Last night (Oct. 12th), ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) who reps everyone from Beyonce to Jay-Z & Ludacris kicked off their 2nd annual ASCAP Presents… Women Behind the Music in Atlanta.
Grammy Award winning multi-platinum singer Kelly Rowland of super-group Destiny’s Child was honored along with Entertainment attorney Sandra Brown(Jermaine Durpi/Akon) and Hanna King(GM of Grand Hustle/T.I).
DJ Traci Steele & Rashan Ali
Hosted by V103’s Rashan Ali (luv the shoes!) and with music by DJ Traci Steele, the annual event series is designed to promote, and recognize the impact women have made in the entertainment industry, and specifically music. The honorees all participated on a discussion panel where they shared secrets to being a successful in a male dominated industry. I learned a lot just by being in the room!
Also spotted: Devyne Stephens, DJ Traci Steele, Johnta Austin, Shanti Das, Princess (Crime Mob) and more.
Photos, video + a few notable quotables below:
Kelly Rowland & Johnta Austin
A few Hannah Kang “notable quotables”:
“In Atlanta you’re in the best market ever. Atlanta is now the new New York, in that we support our own and we break records.”
“Watch how you act. The same people you do business with are the same people you see out socially”
“The Internet is the new radio…” *My personal favorite*
“You have to remain who you are and know that people are people. Always put business is first. When it comes to business do business…. Not all the time are there people who mean good to you in the industry and it’s important to protect yourself.
It OK to be selfish and it’s really important to protect yourself. And really important to know what works best for you.” ~ Kelly Rowland
Music industry veteran Shanti Das signed copies of her new book, “Hip Hop Professional”
Rashan Ali & Devyne Stephens
ATLien & Cannon Kent (Atlantic Records)
Princess (Crime Mob)