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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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Check out the video from The Bizness behind The Business panel @ Harvard Law School

Posted in Breaking News, Education, entertainment, hip hop, Law School, Legal, Music, News, rap with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2009 by thehiphopentertainmentlawproject

Big thanks to Sid the Kid for doing the video and passing it along!!!!

Ryan Leslie & Hot 97’s Tone Capone Drop Knowledge on the Music Business at Harvard University

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Sid the Kid hits up Harvard University where Ryan Leslie and Tone Capone gave advice to students interested in the various aspects of the music industry.

Visit thisis50.com To check out video from The Bizness behind The Business at Harvard Law School! The panel was a MUST attend event for anyone interested in a career in the music business!

‘The Bizness behind The Business’ Seminar is a HIT!

Posted in Breaking News, editorial, Education, entertainment, hip hop, Law School, Legal, Music, News, rap with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2009 by thehiphopentertainmentlawproject
Ryan Leslie, Sid The Kid, Tone Capone, and Conrad Dimanche

Ryan Leslie, Sid The Kid, Tone Capone, and Conrad Dimanche

The Hip Hop Entertainment Law Project (HHELP) would like to thank everyone who attended Saturday’s ‘The Bizness behind The Business’ music seminar at Harvard Law School. The event was a definite ‘must’ attend for anyone interested in having a career in the music industry. For those of you who were unable to attend the event we are going to try and get a synopsis up on the website in the next few days!

I would like to thank the following people for playing a major role in making this event so successful:

Amia Trigg
Randall Clark
Dominique Winters
Nicole Thompson
Katrina Copney
Bridgette Hylton
HBLSA
Sam Kochman
Tone Capone
Ryan Leslie
Conrad Dimanche
Adrian Tillman
Najja Campbell
Hip Hop Press
Daniel Laurent

Harvard Law School goes Hip Hop…with Ryan Leslie!

Posted in Breaking News, Education, entertainment, hip hop, Law School, Legal, Music, News, rap with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2009 by thehiphopentertainmentlawproject

Cambridge , MA , 3/10/09 – Harvard Law School ’s Black Law Student Association (BLSA) and The Hip Hop Entertainment Law Project (HHELP) will host mini-music seminar featuring music’s Renaissance man, Ryan Leslie. The seminar titled “The Bizness behind The Business!” will be held on March 14, 2009 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at Harvard Law School in Austin Hall.

The seminar is for high-risk teens, and anyone else interested in having a career in the music business. Panelists will discuss the importance of staying in school, staying out of trouble, and how to pursue a career in the music business. The multi-talented music industry Renaissance man, Ryan Leslie, brings an important component to this year’s panel. Leslie, Harvard alum, scored a 1600 on his SATs at age 15 and was accepted to Harvard University . In 1998, at age 19 he delivered the famous Harvard Oration at his commencement ceremony. His message to students, “follow your dreams!”

Ryan Leslie, singer, songwriter, producer, engineer, Internet visionary, intellectually gifted, and chief executive of NextSelection Lifestyle Group. Leslie is the singer and song writer of the Top 40 R&B hit “Diamond Girl,” the lead single from his highly anticipated self-titled U.S. debut. He has written songs for several major artists such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé, New Edition, Loon, Cheri Dennis, B5, and Danity Kane to name a few. World renowned music executive, Tommy Mottola, has called Leslie “one of the next rising stars…with unlimited potential.” His unique approach to conquering the music industry is one that has turned the heads of the music business and music lovers alike. Leslie is one of the few artists who take full advantage of the world’s alter ego, better known as, the Internet. Through his website (RyanLeslie.com), MYSPACE, and YouTube Ryan blogs, documents, and diarizes his way to international stardom and the regular playlists of millions of fans. In addition to Ryan Leslie, panel members include:

Conrad Dimanche, Senior Director for A&R, Bad Boy Entertainment and President of http://www.pmpworldwide.com. 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, Young Joc, Danity Kane, and Black Rob, to name a few;

Tone Capone, Executive Vice President of Universal Motown/CMG, and creator of The New Music Seminar (www.newmusicseminars.com). 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. He has recorded over 31 full albums, and was featured on the critically acclaimed CNN documentary, ‘Black in America ’;

Najja Campbell, Director, The Learning Club of Toledo. He has developed and lead several different programs geared towards juvenile offender re-entry and serviced over 1000 youth in the Midwest .

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 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. For more information on the music seminar or the HHELP please visit: http://www.thehhelp.com ,or for more information on the 26th Annual Spring Conference or BLSA please visit: http://www.harvardblsaconference.com

CONTACTS:

Licia Harper
HHELP
licia@thehhelp.com

or

Amia Trigg
HLS/BLSA
atrigg@jd10.law.harvard.edu