Epitome Entertainment Boardmember Marphen Mijnals represents New Skool Rules at Sound Off Calgary, Canada

February 22, 2019

Over the years New Skool Rules has been invited to attend a lot of other music conferences to sit in panels and scout for talent for the upcoming edition for New Skool Rules. We’ve been at Tallin Music Week (Estonia)3 times, Northern Power Summit, Canadian Music Week (2 times), Break Out West (2 Times) in Canada, Nova Scotia Music Week (2 times) in Canada, Northern Touch Festival in Canada), Eurosonic (3 times), Live at Heart (Sweden). This time we’re being represented by our Boardmember Marphen Mijnals who will attend and scout at Sound Off Calgary. We’re super excited to see what talent he finds. Ofcourse he will also be networking!

More News About Grammy Award winning producer Needlz

February 20, 2019

Talking about Needlz, he also signed Exchange winner and 2 x New Skool Rules performer Nicole Bus (Dutch) to Roc Nation recently, while putting together most of her album over a span of 4 years. Nicole Bus and Needlz met, when Epitome Entertainment (the company who produces New Skool Rules amongst other projects) held auditions and picked talented creatives to be part of the anthem song for New Skool Rules 2015. Part of the prize was to be flown out to Atlanta to work with Grammy Award winning producer Needlz. So not only has Nicole been part of the Anthem, we were able to contribute to changing her live. Dope to see what can happen, when people participate in New Skool Rules.

New Skool Rules did Grammy Week 2019 in LA

February 20, 2019

The last 4 years, New Skool Rules has attended grammy week in LA. It’s always good to connect with Alumni panelmembers and maybe even more importantly to find new fresh ones. We did both!!! Can’t wait to share who will be returning to New Skool Rules. New Skool Rules 2019 will be from the 17th till the 19th of May 2019 and will return to Rotterdam.

New Skool Rules is pleased to present Breakout West as a partner

March 16, 2018

We are happy to announce that BreakOut West will join New Skool Rules in 2018 as a partner. BreakOut West works with the Western Canadian Music Alliance to promote and support artists and music across all genres from Western Canada. In 2017, New Skool Rules representatives flew out to experience BreakOut West’s conference and festival and scout talent that will be performing this year in Rotterdam. This fall, BreakOut West will be held in Kelowna, British Columbia from October 10th to the 14th.

 

At New Skool Rules 2018, BreakOut West will present their showcase event on Sunday, May 20th from 22.00 hrs – 23.30 hrs in BIRD Rotterdam.

New Skool Rules is pleased to present Northern Touch Festival as a partner

March 13, 2018

New Skool Rules is pleased to present Northern Touch Festival from Winnipeg, Canada as a partner for this year’s 2018 edition! With the same foundational goals of increasing visibility, providing education and facilitating connections for urban and hip hop music, this partnership feels natural to us and rooted in the same good vibes that define the new skool scene. Organizers from Northern Touch have attended the last two editions of New Skool Rules, booking talent from last year for their own festival. This summer, a New Skool Rules representative will head to Canada to scout talent at the Northern Touch Festival, held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on June 29th – July 1st, 2018.

 

At New Skool Rules 2018 you can enjoy the Northern Touch Festival showcase stage, highlighting affiliated artists on Saturday, May 19th, 18:30 – 20:00 hrs.

NEW SKOOL RULES ANNOUNCES 1ST ROUND OF SPEAKERS AND ARTISTS

March 7, 2018

After a successful fifth edition in 2017, New Skool Rules is back! In 2018 there will be even more opportunities for you to take their music career to the next level. Held on May 18th-20th in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, New Skool Rules is the largest urban music conference and festival internationally. Emerging talent and seasoned professionals are brought together for three days of intense music, learning, networking, and business opportunities. The initial schedule is already packed – check it out now for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Last year, the conference welcomed more than 1,000 delegates from over 20 countries for panels, workshops, demo-listening sessions, and masterclasses. This year, New Skool Rules continues its tradition of bringing you key players from the music industry to share their years of experience and lessons learned with delegates by featuring speakers across the industry like Grammy-nominated songwriter and SVP of A&R Director of Creative Sterling Simms (Universal Publishing), Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriters Chris Henderson and Troy Taylor (Trey Songz), and General Manager of Warner/Chappell (CA) Vivian Barclay. Delegates will attend high quality events from panels like “How to Play the Streaming Game” and “Music Placement: TV, Films, Games, and Commercials” to masterclasses on production by Needlz (Grammy Award-winning producer, US) to workshops on legal basics with top entertainment lawyer Bob Celestin (RAC Law Firm).

