Dateline : L.A./N.Hollywood CA
The music & entertainment industries are abuzz about IES, as the biggest global annual event dedicated to the independent side of music, movies/TV, touring & technologies wrapped in L.A./N.Hollywood for the third & best edition of the growing four day conference & festival. IES : the Indie Entertainment Summit featured an amazing array of over 80 world class seminars, workshops, & keynotes by over 100 of the top CEOs & execs from across the cutting edge of today’s most successful artists & companies.Included in the powerhouse speakers were representatives of INGROOVES FONTANA, RBC, STRANGE MUSIC, TECH N9NE, ROSTRUM RECORDS, WIZ KHALIFA, FULLSCREEN, OMNIA MEDIA, SPLICE, FUNK VOLUME, ADA, RED, REVOLT TV, CAROLINE, BEATS, BRAND X, EPITAPH,THE COLLECTIVE, HIP HOP DX,WARPED TOUR, LOLLAPALOOZA & dozens more of the hottest companies in the industry today.
In addition IES featured World Premiere Movies, DEAL LINK – with 1-on-1 meetings with industry decision makers, major showcases for all attendees at Universal Studios & great venues, IES INAUGURATION that featured EARTH WIND & FIRE, Soul legend CHARLES WRIGHT & more, plus the world renowned IES HONORS & CASE STUDY OF A SUCCESS STORY series. Inducted in this year’s IES ROCK HONORS were JANES ADDICTION, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, ROB ZOMBIE – JOHN 5, classic rock legends DEEP PURPLE, PLASMATICS, JEAN BEAUVOIR, MICKI FREE, & a Tribute to LITTLE RICHARD band with ALVIN TAYLOR, & the FOO FIGHTERS / NIRVANA with PAT SMEAR & sister JEANETTE BAKER, niece of iconic singer JOSEPHINE BAKER.
Inducted in this year’s IES HIP HOP HONORS was a very special Induction of 2PAC, with his mentor, manager, producers, video director, proteges THE OUTLAWZ, best friends & associates (many of which were associates of the inducted labels RUTHLESS & PRIORITY), including BONE THUGS ‘n HARMONY, JJ FAD, LAYLAW, DJ BATTLECAT, DOGG POUND’s BIGG A, ex- WARNER president KEVIN BLACK,Lil EAZY-E, THA EASTSIDAZ, Bone Thugs manager STEVE LOBELL, RUTHLESS GM GARY BALLEN, RYTHYM D, STEFFON, KOKANE, MADELEINE SMITH, BRIAN SHAFTON & many more top associates of 2PAC,in the greatest tribute ever to the most iconic figure in urban music history.
Wrapping up the annual extravaganza was a bonus day for a World Premiere movie screening of ‘INSIDE METAL’, starring METALLICA, QUIET RIOT & VAN HALEN; that was followed by a Panel with the Director, Producers, cast & crew; all at the IES GEAR & TECH EXPO, which is becoming THE annual tradeshow for the independent creative community of music, movies/TV, touring & technologies! IES has consistently grown into the greatest event in the world for artists, producers & labels/companies”, states IES Founder & 40 year industry veteran Jay Warsinske, “focused on the exploding indie sides of entertainment that is fast becoming the future of the industries that were once controlled by monolithic gatekeepers, & IES is dedicated to sharing the best knowledge, networking, showcasing & legendary inductees every year of any conference in the World of it’s kind!”
IES 15 is slated for August 5-8, 2015 in L.A./N.Hollywood www.IESfest.com