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Harvard Law School Hip Hop panel is a HIT

Posted in Breaking News, editorial, Education, entertainment, hip hop, Law School, Legal, Music, News, rap with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2009 by thehiphopentertainmentlawproject

Ryan Leslie, Sid the Kid, Tone Capone, Conrad 'Rad' Dimanche

Ryan Leslie, Sid the Kid, Tone Capone, Conrad 'Rad' Dimanche

Cambridge, MA, 3/27/09 – On March 14, 2009 Harvard Law School’s Black Law Student Association (BLSA) and The Hip Hop Entertainment Law Project (HHELP) hosted a mini-music seminar featuring music’s Renaissance man, Ryan Leslie; Conrad Dimanche former Senior Director of A & R, Bad Boy Ent.; Tone Capone, Producer Hot97 NYC, EVP Universal/Motown/CMG; Adrian ‘607’ Tillman, Independent Artist and Activist; Najja Campbell M.A. Juvenile Re-Entry Associate. The seminar titled “The Bizness behind The Business!” was held at Harvard Law School.

The panel received rave reviews from the panelists, the Harvard community, and attendees. Panelists discussed the importance of staying in school, staying out of trouble, and how to pursue a career in the music business. Attendees were able to ask panelists questions about how to obtain internships in the business, the best way to go about pursuing specific careers in music, and how to maximize their exposure to the general public and major labels. One of the major topics of the panel discussion was the important role the internet plays in helping individuals with entertainment industry career aspirations. Of course that is in addition to hard work and education. Over 150 students attended the event including, Harvard alum, Singer and Actress Tatiana Ali, from the long-running hit show, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Attendees were from various public schools in the Boston area as well as Berklee College of Music, Boston College , Northeastern University , and Boston University . Check out video from the event at www.thisis50.com and www.amazashow.com

For more information about the panelists please visit their websites:

Conrad Dimanche: www.pmpworldwide.com

Ryan Leslie: www.ryanleslie.com

Tone Capone: www.musicindustryonline.info

Adrian ‘607’ Tillman: www.myspace.com/607

Also, if you would like to find out more about the state of the recording industry and how you can still be a successful artist during these difficult economic times please visit: www.amazashow.com

The event was co-sponsored by The Hip Hop Entertainment Law Project. The HHELP was created to combat the devastating effects the School to Prison Pipeline has on inner-city youth. The HHELP uses the music industry and hip hop music to motivate students in school. The HHELP was also created to give minority law students the opportunity to pursue careers in the music industry.  For regular twitter updates please add: http://twitter.com/LiciatheHHELP For more information on the music seminar or the HHELP please visit: www.thehhelp.com ,or https://thehiphopentertainmentlawproject.wordpress.com <!– p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:12.0pt;font-family:”Times New Roman”;} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue;text-decoration:underline;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple;text-decoration:underline;} _filtered {margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in;} div.Section1 {} –>


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Harvard Law School goes Hip Hop…

Posted in Breaking News, Education, hip hop, Law School, Legal, Music, News, rap with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2009 by thehiphopentertainmentlawproject

Cambridge , MA , 3/1/09 — Harvard Law School ’s Black Law Student Association (BLSA) and The Hip Hop Entertainment Law Project (HHELP) will host a mini-music seminar. The HLS BLSA chapter is the largest BLSA Chapter in the nation. It exists for the support, guidance and direction of Black students in academic, professional and social endeavors. The HHELP was created to combat the devastating effects the School to Prison Pipeline has on inner-city youth. It uses the music industry and hip hop music to motivate students in school. The HHELP was also created to give minority law students the opportunity to pursue careers in the music industry. The seminar will take place on March 14, 2009 from 11:30am to 1:30pm . It will be held at Harvard Law School in Austin Hall.

