Heads up, folks. In case you didn’t know (and I’m guessing you didn’t) Huntsville has a hip hop conference. You heard me!
Although most folks may not associate the Rocket City with hip hop talent and innovation, turns out we’ve been cranking out world-class performers for decades.
Huntsville Hip Hop Tech Conference: What You Need to Know
I sat down with Codie Gopher, local advocate for the arts and founder of Huntsville Hip Hop Tech Conference, and asked about his vision for the purpose and direction of this event.
He explained, “Huntsville keeps sending hip hop performers out to the international stage and I want to focus on how we keep our homegrown talent home.” When describing the conference, Codie goes on to say, “This will be the fourth installment of the ‘Codie Global Presents…’ conference series.
This year’s focus is centered on establishing the possibilities for Hip Hop Tech development, defining the direction of teaching Music Technology in Huntsville public schools, the global influence of hip hop, the future of STREAM, and many more real-time issues. Huntsville is a global leader in the world of technology and the music scene can stand up next to any other scene from the international market pool. With that being stated, we still have a long way to go to reach our full potential, but there is so much going right to build upon.”
Speakers scheduled for this event include:
Assistant Professor of Music Business, Belmont University, teacher of various entertainment courses including copyright, contracts and venue management. His research interests include concert promotion, urban music culture, and influence, touring, copyright, streaming technology and innovations in record company restructuring.
CEO and Founder of Maitland Conservatory, a community based contemporary Arts education entity designed to give students hands-on training and experience in areas such as music production, contemporary instrumental training, vocal coaching, leadership, and much more.
Director of Programming, Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, organizer of the concert, panel discussions, fairs, and workshops for the past 6 years, developer of the event’s digital content, concepts, manager supplier relationships and person responsible for monitoring the editorial team performance.
If you’d like to attend this event, limited tickets are available, they are FREE until October 1 (donations appreciated). After that, tickets are $20 each and you can get them here: Huntsville Hip Hop Tech Tickets
But…if you’re even more interested in helping fulfill the Huntsville Hip Hop Tech Conference mission of keeping our local talent local, here are some of Codie’s recommendations for where to see Huntsville’s up and coming musical talent:
Seriously guys, Huntsville’s music scene has so much to offer and Huntsville’s Hip Hop Tech Conference is out to make sure you go take them up on it!