What better way to culminate our REVOLT Music Conference highlights pre-week coverage than by giving our readers the Top 5 moments from last year’s inaugural bash? Get an idea of what you can to look forward to this time around with these five unforgettable moments.
Earlier this week we presented you a list of the Top 10 places to eat and visit in Miami. Today (October 9), we wrap up our three-part presentation with the best parts of RMC 2014.
It was tough to narrow it down to just five, but here you all have it. Now, get to packing and get ready for twice the knowledge and twice the fun.
01. Diddy’s Q&A
Diddy had the entire room—as well as all of social media – tuned in when he took the stage for an hour-plus segment during the first ever RMC conference. Introduced by REVOLT Vice Chairman Andre Harell, the same man who gave Combs his start as an intern at Uptown Records, Diddy was completely unrestrained, answering questions that ran the gamut, including queries about parenting, favorite projects and West Coast living. The general consensus? Diddy sure knows how to inspire.
02. The REVOLT Pool Party
Yes, Diddy is an inspiration, but first and foremost, the man is a true entertainer. That’s why the party that took place at last year’s RMC conference was a must-attend event for all looking to have some fun in the sun. DJ’ed by REVOLT’s very own Hannah Rad and attended by trendsetters and celebrities alike, the pool party was a not-to-be-missed, guaranteed good-time event.
03. The Lost Art of A&R and Artist Development Panel
This was one of the most highly-anticipated panels of the REVOLT Music Conference 2014. Moderated by music mogul and Epic Records C.E.O. L.A. Reid, alongside panelists Craig Kallman (Atlantic Records), Daniel Glass (Glassnote Records), Larry Jackson (Apple), DJ Khaled (We The Best) and Sickamore (then, Def Jam Records; now, Epic Records), the discussion covered topics like: Do A&Rs matter anymore? Are major labels like Atlantic and Def Jam important in this day in age? And, who is winning the race in terms of music: US or the UK?
04. Russell Simmons’ Keynote
Uncle Rush kicked off day two of last year’s RMC conference with a breakfast keynote titled “Success Through Stillness,” which the self-professed Yogi started with a very appropriate five-minute-long breathing exercise. He followed by dropping knowledge on those in attendance about the music industry, social media and overall life and concluded his time with a Q&A portion during which he more closely interacted with his fans.
05. Jimmy Iovine accepts the STFB Award
The visionary behind Interscope Records and cofounder of Beats by Dre was not only invited to RMC 2014 to talk about “The state of our business,” but also to be presented with the STFB award. Iovine gave an extremely insightful, informative and honest speech. Check out the video of the inspirational speech below:
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