Here's something we're really excited about. On Saturday, April 2, FMC and Words Beats & Life are teaming up for If I Ruled the Blogosphere: Hip-Hop Bloggers and Social Change, a panel discussion that takes place from 4 PM-6PM at Busboys & Poets (2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC).
The event features prominent hip-hop bloggers in a dynamic conversation about how artists are gaining traction online, the impact of technology on music promotion and how bloggers and artists can raise awareness about important issues in the hip-hop community and beyond. If you're in town, you'll want to get your tickets right now before it sells out.
With music and technology moving at such a rapid pace, hip-hop artists and advocates increasingly have a lot of questions about how to get a foot in the door. This event will give them an opportunity to interact with the most influential hip-hop bloggers in the country.
The discussion features prominent hip-hop bloggers such as Meka Udoh (2 Dope Boyz), Dallas Penn (Dallas Penn & the Internets Celebrities),Jason Reynolds (OkayPlayer), Frank William Miller Junior (FWMJ of rappersiknow.com) and Chris Rabb (Afro-Netizen) talking about why they do what they do and what theyâ€™re looking for to create compelling content. These dedicated champions of hip-hop will address questions like: â€œHow do I get attention for my project?â€ â€œWhat should I be thinking about in terms of web presence?â€ â€œWhat kinds technologies exist to help me do all this?â€
FMC will be on hand to talk about how policy shapes what the hip-hop community does, where it goes and what it says on the online. FMC will also present information that bloggers, artists, and fans can use to protect their right to free speech and entrepreneurship via the open Internet.
A question and answer/peer learning session will also take place immediately after, during which attendees will be able to network with peers, panelists and presenters.
Can't make it to DC? The event will be live webcast right here. Stay tuned!