Welcome to the Gulf Coast Entertainment Business Convention Information Page

**3 Days/ 2 Nights**

Non-stop Networking Engagements

Entertainment Business Expo

Power Up VIP Kickoff w/

Keynote Speaker

Educational Panels & Workshops

Nightlife Experiences

Listening/Branding Suites and more

GCEBC is proud to welcome The HYPE MAGAZINE to the Gulf Coast.

Martin Dwyer

Application Developer

Rachel Wright

Art Director & Photographer

Andrew Butler

Photographer & Illustrator

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Now seeking sponsors, vendors, panelists, brand partners and performing artists from all genres of music!!
Email: GulfCoastebcf@gmail.com

GCEBC decided to host its event in the city of Mobile, AL due to its centralized locale within the Gulf Coast Region. With easy commutes from Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and the Carolinas, we are confident the Convention will draw a diverse, influential and invaluable network of tastemakers representing the music and entertainment industries.

Event Begins

32Days 13Hours 58Minutes 27Seconds

 Entertainment as an industry encompasses the music, film, and sports industries, just to name a few. While each operates independently and through a different set of principles and practice, collectively they overlap everyday and depend upon one another through brand partnerships, strategic alliances, product placements and sponsorships. The ultimate goal of the Gulf Coast Entertainment Business Convention is to bring the industries together in a centralized location to stimulate a new and solid infrastructure in the Gulf Coast Region.

Brand Partners/Panelists

The GCEBC Brand Partners and Panelists are of some of the industry's most influential tastemakers. Get ready to network, learn and connect with experts in the Music, Film, Sports and Technology industries. (more will be added)

Allen Johnston

CEO-The Music Specialist, Global Soul Group

Publishing Admin, Digital Distribution,
Sync Licensing

 IG: bigeoppa

Brian "Essince" Collins

CEO Royal Heirs Entertainment, Owner-Akron Aviators

International Media & Marketing – Tour Booking – Talent Management – President of Media and Entertainment (American Basketball Association)

(Live video work for Jay-Z, Beyonce, J Cole, Moderator on bi-weekly ECMD Entertainment Conference Call, Manager-International Pop Artist- Layla Khepri)

 IG: brianessincecollins


Ronn Greene

Company: CEO Better Media Works

Event Planning, Concert/Festivals, Lighting Director


IG: ronngreene1

Terri Stephenson

Managing Editor-
Impact Atlanta International and Financial Education Services

Managing Editor of Beauty and Fashion Magazine, Marketing, Entertainment Law, Finances, Credit Restoration,

Brett Ringgold


Owner of 10 Internet radio stations, Consultant, Programmer and On Air Personality


LaTausha Taylor, MSM, EBMS

Company: President-On Point Entertainment, Gulf Coast Entertainment Business Convention Founder

Brand Consulting/Management/Marketing, Event Planning/Promotions,
Music Business Management

(Concert Media Coverage/Promotions: Moneybagg Yo, Dej Loaf, Lil Wayne, Migos, Yo Gotti, and more, ESPN, NFL Alumni, Divine Dynasty Hair, B-Yond Flyy Boutique)

 IG: Iam_latausha


Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson

Company: CEO/Publisher-The HYPE Magazine, Gulf Coast Entertainment Business Convention Co-Founder

Marketing, PR & Design Strategist, Publisher, Songwriter

Magazine of the Year-SCM 2015, President of Marketing/Business Affairs-Palm Tree Entertainment (Soulja Boy, IHeart Memphis), Talent/Business Manager-Rhythm & Gangsta Music (Teddie Cain, Jr.)

 IG: thehypemagazine, hypejustjay


Libby Anthony

Company: CEO-Independent Productions Inc.

Tour Booking & Management, The National C.O.P.E. Conference Founder, Corporate Event Planning

 (Sony/Columbia Records, Anheuser Busch, Phillip Morris)

Toni Simmons Henson

Company: JWHILL Productions, LLC

Founder & Producing Director Atlanta Black Theatre Festivals = “40 plays in 4 days”



Gene Culver

Company: CEO-The Hitmakers Sessions, Music Drizzle Publishing, Music Placement Conference

Sync Licensing, A&R Placement 

Placement Credits: OWN, NBC, Netflix, ESPN

Kimberley Williams

Company: Meshach Media Licensing, OMC Music Group, VP of Licensing-The HitMakers Sessions

Artist Management, Music Publishing, Sync Licensing (Music/Film/Video Games)

Past Campaigns/Partnerships-Kid Rock, Missy Elliott,  Atlantic Records, Sony Music, Nickelodeon


Robert "RT3" Thorn III

Company: CEO-Nimbus Universal

Brand Management, Atlanta Music Funds, Tour Management (Young Bloodz, Lil Flip, Crime Mobb)

Multiple RIAA Gold Certified Singles, International Tour Management

Eva Golson

Company: Director-Mobile Film Office


Notable Mobile Films- Oscar Winning “Get Out”,  Gerald’s Game





Sirron Crawford

Company: CEO-SkyyBox Empire

Brand Management, Artist Booking, Retail Distribution

Past Brand Partnerships/Consulting Clients

 Nicki Minaj MYX Moscato, 50 Cent Effen Vodka, Lockerdome, Alabama A&M, Fanstereo Headphones 



MEET OUR POWER-UP KICKOFF KEYNOTE SPEAKER- CAPPRICCIEO SCATES - Saturday, July 28, 2018 (11am) at The Bernheim Hall Theatre, 701 Government Blvd, Mobile, AL (Tickets are required)

Cappriccieo M. Scates is currently President/CEO of Mytrell Records, which is distributed by INgrooves-Fontana Universal and an adjunct professor at SAE Institute in Atlanta. As President/CEO of Mytrell, his day-to-day responsibilities cover a broad range of label duties and functions that include contract negotiations, product placement, distribution, marketing, artist relations, label services, etc. Prior to forming Mytrell, he held positions as the General Manager at Arrow/Universal Records, Senior Director of Writer/Publisher Relations for SESAC, Director of Operations at PM Music Group and Director of National Radio Promotions for Ruffhouse/Columbia Records. In addition, he is author of “10 Steps to Successfully Managing Recording Artists,” which was published in October 2004 and co-author of “M.Y. Music M.Y. Business (Manage Your Music Mind Your Business).” He is currently on the Board of the Atlanta Chapter for the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP), the Board of the proposed Backstage Entertainment Federal Credit Union and is a former member of the Atlanta Chapter Board of Governors for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and a former President and Vice President of the Georgia Music Industry Association. Adding a political twist to his resume, Mr. Scates is also a former member of The Georgia Music Industry Task Force, which served to consult former Georgia Governor Sunny Purdue on the economic impact of music, film and entertainment during his last term in office.

Registrations / Tickets

**ends June 30, 2018**


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