This past weekend, the 2015 Revolt Music Conference went down at the FountaineBleu hotel in Miami Beach, which thousands of artists, managers, entrepreneurs, and more attended. Both Friday and Saturday were lined up with prestigious panels for attendees to sit in on and absorb tons of wisdom and information on how to make it successfully in the music business. Some of the biggest names behind our favorite artists came out to spread their recipes for success, including those in radio, digital content production, A&R work, production, and management.
The vibes throughout the conference were overall positive, although a couple of points were met with some disapproval from many audience members in separate panels. The determination and hunger that a lot of aspiring artists showed was inspiring to many of the panelists throughout the weekend, however, there were some disruptive points during the Q&A sessions. The first moment of disruption came during the A&R panel when one of the audience members used the Q&A session to crash the stage and spit some rhymes, in hopes of connecting with one of them for business. Despite the boo’s that were chanted from the audience, and his persistence even through security bombarding him, Puff ended up giving him a standing ovation as he was sitting in the second row. This began a series of similar events that occurred at the Q&A sessions with Scooter Braun, and even Puff later on.
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One of the biggest highlights of the weekend came when Diddy continued his #AskDiddy panel for conference attendees. Scooter Braun kicked things off by continuing to answer essential questions from the audience while everyone awaited Puff’s arrive. The Revolt founder finally made it to the stage, taking questions from not only the lined up audience members, but also from all over the world via web cam and social media. Puff spoke on just about everything, including what an artist can do to make it big, which he stressed was all about creating a hit record. He was also pressed about his line from 10 years prior that said, “10 years from now, we gon’ still be on top,” and how it has come to fruition. That led to him sharing his plans for the next 10 years, which he went into detail about the hopeful development of Revolt, his label, and endorsements. He even granted one Q&A member’s wish by agreeing to meet with him for a drink to talk about their potential business ventures.
Later in the evening, Revolt held their gala dinner, which honored the legendary L.A. Reid with the “Started From The Bottom Award.” The honor was presented to him by Puff, who took the stage alongside Reid and Andre Harrell, with the three moguls sharing a reunion after years of being on their separate executive paths. Reid talked about how important RMC was to music, and the story of how he met and hired Sycamore at last year’s conference, leading to his work on Travi$ Scott’s newest album. Those in attendance of the gala dinner were also treated to a special performance from Robin Thicke, as well BJ The Chicago Kid. Overall, the Conference was a huge success, with many attendees making plans to return the following year.
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