Higher Ground International Deejay Record Pool Conference Announced

On Sept. 21-22, 2009, The Higher Ground Record Pool (HGRP)/1 Accord DJ Alliance will host its 1st Annual DJ Conference. This milestone marks the creation of the 1st National DJ Conference for the Faith-based community. The Higher Ground Record Pool (HGRP)/1 Accord DJ Alliance Conference is geared to educate, empower, and mobilize Gospel/Christian DJs while equipping them in grassroots promotions and business stabilization. It all kicks off in the city where DJs (Hip Hop and Gospel) where birthed—New York City. Open to DJs, artists, record labels, and radio personalities this conference through a combination of workshops, seminars, DJ exhibits, artist showcases and some “Holy Ghost” partying, will leave attendees with a better understanding of the united role they play for those in the Faith-based music industry. NY based HGRP President Dr. D says, “With the rise of artist driven monolithic syndicated urban radio shows, it’s time for an organized DJ driven movement”.

Events across the conference days include: the Welcome to NY Mixer at Harlem Lanes, Early Worship, Words of Inspiration with Bishop Kenneth Moales, Sr. and classes such as:

DJ D-Lite (Kingdom Affiliates) – More Than Playing Music

DJ Lace (HGRP) – The Inner Working of HGRP

DJ Robbo (Avalanche Music) – Traveling and Performing With Recording Artist

DJ Sam Smite – Mixer and DJing Techniques

DJ Wade-O – From Podcasting to Syndication

Jason Hollis (Life-Line Worldwide) – Distribution

Ray Mar (Crossmix) – “Music From My Heart-Orchestrating Your Business and Your Life”

Tim Gilchrist (IGIT Productions) – Sound Judgment – How are you treating Your Sound?

Valerie Smith – Financial Workshop

Industry supporters and contributors include:

Marketing Panel

Jojo Pada- Ignition PR (Panel Moderator)

Fudge – Flavor Radio Network

Robert Gerald –God Given Design Group

Eboni Funderburk Grimes – EFG Promotions & Consulting

Nicole Heyward – Creative Classic Agency

Larnel Satchel – LAS Productions

Dan & Stephanie Wilkerson – WCN Marketing

Industry Roundtable:

Bishop Sam Williams – NGE Ministries and Consultants (Industry Roundtable Moderator)

Liz Black – WLIB 1190

George Flores – Star 99.1

Darren Greggs – WTHE 1240

Dewayne Haskins – Soul Brothers Productions, Inc.

DJ Ray Mar – National Association of Mobile Entertainers

Sean Pennington – Flipside Entertainment

DJ Robbo – Avalanche Music

Jim Tremayne – DJ Times Editor

The Higher Ground Record Pool was established in 2001 as an International liaison between Gospel music and its consumer base composed of over 17 million church members. With chapters currently in New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia, they have become the first Gospel DJ Pool to report and chart to STS in 2008. HGRP was created to provide a network for the niche ministry work of God’s mobile soldiers.


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