Mondo NYC ignites sparks in hip Williamsburg this week from October 15 thru 18.  The Brooklyn conference brings emerging music and frontier technology center stage mixed in with fireside chats, over 100 panels, workshops and, of course, music showcases laced throughout the big Apple and Brooklyn.

Mondo NYC ignites sparks in hip Williamsburg

Mondo NYC will be held daytime at the Williamsburg Hotel on the Brooklyn waterfront thru Friday, October 18th. The Mondo showcase festival takes place evenings in Williamsburg and in downtown Manhattan’s East Village, Lower East Side and Alphabet City at venues including Arlene’s Grocery, Berlin, Bowery Electric, Brooklyn Bowl, The Delancey, DROM, Pianos and more,  Showcases will feature performances from the world’s best new artists in genres’ indie rock, EDM, hip-hop, pop, R&B and more.

Mondo NYC ignites sparks in hip Williamsburg


music's political and social impact

Socially Sparked® speakers and conversations are aplenty at this year’s Mondo Summit.  A Conversation with civil rights activist and commentator Rev. Al Sharpton will explore the intersection of politics and music. (moderated by Tech This Out podcast personality Osei “The Dark Secret.”)

Visionary entrepreneur, venue owner, concert promoter, vintner and philanthropist Michael Dorf will discuss his incredible career and new book, Indulge Your Senses: Scaling Intimacy in a Digital World, in an intimate fireside chat. (moderated by the talented Joan Osborne)

Attendees will also be treated to a conversation with 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and 2018 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductee (founder of Public Enemy & The Bomb Squad) Hank Shocklee on the future of music and how certain platforms and technologies are emerging as critically important ecosystems for music creators, labels and fans alike. Shocklee will be joined by special guests of panelists.


Rolling Stone editors will be curating multiple panels as part of its “Business of Music” series with a deep dive into critical issues including streaming trends, musician’s struggle to own their own work and how Rolling Stone Charts function (newly launched).

“Virtually every metric in entertainment is reported on a fixed weekly basis, which is out of date with actual consumer trends. With the launch of Rolling Stone Charts this year, we counter this trend and now offer an impartial, in-depth and in-the-moment view of the biggest songs, albums and artists in music,” — Rolling Stone President Gus Wenner

Rocktober is rollin’ into NYC full speed with the 4th annual summit and music showcase. Join the action this week in New York as Mondo NYC ignites sparks in hip Williamsburg and in the city that never sleeps. — Abbe is Socially Sparked! Tweet @sosparkednews & @asparks01