New Skool Rules Announces 2ND Round Of Speakers And Artists

March 20, 2017

New Skool Rules celebrates this fifth edition after a succesful 4th edition in 2015, where over a 1000 people attended the music conference part of New Skool Rules and more than 4000 visitors enjoyed the New Skool Rules Festival. New Skool Rules aims to create a platform for SHARING AND GAINING KNOWLEDGE, NETWORKING, DOING BUSINESS AND HAVING FUN!!! New Skool Rules has been very succesfull in bringing out the Music Industry’s Movers & Shakers as speakers for the different panels, workshops and masterclasses.

In 2017 New Skool Rules will have some of the biggest names and influential people in the Urban Music Industry as panelmembers, sharing their knowledge and experiences with the delegates. This anniversary edition New Skool Rules will feature SVP of A&R Omar Grant (Roc Nation), Director of A&R Yaasiel ‘ Success’ Davis (Atlantic Records), SVP of A&R Sterling Simms (Universal Publishing), Head of Urban Global Ryan Press (Warner Chappell/ Warner Music), Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter Chris Henderson and Troy Taylor (Trey Songz), SVP of A&R Ashley Calhoun (Pulse Music Group) and SVP of A&R Shani Gonzales (BMG Publishing) and renowned lawyer Bob Celestin. All the Americans will be occompanied by Promotor/ Manager Magdalena Jensen (Poland), Promotor/ Manager Ekatarina Bazhanova (Russia) and the most important person in Urban Media from the UK Charlie Sloth.

New Skool Rules always makes sure that the top performers in the different markets showcase their talent from legends like MC Shan and Fredro Starr (Onyx) to LMFAO and Bishop Lamont but also extremely known artists from Asia like Joe Flizzow, SonaOne & Mizz Nina graced the New Skool Rules stages. The festival part also features tomorrow’s superstars before they blow up like R. City (Locked Away feat. Adam Levine), Nico & Vinz (Am I wrong) and Fais (Hey feat. Afrojack).

This years showcases are from all over the world. The first artists announced include t.v. Personality and The Voice live show contestant and Topnotch Recording Artist Nicole Bus, actor/singer Jamie Joseph (UK), Exchange Idrise (US), Indie artist Ill Vibe and Abstract Artform, returning Exchange winner and formerly signed to Yeezy B.A.M.A. (US) .

In 2017 New Skool Rules is celebrating their anniversary. This means more showcases, exclusive events and even more Industry Heavy Weights. New Skool Rules will feature an outside stage again and will have the festival in more different venues than ever. The audience will get a taste of GREAT international music from all over the world (27 countries).

Besides the outside stage you can find New Skool Rules events in the Hilton Hotel, Jazzpodium Bird, de Unie and many other interesting locations in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.Come celebrate this fifth edition with New Skool Rules, as a delegate, performer or audience member. There are many interactive events where up and coming talent can show their talents and impress all the interesting Movers & Shakers as well.

New Skool Rules will take place from May 19th till May 21st in Rotterdam. Conference tickets are on sale now! For prices and updated schedules for the conference and the festival check the website. for VVVIP packages contact the office through

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