TAG Digital Media & Entertainment Announces 2018 Entertainment Summit: Tech Convergence of Urban, Rap and Hip Hop Music

Atlanta, GA – (October 12, 2018) – The TAG Digital Media & Entertainment Society will host its 2018 Digital Media & Entertainment Summit Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the new QTS Data Center in Suwanee.

This year’s Summit will feature an expert panel discussion exploring business and tech convergence around Urban, Rap, and Hip Hop music and celebrate this year’s Icon of the Industry award recipient, radio personality and DJ Greg Street.

Sponsors for this event include: Turner and QTS. Additional Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

About the Industry Panel Discussion

This year’s expert industry panel will discuss how Atlanta’s leading role in a global Hip Hop and Rap music market is a driver for the Georgia economy.

Joining the panel are:

Rico Brooks – CEO of Adella Thomas Management

J Carter – Founder and Dir. Sol Fusion Media Group and ONE Musicfest

Walt Cusick – A&R Executive, Record Producer, Film/Video Producer and Songwriter. Rock-2-Def Music.

Bem Joiner – Creative Branding and Cultural Immersion Consultant

Mike Wilson – Owner and Chief Engineer at Patchwerk Recording Studios

Jason White – Entertainment Attorney, Finestone, Morris & White, LLP

About Greg Street

Beat maker DJ Greg Street is a radio personality and the host of The Greg Street Show.  For the past 20 years, Greg has worked across the country at different radio stations in Mississippi, Alabama, Houston, Dallas and Atlanta, where he currently lives.  He has worked with various artists, such as 50 Cent, OutKast, Mary J. Blige and Lil’ Wayne.  In 2009, Greg was nominated for a BET Hip Hop ‘DJ Hero DJ’ of the Year award. As a sneaker lover, Street works with Adidas and Nike heading up the nationwide ‘Sneaker Friends’ event series.  His ‘We Need 2 Read’ scholarship foundation is a reading initiative which awards kids with toys and video games.

About this year’s Summit topic:

Lifted by the critical acclaim of the FX series ‘Atlanta’ and ‘Drop the Mic,’ and Forbe’s Magazine listing of the Rap and Hip Hop business as a $10 billion industry as far back as 2004 – there is no question that urban music has far reaching global economic influence crossing all cultural and economic barriers.

Here in Georgia, from the early artists like Raheem the Dream, DJ Smurf (aka Mr. Collipark) to such important top selling artists as 2 Chainz, CeeLo Green, Ciara, Kris Kross, Lil Jon, Ludacris, Soulja Boy, Usher, Young Jeezy, and a multitude of others, Atlanta has stood out from other leading music centers like New York and Los Angeles as being a leader with its own stylistic influence and its role in influencing the marketing and merchandising of a whole new urban culture.

The Technology Association of Georgia’s Digital Media and Entertainment Society’s 2018 Summit examines Atlanta’s leadership as an economic driver to the global Rap and Hip Hop music business, and explores technological and traditional business convergence around this key industry.

About TAG Digital Media & Entertainment Society

TAG Digital Media & Entertainment Society helps companies embrace convergence, learn about the latest trends, and find investors interested in helping them grow.  Anyone looking to create content, deliver or consume online entertainment will find membership in TAG Entertainment very helpful.  We discuss emerging technologies, new business models, bilateral investments and distribution opportunities.

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more details and to register visit: http://bit.ly/DMESummit

For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website athttp://www.hubga.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.


To learn more about this event or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Emily Miller

Digital Media & Entertainment Society Liaison






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