(DezJermaine News)Known as a high profile entertainment industry event, The Core DJ’s Retreat is lauded for attracting the biggest names and brands. The almost decade-old retreat has been held in cities around the country, and draws DJs, artists, and tastemakers from around the country to network, build their brands, and promote their artists.
Now known as MIXSHOW LIVE, the semi-annual conference has evolved in major ways. As Atlanta continues to distinguish itself as a major hub for urban entertainment, MIXSHOW LIVE Atlanta may prove to be one of the biggest draws yet as T.I., joins Big Boi, Too Short, and DTP in hosting celebrity events.
With a mission to bring an unparalleled learning, networking and socializing experience for attendees, MIXSHOWLIVE Atlanta has recruited numerous industry heavy hitters to bring their expertise and brands to the conference. VP of Urban Programming for CBS Radio, Reggie Rouse (recently named on Billboard’s Urban Power 30 List), Deborah Atney (of Mizay Entertainment), DJ Greg Street, DJ Drama, and Source Magazine Publisher L. Londell McMillan, are among the confirmed panelists speaking this year.
“MIXSHOWLIVE is actually the evolution of the Core Retreat. MSL is centered on education and productive networking; we are offering more panels and workshops than previous Core Retreats. We’re also hosting social events (outside of just night clubs) to offer attendees and participants a real chance to network,” MSL Publicist, Cherrell Rene of Publicity Pieces shared exclusively with AllHipHop.com.
“While the Core Retreat has been to ATL in the past, this is the first MIXSHOW LIVE event in Atlanta,” Rene added. The Core DJ’s have partnered with event production company BornStarz AllStarz to bring a new vibe to this already popular event.
The four power-packed days of MIXSHOWLIVE Atlanta features an array of events with The W Hotel Buckhead as the headquarters and location of most of the panels and workshops, including panels on “Creating Your Image,” an “Industry Power Panel,” and the highly-anticipated, “Programmers POWER Panel,” featuring urban radio programmers from around the country. Major record labels Island/Def Jam and Interscope/Geffen/A&M are both hosting private listening suites. MIXSHOWLIVE Atlanta will also feature a pool party, celebrity bowling event, and a skating party.