Virtual conference

The Birdsong Association of Broadcasting & Arts presents its first annual virtual conference

Rahway, New Jersey – September 24, 2022 ( – The 1st Annual Show Mentors 2022
The Virtual Arts & Broadcasters Conference will take place October 13-15 and October 20-22, 2022.

Birdsong Association of Broadcasting & Arts (BABA) will present this celebrity-packed event featuring entertainment and music industry executives, producers, songwriters, record labels, and more. This four-day virtual presentation will focus on children and teens. The conference will be broadcast live nationwide on the organization’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The Birdsong Association of Broadcasting & Arts was created from the vision transmitted by its founder, Dr. James C. Birdsong, Jr. The singer, songwriter, preacher and author received a message from God in 2018 with the message “To prepare today’s youth as voices in the arts and broadcasting. His vision came to fruition a year later when he launched the organization. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit ) helps young African Americans in K-12 pursue careers in the performing arts and broadcasting through programs, scholarships, workshops, and events. It partners with schools , local colleges and universities to achieve their goals.The organization stands by its original message-turned-mission: “Preparing today’s youth as voices in the arts and broadcasting”.Since its inception, BABA mentored many young people.

Dr. James C. Birdsong, Jr is a member of the famous Birdsong family. His family legacy includes the legendary Cindy Birdsong of the Supremes, the late Edwin Birdsong, GRAMMY® Award winner and legendary 1970s keyboardist, and NBA All-Star Otis Birdsong. Although he comes from a famous family, Dr. Birdsong has made a name for himself with an impressive resume. He is the recipient of over 40 awards, including the Bill Clinton Award and the S&M Gospel Music Honors Award.

In addition to his numerous awards, Dr. Birdsong has been a dedicated advocate and is considered by many to be the voice of members of the African American community. Its impact has not gone unnoticed. President Joe Biden recently recognized his accomplishments with a personalized letter from the White House. Dr. Birdsong has also received two of the prestigious Newsome Awards. One was for Humanitarian of the Year and the other was for Promoter of the Year. Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland congratulated him with a Governor’s Citation. Dr. Birdsong is a multi-listee in the autobiographical reference book, who’s who in america. He received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, whose past recipients include former President Bill Clinton, the late General Colin Powell and businessman Warren Buffett. Dr. Birdsong has been honored in the United States and around the world for his contributions to music, the arts, education, and the humanities.

A powerful group of moderators and panelists will discuss global topics virtually. One of them will be Dr. Birdsong’s personal publicist, Yolanda McIntosh of MizMacMarketing™ LLC with Bobby Jones Gospel singer Everett Drake; Nikki Rich, host of The Nikki Rich Show and OWN Network Ambassador; Larry Batiste – Music Director of the GRAMMY Awards; Bob Marovich – 2-time GRAMMY nominated album liner note writer; Rhonda Supreme – nationally syndicated radio personality; Cassie Gainey, actress and segment producer at Dreamworks Animation; Talen Harris, former lead singer of R&B group Atlantic Starr; Market Butler, Creative Director for BMI Atlanta; Parkes Stewart, songwriter for Yolanda Adams, Commissioned & Dave Hollister; Benita Bellamy Kelley, President of the Bellamy Group; Joe Whitmer, production consultant at the Blues Foundation; Troy Edwards, CEO of 3HP Records; musician Larry Whitfield; Veteran hip-hop artist and Stellar Award winner, NICE emcee, and more.

Registration for this inspiring youth event is free and open to children and teenagers under the age of 18.
Parents and guardians must register their children in order for them to participate. Parents are encouraged to connect with their children. Register online now at Mr. Birdsong is available for interviews.