Editor’s Note: Because the entrepreneurial community is so closely aligned with the arts and creative community, we’ll be providing coverage on the East Coast Music Conference 2019 as it comes together. Read on for the first major announcement, published this week in the Daily Press and The Virginian-Pilot.
From the Daily Press
Rapper and actor Ice-T will deliver a keynote address at the East Coast Music Conference in Norfolk on May 11.
The conference runs May 9-12. Ice-T will appear with music executive Seymour Stein at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now for $49.
In addition to an influential career as a performer and promoter in rap and metal music, Ice-T has had a long acting career and is well known for his long-running portrayal of police detective Fin Tutuola on the hit show “Law & Order: SVU.”
Stein, founder of Sire Records, played a key role in developing Ice-T’s career. According to a press release, the keynote address will “take the form of a conversation between the two well acquainted music industry legends. … equal parts reminiscence and discussion of the dramatic changes in the music industry.”
Executive producer Grace Garvin said in the press release: “By attracting industry figures at this level, we’re establishing ECMC as a place where music industry leaders go to talk about the future.”
For tickets and more information on the conference and its lineup of music and presentations: eastcoastmusicconference.com.
From the Daily Press
By Mike Holtzclaw
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