The 2011 Midatlantic Music Conference to Present The ARK Group, Keynote Address to Aspiring and Established Music Professionals at the NC Music Factory

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The 2011 Midatlantic Music Conference to present The ARK Group, Keynote Address to aspiring and established music professionals at the NC Music Factory

The 2011 Midatlantic Music Conference on Oct 8, 2011, starting at 1:40pm at the NC Music Factory will be presenting, A one in a lifetime group discussion with NC Music Factory,
Founders and Owners, The ARK Group, which is a multifaceted group of companies that focuses on the development of entertainment driven projects. The ARK Group's extensive experience in the entertainment industry includes the construction and management of multi-themed entertainment complexes and work, live, play life-style centers including Charlotte's Uptown Village and NC Music Factory; the production of music festivals including Charlotte's CityFest Live!, arena concerts and touring companies of prestigious Broadway shows as well as television specials for HBO, Cinemax, PBS and Turner Broadcasting. The four main entertainment divisions of the ARK Group family of companies are Concert and Special Events Division, Nightclub and Restaurant Division, Advertising and Public Relations Division, and Retail Entertainment Development Division. ARK Group is headed by two principals - Noah Lazes co-founder, President/C.O.O. and Rick Lazes President of RLO, Inc, an entertainment company.

The Mid-Atlantic Music Conference is taking place October 6-9, 2011 and in addition to the keynote discussion it will feature performances by 100 artists and bands in multiple venues.
Our new host site, the NC Music Factory, Uptown Village, 935 N. Graham, Charlotte, NC 28206, is Charlotte's newest music and entertainment district. This new partnership solidifies the event as the “The Crossroads of Entertainment and Business” and will elevate our business and networking opportunities to new heights!

For 2011, the Industry Executives that they are bringing to Charlotte are top in their field and bring a vast amount of knowledge with them. They will fly in from all across the country to
network and spend time with conference attendees! Panelists this year will include Music Publishing Directors, Music Supervisors for Film and TV, A&R Directors from many different
Record Labels, and Entertainment Attorneys. Also in attendance will be Major Recording Artists
to giving a solid perspective on how to succeed in the Music Business.

From 2002 – 2008, the Mid-Atlantic Music Conference solidified itself as the largest and longest running music conference in the Mid-Atlantic States. The event has hosted over 1000
performers, artists and bands from the US, Canada and around the world. Additionally, more than450 music, film and digital entertainment industry professionals have participated in interactive panels, displays and demonstrations, making it the premier music industry networking event in the market!

From its inception, the goal of the conference has been to focus the national and international music industry and related press on the Mid-Atlantic music market while providing a platform for the areas musicians, artists and related industry stakeholders to gain exposure, be heard and be educated in the business of music. The conference brings together music, film and digital media industry executives, artists, musicians, students and other related industry insiders for three days of education, networking and high energy entertainment!

The event has provided unparalleled opportunities for our conference attendees. Panelists and presenters have conducted face to face dialogue in a classroom style setting for educational benefit of conference attendees. Over the years the event has explored topics ranging from “How to Make Money Without a Major Label or Record Deal” to “Creative and Alternative Placement of Music”. In 2006, the conference partnered with the NC Bar Association to offer a 3 Credit CLE Course to Entertainment Attorneys and Central Piedmont Community College to offer a 3 Credit Course in Video Production and Mastering.

Past participants have included executives from major and independent record labels including Sony/BMG, J-Records, Universal, BME, EMI Music Group, SoSoDef, Arista and Interscope Records. Other industry sponsors and participants include CD Baby, ASCAP, Electronic Musician, XM Radio, Masterwriter, Select-O-Hits, NC Bar Association as well as film and video game companies such as Southern Tip Films, Talent Link, The NC Film Commission and GRS Games, makers of the SIMS.

During the 2008 conference, over 100 artists & bands crossing all genres of music performed in 5 of Charlotte's hottest performance venues.

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