Miami Music Festival and Urban Network Partner to Produce "Live Music in Miami"

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MMF partners include The Urban Network, The Miami New Times, The State of Florida Film & Entertainment Office, Miami-Dade County Office of Cultural Affairs, The City of Miami Office of Cultural Affairs, The Miami-Dade Office of Film and Entertainment, The Miami Downtown Development Authority, The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, FilMiami.

Organizers of the second annual Miami Music Festival announced today Urban Network will be a partner in this year’s Miami Music Festival. Urban Network is known for their educational and entertaining music industry conferences as well as it 22 year old music industry magazine. Miller London, Publisher and CEO of the Urban Network says, ‘after Arthur Mitchell, Vice President of Business Development and I meet with Miami Music Festival’s organizer Irwin Kornfeld and hearing about all of the great things he has put together for this event, we felt we had to be a apart of this event. “I am very excited about this partnership,” added Arthur Mitchell.

As a partner with the Miami Music Festival, Urban Network will be producing several events. On Friday November 12th Urban Network will hold three panels during MMF; a Gospel panel moderated by Urban Network’s Gospel editor Lin Woods and an Urban Digital panel moderated by Urban Network’s Technical editor Harold Whaley. The Independent artist and label panel moderated by Arthur Mitchell Urban Networks Vice President of Business Development

Also on Friday November 12th at 8PM, Urban Network’s Gospel editor Lin Woods will serve as the Mistress of Ceremony of the Gospel showcase in a Hyatt Regency Miami ballroom.

On Saturday November 13th from 11:30 to 1:00 pm, Urban Network will also moderate a Hip-Hop Power panel. Featuring Kevin Black, President of world star Hiphop.com and U Canfly one of the music industry’s most sought after hit makers, with unparalleled experience that spans Death Row, Virgin, EMI, Interscope, and Warner Records, Kevin has assisted in the multi-platinum success of Eminem, Truth Hurts, Eve, Dr. Dre, Jadakiss, Styles P. and 50 cent among many others. Kevin will be brining some of HIP Hops top players to this panel.

Urban Network will also have two showcase stages during the MMF in Bayfront Park on Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th. Both showcases will take place from 1pm to 5pm.

On Saturday November 13th, Urban Network will host an “Invitation Only” awards dinner from 8:00PM – 10:30PM at the Hyatt Regency Miami.

The MMF will again present more than 500 performances by new and developing musical artists in an expanded roster of live music venues throughout Miami. The showcase festival will take place from November 12-14 during the newly-designated “Live Music Month in Miami” and include two daytime sessions on five stages in Bayfront Park, as well as a show at The Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center.

The MMF industry and artist’s conference will take place at The Miami Hyatt Regency Hotel, the festival’s headquarters hotel, on Friday, November 12th and Saturday, November 13th. Musical artists may submit showcase applications, register for the conference and reserve discounted housing at the Hyatt by going to miamimusicfestival.org, beginning on May 15th.

The inaugural MMF in December 2009 attracted over 18,000+ attendees to see 270 acts in 75 shows on 25 stages.

For more information contact :
Arthur Mitchell /amitchell(at)urbannetwork(dot)com
Miller London / mlondon(at)urbannetwork(dot)com
Tosha Thomas / tthomas(at)urbannetwork(dot)com

MEDIA CONTACT: BELINDA FOSTER BELINDA(at)AWJPLATINUM(dot)COM

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