day experience with some of the biggest names in music and culture gathering to educate, inspire, and network in Miami for the third consecutive year. A new component to this year’s event is the “Be Heard Day” on Thursday, which really embodies the heart and soul of RMC by providing a platform for attendees to showcase their talents like never before.”
So here’s your REVOLT Music Conference cheat sheet on the ‘Top 5 Things to Expect and how to make the most of your experience. A full lineup of events and registration packages are available at REVOLTMusicConference.com.
1. RMC Welcome Ceremony hosted by Diddy and DJ Khaled
The King of NY and the King of Instagram kick off the hottest weekend in entertainment with an opening ceremony on Thursday, October 13 with Diddy having the day named after him and DJ Khaled being presented with the key to the city of Miami Beach. With Ro James, Mario, and Kent Jones performing live, the welcome ceremony kicks off an action-packed lineup of performances, panels, keynote speakers and events scheduled for the weekend.
2. #AskKhaled Panel
Have a question that you want to ask DJ Khaled? Now’s your chance at the #AskKhaled Q&A panel where attendees will have the opportunity to personally interact with Khaled and ask questions of their choosing. Joining DJ Khaled on stage is Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of Atlantic Records, Lyor Cohen, Founder of 300 Entertainment, and
Phil McIntyre, CEO and Founder of Philymack.
3. The Parties
In true Diddy fashion, expect nothing less than the hottest events and parties with some of the biggest industry executives and influencers. In addition to the nightly REVOLT DJ Party, the pool at the Eden Roc Miami Beach will be live all day on Friday, October 14, and Saturday, October 15 at the REVOLT Pool Party featuring an unparalleled lineup of DJs and performances by artists including Zoey Dollaz, Cardi B, Jahkoy, Dreezy, Trap Beckham, Lajan Slim, Jay IDK, CymcoLé, Prospectt, and Ayo Jay. Friday evening turns up on the Biscayne Bay with the Apple Yacht Party (for elite package attendees only) and there’s also a 90’s Party and daily networking breakfasts.
Of course, this is Diddy, and a Diddy party wouldn’t be appropriate without CÎROC. Immediately following the Welcome Ceremony on Thursday, CÎROC will be flowing at the ‘Cocktails with Khaled’ featuring the new mango flavored CÎROC.
4. Panelists, Networking, and Industry Access
With dozens of panel sessions like Music Marketing, The World of Music, VC, Tech & Startups, and Women in Social Media, RMC provides attendees the platform to understand and navigate the evolution of the music business and personally interact with leaders from both the music and technology industries during interactive panels, performances, exclusive networking events, pitch sessions, poolside parties, music experiences, and more. Also new to the conference this year is “Be Heard” Pitch Session in which attendees will have the opportunity to showcase their talents to industry influencers and executives for the chance to perform on REVOLT TV.
Panelists and breakout session participants include: Mark Siegel, Partner at ICM Partners; Taxstone, Tax Season, Culture Podcast at Loud Networks; Lenny S, SVP, A&R, Artist Management at Roc Nation; Meagan Good, Actress; Eva Marcille, Model and Actress; DJ Drama; Azim Rashid, SVP of Promotions for Capital Records; Wayne Barrow, Co-Founder/President of ByStorm Entertainment and Technology; Reggie Ossé, Combat Jack; Shawn Barron, VP of Urban A&R at Atlantic Records; Kenny Burns, SVP of Marketing at Combs Enterprises; Karen Civil, CEO of Always Civil Enterprises; Robert Gibbs, ICM Partners; Gil Griffin, Director; Dennis Ashley, Partner at ICM Partners; Camille Hackney, EVP of Brand Partnerships & Commercial Licensing at Atlantic Records/Warner Music Group; Zach Iser, Agent at ICM Partners; Necole Kane, CEO/Founder of XONecole.com; Jean Nelson, President of BPG Music Group/Maverick Management; EIF Rivera, Director; Al Branch, CMO/Partner of BPG/BLUEPRINT/MAVERICK; Rod & Karen, Host of The Black Guys Who Tips; Jeff Sanchez, Senior Manager of Content & Events NBA; Claire Sulmers, CEO of Fashion Bomb Daily; Tracey Waples, Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Strategist/Owner of DNA Creative; Tahiry, Social Media Maven & Entrepreneur; Caroline Yim, Concert Agent at ICM Partners; and Nate Monoshevich, West Coast Ciroc Ambassador. Additional names will be announced in the coming weeks.
5. REVOLT Gala Dinner honoring Nas
Hip-hop legend, Nas, will be honored with the prestigious ‘Started From The Bottom’ award for his imprint on Hip Hop and culture. The annual gala dinner presents the award to an industry leader who has had a lasting impact and unique influence on music. Previous award recipients include Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Jimmy Iovine. The RMC Gala will also feature a special performance by singer and songwriter, BiBi Bourelly and Kehlani to close out RMC weekend.
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