Location: Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601
Location: Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601
Are you currently a working professional in the media and entertainment industry and would like to take your career to the next level? Are you a college student who dreams of making big in the media and entertainment industry? Are you looking to transition into the field and just don’t know how? If you work or dream of succeeding in either of the following fields: Acting, Television, Radio, Record Labels, Theatre, Dance, Fashion, Journalism, Blogging, Advertising, Entertainment Law, Marketing, Video Game Creation, Digital Media, Music Producers DJ'ing, Film Production, Starting a Business, Spoken Word or you just want to know how you can make an impression to anyone in 60 seconds. This is the place for you to make your dreams come true.
With a Keynote Speech from Mr. Mathew Knowles, (Owner of Music World Entertainment, Father of Beyonce Knowles and the man behind the success of Destiny's Child, Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Brian Courtney Wilson and more) learn the right tools to be acheive your dreams in any area.
Also, come and attend powerful seminars and networking sessions with top actors, producers, movie directors, national recording artists, fashion designers, marketing professionals, theatre performers, entertainment lawyers, publicists, music producers, successful entrepreneurs, national selling authors, dancers, artists and representatives from companies such as: Radio One, Interactive One, TV One, BET, Universal Music, Atlantic Records, Jive Records, Black Enterprise Magazine, The Source Magazine, RCA/Zomba, Zomba Music Group, and other top Business, Media and Entertainment Companies!
Features @ The M.E.C.
This year, the Media & Entertainment Convention Music Suites are bigger and better! There will be three divisions: gospel, R&B and hip-hop. Space is limited. Individuals or groups of 4 or less will be able to participate. There will be one winner chosen from each division. The prizes are as follows:
The Gospel Music Suite- One winner will be chosen to have a song written by award winning gospel artist James Fortune, receive studio time from Cellamix Productions to record one single, be featured on the Top Selling: Kerry Douglas presents Gospel Mix Vol. 5 2011 CD, will be highlighted in the local artist spotlight section on www.thelightnc.com and receive an on-air interview on The Light 103.9.
THE SOURCE.com Hip-Hop Music Suite- One winner will receive an editorial review on www.thesource.com, receive studio time from Cellamix Productions to record one single, an on-air interview on K97.5 , perform at the 2011 Women’s Empowerment Expo and be highlighted in the local artist spotlight on www.hiphopnc.com!
The R&B Music Suite- One winner will receive an editorial review on www.theurbandaily.com, receive studio time from Cellamix Productions to record one single, an on-air interview on Foxy 107/104, be highlighted in the local artist spotlight on www.foxync.com and perform at the 2011 Radio One Raleigh Women’s Empowerment Expo.
**Please note that the price of the Music Suite Does not include a ticket to seminars. You will have to make a separate purchase to attend the seminars, keynote speech and networking sessions and other M.E.C. Features. In addition, all participants my perform the “genre” of music that match the Music Suite that you register for (Ex; all R&B artists must perform in the R&B Music Suite, you will be atomically disqualified, if you do not meet all criteria).
Music Suite Competition Specifics:
- Individuals of or groups of no more than 4 may participate
- You will have 10 minutes (5 minutes to perform and 5 minutes of critiquing).
- You must perform to a track or acapella.
- A representative from Radio One will contact you 2 weeks before the event with your scheduled time to perform.
- In addition to your Music Suite reservation, each individual MUST have a ticket to enter the convention.
- No refunds will be given after November 19th.
The Metropolitan Muse exhibition: featuring all forms of digital art -- computer based illustration, digital video art, montages and collages, mixed media with digital elements, computer animation, interactive installations & etc. The Metropolitan Muse will be exhibited during the Radio One Music & Entertainment Convention at Raleigh Convention Center. The unique appeal of the Metropolitan Muse exhibit is the combining of fine art images in the gallery along with video art. Projection screen displays in the gallery will be continuously exhibiting the video art pieces.
-Curator: Desiree Samira Entertainment, Inc. (http://www.DesireeSamiraEnt.com)
-Designs by: Tewodross Melchishua (http://www.SoulSuite.com)
Def Jam RapStar Rhythm and Rhyme Lounge: If you don’t get a chance to perform in the Music Suites, stop by the Def Jam Rap Star Rhythm and Rhyme Suite and show off your talents by playing the hottest new game out now…Def Jam Rapstar. Every participant can register for a chance to win a copy of the new game and a M.E.C. Talent Gift Pack valued at 100.00.
The Young Jeezy Meet N Greet @ The Def Jam Rap Star Lounge: Come meet one of today's hottest rappers at the M.E.C. He will be in the building doing a meet n greet from 4:45 - 5:30 pm. First Come, First Served. This is something you do not want to miss.
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When & Where
Radio One Raleigh, NC
Radio One, Inc. (www.radio-one.com) is the nation's seventh largest radio broadcasting company (based on 2006 net broadcast revenue) and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Pro forma for recently announced transactions, Radio One owns and/or operates 60 radio stations located in 19 urban markets in the United States. Additionally, Radio One owns Magazine One, Inc. (d/b/a Giant Magazine) (www.giantmag.com), interests in TV One, LLC (www.tvoneonline.com), a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-Americans and Reach Media, Inc. (www.blackamericaweb.com), owner of the Tom Joyner Morning Show and other businesses associated with Tom Joyner. Radio One also operates the only nationwide African-American news/talk network on free radio and programs "XM 169 The POWER," an African-American news/talk channel, on XM Satellite Radio.
Our strategy is to expand within our existing markets and into new markets that have a significant African-American presence. We believe radio broadcasting primarily targeting African-Americans has significant growth potential. We also believe that we have a competitive advantage in the African-American market and the radio industry in general, due to our primary focus on urban formats, our skill in programming and marketing these formats, and our turnaround expertise.
Radio One, Inc. is led by our Chairperson and Founder, Catherine L. Hughes, and her son, Alfred C. Liggins, III, Chief Executive Officer and President, who together have over 45 years of operating experience in radio broadcasting. Ms. Hughes, Mr. Liggins, and our strong management team, have successfully implemented a strategy of acquiring and turning around under performing radio stations.
Our market portfolio includes stations in Atlanta, Augusta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Louisville, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, Richmond, St. Louis and Washington, DC.