April 17, 2009 – On Sept. 21-22, 2009, The Higher Ground Record Pool (HGRP)/1 Accord DJ Alliance will host their 1st annual DJ Conference. This milestone also marks the creation of the 1st National DJ conference for the Faith-based community.
The Higher Ground Record Pool (HGRP)/1 Accord DJ Alliance Conference is geared to educate, empower, and mobilize Gospel/Christian DJs while equipping them in grassroots promotions and business stabilization. This will all take place in the city where DJs (Hip Hop and Gospel) where birthed: New York City. Through a combination of workshops, seminars, DJ exhibits, awards, showcases and some “Holy Ghost” partying, attendees will leave with a better understanding of the role DJs, Artists, Industry Execs, Radio, Retail, and Record Labels play for someone aspiring to enter the Faith-based music industry. NY based President of HGRP Dr. D says, “With the raise of artists driven monolithic syndicated urban radio shows, it’s time for a reorganizes DJ driven movement”.
With the trend of today’s music boasting digital appeal -from the marketing of the product to where it is purchased-, Gospel DJ’s hold the key to opportunity that our General Market counterparts are currently reaping the rewards of. The Higher Ground 1 Accord Gospel DJ Conference 2009 is our bridge to understanding, unveiling and seeding this new land for our community.
The Higher Ground Record Pool (HGRP) was established in 2001 as an International liaison between Gospel music and its consumer base composed of over 17 million church members. With chapters currently in New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia, they have become the first Gospel DJ Pool to report and chart to STS in 2008. HGRP was created to provide a network for the niche ministry work of God’s mobile soldiers.