The seminar is for high-risk teens, and anyone else interested in a career in the music business. The seminar is called “The Bizness behind The Business!” This year’s panel will include two of the most recognized and respected music industry executives, a nationally recognized independent artist, and an experienced juvenile re-entry associate. Panelists will discuss the importance of staying in school, staying out of trouble, and how to pursue a career in the music business. The seminar will also include a short question and answer session. Attendees will have the opportunity to have their questions answered by panelists. The panelists for this event are:

Conrad Dimanche, Senior Director for A&R, Bad Boy Entertainment and President of www.pmpworldwide.com. Dimanche helped launch three of 2008’s biggest albums- Danity Kane, Sean “Puffy” Combs Press Play, and Yung Joc New Joc City . He has also been the producer behind some of Hip Hop’s most celebrated names including, the Notorious B.I.G.’s smash hit Born Again, Carl Thomas, P. Diddy, 8 Ball, MJG, Loon, B5, Bad Boys 2 Soundtrack, and Black Rob, to name a few.;

Tone Capone, Executive Vice President of Universal Motown/CMG. Capone has over 15 years of experience in the music industry and collectively has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. He has worked with artists such as, Ciara, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Ying Yang Twins, Lil John and the Eastside Boys, Tony Sunshine, and Zion to name a few;

Adrian ‘607’ Tillman, Independent Artist and Community Activist. Tillman has recorded over 31 full albums, and has toured overseas in several different countries. Tillman also does youth mentoring in his community both independently and through several non-profit organizations such as City Year and S.O.S. Last July Tillman was featured on the critically acclaimed CNN documentary, ‘Black in America ’. The segment highlighted his mentoring work in the community, and his work in the music industry;

Najja Campbell, Director, The Learning Club of Toledo. Campbell has worked with high-risk youth for several years. His various program leadership roles has afforded him the opportunity to work with and service over 1000 youth. He has developed and lead several different programs geared towards juvenile offender re-entry. Most recently, Campbell served as Program Director for Ohio’s Department of Youth Services-Juvenile Parole Department. He is also an active member of the AmeriCorps.

The event is part of BLSA’s 26th Annual Spring Conference titled, “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Effecting Change at Home and Across the Globe” taking place March 13, 2009-March 15, 2009. The Conference will feature several notable speakers such as New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, Donna Brazile, and Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie. For more information on the music seminar or the HHELP please visit: www.thehhelp.com. For more information on the 26th Annual Spring Conference or BLSA please visit: www.harvardblsaconference.com

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CONTACTS:

Licia Harper

HHELP

(313)715-2625

licia@thehhelp.com

or

Amia Trigg

HLS/BLSA

atrigg@jd10.law.harvard.edu

About the Hip Hop Entertainment Law Project

Posted in Education, Law School, Legal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2009 by thehiphopentertainmentlawproject

The Hip Hop Entertainment Law Project (HHELP) was created to:

1.  Stop the School to Prison Pipeline using the music industry to motivate high-risk teens to do well in school.

2.  Provide minority law students with opportunities to pursue careers in the music industry through artist education and empowerment.

HHELP Goals:

  1. Educating inner-city youth on the business behind the Entertainment Industry
  2. Introducing high-risk inner-city youth to careers in the music industry
  3. Providing a realistic career track program for teens who want a career in the music industry.
  4. Motivating students in school.
  5. Closing the generational gap controversial music has created to form a collective fight against the gap between generations to create a collective fight against the School to Prison Pipeline.
  6. Providing career opportunities for underrepresented law students in the Music Industry.
  7. Assisting artists and groups that find themselves in precarious business situations while simultaneously showing them the key role their knowledge of the business plays in whether or not they succeed in the music business.
  8. Using seminars, symposiums, and clinics to teach artists the importance of implementing and maintaining ethics along with integrity in their business dealings.
  9. Educating artists on the important role an understanding of legal contract terms plays in their ability to properly develop a viable financial plan during and after their career.
  10. Stressing to artists the importance of seeking legal counsel before signing contracts or making any agreements.

  11. For more information about HHELP please visit www.thehhelp.com