|Fri, September 17, 2010 at 11:16 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Grass Roots Marketing Media Consulting Group, LLC (USA) and Connect Media Group (UK) will host the first ever UK leg of "F.A.M.E. the Experience" University Tour which integrates fashion, art and music with its main focus of education.
The Fashion, Art, Music, and Education (F.A.M.E.) College Tour has provided the ultimate experience to audiences throughout the USA with fresh and unbiased talent. F.A.M.E has visited various college/university campuses throughout the USA presenting designers and models within the host city the opportunity to complete the fashion segment and allowing artists to showcase their pieces of work. Finally and most importantly the tour also includes educational speakers who are invited to articulate relevant topics of the entertainment industry to the young professionals in training.
For the first time in its successful history, F.A.M.E will be crossing the Atlantic and hosting a UK leg of the tour at select Universities within the UK, in November 2010.
F.A.M.E. will be offering up to three (3) unsigned UK acts and one (1) unsigned US acts the opportunity to participate in the UK leg of the tour.
Unsigned USA & UK acts will be able to audition from June 2010 at selected cities through out the UK and USA. There will also be an online audition option available to those who can not make it to the live auditions in front of a panel of Industry executives from Konvict Muzik, Jive Records and Geffen Records.
F.A.M.E The Experience College Tour Launch Weekend. It will begin on Saturday with Independents Day at London Bistro and Ultra Lounge, this event will be a panel discussion on how to make it as an Independent Artist in the Industry. This event will be free to the public and will run from 6pm-8pm. The next event will be the F.A.M.E The Experience College Tour UK Audition Finals at Spring 4th Center. To order tickets online go to http://fameukauditionfinals.eventbrite.com/, admission will be $10 the event will run from 7pm-10pm.
Sept.18th Independent Day 6pm-9pm
Location London Bistro & Ultra Lounge
1950 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta Ga 30318
Sept.19th F.A.M.E The Experience College Tour UK Auditions Finals
Location: Spring 4th Center 728 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
Grass Roots Marketing Media Consulting Group, LLC
|Fri, February 19, 2010 at 8:30 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Romeo (Master P's son) and The College Boyys have teamed with I Heart Haiti Kids and Six Flags Friends, the philanthropic arm of Six Flags, to host a free concert at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles. The goal is to collect books for schools being rebuilt for students in Haiti.
In addition to receiving discounted admission to the theme park, Romeo, The College Boyys, Kyla Pratt and others will perform at the theme park.
"By donating and recycling books we are giving Haiti kids the opportunity to read, stimulate their imagination, hope, and dream, envision, and prepare for their future," Romeo noted. "I'm also reaching out to my other celebrity friends such as Jaden Smith, Miley Cyrus, Justin Beiber, Keke Palmer, Jonas Brothers, and Nick Cannon to help join in on this movement."
Romeo's free concert at Six Flags Magic Mountain takes place on Saturday, February 27.
For more information visit http://www.ihearthaitikids.org
|Sun, December 27, 2009 at 6:56 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Rodney Simpson, creator of F.A.M.E. The Experience College Tour, talks about his background, auditions, and the upcoming tour.
Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/ATLRemix
Follow Rodney Simpson at http://www.twitter.com/AKSHUNCEO
|Sat, November 14, 2009 at 8:00 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Actor Denzel Washington, right top, reacts as he watches University of Pennsylvania play Penn State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in State College, Pa., Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Actor Denzel Washington was playing proud father as he cheered on his son Malcolm's first game with the University of Pennsylvania basketball team.
Washington sat three rows behind Penn's bench Friday night during the Quakers' season opener at Penn State. Wearing a black sweat shirt and black cap pulled down low over his forehead, the Hollywood star went virtually unnoticed in the Jordan Center crowd.
He declined to answer a reporter's question before the game, waving his arms and nodding in the direction of the Penn bench.
The 5-foot-9 Malcolm Washington is a walk-on guard at Penn. He did not play in Penn's 70-55 loss.
Penn's visit to Penn State to start the new season was perfect timing for Washington, who is in central Pennsylvania filming the movie "Unstoppable.
|Thurs, November 05, 2009 at 8:41 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Upon settling back in his native Belize, rapper Shyne paid a visit to the school he once attended in the Central American nation.
Accompanied by his lead attorney, former Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree, Jr and Michael Finnegan, stopped by Wesley College on Tuesday morning (November 3), where the former Bad Boy Records artist also spoke for the first time about the many changes he made while incarcerated.
