Shop Your Music To Major Label A&R's At The 2010 A&R Power Summit On May 22nd-May23rd, 2010 In NYC

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The A&R Power Summit is one of the most vital music conferences in America. It is the only conference that focuses on the role of the A&R .

Urban Threshold Enterprises Inc. is proud to present the 2010 A&R Power Summit on May 22nd - May 23rd at the world famous Helen Mills Theater in NYC.

The Music Industry Redefined The A&R Power Summit is one of the most vital music conferences in America. It is the only conference that focuses on the role of the A&R. Each year A&R representatives from the top labels come together to discuss the important issues affecting the music industry today.

After 6 very successful years, Urban Threshold Inc. continues to make it their top priority to bring together music professionals, artists, DJ's, fans, media outlets and more to network, build relationships and celebrate the culture and business of urban music. The A&R Power Summit combines the elements of a music conference, an informational seminar, demo shopping program and an entertainment showcase into one lively event. It also provides an invaluable talent search resource to the music industry professionals present.

For the past 6 years, some of the music industry's most influential decision makers have gathered at The A&R Power Summit to share their music business expertise with the summit's attendees.

The Summit has boasted a who's who of music industry executives. Past Panelists include: Jeff Dixon, Co-CEO of Disturbing Tha Peace, Chivon Dean, President of Ruff Ryders, Jeff Robinson, CEO of MBK Management (Alicia Keys Manager), Bryan Leach, President of Pologround Records, Sha Money XL, CEO of Money Management, Lenny S, VP of A&R of Def Jam, Riggs Morales, Director of A&R of Shady Records, Dre McKenzie, Director of A&R of G-Unit, Tone Capone, VP of Universal, Wayne Williams, VP Of A&R of Jive Records, Super Producer 88 Keys, Super Producer Amadeus, Rapper Maino & Much Much More.

This year's invited panelists include Jean Nelson, VP of A&R of Atlantic Records, Riggs Morales, Director of A&R of Shady Records, Eric Beasley, Director of A&R of Asylum Records, Dre McKenzie, Director of A&R of G-Unit, Anthony Rich, A&R Manager of Jive, Daniel "Senator Skid" Mitchell , Director of A&R of Badboy Worldwide, Tone Capone, VP of A&R of Universal Records and many more..

The seminar's comprehensive program schedule of panels, workshops, and demo listening sessions address the best avenues for artists to take to get the record deal that will further their career. The event offers lively and incisive moderators, diverse participants, meaty discussions, fantastic performances and spirited debates.

"The mission of The A&R Power Summit series is to bridge the gap between the unsigned artist and the music industry. Our main endeavor is to give talented artists and producers, who have few connections or resources, the opportunity to get their music heard and the chance to receive valuable information regarding the music business," states Jesse Atkinson, CEO of Urban Threshold Inc. and founder of the A&R Power Summit.

"It is imperative that artists and producers know and understand the multiple revenue streams in the game. You must think outside of the box and stay ahead of the new technology," advises Jeff Robinson, Alicia Key's manager and past recipient of The A&R Power Summit "Vanguard Award".

Equally important, each attendee will get the opportunity to have their music packages evaluated and critiqued by music industry professionals on the spot! "The demo listening sessions are my favorite part of the event. Each year that I have attended I've heard some really good packages including tracks from a couple of producers that I've built with," added Shady A&R guru Riggs Morales.

Summit Highlights:

  • Exhibitor's Hall: Take a look at some of the products on the market that are changing how we make music.
  • Listener's Lounge: Each ticket holder will get his/her music package evaluated by music industry professionals on the spot. Play your music for some of the major's top A&R representatives from Warner Brothers, Atlantic, Sony-BMG and more. This is your personal opportunity to network with them and get your music heard and considered for a deal.
  • Producer's Seminar: Learn from and meet some of the industry's leading producers and engineers.
  • Panel Discussions: Learn how to promote yourself, how to promote your music, how to create your company, how to distribute your product yourself, how to stay relevant, how to generate revenue. Learn what A&R's are looking for, learn how to get a production deal, learn what to expect when signed to a deal, learn how to generate a buzz, learn how to generate multiple revenue streams
  • A&R Power Summit Showcase: Besides the guaranteed face to face listening sessions with the major label talent scouts, there will also be a Showcase Bonanza at the 2010 A&R Power Summit! This year's summit will feature 3 Explosive Showcases, including an R&B Showcase, A Hip Hop Showcase and a Producer Showcase.
  • Giveaways from the companies and much more.

A&R's from Island/DefJam, Universal, Atlantic, Shady, Motown, Interscope, J Records, Geffen, Warner Bros, Bad Boy, TVT, and more will be in attendance.

Invited Panelists:

Dre Mckenzie - Director of A&R of G-Unit Records
Steve Owens - A&R of Island/Def Jam
Eric Beasley - Director of A&R of Asylum/Warner
The Wonder Twinz - Sirius Satellite Radio/Connexx List
Lenny S. - VP of A&R Island/Def Jam
Wayne Williams - VP of A&R/Jive Records
Riggs Morales - Director of A&R of Shady Records
Bryan Leach - President of Pologround Records
Sam Taylor - Director of Membership of ASCAP
Robert A. Celestin, Esq.-Entertainment Lawyer
Steve "Raze" Julien - Mgr.of All Hip
Conrad Dimanche - President of PMP
Octavius Crouch - Senior A&R of Universal/Motown
Trevor Jerideau - VP A&R of J Records
Tony G - A&R of G Unit Records
Stevie B - President of Mia Mind Music Marketing
Amadeus - Super Producer/Badboy Worldwide
Jimi kendrix - Platinum Producer (G Unit, Rihanna, Ja Rule, Ashanti, Shyne)
Steve Pageot - Grammy Award Winning Producer
ChrisStyles - Platinum producer & CEO of Dangerous LLC
Tone Capone - Executive VP of Universal
Danny Carter (A&R Interscope West)

Other panelist TBA (Panelists are subject to change without notice)

Proudly Sponsored By: Talent Scout Connect, Yo, XXL, Checkmate Entertainment, Coast2Coast Mixtapes, Longevity Entertainment Inc, LienCa Music Inc, King Sage, Benjaman Music Group LLC, Imperial Music Group LLC

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, then please contact Jesse at 347-664-2908

Moreover, Urban Threshold Inc is proud to announce that The A&R Power Summit Seminar series has helped three artists secure major recording deals with labels such as Universal, Island Def Jam and Atlantic. Additionally, quite a few producers have landed song placements due to the connections they made at the A&R Power Summit. Equally important, each year the A&R Power Summit committee presents special awards to music industry professionals for outstanding achievement in their field.

The 2010 A&R Power Summit will be explosive! Your Network is your net worth and if you are serious about your music, then make it your priority to attend the 2010 A&R Power Summit May 22nd -May 23rd in NYC.

All Access Passes are $280 per person


  • Access to Demo Listening Sessions - Get Music Evaluated.
  • Access to seminar panels
  • A&R Drop box
  • Dinner buffet

For more information and to register, visit or or Call 347-664-2908

Contact Info:
Urban Threshold Inc.
Jesse Atkinson. CEO


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