In 2015, Fella, Viking and Twyla founded the Showcase King LLC, and formed “The Independent Artist Showcase.” Currently these events are held in New York City, and happens to be one of the largest in the tri-state area. This platforms supports and motivates unsigned talented artists of all genres to perform and engage with new listeners and other creatives. Each showcase offers cash prizes, radio interviews with NYC’s biggest DJs, and networking opportunities with A&R’s, bloggers, and taste-makers. The judge panel consists of music professionals with a distinctive and keen ear for good authentic music. The bi-monthly showcase has gained the support from labels such as: Def Jam, Republic Records, 300 Ent., Sony Music, Atlantic Records and more. In 2019, the company decided to begin taking the showcase on the road to touch cities throughout the U.S. that are not provided with such opportunities yet have amazing talent. Showcase King, has a partnership with TNB MusiQ and Twylight Media Group, that have now created an entirely new forum in addition to the showcase.
With the massive amount of knowledge they have developed over the years , they now assist in educating artist on how the music industry works. This new and special event is called the “Leadership Music Conference”. The first event will be held on April 14, 2019 at Zanger Hall in NYC (347 W. 34th Street New York, NY 10001). From 3PM to 5PM- Artists are allowed 1 on 1 listening sessions with A&R’s. At 5:30PM – 7PM, there is a Discussion Panel with Q&A’s. Lastly the showcase will be from 8:00PM -12:00AM.
The purpose of this experience is to educate others about the details of the music business. This event will consist of one on one meetings with A&Rs and Tour Managers who will critique music and provide artist feedback onsite, a panel discussion and Q&As inclusive of active industry leaders and professionals who will provide real insight on the music industry. The finale will be the artist showcase where unsigned talent will perform live and given an opportunities to win quality prizes. The group of panelists that will partake in this event are:
● Datwon Thomas -Moderator (EIC of Vibe Magazine)
● Yaasiel “Success” Davis (V.P. of A&R at Atlantic Record)
● Angela Yee – (Syndicated Radio Personality/Influencer)
● Vashon “Rap” Straws (A&R at Republic Records)
● It’s Bizkitt (Social Media Influencer and Blogger)
● Q-Smith (Tour Manager and Artist Curator)
● Walter J. Tucker (Professor of Music Business at Metropolitan College of New
York and Founder of LiveThe.Biz)
Links to previous events:
LEADERSHIP MUSIC CONFERENCE PROMO:
INDEPENDENT ARTIST SHOWCASE PROMO: