The 2017 REVOLT Music Conference returned to Miami, Florida and the Eden Roc Hotel from October 12th-15th. The annual weekend of networking, plenary sessions, panel discussions, Q&As and parties was thoughtfully engineered to expose and equip artists and entrepreneurs with the information, strategies and opportunities to be heard, be seen and get the bag.
Day one of #RMC2017 commenced with the #BeHeard networking session and auditions hosted by REVOLT Vice Chairman Andre Harrell and his hand-picked team of industry influencers from music, film, TV and entertainment. Conference attendees got their chance to impress industry talent scouts, and the top picks advanced to the #BeHeard final show later that evening.
The Cadillac Networking Luncheon kicked off the substantive events and set the tone for the whole weekend. Cadillac’s own Riyhana Bey, Director of Integrated Marketing & Digital Innovation, was interviewed during a brief Q&A then fielded questions from eager attendees. Her candid and thought-provoking responses stirred our respective desire to take our game to the next level. Bey challenged attendees, to dare greatly, focus on and nurture their goals, endure and persevere through failure, chase fear and above all, put passion over profit. Applause and cheering resounded like thunder leaving everyone charged up and emboldened.
We ended the night with the Chairman’s Welcome Cocktail Reception aka “The Set Off,” and one thing was for sure, Sean "Diddy" Combs knows how to throw a party. With Ciroc flowing freely from an open bar and DJ Duffey spinning trap hits, high-octane performances from King Combs, 21 Savage and French Montana (who also received the key to the city of Miami Beach from the mayor) got the party popping. But it was when Diddy joined French onstage and brought the frenzied crowd to their feet, up on their chairs, phones in the air all while singing, shouting and screaming the house down. It made for quite an unforgettable evening.