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The A3C Conference is the best event to network and learn from the innovators, entrepreneurs and music makers that shape hip-hop music and culture.

Over the 3-days A3C hosts dozens of panels, workshops, mixers, mentor sessions and interviews with hundreds of tastemakers, thought-leaders and industry experts.

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Featured Speakers

  • Steve Stoute

    CEO/Founder, UnitedMasters + Translation

  • Ethiopia Habtemariam

    President, Motown Records

  • RZA

    Producer, Rapper, Actor, Director & Author

  • Keisha Lance Bottoms

    Mayor, City of Atlanta

  • Cortez Bryant

    Manager, Maverick

  • Goodie Mob

    Artists

  • J. Prince

    CEO, Rap-A-Lot Records

  • Rob Stone

    Founder & Co-CEO of Cornerstone and Co-Founder of The FADER

  • Janee Bolden

    Managing Editor, BOSSIP + BHM Digital

  • Killer Mike

    Rapper + Activist

  • Jermaine Dupri

    Founder, So So Def Records

  • Zaytoven

    Producer

  • Tuma Basa

    Director of Urban Music, YouTube

  • Sonny Digital

    Producer

  • Master P

    Entrepreneur + Artist

  • Cole Bennett

    Founder, Lyrical Lemonade

Explore the Full Speaker Lineup

Companies Represented

Adler Music Group • Akai • Audiomack  BeatStars  BOSSIP • Complex • Cornerstone  Create Music Group  CrossBorderWorks • DistroKid  DJBooth  Downtown Music Publishing  Feature.fm  Fusicology  Ingrooves Music Group  Instagram  Invest Atlanta  Jammber  Jaxsta  LANDR  LVRN Records  Lyrical Lemonade  Mass Appeal Records  Maverick  Milk and Cookies Festival  Motown Records  Music Entrepreneur Club  Native Instruments  NPR  Omni  Opposition  Pandora  Pitchfork  Plug  Rap-A-Lot Records  Reach Records  Republic Records  Roc Nation • Rostrum Records  SESAC  Songlink  Songtrust  SoundCloud  SoundExchange  Spinrilla  Spotify  Stem Disintermedia  SuperPhone  SXSW  TechSquare Labs  The Digital Plug  The FADER  The Gathering Spot  The Remedy  TIDAL  Translation  TuneRegistry  Twelve Music & Studios  United Entertainment Group  United Masters  VaynerMedia  Warner Bros Records  XL Recordings  YouTube

Conference Tracks

Artist Accelerator

Artists & Managers

Artists connect with music industry innovators and icons to learn tips, trends and tools needed to take their career to the next level.

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Beatstars Summit

Producers & Beatmakers

Music producers network with peers and experiment with the newest hardware, software and technology.

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Labelx 

Record Labels & Music Companies

Record labels and music companies on the forefront of the music industry connect to discuss tech, trends and cultivate growth.

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Music Tech

Startups & Entrepreneurs

Meet innovators and discover disruptive technology impacting how music makers share, create, market and monetize music. 

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Networking

Panel

97% "Made A New Connection"

"The conference/festival hybrid is staging three days of expertly-curated panels and sessions with both entrepreneurs and artists tackling topics connected to the hip-hop world"

- Forbes

95% "Learned Something Valuable"

2018 A3C Map & Schedule

Conference Hubs

Conference Center

Wed, Oct 3 - Fri, Oct 5

The Conference Center is the epicenter of the A3C Conference. The 15,000sq foot facility ensures artists, producers, entrepreneurs and the music industry are able to make meaningful connections and gain useful information.

Creator Complex

Fri, Oct 5

The Creator Complex is a one day experience that connects artists and producers with creative professionals to create valuable digital assets for free.

Action Summit

Thur, Oct 4 - Fri, Oct 5

The Action Summit for Social Justice connects activists, academics and artists to discuss social justice challenges, learn from community leaders and develop actionable initiatives.

Conference Center

Creator Complex

Action Summit

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Music • Tech • Hip-Hop

More music is listened to today than ever before, and hip-hop is the most streamed, watched and influential genre.

Technology continues to change the way music is created, shared, discovered, monetized, marketed and consumed. Innovations in VR, AR, streaming, music apps, data analysis and software disrupt the music industry regularly.

Artists, producers and music industry must be informed and inventive to succeed in the creative economy.

