Date/Time: Sunday, March 28th, 2021 @ 3:00pm – 7:00pm CST
Location: Virtual – Zoom/Facebook/Instagram/HopInTV (Stream Yard)
Event: Capitol View Arts is proud to host the 2021 Urban Music Summit. This event is designed to push the conversation of making Hip-Hop/Urban Music a sustainable business in Austin. With support from our partners at ATX Music Division, The Austin music commission, The African American Advisory Resource Comission, and Six Square, we are focused on curating dialogue among community participants and present recommendations to City Council members.
Saul Paul – #HHUMS21 Keynote Speaker
SaulPaul is a GRAMMY nominated Musician with a Message. He has also presented 2 TEDx Talks, performed at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and been featured on America’s Got Talent. His life story of transitioning from tragedy to triumph has been told on screen via the documentary Tower to Tower as well as via his memoir Be The Change.
Not only is SaulPaul an award winning winning musician, he is a well celebrated humanitarian. In 2017, SaulPaul was named Austinite of the Year and in 2018 he was awarded the Texas Civil Rights Project Rising Star Award. In 2019, his company SaulPaul Productions was named a Top 5 Best Community Minded Company by the Austin Young Chamber. And in 2020 he was awarded the Beacon of Hope award by the Texas House of Representatives.
As an artist, SaulPaul’s voice is unique and emotive, his lyrics, simple, clever and profound; he’s been bending ears and genre lines through sage storytelling for years. And people connect with his songwriting. His song Rise, charted on Sirius XM for well over 4 months, holding the #1 slot for 2 consecutive weeks. As SaulPaul entertains and inspires audiences across the world, he continues to use his platform to promote social good and advocate for youth.
SaulPaul serves on the Board for the Austin Creative Alliance and is President of the Board for the Austin Music Foundation.
Ishia Lynette – Austin Justice Coalition
Ishia Lynette serves as Director of Communications for Austin Justice Coalition. In her role, Ishia oversees both external and internal messaging and is responsible for the organization’s voice and branding. An El Paso, Texas native, Ishia moved to Austin in 2012. She began to notice commonalities happening in minority/marginalized communities and decided to use her voice to make a change. Ishia has a background in social media marketing and worked for many successful start up companies as a social media manager before joining AJC full time. She enjoys hikes, books, spending time with her family, and all things food.
Stephanie K. Hay, Esq. – Created to serve and living by purpose
Attorney Stephanie Hay is on a mission to educate and empower creative entrepreneurs while providing them with exceptional legal services. She is the owner and principal attorney of The Hay Law Group, P.L.L.C., where she has the pleasure of representing entertainers, independent records labels, music publishers and film production studios, as well as social media influencers and small businesses. As a part of her mission to educate creatives in the world of entertainment, she started #QuickQuestionFriday, a weekly Instagram segment answering common entertainment law questions. Stephanie has also been featured as a panelist on an American Bar Association continuing education program, Women in Television & Film Houston, in the Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Newsletter, on Houston’s Amazing 102.5FM Breaking Texas radio show and various independent podcasts to discuss issues related to independent music creators.
Kris Keyz – ATX Music Academy
Kris KeyZ is the owner of Kris KeyZ Productions. KeyZ helps music labels and artists create music while furthering their career. Kris KeyZ music has been featured on Billboard 200, #1 on iTunes, OWN, MTV, and many independent films. A proclamation was awarded by the Mayor of Austin, Texas commemorating December 7th as Kris KeyZ Day. Kris is also the founder of ATX Music Academy. ATXMA is a music platform where kids and adults can enroll and take online music courses from active music professionals.
Timothy Moore – Trakmajors Studios
Austin native, Tim “T.Mo” Moore, has 15+ years of audio engineering and music production experience. In 2008, he opened his own studio and began working full time as an engineer. His freelance work has landed him in multiple recording sessions at Orb Studios, with artists such as, Blac Youngsta, Asap Rocky and Asap Ferg. Tim has a keen ear for vocal production and vocal arrangement in Hip Hop, Rnb, and pop genres.
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