A Beautiful Perspective will present the inaugural Emerge Music + Impact Conference, with the mission of bringing together a curated lineup of the very best emerging musicians and thought leaders in an unparalleled experience of integrated showcases highlighting global social issues. Founded by Life is Beautiful creator Rehan Choudhry, Emerge will re-imagine the conference and festival experience by blending a progressive lineup of top next-generation musicians with inspired speakers and relevant social impact themes. Emerge will take place in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip November 16 – 18, 2017.
“The world is in a bizarre place right now, and never before has having an informed perspective mattered so much,” says Choudhry on the importance of Emerge. “Via Emerge, we will showcase today’s most important social topics alongside the next-generation headliners who are passionately shaping the world through their music and ideas.”
The talent lineup is curated by 25 industry experts, including Grammy Award-winning record producer Rob Cavallo, speaking curator Lisa Shufro, SiriusXM host Matt Pinfield, Emerge partner Reynolds Management and world-renowned musicians including Imagine Dragons, Kaskade and Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance.
The first phase of the music lineup includes
- Billie Eilish
- The Palms
- Mondo Cozmo, Abir
- Sir the Baptist
- Ofelia K
- Yoke Lore
- Mercy Music
- The Lique
- Residual Kid, and more.
The speaking program themes explore our shared humanity across today’s religious, political and gender divides. Session titles include:
- Speed Dating with God
- Dealing with our Fear and Loathing
- Questioning Success in the Age of Social Media
- and Pale Blue Dot
The program features seasoned activists like singer-songwriter Jill Sobule and MTV World founder Nusrat Durrani side-by-side with emerging champions like Quartz’ Entrepreneur in Residence Khemaridh Hy, the artist and food futurist Miru Kim, and Los Angeles-based feminist Madame Gandhi. More than 100 additional musicians and speakers will be announced in the coming months.
The Emerge Sponsors
The event is presented in partnership with Spotify, Eventbrite, Las Vegas Events, CBS RADIO Las Vegas, Greenspun Media Group, KSNV NBC Las Vegas and Southern Glazers Wine & Spirit.
“The most exciting thing for me about Emerge is how strong the music lineup is. These are the top 100 bands that you need to be paying attention to right now. From alt-rock to EDM and country, these artists will be the new breakouts and, as an event, we are dedicated to just that: showcasing the future stars of our industry.,” says Emerge partner Rob Cavallo, a multiple Grammy Award-winning producer.
Home to hundreds of world-class concert venues, the three-day event will put an unprecedented focus on the show experience by utilizing top-tier venues at Caesars Entertainment properties: Caesars Palace, The LINQ Hotel & Casino and Harrah’s Las Vegas and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
“We’re excited to partner with Emerge to highlight developing artists and help them take the next steps in their career using our unique data insights,” said Shane Tobin, Head of Creator Insights and Activations at Spotify.
About A Beautiful Perspective Created by Life is Beautiful founder Rehan Choudhry, A Beautiful Perspective is a socially conscious media and live events company, presenting original digital content, festivals and conferences and encouraging authentic and impactful social change. Find out more at abeautifulperspective.com and emergelv.com.
About Reynolds Management Founded in 2003, Reynolds Management is a boutique entertainment management firm with headquarters in Las Vegas. The firm currently represents clients including Imagine Dragons and The Killers, and also consults on various music, sports, film, TV, and philanthropic projects.
About Executive Producers The Emerge conference is supported by Executive Producers Greg Young, Mike Wortsman and Greg Drobnick. Collectively via HollywoodLaundromat.com Inc. and Royal Oak Management the trio plays an active role developing and financing entertainment properties at the cross section of pop-culture, technology, and global brands. Prior to this joint effort, Greg Young has produced multiple Tony award winning legacy shows, global tours and Las Vegas residencies, Mike Wortsman is the former longstanding President of Univision Television Group and Chairman of Fisher Communications, and Greg Drobnick was the COO of global promotion firm King Sports and Founder of Market Loft Ventures.