Last October Sean “Diddy” Combs launched his independent music television network REVOLT TV, and it’s been nothing shy of a smash hit—something the mogul has made a career out of. To commemorate the successful completion of REVOLT’s first year in operation, the CEO and Brand Chairman has created the REVOLT Music Conference and will be touring the conference around the country for young artists, entrepreneurs, writers, musicians, and individuals looking to learn how to break into the industry on their own terms.
The REVOLT Music Conference was established to create strategic partnerships between the music network and technology companies and other brands. REVOLT CEO Kevin Clinkscales expounded on the music/tech conference hybrid.
“The REVOLT Music Conference presents an opportunity for industry professionals to have credible, informed conversations that can impact the future of the industry, including brands and technology leaders as catalysts,” he explained. He also said that recently hired Vice Chairman Andre Harrell’s first responsibility as vice chairman is “leading development and outreach for the conference." More information on the conference will be available by registering at revoltmusicconference.com.
REVOLT TV focuses on engaging young consumers across multiple platforms. The music network features the latest music videos, exclusive interviews, live performances, and original programming. Through REVOLT’s mobile app, website, and television programs, over 50 million people have been reached in eight months. REVOLT TV is currently available on Comcast, Century Link, and Time Warner Cable in most major markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, D.C., Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City.
It’s interesting to see the likes of Diddy, Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, and others take their business savvy to unforeseen heights and create “Blueprints” for younger generations to follow. Their drive and dedication to ensuring that everything they associate themselves with is the best, echoes a famous idiom that’s been regurgitated throughout the ages, and probably flipped best by Russell Simmons who said, surround yourself with people who are smarter than you.”
When the REVOLT Music Conference hits the West Coast, I’m sure our newly renovated Fabulous Forum would make an excellent host facility, and a great classroom for the students of Inglewood Unified who may or may not be on a path to music industry, but could glean timeless wisdom from industry professionals who look like them and talk like them, and who’ve paid the ultimate price to be successful.
To conclude with another overly used idiom, “ask and you shall receive.”