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New Skool Rules announces Key Note speakers

The New Skool Rules conference is happy to announce key note speakers Grammy winning Producer/Songwriter Bryan M. Cox (US) and industry vet and innovator Sol Guy (CA).

Bryan M. Cox – Grammy Award winning producer, billboard Magazine’s #1 Music Producer – Usher, Alicia Keys, Destiny’s Child, Jessica Simpson, Jagged Edge, Mariah Carey, JANET, Lil Mo, Aaliyah, Monica, B2K, Ginuwine, Mary J. Blige, and Fantasia all have something in common– Music Producer

Bryan-Michael Cox. There’s a lot to be said about Bryan-Michael Cox’s accomplishments. At the age of twenty-six (26), Cox has become the only Music Producer to break the Beatles’ record with The Most Consecutive #1 Hits on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. With over 280 consecutive hits on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, this record-breaking music producer is THE trendsetter for what’s hot and what’s not.

Currently, Cox is working with Whitney Houston, JOE, Mary J. Blige, the Isley Brothers & more. An unprecedented venture deal with Warner Chappell Music is also in the works. Such a deal will allow Cox to award up and coming writers with low-risk publishing deals. He is also developing his own imprint with partner Chris Hicks called the BEAT FACTORY. Through this imprint there developing acts Q, Bella, Dirty Rose, & Dave Young.

Sol Guy – A modern day renaissance man Sol’s a creative in the true sense of the word – Social Entrepreneur, Artist Manager, Film and TV producer. Sol, a native of Canada, started his career as an MC and manager of the legendary Canadian hip hop group Rascalz. He then went on to work for Arista Records in New York City as director of International Artist Development and began traveling the world, charting and propelling the development of Global Hip Hop gaining inspiration from the countries and cultures he visited. Over the years Sol worked closely with some of the highest profile artists of our time such as Lauryn Hill,B.I.G. , P Diddy, India Arie, k-os, Rascalz, The Roots, Outkast, Kardinal Offishall, Dead Prez, and The Wu-Tang Clan. Sol Guy is the co-founder of Direct Current Media, and co-creator, co-producer, and host of 4REAL.

His work with Somali born MC, Singer Songwriter K’naan has become a global success story. Recently spearheading a groundbreaking deal that paired K’naan, with Coca Cola for the companies massively successful $300 Million, 150 Country World Cup 2010 campaign. Raising the bar and setting a new standard to which to measure success as it relates to artist and entertainment branding.

Find out who else will be joining the NSR Conference after the jump.

Who else will be joining you at New Skool Rules?

First off, we are happy to announce that Sway Calloway – internationally renowned host and presenter will be joining us at New Skool Rules, co-hosting the official opening of the conference (among other things) making this event extra special.

Who else can you expect? The list is probably too long for this newsletter but what the heck! Here is a taste of some new additions to our panel members and performers!

Panel members: Dallas Martin – Warner Music (US), Kawan ‘KP’Prather – Def Jam (US), Duane Gibson – Northstarr Entertainment (CA), Bangladesh (US), Nathania Atkinson – 3XI Media(UK), Rich Nice – The Track Masters (US), Dee Sonaram – E-One (US), Drumma Boy (US), Scott Cohen – The Orchard (US), and more…

Performers: Angel d’Amor (NL), Art of Fresh (CA), Bishop Lamont (US), DJ Frankie Dust (NL), Faisal Abarkan (NL), Kim Davis (CA), H.A.S. (FR), Envy (N0), Thea Saliba (MT), Sim’Ran (NL) and more…

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