The 2009 Southeast Music and Entertainment Summit (SMES) will take
place from September 25-28 in Surfside Beach, South Carolina. The
annual event will be used as an educational tool for aspiring
individuals who have an interest in pursuing careers in the music
This year’s summit will feature panelists including Wendy Day (Rap
Coalition), Kawan “KP” Prather (Sr. VP of A&R Def Jam), Orlando
Mcghee (VP of A&R Warner Bros.), Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur
(CEO/founder of AllHipHhop.com), and Grammy award winning producers 9th
Wonder and DJ Toomp.
There will also be performances from regional artists such as Lil Ru,
Sauce, Primo Starr, Lil Brod, Rain and J.Cole; as well as appearances
from featured tastemakers from the region including DJ B. Lord, DJ
Chuck T, radio personality , Chalamange tha God (formerly of The Wendy
Williams Experience nationally syndicated radio show), DJ Lonnie B, DJ
Law, DJ Frosty, The Niche Carolina Magazine and DJ Skillz.
The SMES conference was established in 2001 by Tony “Chubbz” Marcus and James E. Heyward, to give artist in
non-traditional markets access to the music industry. The weekend-long
summit will include an unsigned artist showcase, various panel
discussins, a producer beat battle and a fashion show.
For more information on the 2009 SMES please visit www.smesmusicsummit.com.