The 5th Annual Midatlantic Music Conference Announces its Official Schedule

Charlotte, NC, October 24, 2006 --( The 5th annual Midatlantic Music Conference, one of the premier music networking events in the region, has officially announced its artist lineup as well as the official panels and music industry executives.

Official Weekend Schedule

Friday, November 3rd

1:00pm – 4:00pm "Entertainment, Music and the Law"
3.0 credit CLE offered in conjunction with the Mecklenberg County Bar Association. This CLE will be a three hour introduction and panel discussion on some of the legal issues facing the entertainment and music industries.

C. Christopher Clark - Tillman, Wright, PLLC
Andy Gerber - The Gerber Law Firm (Moderator)
Dante Marshall - D. Marshall Entertainment Group, LLC
Hunter Quick - Quick & Widis, PLLC
Sidney Robbins - The Law Offices of Sidney A. Robbins, LLC

3:00pm – 5:00pm Registration (Host Hotel)

5:00pm – 6:00pm Welcome & Networking

6:00pm – 7:00pm "Music, Entertainment and the Midatlantic Scene"
Panel introducing and highlighting some of Charlotte and the Mid-Atlantic's music scene and notable music professionals

Ronnie Matthews – Starfleet Record Pool
Andy White – Clear Channel, 96.7 The Buzzard, Greenville
Neel Jadeja - Meck Deck Productions
Christopher Weise - Johnson C Smith University, Director of Music Business and Technology
Ronnie Matthews - Starfleet Music
John Wynn - Optimist Records
Jeffrey Cheen - Charlotte Music Awards
Angie Drake - 4Ward Promotions
Duncan Hines – Carolina Promoter ./ Cakemixx LLC
Raul Martinez – Focul Point Productions

7:00 – 10:00 Johnson C Smith University / Local Panel / 75 Seconds of Fame and Showcase

7:15 – 11:00 – Regional / Local Showcase

(mixed genres - Midatlantic Local Talent)

Only Midnight
Track Artist
One Mic Mondays Winner
Gilbert Neal
Black Ice Ent
Track Artist
Global Battle of the Bands Winner
Track Artist
Analog Daze

Saturday, November 4th

10:00am–11:00am General Assembly & Networking

11:00am-12:10pm "Production 101"
This panel will explore the music production process. The panel will discuss present and future production methods and equipment

9th Wonder - Producer (Little Brother, Jay-Z, Buckshot)
"Wonder" Arillo- Producer (TI)
Kenjo - Producer (Field Mob)
Black Jeruz - Producer (G-Unit, Busta Rhymes)
The Platinum Brothers Producers (Charlie Wilson, Nivea, Adina Howard, Bone)
Dan Guerrie, SK2 Records
Clayton Savage, Red K Records (Kool Moe Dee, Sugarhill Gang, Finess and Sequence)

12:20pm-1:30pm "How to Make Money Without a Major Label or Record Deal"
Panel will discuss various ways of making money in the music industry from some of the best who ever did it without a major record deal

Hotep – SkinnyMen Productions
Allen L Johnston - The Music Specialist / ASHA
Brad Balser - Macro Management/Harmonized Records
Brolic - Artist - Disturbing the Peace/Def Jam
Terrence Mims – New World Group
John "J Dogg" Shaw - Select-O-Hits
Theresa Aldao – Strictly Heavy Management
TJ Chapman – TJ's DJs
Cindy Pruitt – Confused Illusion Management
Xavier Powell – XM Satellite Radio / Author of "The 7 Laws of the Music Industry"

1:40pm-2:50pm "Creative and Alternative Placement of Music"
In-depth exploration of the internet, satellite, print media, games, movies and more to have your music placed

Richard Willis, Jr., MOZELL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (Currently in TV/Film deal with 20th Century Fox)
Lincoln Parks, CEO -
Rick Reed -
Matthew Silbert - Nibmit
Omar McCallop - O Entertainment
Michelle Brownfield (ISIS) - Word on Da Streetz Magazine / WODS Radio - Online
Mike Williams - INS Media / Exclusive Magazine
Michael Trammell - Break Magazine
Geary Yelton - Electronic Musician
Christal Jordan-Mims – Enchanted PR
Vince Paul - TalentLink

3:00pm-4:10pm "Knowing Your Band and Your Brand and how to Effectively Promote"
The panel will discuss creative ways to get market your label/company and your music and effective business practices

Samuel Ceus - Gospel Soul Records
Haziq Ali - THC Consulting,
Michelle Blue - Follow Your Dreams Records
Jessie Jones - Big D Promotions
Corey Barnes - CEO, Dream World Entertainment Management/label
Andre "Dres tha Beatnik" Lett - 4 Kings Ent
Kim Deal - Real Deal Entertainment
Carol Hamm - Sapphire Entertainment and Management
Dan Gargano - Audible Spectrum Records - Booking
John Bryant - Galaxy Entertainment Booking / Promotions
Rick Power – Rick Powerhouse Productions / "The Streets" DVD

4:20pm – 5:30 pm "How to Make Money From Your Music / Effective Songwriting "
A thorough discussion on songwriting / publishing

Jason Taylor - CEO, Mallet Records & Grammy nominated artist
Derick White, Missing Link Music
Khujo Goodie - Recording Artist / Goodie Mob Records
Pamela Johnson – Cornerstore Entertainment (formerly known as Youngbloodz Publishing) / Embacy Entertainment
Amanda "Precise" McIntyre-Chavis - EMI Music Group - Mechanical Licensing Dept / Music Mgmt. Group (Artist Development)
Chauncey Black – Flipmode/Aftermath Artist (formerly of Blackstreet)

5:40pm – 6:50pm Starfleet Music Pool Annual Meeting
Celebrating 16 years of breaking records in the southeast and across the nation. They are rated one of the Top 5 Music Pools in the Country in 2005. Starfleet Music Pool will play host to its members, record labels & other music industry people for a Q&A session on what was hot for 2006 & what's new for 2007. For additional info drop by

7:15pm – 1:00am New Artists Showcase

(Rock/Alternative/Acoustic Stage)

Alexis Bingham
Cherie Lassiter
Ray Deez Test
Ben Sheehan
Deanna Dove
Public Radio
Down to This
The Influence

(Urban Stage)

One Mic Monday Winner
All Us Ent
Ill Phil Carnage
Shy Thoro
New Era
Danial Street
Dre Young
JT Deuce
Young Don
Gutta Coalition
O Ent
Big Caz
Blank Squad
Dollar Squad

Sunday, November 5th

11:00am - 3:00pm "Producers Showcase & Clinic (Sam Ash Music)"
"HOT Tracks", Music Demo and Critique Session, have your new music critiqued by some of the industry's hottest producers and label executives

9th Wonder - Producer (Little Brother, Jay-Z, Buckshot)
"Wonder" Arillo- Producer (TI)
Kenjo - Producer (Field Mob)
Black Jeruz - Producer (G-Unit, Busta Rhymes)
The Platinum Brothers Producers (Charlie Wilson, Nivea, Adina Howard, Bone)
Dan Guerrie, SK2 Records
Clayton Savage, Red K Records (Kool Moe Dee, Sugarhill Gang, Finess and Sequence)

Wholeteam Enterprises, LLC
Kysii Ingram