About the Revolution Music Conference
In 2003, the music business and recording students of LVC and Albright College decided to host the first regional conferences for the music and entertainment industry students association. Around 80 guests were in attendance.
In 2004, LVC became the host with approximately 100 attendees.
In 2006, the LVC students decided to have yearly music industry conferences named LVC-MIC. It has grown every year in scope, attendance, subjects, and respect. Highly respected professionals from all portions of the industry have noted the organization and zeal of the students who host the conference. The newly signed SONY band Nevertheless talked about being signed and performed a benefit show after the conference.
In 2007, a class was created to plan and host this event. All aspects of organizing and hosting a major event are learned in a true real-world setting. The seniors of the class lead specialized teams working on marketing, finances, A&R, facilities, and more. The skills learned by the senior Elders are passed down from class to class.
In 2008, with a theme of Independent's Day, 200+ attendees were welcomed by a new Harley Davidson motorcycle in the lobby. Harley was a major sponsor of the conference. Panelists ranged from Harry Dean (DJ Q-ball) of the Bloodhound Gang to Martin Atkins, drummer for Nine-inch Nails.
In 2009, the fifth conference at LVC featured a lunch performance by a member of the band LIVE (Adam Kowalczyk) and a drum clinic with Matty Longo. Nan Warshaw, CEO of Bloodshot Records came in from Chicago to take part in the conference and gave private lectures with classes the following week. The biggest success though was how the students improvised and overcame the logistics of lunch. The LVC lunch halls couldn't be reserved because of other events on campus, so the students found and secured an old fire station close by for the lunch. They found and set up tables, guided the attendees, and served the lunch.They also were able to get Papa Johns to provide free pizza. It's problem solving like this that provides real learning opportunities and a sense of accomplishment.
In 2010, the sixth conference at LVC, there was record attendance with over 250 people who came. Jeremy Hummel, co-founder of Breaking Benjamin, gave an awesome demonstration during a drum clinic. Mentoring stations were a new feature this year, where people could have one-on-one discussions with professionals from all areas of the industry.