December 05, 2012

ASCAP Atlanta Hosts "Write Now: Notes on Succeeding in the Music Business"

This fall, the ASCAP Atlanta office with Hot 107.9 FM presented its "Write Now: Notes on Succeeding in the Music Business" panel at Morehouse College. The panel, which was moderated by ASCAP's Jennifer Drake and Joncier Rienecker, was divided into two sessions - "Music Business 101: How to Start Your Brand" and "Music Business 102: How to Build Your Brand" - and featured professional insight from an array of music industry executives and creators. Panelists included:

  • Tha Bizness (Producers; "Strip" - Chris Brown)
  • Erin Baxter (Sr. Project Manager at The Recording Academy)
  • Ray Daniels (R.A.Y.D.A.R. Management)
  • Roscoe Dash (Artist; "All the Way Turnt Up")
  • Mike WiLL (Producer; "No Lie" - 2 Chainz)
  • Lil’ Ronnie (Producer; "Can't Get You Out of My Head" - Lupe Fiasco)
  • DJ Drama (Recording Artist and DJ for Grand Hustle Records)
  • Hurricane Dave (Operations Manager, Radio One)

The event featured music by DJ Era and DJ Spinz, as well as a special guest performance by Morehouse student and R&B/Soul singer, Keeyan Martin who was introduced by Morehouse Department of Music Professor, Al Thrash. Morehouse Department of Music Chair, Dr. Uzee Brown welcomed guests and introduced host, DJ/Producer Don Cannon. Microsoft was a sponsor for the panel and treated guests in attendance to an exclusive look at new products.