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Russell Simmons And Music Industry Players Join REVOLT Music Conference

Andre Harrell revealed initial slate of panelists from music industry: L.A. Reid, Julie Greenwald, Guy Oseary, Rodney Jerkins, Dallas Austin, Jon Platt, Jody Gerson and Rob Stone

July 16, 2014 --

NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Today, REVOLT Chairman Sean Combs joined his long-time mentor and newly appointed REVOLT Vice Chairman Andre Harrell, to announce that Russell Simmons will deliver one of several keynotes speeches at the inaugural REVOLT Music Conference slated for October in Miami. The Conference will combine education and entertainment over the course of two and a half days for 500 industry executives and students, as well as a remote audience through REVOLT's new iOS and iPhone app.

"As a platform for artists and music fans, it is our responsibility to stay ahead of the trends and bring together power players to shape the industry into one that makes music a cultural bridge and plans for disruption," stated REVOLT Chairman Sean Combs. "There is no better person more knowledgeable, connected and in-tune with culture than Andre Harrell who is bringing together these leading players in the music industry for the REVOLT Music Conference."

In addition to keynote speaker Russell Simmons, CEO of All Def Digital and co-founder of Def Jam, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2014, Andre Harrell revealed additional industry players joining as panelists:

  • L.A. Reid, Chairman and CEO, Epic Records
  • Julie Greenwald, Group Chairman/COO, Atlantic Records
  • Guy Oseary, Partner, Untitled Entertainment and Manager
  • Rodney Jerkins, Songwriter, Producer, and Musician
  • Dallas Austin, Songwriter, Producer, and Musician
  • Jon Platt, President at Warner/ Chappell Music
  • Jody Gerson, Co-president at Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  • Rob Stone, Co-founder, The Fader

For more information about the music conference:

Visit www.revolt.tvto confirm local channel listings and times. Visit for easy access to the REVOLT on iOS and Android devices. Follow @revolttv in social media for continued artist interviews, music news, and programming updates.


REVOLT is the new #1 name in music. Focused on expertly curating the best of the best in music and engaging youth in social conversation, the multi-genre, multi-platform network offersbreakingmusic news,videos,artistinterviews, exclusive performances, and original programming. Attracting over 50 million young adults through television, digital properties, social and mobile, REVOLT is accessible 24/7 anytime, anywhere, any screen. Launched in broadcast in October 2013, REVOLT is available on Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Century Link in over 40 of the top 50 U.S. markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Boston, Atlanta, and DC.

Press Contacts:
Kai D. Wright (REVOLT)
VP, Communications / (212) 500-2235

Anna Miller (42 West) / (646) 467-9054


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