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Tastemakers Only Sponsorship Information

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The hardest part about this strange industry we work in is establishing and maintaining contacts. The life blood of this business is often times the most difficult thing to manage. The hard part isn’t generally trying to figure out who to meet, but rather how to meet. That’s one of the reasons TJ’s DJ’s is putting together the Tastemakers Only event at the The Moon Wednesday, August 19, 2009. The conference opens the doors at 5pm, while the networking happy hour and listening session begins at 6pm. During the conference there is a performance showcase for developing and established artists as well as an after party at the conclusion of the event.

Because of our relationships built through TJ's DJ's history for over the past decade, our quarterly conferences have averaged over 800 key DJs, PDs, MDs, retail outlets, club owners, media outlets, artists, models, A&Rs, label reps and other industry Tastemakers.

  • Rico Wade (producer, Outkast)
  • Jazze Pha (producer, Ciara)
  • Killa Groove (PD, WXHT-Valdosta)
  • DJ Toomp (exec. producer, TI)
  • Jason Geter (mgr., TI, co-owner, Grand Hustle)
  • Julia Beverly (owner, Ozone Magazine)
  • Joie Manda (VP, Asylum Records)
  • Erik Parker (Music Editor, Vibe)
  • Shawn Holliday (VP of A&R, Interscope)
  • Smurf (CEO/producer, ColliPark)
  • James Eichelberger (A&R, TVT)
  • Big Gipp (artist, Goodie M.O.B.)
  • Big Money Ced (WTMP-Tampa)
  • B. Paiz (PD, WMKS – Macon, GA)
  • Court Digga (VP-Marketing, DTP)
  • Ted Lucas (CEO, Slip-N-Slide)
  • Mike London (OM/PD, WBFZ-Selma, AL)
  • Paul Wall (artist, “Sittin' Sideways”)
  • Jim Jonsin (producer, Trick, Jamie Foxx, etc.)
  • Needlz (producer, 50 Cent, Young Buck)
  • DJ Jelly (syndicated DJ, Big Oomp Records)
  • DJ Wally Sparks (WKPO, WRVZ, WBFA / music editor, Ozone Magazine)
  • Tony Neal (founder, The Core DJs)
  • Q The 45 (WJBT-Jax., FL, BET's Rap City)
  • Ed The World Famous (PD, WWLD-Tally, FL)
  • DJ Dr. Doom (WJBT-Jacksonville, WEBZ-Panama City, WQBT-Savannah)
  • Ray Hamilton (leader, Legion of Doom)
  • Wendy Day (founder, Rap Coalition / dealmaker, Cash Money, David Banner, No Limit)
  • Mike Watts (Swisha House; DJ, KKDA-Dallas & KBXX-Houston)
  • Jeremy Miller (owner, Down Mag; fmr COO-The Source)
  • And reps from over 25 states, 3 countries, & 50 radio stations!


The best part about the Tastemakers Only is these veterans can speak, network, and teach other industry members who may not have the same level of experience. But, the Tastemakers Only is not limited to the music industry.  These corporate sponsors have utilized the Tastemakers to test products, direct marketing, and gain valuable feedback about their products.

  • Coca-Cola
  • Budweiser
  • True Blunt
  • Royal Blunt
  • Crunk Juice
  • Red Bull Energy Drink
  • EA Sports
  • Midway video games
  • Hypnotiq
  • Heineken
  • Gemini
  • LRG Clothing
  • Vibe Magazine
  • TVT Records
  • J Records
  • Interscope Records
  • Def Jam Records
  • Virgin Records
  • Koch Records
  • Sony Entertainment
  • FUBU Entertainment
  • Elektra Records
  • BMG Entertainment
  • Jive Records
  • MCA Records
  • Slip-N-Slide Records
  • And many more!

The Tastemakers Only is a great opportunity to see your name in print. Media outlets such as:

  • Ozone Magazine
  • CBS affiliates
  • FOX affiliates
  • Folio Weekly (Jax, FL)
  • A.C.E. Magazine
  • Down Magazine
  • Vibe Magazine
  • Murder Dog Magazine
  • The Source Magazine
  • The Grind Magazine
  • Strip Joint Magazine
  • Off Glass video show
  • Grooveline Magazine
  • Riding Big Magazine
  • And many more!

And many more can be found at the Tastemakers Only recording the event for posterity. This could include write-ups and pictures featuring you!

The TJ's DJ's Showcase has garnered a legacy of creating stars by allowing them to perform and capture the attention of the Tastemakers at the conference. Numerous current stars accented their ascension to the hip-hop heavens by performing at the Tastemakers including:

  • David Banner
  • Trillville
  • Pastor Troy
  • B.G.
  • Pretty Ricky (“Grind w/ Me”)
  • T-Pain (“I'm Sprung”)
  • Mike Jones
  • Big Gipp (Goodie M.O.B.)
  • Gucci Mane (“Icy”)
  • Jacki-O
  • Da Backwudz
  • Young Cash
  • Fiend
  • Stat Quo
  • Boo (“Say It To My Face”)
  • Gangsta Boo
  • BloodRaw
  • Roy Jones & Mr. Magic
  • Rick Ross
  • Tampa Tony
  • P$C
  • Khia
  • Camoflauge
  • And so many more!

The conference has packages ranging from goodie bag placements to video play to multi-media logo reels. But, one of the more popular packages available is the official Tastemakers Only Xclusives CD featuring your contact information inside the insert. The CD will be the only music played during the conference. In addition, we will include the CD in the Tastemakers Only goodie bag given to all Tastemakers in attendance. It will also be in the next mailing to our CD DJs and to our media list as well. The DJs in our pool represent commercial and pirate radio stations, magazines, strip clubs, and much more. This includes members of TJ's DJ's that write for music magazines like Ozone, Down, XXL, The Source, Vibe, Murder Dog, and numerous other publications. And the coup de grace is that each track gets an individualized review in Ozone Magazine. But, please remember that a CD can only hold a limited amount of songs, so it is available on a first come, first served basis (at the discretion of the pool staff).

These artists are among the many who have had their songs spread throughout the Southeast by way of the Tastemakers Xclusive CD. What about your music?

  • Rick Ross
  • Plies
  • Trina
  • T.I.
  • Lil Jon
  • Gorilla Zoe
  • T-Pain
  • Trick Daddy
  • Pitbull

Please remember that these options are limited so please act quickly to ensure your involvement.

Make sure you check out our site, for the most up to date information, hottest tracks, and access to thousands of DJs worldwide on the DJ Connection message board! So, click and find out how invaluable it can be for you, after all 5 million hits per month and 50,000+ registered members are onto something good.

Go to now to subscribe to TJ's DJ's Newsletter that is sent to 50,000 industry leaders, DJs, retailers, PDs, and anybody else interested in what is going on in the Southeast music scene. There, you'll be caught up on current events, the next to break music, and interviews with the stars of the future.

For more information and to book a package, please call Keith Kennedy at 850.877.6090 or email








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