The Los Angeles chapter of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP
) held a panel and luncheon featuring BMI's Director of Writer/Publisher Relations, Malik Levy, moderating an insightful conversation with some of hip-hop's top executives, including Rico Wade, Writer/Producer, Organized Noize (Atlanta); Maani Edwards, Sr. Director of Creative, Universal Music Publishing; Eric Dawkins, Writer/Producer, (formerly with The Underdogs); Valerie Patton, VP of Creative, Chrysalis Music Publishing; and LaRonda Sutton, Sr. VP of Music Dev. & Production, Sly as a Fox Music. The panel, entitled "R&B/Hip-Hop Revolution," included discussions on hip-hop's impact on today's mainstream music and the future of the industry.
|Shown after the panel are (l to r): Malik Levy, Valerie Patton, Eric Dawkins, LaRonda Sutton, Rico Wade and Maani Edwards. Photo by Sophia Chang |
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