Hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam, and Reverend Run of Run DMC have been confirmed as speakers for an exclusive session during this year's Urban Music Seminar (UMS) in Lond

Hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam, and Reverend Run of Run DMC have been confirmed as speakers for an exclusive session during this year's Urban Music Seminar (UMS) in London.

The seminar will take place May 7 before 250 delegates selected from various youth organizations and previous UMS guests. A venue has yet to be confirmed.

UMS formed in 1998 as a nonprofit organization with a mixture of public-and private-sector funding to inform and educate young people about working in the music industry.

Previous editions have attracted more than 10,000 guests. Details on UMS 2004 will be announced shortly.