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Friday, April 19 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Urban Hitmakers: Maestros of Modern Music

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R&B, hip-hop, soul, dance, rap. Call these styles what you want, they are popular. The creators of today’s urban music draw from a rich array of sounds and sources to create some of modern music’s biggest hits. Learn how some of today’s most successful songwriters and producers got their foot in the door and continue to set the creative bar for everyone else trying to make it in urban music. They’ll explain how, with the right combination of innovation, skills and the ability to collaborate, you can begin your own journey up the charts.  


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Jennifer Drake

Director, Urban, Creative Services - ASCAP
Director, Urban, Creative Services - ASCAP

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Producer - "5am in Toronto," "Best I Ever Had,” "Headlines," "Not Afraid"
Producer - "5am in Toronto," "Best I Ever Had,” "Headlines," "Not Afraid" Matthew Jehu Samuels (born on October 12, 1986), professionally known as Boi-1da is a Canadian hip-hop producer from Toronto, Ontario. The multi-platinum Grammyaward-winning producer is known for producing multiple hit records with long time friend and rapper Drake, such as "Best I Ever... Read More →
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DJ Camper

Producer - "Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay," “Echo,” “Shattered,” “Hoodstar”
Producer - "Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay," “Echo,” “Shattered,” “Hoodstar” 22 year old American music producer Darhyl "DJ" Camper Jr. was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Camper started playing piano at the tender age of six, and it was then that his parents knew he had a special gift. He began producing at the age of fifteen. At sixteen, Camper placed his 1st single "Hoodstar" on Bow Wow and Omarion's album entitled Faceoff, which sold over 500,000 units. Since then, he has worked with Backstreet Boys, Corrine Bailey Rae, John Legend, R.Kelly, Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole, and many more. Of note, he did "Marvin... Read More →
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DJ Mustard

Producer - "Rack City,” “I’m Different,” “R.I.P.,” “I’m Good”
Producer - "Rack City,”  “I’m Different,” “R.I.P.,” “I’m Good”
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Harmony Samuels

Producer, Songwriter - "Enough of No Love," "Say It with Me,” “Oh My Love,” “No Curtain Call”
Producer, Songwriter - "Enough of No Love," "Say It with Me,” “Oh My Love,” “No Curtain Call” “Music realizes my fullest potential as a human being,” are the profound words of British Producer and musical “phenom”, Harmony Samuels. Understanding artistically and spiritually that his connection to music started as early as an infant in church, Harmony is a self-taught musician who has mastered piano, bass guitar, guitar and drums. Uprooting from his hometown of London and relocating to Los Angeles in 2009 in order to take full advantage of his gifts, Harmony runs and owns his own burgeoning empire B.O.E. with partner and manager Chris Woods. His first placement in the US was with Maroon 5 and in three short years his production credits since read as a... Read More →

Friday April 19, 2013 11:45am - 1:00pm
Dolby Ballroom (formerly called Grand Ballroom) 5th Floor

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