Hot Mic Artist Trending Report Vol. 120

Neon Entertainment’s trending report brings you the top speakers, comedians and musicians in the entertainment industry each week. Contact your neon agent to book a national act for your next orientation weekend, homecoming, or Fall Fest event.

Offering services like event preparation and on-site consultation for your larger events, Neon Entertainment has been one of the leading entertainment booking agencies for the past 23 years. If you need to hire a comedian or need a musician for your college event let one of our entertainment booking agents help you with your next event. Please contact us if you have any questions about the artists’ availability.

Dijon

Dijon is from a small county outside of Baltimore, Maryland. After a growing obsession with the freedom and do-it-yourself ethic of homegrown music scenes, he began producing and experimenting with collages of R&B, Folk and Dance music in early 2013. He is currently based on Los Angeles where he is working on his debut album.

Dijon has more than 23M streams across all platforms and The New Yorker said ” His voice is out front, running raw and headlong into the unsteady (but rewarding) waters of vulnerability.”

Brian Solis

Brian Solis is one of the world’s leading digital anthropologists and futurists who has been called “one of the greatest digital analysts of our time.” Brian is also a world renowned keynote speaker and an award-winning author of eight best-selling books including, Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive and Happy Life and X: The Experience When Business Meets Design.

Based in Silicon Valley, Solis studies disruptive technology and its impact on business as well as innovation, experience design, culture dynamics and digital behaviors. He also explores how technology affects and shapes behaviors, norms and society. Through his research and published work, he humanizes disruptive trends to help leaders understand how technology, markets and people are evolving and how to drive innovation and growth.

With a loyal online audience of over 700,000 people online, his work makes him a sought-after thought-leader to leading brands, celebrities such as Oprah, Shaq and Ashton Kutcher and over 1,000 startups around the world.

Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston has worked for The Onion, produced for The Daily Show, advised the Obama White House, and cleaned bathrooms to pay for his Harvard education. He’s the host of the iHeartMedia podcast Spit, wrote the New York Times bestseller How to Be Black and serves on the boards of BUILD and the Brooklyn Public Library.

He makes media, delivers keynotes and promotes action with his unique blend of criticism, humor and optimism. He’s most invested in topics of race, technology, democracy and climate, because the hard stuff has already been solved.