"Nobody's perfect," said the artist who legally changed his name to Moses Michael Levyi. "A lot of us grew up in imperfect situations, as myself. And our lives continue to be imperfect. But there are no excuses. I hold myself accountable for the mistakes I've made in my life, but that's not the end of me or anyone. The point is to transform those mistakes. So if I can inspire one of these kids not to be a criminal activist, but a community activist, that's what I'm here to do."
Before going on to address the students at Wesley, Shyne also fielded questions about his conversion to Judaism and name change.
"There was no conversion to Judaism," he explained. "This is a hereditary thing in my ancestry. Many Africans through out Central Africa, East Africa [were brought] to Belize. So this was not a conversion. But nonetheless, in life, you are what you are. I don't wanna be like Michael Jordan, I wanna be like Moses or King David or King Solomon, those are the guys that I aspire to be like. I didn't want to be like the kingpin on my block, I wanna be like the...More SHYNE
|Fri, September 25, 2009 at 5:05 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
On Monday October 5, 2009 in the Berklee Performance Center at 7:00PM, The Music Business/Management Department at Berklee College of Music is hosting THE BUSINESS OF HIP-HOP SYMPOSIUM: 30 Years of Hip-Hop Business - Mentoring Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs
The Symposium, the third presented by the Department, will open discussions about business models, best practices, innovation, and entrepreneurial leadership as they pertain to the Music Industry. While focused on Urban music predominantly, The Symposium will provide relevant insight that pertains to applications across genres. This will be presented as an interactive dialog among top-level senior executives and producers including:
Universal/Motown Executive Vice Presidents CARLOS "TONE CAPONE" ACOSTA and SHANTI DAS; Vice President of West Coast Marketing from Source Magazine JAMES "BIG HAWK" HAWKINS; Former EMI, BMG, Jive, and PolyGram Urban marketing executive MIKE TRAMMEL '96 of High School Jamz; Multi-GRAMMY® winner and Music Production and Engineering faculty member PRINCE CHARLES ALEXANDER, formerly of Bad Boy and Virgin Records; DAWAUN PARKER '04 of Aftermath (Dr. Dre's label); and other and major industry players soon to be finalized and announced!
The event will open with a special performance by students from The Berklee Hip-Hop/J Dilla Ensembles, directed by faculty member BRIAN "RAYDAR" ELLIS, '04!
Guests of all ages are welcome to attend, and the event is free and open to the public. Attendees should note that demos/product/resumes may or may not be accepted at the discretion of the panelists.
Presented by: The Music Business/Management Department
Sponsored by: The Office of the President, The Professional Education Division, The Office for Cultural Diversity, and The Office of Faculty Development with support from the Office of Experiential Learning and Career Development Center
THE BUSINESS OF HIP-HOP SYMPOSIUM
30 years of Hip-Hop business - mentoring tomorrow's entrepreneurs
Monday October 5, 2009
Berklee College of Music
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue Boston
|Mon, June 01, 2009 at 11:58 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Co-signers cite "other serious threats" in proposed performance fee
WASHINGTON - Colleges and high schools from across the country joined together to oppose federal legislation that would impose a fee on radio stations that play music, including on tuition- and fee-supported, student operated, noncommercial radio. In a letter to members of Congress delivered earlier today under the banner of the Free Radio Alliance and the College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI), faculty, staff, and students from more than 80 stations including Duke University, Harvard University, the University of Wisconsin, SUNY-Brockport, Rice University, Washington State University and Virginia Tech argued that "other serious threats" would result from the passage of the performance fee.
The letter states, "One oft-cited straw man argument made by recording industry lobbyists is that...educational institutions would fall within a special accommodation. Though, in the context of record industry profits, company executives might believe their proposal to be reasonably low, in the real world those proposed fees represent large portions of annual budgets for student-operated radio stations."
The letter continues, "Particularly in the present economic times as students, their families, and educational institutions face sharply increasing fiscal pressures, now is not the time to impose new fees on our small stations principally to benefit foreign-owned recording labels. The record industry executives clearly do not understand student-operated radio, which is obvious in the proposed legislation."
College Broadcasters Inc. President Warren Kozireski says that the performance tax legislation has hidden costs that would jeopardize many stations' ability to continue to exist. "The record labels are completely out of touch as to how college radio stations operate. The extensive recordkeeping requirements that will be required by the Copyright Royalty Board alone will add hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to the true cost of a performance fee," said Kozireski. "As families across the country continue to struggle to find ways to pay for school and as education budgets get tighter and tighter, the concept of a performance fee is outrageous - all to benefit foreign-owned record conglomerates at the expense of our students."
A complete copy of the letter is available at AskCBI.org or here