In 2016, Scott Morris launched the first Daze Summit Festival in New York City. Scott is the CEO and Founder of Mor.Bookings Agency, a talent agency and an event planning company established in 2015 after the success of his “Dean List Tour.” A 40 city college tour, where over 250+ artists auditioned to perform in the first year. Eventually the tours became international and has been a great success every year since.
Daze Summit Festival is New York’s version of SXSW mixed in with that NYC flavor. This year it started on April 11, 2022 to April 21, 2022 and was sponsored by Mor.Bookings, Underground Advocatez and New Heat Studios. It featured many events such as, showcases, panels, and mixers for all creatives to connect. Independent artists got the opportunity to perform for music executives and label reps from some of the following companies: Asylum, Epic, Atlantic, Interscope, AllepacTheFamily, Quality Control, DIEMON, Warner, EQ, Roc Nation, 300 ent and more.
Many celebrities and special guests made appearances such as; Capella Grey, Mr. Chicken, Hot97’s DJ Drewski, Gabe P From Power 105.1 On The Radar, Shani Kulture from Hot97, Kanai from AllepacTheFamily Records, BBearded, Viddyonthebeat, Mugzy McFly, Jaetips, Sash of S.Witter Media Relations, Sophia Body, V Henny, Trev Mulah, Kertasy, Theo Brown, Rel Carter, Scott Morris, Stunna Dior, Mpr Richie Rich, Lil Miss Chit Chat, Lexy Panterra, Bailey Lawson from Atlantic records, PayPah, Nathaniel The Great, Elle Jones from Asylum, Trophy Life from Interscope, The Girll Codee, Coey P from Talk of the Town, Jasmine Jones of JJPR, Alicia Gooding, Cherry Martinez, Savannah Britt of The Britt Print, Lucky Harlem from Gwinin ent/ Warner Records, Prince Dollars from Hot 97, Krista B from Hot97, Angie K. From Audiomack, Mr.Commodore, Murda Mook, Niko Brim, Young Ash, Molly World, Nolan Baynes from 300 ent, Kianna Styles from Alamo records, DJ Waffles, B Moss, Kwoat, Miss Mojo, Genuwine Beauty, Aplugmein, Cann Cann, DjXxotic Mami, DJ Calvin, Kanika from Spill it Ent, Sky Banks, Joshua Howard, Khyriel Palmer, A.E., Destini Kinsey, DWI from damatrix studios, Venus Blu, Manny Wave, Fred Jones, from InOne Take Carter, Eric Martin, Frank Knight, Zay the Profit, GFB Fresh, King Kha, Too Official from quality control, Gem Gallardo from Indie Gate Keepers Magazine Diamond from Indie Gate Keepers Magazine, Andre Mullen, Bighani, Dj blackout, Dj thematics, Drew Vester, Dj Eon, Dj J Ronin, Travail Donna D, ARNSTAR, David L, Big Vegg, Vero G, Stefan Bunbury, Mani the Mogul, Amber Corrine, Hala Maroc, Harleythadolly, LivengoodLivin, Gregory Wilson, Kitty Gata and more.
This festival was filled with panels and events by some of the industry’s most valuable players. From A&Rs, to Music Executives, DJs, Entrepreneurs, Producers, Publicists, Journalists and Radio Hosts each panel spoke on different topics everyday. These conversations offered a lot of valuable information that the artists found very beneficial. They shared their story on what it takes to get to that next level. Many spoke about the struggle and making nothing into something authentic that can innovate and push the culture in positive ways. For those who performed they were able to connect with radio stations and record labels after every show. It gave them the opportunity to network beyond their normal reach and organically gain new supporters. This year ‘s festival is hands down is one of the most influential ones yet.
Check out the pics below for a quick recap!