On Wednesday July 22nd WatchLOUD.com held our first “Be Inspired” entertainment industry panel discussion in Philadelphia, PA. Aspiring artists and their parents, along with up-and-coming Philly talent like Chill Moody, Hank McCoy and RealYSM converged on the Venice Island Performing Arts Center to hear the career stories of two of their hometown veterans, radio and TV personality Laiya St. Clair and music executive Marc Byers.
Hosted by watchLOUD.com’s editor Jerry Barrow, the conversation began with the two friends sharing who their inspirations were early on in their careers. “I lived around the corner from Ms. Patti,” Marc revealed, speaking candidly of the legendary Patti LaBelle. We were then taken through their career achievements and notable moments and ended with concise and impassioned commentary on the state of their industry and advice for the young people.
“Managing relationships means that it’s not all about you,” they cautioned. Watch the teaser below and look out for the full video and transcript on July 29th!