5th Annual GMIXX '09 Music Retreat

CHICAGO-On the Street Promotions & Marketing officially announces the 2009 Honorary Co-Chairs for the 5th Annual GMIXX Music Retreat in Chicago. This year the Global Mixx Music Retreat celebrates the theme “Back II Basics”, honoring some of the most influential music and marketing professionals in the business. Festivities kick-off Friday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 4th, 2009 with a series of resourceful and empowering event which range from exclusive artist showcases, DJ listening sessions, music seminars and a host of events at various Chicago nightlife venues.  This year’s host hotel, the historical Blackstone Renaissance Hotel will paint the canvas for on-site registration, high powered panel discussions, workshops and luncheon for the second year in a row.

Over the past four years, Global Mixx has had some of the most prominent industry tastemakers participating in its yearly conference, including Grammy-award winning producer/artist, Kanye West, Common (Grammy-award , DJ Kool Red Alert (Legendary DJ/WBLS NYC), Ludicris (DTP/Def Jam Recording Artist/Actor), Bryan Michael Cox (SESAC Songwriter of the Year), Chris Lighty (Violator Ent./50 Cent), Kelly Griffin (Music Director-BET Networks), DJ S-N-S (P-Diddy’s DJ), and Serch (Rapper/VH1), just to name a notable few.

Global Mixx proudly announces the 2009 Honorary Co-Chairs for this year’s 5th Annual GMIXX Music Retreat:

·         Ken Dunkin- Illinois State Representative 5th District

·         Khris ‘First Lady’ Rhaye- Radio Personality/Asst.Program Director/Music Director of WTLC Radio One  

·         Leroy ‘Bum’ Peoples-Editor-in-Chief of The Source Magazine

·         DJ Pharris Thomas-Radio Personality/Mixshow DJ WPWX-Chicago

·         Maurice Joshua-DJ/Grammy-award winning Producer (Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Destiny’s Child)

·         Ted Chung-President of Cashmere Agency/Artist Manager/Snoop Dogg

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 2nd, 2009


VIP Reception & Showcase @ Exposure 


'G' is for 'GMIXX' All Female DJ Line-up 

Hosted by Drew Sidora (Slip-N-Slide/The Game/Step Up)

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009                                   

The Blackstone Renaissance Hotel

10am-7pm Walk-up Registration


“Music Meets Politics” Roundtable Discussion

Moderated by: Ramonski Luv-V103 On-Air Personality

State Senator Ricky Hendon

Johnnie Walker-Executive Director/City of Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission/Founder of NABFEME

Allison Jordan-President/Jordan Talent Management

State Representative Ken Dunkin-IL 5th District

Leroy ‘Bum’ Peeples –Editor in Chief/The Source Magazine


“Branding Your Music in the Digital Age”

Moderated by: George Daniels-Founder/George's Music/Chicago

Travis Acker-Music Marketing Director/Myxer.com/Miami

Rona Mercado-VP of Marketing/Cashmere Agency/Los Angeles

Katina Bynum-SVP of  Marketing/Universal Music/New York

Reggi Hopkins-Executive Director/Midwest Industry Workshop/Chicago

Vinny & Treach-Artist/Principal of Naughty By Nature

Chuck Wilson-President/ihiphop,com/Truimph Media/Atlanta

Leota Blacknor-VP of Marketing/Capitol Music Group/New York


“The New Deal Era”

The Business of Songwriting, Publishing & Licensing

Moderated by: Kevin Shine

Justice League-Producers/Jeezy, Toni Braxton, Mary J. Blige, Rick Ross

Supreme-Producer/Wu-tang Clan

Capp Scates-Artist Relations/SESAC

Kay Gee-Producer/Principal of Naughty By Nature

Willy Will-Producer/OJ Da Juiceman

Tom Lewis, Esq./Entertainment Attorney


“The Global DJ”

Going Beyond Your Backyard

Bigga Rankin-Cool Runnings DJs/Mixtapes/Jacksonville, FL

Timbuck2-DJ/On-Air Personality/WGCI FM/ Chicago

DJ Flipside-DJ/Producer/WBBM-B96/ Chicago

DJ Dimepiece-DJ/On-Air Personality/KIPR Cincinnati

DJ Lady D-DJ/Producer/D'lectable Records

Jamal Smallz-DJ/Events/Red Bull

Charles Dixon-Mixshow/Music Choice/New Music Seminar/New York


‘Radio Chronicles’

Moderated by: Khris ‘First Lady’ Rhaye

Derrick Brown- Program Director/V103 Chicago

Bigg V-WCLD/Greenville/Clarksdale, MS

Barbara ‘Baam’ McDowell-Power 92 Chicago

Kathy Brown-WKYS/Radio One/D.C.


'A&R' Sessions

Lenny S.-A&R/Def Jam Music Group

Trunk Turner-A&R/MBK Entertainment/Alicia Keys

DJ Pharris-DJ/On-Air Personality/Power 92 Chicago

ChySkillz-Producer/Flip Mode/LL Cool J

LAMB-Producer/Missy Elliott/Keyshia Cole/Jazmine Sullivan



Private Panelist & Sponsor Dinner (private location)





Record DJ Listening Showcase (off premise)


Co-Chairman’s Ball (off premise)

Hosted by George Daniels

Live Performances by: Slim Black, John Blu, Naughty By Nature & More!


Casino  & Sports Adults Only (undisclosed location)

Hosted by: EA Sports & Freeman Entertainment

Sunday, October 4th, 2009


5th Annual GMIXX Music Honors & Rooftop Brunch (off-premise)


‘Beat Master’ Producer Battle & Unsigned Artist Showcase

@ Radio Star

Hosted by MC Serch

Judges for the Producer Battle: Lenny S. (Def Jam), Chy Skillz (Flipmode/LL Cool J.), Supreme (Wu-Tang Clan), V-Dub (Mixshow/WGCI FM) & LAMB (Producer/Missy Elliott/Ciara)

Schedule is subject to change.

Name Sales End Price Fee
General GMIXX '09 Music Retreat Early Registration   Ended $99 $3.46
VIP GMIXX '09 Music Retreat Early Registration   Ended $150 $4.74

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