Universal Records to Host Two Days of Music Industry Events and Panels for the Atlanta Community

Program Will Send Aspiring Teen Journalists to Their First Ever Media Junket



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Universal Records

    ATLANTA, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Records is set to bring a
 two-day music industry event featuring a panel, performances and youth
 mentoring sessions to the Atlanta community, April 20 - 21. With a bevy of
 Atlanta-based artists recently signed by and scheduled for release through
 Universal Records, the label has created the program as a means for giving
 back to the community. The event includes a two hour panel entitled The Music
 Business: Behind the Scenes, two days of performances by eight different
 Atlanta- and Savannah-based Universal recording artists, and a mentoring
 program that will provide five teen journalists the opportunity to meet
 established music journalists and interview Universal's artists. Both the
 music panel and performances are open to the public.
     Universal, will kickoff the event with The Music Business: Behind the
 Scenes in conjunction with the Clark Atlanta University Communications Arts
 Festival.  The panel will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20th inside
 the Multipurpose Room on the second floor of the Clark Atlanta University
 Student Center. Panelists will discuss their careers, what it takes to make it
 in the music industry, and will field questions from the audience.
 Participants include renown music critic and cultural historian Harry Allen;
 Atlanta-based Nfinity Music CEO Mike Jackson; and Universal Records executives
 Jocelyn Cooper (senior vice president of A&R), Jackie Rhinehart (senior vice
 president of Marketing), Mike Horton (senior vice president of Promotions),
 and Wendy Washington (senior vice president of Media Relations).
     The highlight of the weekend-long event will be two nights of performances
 by Atlanta- and Savannah-based Universal Records artists. Confirmed for the
 April 20th and 21st concerts are funk diva Joi, and hip-hop artists Dirty,
 Backbone, Miracle, Pastor Troy, Que Bo Gold and Camoflauge.
     The event will also provide four teen journalists from Vox Newspaper (an
 entity of the Atlanta-based nonprofit Youth Communications) and one teen
 reporter from The Source Youth Foundation, the charitable arm of The Source
 Magazine the opportunity to attend a weekend-long press junket with music
 journalists from some of the country's top publications. The teens will
 conduct face-to-face interviews with Universal's recording artists, attend the
 music panel discussion, and participate in a mentoring session with some of
 Atlanta's leading music journalists.
     For information on Youth Communications, contact Amanda Plumb at
 (404) 614-0040. The Source Youth Foundation is operated by YDRF (Youth
 Development and Research Fund/Team Youth) one of the nations top experts in
 youth programming and policy.  For more information contact
 YDRF @ 301-216-2050 x 203 or visit their website at http://www.teamyouth.com.
 
     Who:   Universal Records Gives Back to in Atlanta!
     What:  Universal Hosts Two Days of Music Industry Events for the
            Atlanta Community
     When:  Friday April 20 - Saturday April 21
            Friday April 20, 2001
            Music Panel / The Music Business:  Behind The Scenes Panel in
            association with Clark Atlanta University Communication
            Arts Festival.
            Multipurpose Room @ Clark Atlanta University Student Center
            2nd Floor c/o Browley and Fair Street
            4pm - 5pm
 
            Universal Artist Performance
            Club Liquid Assets w/ Hot 97's DJ Trama
            293 Pharr Rd
            Time:  11:30
            Artists scheduled:  Que Bo Gold, Miracle, and Dirty
 
            Saturday, April 21, 2001
            Universal Artist Performance
            Location:  The Bounce w/ V103's Greg Street
            3120 Bankhead Hwy (404) 792-3700
            Time:  1130
            Artists scheduled: Camoflauge, Pastor Troy, and Backbone
 
 

SOURCE Universal Records
    ATLANTA, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Records is set to bring a
 two-day music industry event featuring a panel, performances and youth
 mentoring sessions to the Atlanta community, April 20 - 21. With a bevy of
 Atlanta-based artists recently signed by and scheduled for release through
 Universal Records, the label has created the program as a means for giving
 back to the community. The event includes a two hour panel entitled The Music
 Business: Behind the Scenes, two days of performances by eight different
 Atlanta- and Savannah-based Universal recording artists, and a mentoring
 program that will provide five teen journalists the opportunity to meet
 established music journalists and interview Universal's artists. Both the
 music panel and performances are open to the public.
     Universal, will kickoff the event with The Music Business: Behind the
 Scenes in conjunction with the Clark Atlanta University Communications Arts
 Festival.  The panel will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20th inside
 the Multipurpose Room on the second floor of the Clark Atlanta University
 Student Center. Panelists will discuss their careers, what it takes to make it
 in the music industry, and will field questions from the audience.
 Participants include renown music critic and cultural historian Harry Allen;
 Atlanta-based Nfinity Music CEO Mike Jackson; and Universal Records executives
 Jocelyn Cooper (senior vice president of A&R), Jackie Rhinehart (senior vice
 president of Marketing), Mike Horton (senior vice president of Promotions),
 and Wendy Washington (senior vice president of Media Relations).
     The highlight of the weekend-long event will be two nights of performances
 by Atlanta- and Savannah-based Universal Records artists. Confirmed for the
 April 20th and 21st concerts are funk diva Joi, and hip-hop artists Dirty,
 Backbone, Miracle, Pastor Troy, Que Bo Gold and Camoflauge.
     The event will also provide four teen journalists from Vox Newspaper (an
 entity of the Atlanta-based nonprofit Youth Communications) and one teen
 reporter from The Source Youth Foundation, the charitable arm of The Source
 Magazine the opportunity to attend a weekend-long press junket with music
 journalists from some of the country's top publications. The teens will
 conduct face-to-face interviews with Universal's recording artists, attend the
 music panel discussion, and participate in a mentoring session with some of
 Atlanta's leading music journalists.
     For information on Youth Communications, contact Amanda Plumb at
 (404) 614-0040. The Source Youth Foundation is operated by YDRF (Youth
 Development and Research Fund/Team Youth) one of the nations top experts in
 youth programming and policy.  For more information contact
 YDRF @ 301-216-2050 x 203 or visit their website at http://www.teamyouth.com.
 
     Who:   Universal Records Gives Back to in Atlanta!
     What:  Universal Hosts Two Days of Music Industry Events for the
            Atlanta Community
     When:  Friday April 20 - Saturday April 21
            Friday April 20, 2001
            Music Panel / The Music Business:  Behind The Scenes Panel in
            association with Clark Atlanta University Communication
            Arts Festival.
            Multipurpose Room @ Clark Atlanta University Student Center
            2nd Floor c/o Browley and Fair Street
            4pm - 5pm
 
            Universal Artist Performance
            Club Liquid Assets w/ Hot 97's DJ Trama
            293 Pharr Rd
            Time:  11:30
            Artists scheduled:  Que Bo Gold, Miracle, and Dirty
 
            Saturday, April 21, 2001
            Universal Artist Performance
            Location:  The Bounce w/ V103's Greg Street
            3120 Bankhead Hwy (404) 792-3700
            Time:  1130
            Artists scheduled: Camoflauge, Pastor Troy, and Backbone
 
 SOURCE  Universal Records