2008 International Soul Music Summit Returns for a 3rd Year with Mission to ConnectMusical Worlds While Making a Global Impact Atlanta, GA – ( The International Soul Music Summit (ISMS) returns to Atlanta, Georgia, September 12th – 13th, 2008 with a new theme, more artists, networking and nightlife activities.
With the theme: State of Emergency Part II: Is Soul Music Dead? The International Soul Music Summit is ready to make a global impact. The largest music conference in the world dedicated to the soul genre; the International Soul Music Summit provides mainstream, emerging and independent soul artists, retailers, consumers and executives with information, networking opportunities, and technology on how to build noteworthy careers while continuing to make passionate, timeless music. Terry Bello, Executive Producer/Creator of The International Soul Music Summit and Billboard’s 2006 Music Director of the Year, says this year’s summit will be the event of the soul music world. The first and second conferences, attracted attendees from across the US and as far away as London and Germany. By calling attention to the importance of networking and education to fulfill the soul scene’s needs, we have invited people from other music scenes to honest, open and frank conversations about music. We have opened the door for artists to speak directly to the decision makers who are placing music, generating spins and we have provided the opportunity to gain the knowledge and contacts to augment their careers. Bello, a longtime radio personality and the voice of soul radio says, "My goal is to educate people about this music and do everything possible to get this scene and the music to the next level. Like Jazz and hip-hop before us, this music is poised to be the next big thing. Components of the 2008 International Soul Music Summit, September 12th – 13th, include: • Panels (artists, retail, radio, management, performance, consumers etc.) • Live Performances & Concerts/Acoustic Jam Sessions • Themed Networking Sessions/ISMS Network • Unsigned Artists Showcase Hotel and registration specials are now available for a limited time online @ www. soulsummitonline. com. Sponsors on board at press time include Heineken, BETJ, Rolling Out and The Music Choice.About ISMS: Birthed in 2006 by “the voice of soul” and Billboard’s 2006 Music Director of the Year, Terry Bello, The International Soul Music Summit is the largest music conference in the world dedicated to the soul music genre. The inaugural conference created in 6 weeks brought over 500 attendees from as far as London, England. Among the artists who have supported this event are Trina Broussard, Rashaan Patterson, Peven Everett, Jaguar Wright, Heston, Eric Roberson, Martin Luther, Maysa (formerly of Incognito), Ann Nesby, Conya Doss, Joi, Algebra, Frank McComb, Lina, Davina, St. Juste, N’Dambi, Yazarah, Donnie, Melissa Young, Anthony David, Peter Hadar, Carmen Rodgers, Middle Child, Russell Taylor, Jon Bibbs, Carol Riddick, Salakida, Allison Crockett, Kelly Love Jones, Jaguar Wright, Kay-Ree, Sy Smith, Big Brooklyn Red, Marlon Saunders, Vinx, April Hill and Grammy Award Winner Gordon Chambers. The International Soul Music Summit prides itself on being the internationally known summit that provides informative and relevant panels along with networking & technology sessions on the future of soul music. The 2008 International Soul Music Summit will take place in Atlanta, GA, September 12th – 13th, 2008. For more information on The 2008 International Soul Music Summit, hotel accommodations, performance and panel schedules, visit www. soulsummitonline. com or call the ISMS Hotline @ 917.804.4926. For media inquires or interview requests contact PR COMPANY @ Phone Number or email address. 2008 International Soul Music Summit Fact Sheet Dates: September 12th – 13th, 2008 Creator/Executive Producer: Terry Bello Location: Atlanta, GA The International Soul Music Summit September 12th & 13th 2008 in Atlanta, GA.RENAISSANCE ATLANTA HOTEL DOWNTOWN Hotel info http://www. marriott. com/hotels/travel/atlbr-renaissance-atlanta-hotel-downtown/?groupCode=imsimsa&app=resvlinkFor more information on The 2008 International Soul Music Summit, hotel accommodations, performance and panel schedules, visit www. soulsummitonline. com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org