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Diddy Announces Revolt Music Conference, Coming to LIV and Fontainebleau Miami Beach

If anyone's got tips for how to succeed in the music industry, it's Diddy.

Even name changes more confusing than Prince's failed to slow him down. Sure, Making the Band was kind of weird, and his girl bands don't always take off, but he does make $700 million a year.

Don't worry if he writes lines, he writes checks. And now he's bringing the biggest minds in the modern music industry to LIV and the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for the first-ever Revolt Music Conference.

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The conference -- an extension of Diddy's latest and greatest effort, the Revolt music cable network -- will offer artists, media, and industry insiders all manner of networking opportunities, from dinners and galas to concerts, panel discussions, and keynote addresses

"The Revolt Music Conference provides an environment where technology meets influencers, music executives, entrepreneurs, songwriters, designers, producers, bloggers, students, brand managers, marketing executives, publicists, music artists, and more," the official website reads. "It is the must-attend, one-of-a-kind forum designed to help guests do one thing... understand and navigate the evolution of the music business."

The schedule, available via, packs more than 35 influential minds into eight panels discussing everything from EDM to starting a label, the lost art of A&R, the role of women in the modern industry, and branding. Speakers include Def Jam co-founder and media mogul Russell Simmons, Revolt Media CEO Keith Clinkscales, MTV founder and Clear Channel executive Bob Pittman, and others.

And because it's a Diddy event, there's going to be some sick afterparties at the pool and LIV.

"Music plays a significant role in our heritage, from first opening in 1954 to our incredible Fontainebleau BleauLive concert series of today, and we're delighted to have been selected as the home of the inaugural music conference and welcome REVOLT, business influencers and their guests to our hotel," states Fontainebleau vice president of sales and marketing Scott Flexman in a press release.

"We are honored to take part in the first Revolt Music Conference and look forward to providing a world-class experience to some of the biggest influencers in the music industry," echoes LIV operating partner Dave Grutman.

So, if you've got questions on how to take over the music world, want to rub elbows with the best in the biz, and have a $1,000 or so to blow ... This is some crazy shit you don't want to miss.

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Revolt Music Conference. Thursday, October 16, through Sunday, October 19. Fountainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami. Registration costs $880 to $1,320 via

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.

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