In 2017, more than 4,000 festival visitors enjoyed showcase performances and jam sessions across the city. Performers range from seasoned professionals including DJ Trauma (US) and  Joe Flizzow (MY) to fresh showcase acts like Lady Sanity (UK), Jamie Joseph (UK), and EtheMadAssassin (US). This year the New Skool Rules Festival expands to include more venues to highlight an even larger crew of international artists and performers.

Check out the growing list of performers and speakers on the New Skool Rules website.

Are you looking to explore the vibrant international New Skool scene while meeting and connecting with performers, professionals, and other industry influencers, all in an environment geared towards fresh sounds and solid connections? Find conference and festival tickets, schedule updates and news at http://www.newskoolrules.com. For VVIP passes, contact info@newskoolrules.com.

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On the road to …New Skool Rules presents: Troy Taylor (US)

February 11, 2018

On Feb.12th New Skool Rules and Epitome Entertainment go back on the road. Producers, writers, artists, managers and other people that are, or want to be, in the music industry  get to meet up with one of our New Skool Rules panelmembers. This time we take Grammy award winning (vocal) producer Troy Taylor once again on the Road with us.

Troy Taylor who won his Grammy for Boyz II Men, has been an extremely important force in R&B music in the last 3 decades. Not only did he discover and develop Trey Songz, he created hits for B2K, K.Michelle, Dru Hill and more recently for Kevin Ross and Elijah Blake.

Troy Taylor, loves sharing his knowledge and he will do exactly that, during his tour. Feb.12th Abbey Road institute Paris will be the first stop on this tour. Troy will do an invite open masterclass for the Abbey Road Institute students, as well as an Open Masterclass for interested people in Paris. The tour continues in Rotterdam on Feb.13th as Troy meets up with Dutch Talent who will be crafting the New Skool Rules 2018 anthem in conjunction with Troy and Prynce tha Writer.

The writingcamp for the anthem continues on Wednesday Feb.14th, while Troy also teaches a masterclass at Codarts (Conservatory of Rotterdam) in the morning and a masterclass at Conservatory of Haarlem in the late afternoon.

Thursday May 15th New Skool Rules and Troy will travel to Valencia (Spain) to share their knowledge with the students of Berklee College. Last but not least, as Troy rounds off the writing camp on May 17th, he will also be the guest speaker at Epitome Entertainment’s Industry Night. Troy will be addressing how to combine creativity with business skills.

6th Edition of New Skool Rules May 18th till the 20th 2018

January 12, 2018

New Skool Rules celebrates this sith edition after a succesfull 5th edition in 2017, 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 successfull in bringing out the Music Industry’s Movers & Shakers as speakers for the different panels, workshops and masterclasses.

Representatives of Warner Music, Allhiphop, MTV, Roc Nation FunX, Topnotch, Radio 538, Universal Music Group, Def Jam, Sony Music, Atlantic Records, EPIC, Island, Interscope, RCA, Sony/ATV, Talpa Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group and others have graced stages to share their knowledge during the panels, workshops, masterclasses and demo-listening sessions.

New Skool Rules always makes sure 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 have 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).

In 2018 New Skool Rules is celebrating their 6th edition. This means more showcases, exclusive events and even more Industry Heavy Weights. New Skool Rules will feature an outside stage and will have the festival in more diverse venues than ever. The audience will get a taste of GREAT international music from all over the world; New Skool Rules 2017 drew people from 27 countries to Rotterdam to experience this amazing event.

Besides the outside stage you can find New Skool Rules events in the Bilderberg Hotel, Jazzpodium Bird, de Unie and many other interesting locations in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Come celebrate this sixth 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 18th till May 20th in Rotterdam. Conference tickets are on sale now! For prices and updated schedules for the conference and the festival check the website. www.newskoolrules.com for VVVIP packages contact the office through info@newskoolrules.com.

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. www.newskoolrules.com for VVVIP packages contact the office through info@newskoolrules.com.

First time collaborator Popunie will feature some or their Urban Talents at New Skool Rules

February 12, 2017

Popunie is a local organisation that supports pop music ranging from Metal to Urban. For New Skool Rules they’re putting together a showcase with their top Urban talent. The Popunie does several different competitions every year and financially supports artists from Rotterdam for international gigs, but also supports small pubs and bars to programm unknown acts to create more platforms for artists to become more experienced.