The 12th annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium, presented by the Music Business/Management Department at Berklee College of Music, is a celebration of one of the most influential genres in the music industry. The event will include a candid discussion between prominent hip-hop industry executives, artists, producers, and academics, followed by a Q&A session with students and a surprise live musical performance.
Special guests include Steve Rifkind, founder of Loud Records, a legendary hip-hop institution. The music industry mogul has returned to launch special 25th anniversary initiatives to celebrate Loud’s rich catalog, as well as present and seek out new talent for his newly announced partnership with Sony Music Entertainment’s RED MUSIC.
Founded in 1993, Loud was home to legendary acts such as Wu-Tang Clan, Big Pun, Mobb Deep, Dead Prez, and Three 6 Mafia.