Southern Entertainment Awards & Conference Returns for 9th Year

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9th Annual Southern Entertainment Awards & Conference CelebratesGrowth, Development and Unity!

Memphis, TN (December 12, 2011)--The Southern Entertainment Awards & Conference (SEAs) is one of the most celebrated events of the year. Recognizing industry heavyweights in the South, in its ninth year, the SEAs are gearing up for an event that will be more elaborate than any other in Conference history. The 9th Annual Southern Entertainment Awards & Conference will be hosted in Memphis, Tennessee at the Memphis Cook Convention Center and Cannon Center from March 29 to April 2, 2012.

This year by placing heavy emphasis on disc jockey’s (DJs), the SEAs will pay homage to the founding concept of the event, which was initially created as an outlet to recognize the contribution and influence of those that mastered the craft in the South. The SEAs understand the vital role DJs play in the industry, as an essential ingredient in the foundation, development and distribution to create awareness of the music we enjoy today.

In addition to unlimited networking opportunities, the weekend of events will include informational panels, product demonstrations, artist showcases, the SEA Indie Artist Showcase & Record Pool meeting as well as “Best of Both Worlds” Fashion Show, culminating to the award presentation. The SEA Award ceremony will be co-hosted by the Core DJs Big Sue, assistant program director of hip-hop/R&B station 97.1 Memphis, and Atlanta based entrepreneur and celebrity event promoter, Solo aka Da Come Up Kidd.

With a strategic model for continuous improvement, the SEAs have streamlined their official ballot by reducing the number of categories from more than 70 to 30 categories, allowing the best in Radio, Media, Artist/Industry, Service/Lifestyle and DJs to be recognized by their peers. The reduction in categories will allow all of the Awards to be presented on the same day, which was not feasible in the past. Every year enhancements are made to the event, strengthening the platform that has affected more than 15,000 careers in the southern region and beyond.

The 9th Annual SEAs promise to be one of the most memorable gatherings of industry professionals in recent years. The four-day conference and awards show will welcome more than 1,500 people to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of this year’s nominees.

Tickets to the awards ceremony, conference registration, showcase slots, vendor booths and weekend VIP passes are available to purchase at southernentawards.eventbrite.com; prices range from $30 to $525.

For more information about the Southern Entertainment Awards & Conference please visit www.southernentawards.com.  For media opportunities please contact The MEPR Agency, info@mepragency.com or 615.592.6377.

About the Southern Entertainment Awards & Conference

The SEA’s is a four day conference and awards show that gathers music professionals, artists, djs, fans, media outlets and more to network, build relationships and celebrate the culture of ‘Southern Entertainment’.  Held annually, the SEA’s will return to Memphis, TN and will house more than 1,500 people that will experience panel discussions, artist showcases, networking opportunities, product demonstrations and of course, the awards ceremony. The SEA’s has impacted more than 15,000 careers throughout the Southeast Region including Big K.R.I.T., Nicki Minaj, Drumma Boy, Gucci Mane, B.O.B, Algebra Blessett and Kia Shine, to name just a few.  More information is available at www.SouthernEntAwards.com or by emailing info@mepragency.com.

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Media credentials are available to legitimate working press who will be covering the 9th Annual Southern Entertainment Awards & Conference events. To apply for media credentials, please review the media policy and complete this form, by Wednesday February 1, 2012.