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The Artist Center

@ A3C Conference

Thur, Oct 10 - Sat, Oct 12

A space for artists and music makers to connect, learn and develop their careers

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A series of intimate mentorship sessions with industry professionals.

Panels & Workshops

Panels and workshops providing artists with important information, tools and tips to take their career to the next level.

Music Feedback

Play your music for industry professionals and receive feedback on the spot.




Mentorship Sessions

Topics: Legal, Public Relations, Social Media, Artist x Brand Partnerships, Music Distribution, Women in Charge, Getting on SXSW, Merchandise, Manager, Digital Marketing, Touring and Licensing 

Mentors: Amy Oraefo, Vincent Phillips, April Love, Breon Robinson, Aiyisha T. Obafemi, Krystal “KG” Garner, Brian Hobbs, Mauricio Ruiz, Rico Brooks, Rufin Tshinanga, Jamal Jimoh, Crystal Morris and many more


Panels Topics

LVRN: A Deep Dive with Atlanta's Innovative Record Label
SinceThe80s: The Anatomy of an Indie Label
A Look Inside Quality Control: Managing Hip Hop's Biggest Artists
Always Looking for Talent: Hip-Hop's Leading A&Rs
Managing Artists: Staying Creative and Innovative
Women Leading Innovation and Creativity in the Music Industry
Overseas Opportunities: Tapping Into International Markets
Why Alexa and Siri Can’t Play that: Getting Your Music Discovered, Getting Paid
Progressive Programming and the Future of Radio in a Streaming Age
Getting Paid 101: Publishing
More than the Numbers: Using Data to Find & Break Artists
Getting Paid 101: Know Your Performance Rights Organizations
Disruptive Music Tech: Transforming How Artists Create, Market & Monetize Music
Video's Influence on Artist Development & Culture
A Guide to Meme Marketing
Life After the Majors: Distribution Alternatives
Playlisting Hip-Hop's Biggest Mirage
When Music Meets Gaming: Hip-Hop's New Frontier

Music Feedback From Industry Veterans: Alexander "DJ RTC" Fruchter, Paul Williams, Quinn Goydish, Diana Schweinbeck, Thuy-An Julien, Allurr, Brian Hobbs, Kirsten Daniel, Jarrett Smith, Clay West, Meka Udoh, Lasanna "ACE" Harris Richard Dunn, Gregory Burton, DJ RoseGold, Pat Afeku, Samantha O’Connor, Tuo Clark, Greggory Smith, Kevin Reese, Jheanelle Henry, Mauricio Ruiz, Craig Mannix, Gavin Sheppard, Melissa MacMaster, Jamaar “Woah” Martin, Marcus Griffin, Ian Burke, Girvan "Fly" Henry, Joshua "J1" Raiford, Eesean Bolden, Khady Thiam Gueye, Gray Rizzy, Jason Reddick, Rufin Tshinanga, Jamal Jimoh, MØW and many more.



Distribution (Re) Defined

Label Services | Marketing | Playlist Promotion


Symphonic Distribution is a 100% independent music distribution and marketing company founded by music producer Jorge Brea in 2006. Headquartered in Tampa, FL and with offices in Brooklyn, New York, Symphonic provides thousands of new and established record labels, managers and individual artists with global digital music distribution to hundreds of retail and streaming platforms, as well as playlist pitching, release promotion, and a comprehensive suite of label services.

Artists and Record Labels that have had their content distributed through Symphonic Distribution include: Bassnectar, deadmau5, Waka Flocka Flame, Datsik, The Movement, Tommie Sunshine, Richie Hawtin, Play Me Records and many more of various genres and music focuses.


We believe that every independent music creator should have access to technology, resources, and knowledge that will improve their chances for success


Through an open and transparent line of communication, continuous development of our platforms, and passion for music and its creators, we will always work hard to be a trusted partner for every music creator to ensure that they are on the same playing field as majors.


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