DJ Khaled, Nas and label executives Lyor Cohen and Julie Greenwald are among the first round of music industry panelists and honorees announced for the 2016 Revolt Music Conference (RMC).
Presented by Sean “Diddy” Combs, the third annual networking forum will return to Miami on Oct. 13-15. For the first time, the RMC will take place at the Eden Rock Miami Beach Resort after two years at the Fontainebleau.
DJ/producer and social media maven DJ Khaled will host #AskKhaled, the third installment of RMC’s popular “#Ask” Q&A panel series that has featured Combs each year. The 2016 slate of keynote speakers includes 300 Entertainment founder Cohen and Atlantic Records chairman/COO Greenwald.
Panels addressing various topics from social media and streaming to A&R thus far will feature such participants as DJ/radio personalities DJ Envy and Funk Master Flex, songwriting/production duo Cool and Dre, Spotify head of global programming, hip-hop Tuma Basa, Def Jam exec. VP of A&R Darrale Jones and The Shade Room founder Angie Nwandu. Additional keynoters and panelists will be announced in the coming weeks.
Rap pioneer Nas will receive the “Started From the Bottom Now We Here” Award during the RMC Gala, which will include a special performance by singer/songwriter Bibi Bourelly. Epic chairman/CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine are previous recipients of the award.
In a statement announcing RMC 2016, Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales said, “Building off the success of the last two years, our clear goal is to provide a specialized experience that is both creatively and intellectually stimulating. Knowledge and access are the hallmarks of RMC.” Revolt vice chairman Andre Harrell is also chair of the conference.
Registration for the 2016 Revolt Music Conference is open now at RevoltMusicConference.com.