Atlanta is today’s hip-hop capital and the A3C Conference is the annual gathering for the most influential artists, executives, entrepreneurs and future leaders.

Mentorship Sessions

There are more than 8 different themed mentorship sessions at A3C Conference.

Each session will enable attendees to spend 8 minutes 1-on-1 with an industry professional. To attend a mentorship session you must:

1) Have access to the A3C Conference with an Executive, 5-Day or Conference pass

2) Apply to attend the specific mentorship session

  • Publicity
  • Startup & Entrepreneur
  • Producer
  • Women
  • Managers / A&Rs
  • Record Label
  • Lawyer
  • Promoters / Booking Agents

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Action Accelerator

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The Action Accelerator aims to find, develop, and invest in new, innovative ideas that use art, music and hip-hop culture to advance social justice in underserved communities. 
 
The creative community has been the heart and soul of social justice movements throughout history. Creatives have brought the struggle for justice and change to life through the arts, and we are proud to honor and carry on their legacy.

Finalists will...

  • Travel to Atlanta for the A3C Festival & Conference

  • Receive mentorship & pitch training

  • Network with community leaders

  • Pitch to judges for more than $10,000 in cash

A partnership with the Center for Civic Innovation, a civic venture fund that invests in community-driven ideas.

In Their Words

From celebrity photographers like Cam Kirk to Coach K and Angela Rye, everybody and anybody had the opportunity to connect the entire week.

- Billboard

I really love what this conference represents. I love that most of the people that you see are business minded, it’s inspiring.

- Bun B (Artist)

New artists need somewhere to come and meet people. It’s one of the best conferences doin’ it.

- Young Guru (Audio Engineer/DJ)

If you are in the music industry and want to immerse yourself in what is happening currently in hip-hop culture and music, A3C is the spot.

- Mike May (Rane Corporation)

A3C is the perfect mix of education and entertainment for fans, new to the business and veterans with insight and something for everyone. The level of presenters, panelists and new and old talent were the perfect mix of expertise and relevancy.”

- Bijan Kezemi (Boost Mobile)

The educational and networking opportunities are unparalleled, the team is a pleasure to work with, and the family vibes make everything even more worthwhile 

-  Ableton, Artist Relations

It's great to see women have a place where they can support each other in Hip-Hop.

- Mali Hunter (Treesounds Studio)

A3C is a great place to create business for yourself, you're able to shake hands with the right people & find out who you need to know

- WLPWR (Producer)

Welcome to ATL Reception

Welcome Reception 2017 A3C

The Welcome to ATL Reception kicks off A3C week with a few hundred tastemakers. A3C honors two individuals with the A3C Cultural Influence Award and A3C Social Impact Award.  

2016 recipients were CeeLo Green and Killer Mike

2017 recipients were Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Angela Rye

Open Bar & Buffet Dinner Service

This is a private event only accessible with an Executive Pass.

Women In Charge

Women Charge

Women in Charge celebrates dynamic women in hip-hop. Women have and continue to play a major role in the 

A series of events featuring some of the female influencers and trailblazers that impact hip-hop music and music.

In partnership with Bossip

 

VIP

$849

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Current price available while supplies last

Access to A3C Festival & Conference events from October 8-13

+ Access to Private Events, Mixers, Meet & Greets and more
+ Access to VIP Lounge at Conference
+ Preferred Entry in Select Festival Venues
+ Dedicated Seating at Conference Ballroom & Panels
+ (1) Limited Edition A3C T-Shirt


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Festival & Conference

$279

Save $70

Current price available while supplies last

Access to A3C Festival & Conference events from October 8-13

 

2018 A3C Partners

Toyota
Spinrilla
Monster
Audiomack
Don Julio
ChooseATL
Guinness
Martell
Mayor Office
Jameson
Absolute
Rane
Invest Atlanta
MailChimp
Atlanta United
youtube
Tunecore
Native Instruments
Serato
AHF
Rap Snack
sounds.com
Akai
Top Golf
LANDR
Songtrust
Marta
Zumiez
MyMyHipHop
[istandard]
Everfest
The Labz
Steereo
Splice
Deepr
KNZ
SAE Institue of Atlanta
CD-Baby
Lyft
Roland
Tracklib
Guap
The North Face
TGS
G-13-Sweetwater
Swisher-Sweet
Sony-Music
Canis-Major
Gibson
Optimo

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