If I Ruled the Blogosphere: Hip-Hop Blogs & Social Change

April 3, 2010 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

IF I RULED THE BLOGOSPHERE: Hip-Hop Blogs and Social Change will feature 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 I RULED THE BLOGOSPHERE: Hip-Hop Blogs and Social Change will feature 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.

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.

Hip-Hop Bloggers Summit: "If I Ruled the Blogsphere" PART 1 from Future of Music Coalition on Vimeo.


Hip-Hop Bloggers Summit: "If I Ruled the Blogosphere" PART 2 from Future of Music Coalition on Vimeo.

The first half of the discussion will feature 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 they’re looking for to create compelling content. These dedicated champions of hip-hop will address questions like: “How do I get attention for my project?” “What should I be thinking about in terms of web presence?” “What kinds technologies exist to help me do all this?”

Following these discussions, Future of Music Coalition will 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.

Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC, 20009
United States

Click here to register

Cost

WBL Cipher Member: Free. Just RSVP here. To become a member of the Cipher, email simone [at] wblinc [dot] org for details.

Non-WBL Cipher Members: $10. Purchase a ticket here.

FMC musician scholarships: a limited number are available. Email casey [at] futureofmusic [dot] org for details.

Location

Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Co-hosted by:

Words Beats & Life
Founded in 2002, Words Beats & Life transforms individuals and whole communities through the core elements of hip-hop culture. At the heart of all that we do is the belief that hip-hop can serve as the necessary filter between hope and despair for the youth of the District of Columbia.