Published on July 24th, 2023 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Innovative music initiative, Grassroots Seminar and Showcase Tour, kicks off in Ohio

Come Clean Empire LLC., and The Hype Magazine, under the leadership of William “Chill” Rinehart and Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson, are thrilled to announce the launch of the Grassroots Seminar and Showcase Tour. This groundbreaking music initiative aims to bridge the disconnect within the music industry and provide a platform that unites major stakeholders, fostering collaboration and development for a solid future.

The Grassroots Seminar and Showcase Tour is proud to have The Hype Magazine as its official media sponsor,  Wu Tang Radio as its official radio sponsor, DLK Printing as its official printing sponsor, and Maverick Global Distribution, which will offer yearly distribution to select participants.

The tour will commence on the following dates and locations:

August 5th – Columbus, Ohio Venue: Social Club 4419 Crossroads Center
August 13th – Atlanta, Georgia Venue: Park Tavern @ Piedmont Park – 500 10th St NE
Sept 16th – Tempe, ARIZONA Venue: The Front Room – 63 W Southern Avenue
Sept 30th – Minneapolis, Minnesota Venue: Barzia (Downtown Minneapolis) 420 S 4th St.
Oct 15th – Charlotte, North Carolina Venue: Sup9erstarz 935 S Summit Ave
October 29th – Gary, Indiana Venue: Backstage on Broadway 3764 Broadway
November 3rd – Barbados
November 18th – Miami, Florida Venue: Versace Mansion 1116 Ocean Dr.

The Grassroots Seminar and Showcase Tour has already gained significant traction within the music industry. While technology has revolutionized music delivery to target audiences, a crucial disconnect has developed, particularly in hip hop, rock, and R&B genres. The tour aims to address this gap by fostering open dialogue, conducting workshops, and engaging key influencers to educate and unite artists, DJs, and other industry professionals.

Esteemed panelists, including Shaun Ross (Head A&R of No Limit Records), Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson (CEO of The Hype Magazine), Darryl Stuggis (My Life Ent.), Chill (Come Clean Empire LLC), Tony Merritt (Tony Star Media), and industry consultant Tony Jordan, will grace the event, providing insights and expertise. The tour also plans to include Shamika Bottom (Wu Tang Management and BottomLine Management ), and many other notable names in the industry.

The Grassroots Music Seminar and Showcase Tour has a clear goal of helping participants understand the music business and their respective roles within it. The event will address key industry issues such as publishing, copyright laws, encoding, and other traditionally neglected topics.

To learn more about the Grassroots Music Seminar and Showcase Tour and to register as an artist or vendor, please visit the official website at www.grassrootsmusicseminar.com.

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