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Music Industry Legends Gather in Atlanta for 4th Annual Music Business Empowerment Conference



Coming Attractions Promotions announces the fourth annual Music Business Empowerment Conference (MBEC) to be held in Atlanta, GA, September 7 – 9 at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel. The theme for the 2018 conference is “the reality of the digital impact in today’s music industry”.

The MBEC 2018 will feature panel presentations, educational workshops, artist showcases, and inspiring seminars moderated by top radio and record label executives, entertainment attorneys, music industry luminaries, creators, and tastemakers. The mission of the MBEC is to provide a platform and opportunities that encourage dialogue between music creators, radio, and record label communities. MBEC is further committed to preparing and educating the next generation of emerging artists, producers, and songwriters for successful careers.

Participating conference panelists include: Colby Tyner, VP of Programming, Urban One; “Hurricane Dave” Smith, Radio One’s VP of Programming and Operations-Atlanta; Juliette Jones, EVP Atlantic Records, Larry Khan, Sr. VP-Urban Promotion for Interscope Records, Phil Stein, Stream Cut Media CEO, entertainment attorneys Heather Beverly and Tabetha Plummer and Bryan Calhoun of Pandora. Panel topics include digital marketing, radio promotions, A&R sessions and more. A full list of panelists, award recipients and event schedule for the MBEC can be found at

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About MBEC Founder Arlinda Garrett:

MBEC Founder, Arlinda Garrett, known as the “Queen of Promotions” states, “As I saw the shift in the industry, I also saw a need to educate independent record labels and their artists to provide professional direction, get their records played on the radio and provide a medium to track sales. One of my priorities is assisting with minimizing their costs because often times the independent artist does not have the budget of a major label artist, yet they have a product that is comparable, if not better. The MBEC was created with that in mind and to equip them with the necessary tools for success in an ever-changing industry.”

For more information, registration and special hotel rates click here

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Freddie Gibbs, 2Chainz and Vince Staples Rock the Crowd Day 2 of Adult Swim Festival



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The second annual festival carried on in its raw and comedic Adult Swim style with exclusive Rick and Morty season 4 screenings, live performances of The Eric Andre Show, and artist performances by 2 Chainz, Iron Reagan, Tierra Whack, Freddie Gibbs, Vince Staples and many more.

Freddie Gibbs

Prolific Gary, Indiana MC Freddie Gibbs along with his DJ and collaborator Madlib rocked the stage at Adult Swim Festival at Banc of California Stadium Saturday November 16th. Easily the afternoon’s top performance, the duo performed a grip of tracks from their latest project Bandana along with some acclaimed classics from the Piñata LP like “Thuggin” and “Harold’s”. The chemistry Gibbs and Madlib posses is unmatched and evident when they perform and it’s clear that Gibbs is a natural emcee when delivering his cocaine bars over those soulful beats.


College Park, GA Atlanta-native and Grammy award-winner 2Chainz had the crowd dialed in when he arrived on stage that night. Although 2Chainz may have been a last minute addition, after Young Thug dropped out, he brought South Atlanta style to Southern Cali. Performing hits like “I’m Different” and “Birthday Song” from his Based on a T.R.U. Story album along with verses from hits like “Big Bank”and “No Problem” his dynamic presence on stage commanded the audience’s attention. Along with his live band and T.R.U. artists, 2Chainz burst onto the scene and displayed precision in his musical prowess and a tireless work ethic. In the image of James Brown, “the hardest working man in show business”, he immediately flew out to Vegas’ Drais Nightclub for another performance as soon as his set wrapped up.

Vince Staples

Northside Long Beach’s own, Vince Staples was the last hip-hop artist of the night and did not disappoint. Coming out to a large cloud of haze, Staples’ hour-long set was complete with heavy bass, low lights and a few mosh pits. He performed some of his most popular hits from the latest album FM, like “Fun” and “Relay” along with “Big Fish” and “Norf, Norf” which had the crowd in a frenzy during his set. The young emcee held his own on stage and displayed a true representation of California confidence and style when delivering his lively verses.

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