October 7, 2021
Conference Kick Off
With MAJOR and Tiffany R. Warren.
The Change is Here in conversation with Leslie Odom, Jr.
- Zuri Hall
- Leslie Odom, Jr.
Advisory in Times of Change
How do you encourage future leaders in a company, teaching employee engagement that fosters diverse and inclusive actions as part of a company’s mission and business goals? Whether through volunteerism or employee resource groups, hear from two experts who create spaces for important conversation and outlets to connect employees across varied experiences. Jeff Walker and Tiffany R. Warren will discuss how they help give voice to emerging talent and create opportunities for that talent to connect with mentors and support colleagues.
- Jeff Walker, EVP & Head, Business & Legal Affairs, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment
- Tiffany R. Warren, EVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Sony Music Group
Pull up a Chair: A conversation with AIM Board Chairs MC Lyte and MAJOR
MAJOR sits down with AIM Board Chair, MC Lyte and discusses how she has pulled for representation, fairness and equity for themselves others in Music and beyond. while blazing trails and breaking records along the way.
- MC Lyle
The Unbothered Network: Amplifying & Elevating Black Women
Spotify’s Victor Barbieri is joined by award-winning journalist, culture critic, and multi-hyphenate creator, Jemele Hill, and Executive Producer and Head of Content, Christina M. Tapper, to talk about their new groundbreaking podcast and production company, The Unbothered Network. They’ll discuss the importance of elevating the voices, stories, agency, and nuance of Black women and how podcasts can be a game-changer in giving a voice to an audience that is often chronically underserved across all mediums.
Deconstructing the Black Podcast Universe
Take a deep dive into the evolution of Black podcast listeners and creators with this session that will highlight the abundance of Black excellence in podcasting, unveil findings from the first-ever Edison Research Black Podcast Listener Report by SXM Media and Mindshare, and share the ways in which non-BIPOC audiences can pull up to support Black creators.
MGMT: The Art of Making Things Happen
Tune into a conversation with Black music industry visionaries that will be featured in the upcoming Blacktag series, MGMT. We’ll hear their stories of breaking into the industry, deconstruct career-defining moves and talk broader cultural impact.
When la Cultura Shifts Culture: Intersectionality, Latinidad & Music
The LatinX community’s impact on culture has never felt more palpable. Join a group of experts, artists and creators as they explore intersectionality, cultural exchange and the effect the internet has had on how cultures interact, share, and evolve today.