Music Industry News Network [02-03-2013]

Driven Music Conference Arrives In Fort Lauderdale


On May 16 - 19, 2013 the Driven Music Conference arrives in Fort Lauderdale at Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six and Revolution Live continuing to successively connect artists and music fans with the most accomplished professionals in the music business world. Artists of all genres will be in the position for a chance to advance their careers at panel discussions led by Van's Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman, Ron Burman (signed Nickelback), Atlantic Records Radio Promotion Manager Johnny Coscia, Mayday Parade Manager Josh Terry, Warner / Chappell Music A&R Marc Wilson, top managers, top producers, top agents and more.

Panel discussions will be held at Hyatt Regency Pier 66 by day while industry pros and music fans will enjoy the best of showcasing emerging artists by night at Revolution Live.

Driven Entertainment Group is proud to present the Driven Music Conference in its 3rd year in South Florida. A direct-connect to music industry professionals, the Driven Music Conference includes discussions, Q&A and meet & greets in a "talk show style" format with those that are in the position to offer the chance at music career advancement.

Featuring top major record label and independent record label executives, a major tour producer, managers, songwriters, music producers, music marketing professionals and more, so many have the opportunity to benefit from attending the Driven Music Conference. The event is a fit for anyone interested in music. It's for artists seeking the chance for advancement and the chance to showcase for music industry professionals, fans of live music, those studying music, anyone interested in the business side of music and those already active in the field looking to make new contacts. The Driven Music Conference has become a magnet for talent as thousands of artists from all over the U.S., as well as outside the U.S., have submitted their music for a chance to be selected as a Driven Music Conference Showcase Performer.

For music fans, the Driven Music Conference offers a chance to learn from, and network with, those advanced and active on the inside of the business, as well as to enjoy live performances from the best in emerging artists.

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As evidenced by support from the top level of the music industry, the Driven Music Conference is a unique and very productive experience in the world of music events. "The Driven Music Conference felt like I was at SXSW when it started, all about the artists and the music", says Kevin Lyman, Van's Warped Tour Founder.

Emerging artists benefiting from the event have been equally supportive. "The Driven Music Conference was better than we could have ever expected. It created an environment for information sharing the likes of which we have never seen. We have encouraged every single one of our band friends to attend the upcoming conference", says the band Mighty Mongo who were selected by the Van's Warped Tour Founder, Kevin Lyman, to play Warped last summer after showcasing for Lyman at the Driven Music Conference.

"Artists have been offered record deals, placed on the Van's Warped Tour, placed in the national music magazine Alternative Press and more, all as a direct result from showcasing at the Driven Music Conference", says Dominick J. Centi, CEO of Driven Entertainment Group, the company producing the event, "This event was built by those passionate and fully committed to the thrilling business of music and year 3 for the event will prove to be, by far, the best yet".

"We welcome Driven Music Conference to the destination" says Noelle P. Stevenson, Film Commissioner, Broward Office of Film & Entertainment." Greater Fort Lauderdale has become a favorite destination for live music; Driven Music Conference is our version of SXSW, a great opportunity for artists to showcase their talent, connect and network with key music industry pros."

The Driven Music Conference will take place at Hyatt Regency Pier 66 at 2301 S.E. 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Revoltion Live at 100 S.W. 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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