Business of Hip-Hop Symposium

Wednesday / February 20, 2008 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
United States

Panelists include:

Prince Charles Alexander, associate professor, Berklee's Music Production and
Engineering Department. Client list includes Mary J. Blige, Destiny’s Child, P.
Diddy, Alicia Keys, the Notorious B.I.G., and Luther Vandross. Alexander has
received multiple Grammy awards, plus a winner of Victoire de la Musique,
the French Grammy equivalent. He has more than 40 gold and platinum
plaques from the RIAA. Alexander is a former Virgin Records recording artist
and serves on a host of top level industry committees and boards.

James Artis, tour manager, Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Summit Action Network.

Andrew Dawson '01, distinguished alumnus and Grammy winner for engineering for Kanye West. Credits also include Common, Ne-Yo, Destiny's Child, Aretha Franklin, 2Pac, Jay-Z, Nas, and many, many more. Dawson's mix/engineering touch can be heard on a multitude of Billboard #1 albums and singles, and he is a nominee for a 2008 Grammy for Best Rap Album.

Andreas Hale, editor-in-chief of, owner of Solprinz Marketing, and Las Vegas chapter leader of the National Hip-Hop Political Convention. Hale has covered major events including the BET Hip-Hop Awards and the American Music Awards. He's worked with a myriad of major hip-hop and neo-soul stars at various events. was runner up for VH1 Hip-Hop Honors for Best Overall Website.

Morace Landy, senior vice president of Urban Promotions at Atlantic
Records. Landy's division is currently overseeing promotions for chart-topping artists Flo Rida and Trey Songz.

Michael Warner, CEO of M. Warner Enterprises, vice-president of Eternal Source Productions, and COO of Egami Consulting, whose credits include Jay-Z, Nas, McDonald’s, Rush Communications, Atlantic Records artist Bayje, Big Daddy Kane, Def Jam Enterprises, and Phat Farm/Baby Phat Apparel.

Sponsored by the Music Business/Management Department, the Office for
Cultural Diversity, and the Office of the Provost/Academic Affairs.