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Book – Jidenna – Artist Management

 Jidenna – Artist Management

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A sharp dresser, singer, and rapper with geographic connections ranging from Nigeria to U.S. cities like Oakland, Atlanta, and New York, Jidenna Mobisson arrived in 2015 with a hybrid R&B/rap sound he called swank. The son of pioneering Nigerian scientist and educator Oliver Mobisson, he cited Nat King Cole, James Brown, and OutKast among his many inspirations. The Stanford graduate signed to Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland label and debuted with “Classic Man,” where he delivered boastful, foul-mouthed rhymes and a neat vocal hook over a sparse, street-level beat. Released in February 2015, the single took a while to gain traction, possibly received a nudge from Monáe’s March-issued “Yoga” — which featured her new signing — and reached the Billboard Hot 100 three months later. The Eephus, a six-track showcase for the Wondaland crew, was released in August 2015 with the original “Classic Man” and a version featuring Kendrick Lamar.

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Book – Silentó – Artist Management

Silentó – Artist Management

 

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Atlanta-based rapper Silentó broke out of the underground as a teenager in early 2015. That’s when his single “Watch Me” — recorded the previous December and released independently a month later — inspired a wave of fan-made dance videos due to lyrical references to the whip dance, the nae nae, and the stanky leg. Over the course of one week, the single, made with Bola da Producer, racked up over two-and-a-half million U.S. streams. The spike sent it to number 33 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The following week, the song crossed into the Hot 100 chart at number 86. By the end of April, the rapper had signed to the Capitol label.

 

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Book – OMI – Artist Management

OMI – Artist Management
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Informative Jamaican artist Omi (Omar Samuel Pasley) is bringing his advance tale to the united state, with the engaging shine of “Supporter,” leading the way. The smash dancing song has actually scratched greater than 90 million Spotify streams, covering iTunes in 14 territories, including Germany, Australia, Sweden and also others (Leading 10 in almost 30 other markets). Launched in 2012, a smartly downplayed remix by German DJ/Producer Felix Jaehn helped power the international energy developing around the contagious track.

The gracious singer/songwriter, which hails from the country Jamaican parish of Clarendon– ‘a stone’s throw from Kingston’ he says– describes just how art and also music have constantly been a part of his DNA: “My father did both. He died when I was 9, but imprinted on me the lessons and also tools for a life time,” he says. “I think it was genetically encrypted. I began writing music when I was 14, always interested in words. The poetry side of the music artist captivated me.”.

omi artist on journal Others began to see by the time he went into senior high school, where Omi as well as his peers would certainly rap as well as moving atop desks during their class breaks. “Everybody knew I had a passion for fine art, however when they saw me rapping over beats– and also doing music that I wrote– they resembled ‘you got to get into a workshop, male.’”.

Omi did merely that– established to ‘see what I seemed like on a document,’ he says. He came to be attracted with verses, transitioning from influences like Tupac, Big deal, as well as Eminem, to a bigger range that consisted of John Tale or even mid-century crooner Nat King Cole. But when it involved crafting his own identity on record, he guaranteed to be hardest on himself: “I recognized that if it really did not seem like something where I might make a difference around the world, I wasn’t going to seek it.”.
Omi was likewise intrigued by Jamaica’s magnetic hang on music throughout history– “a great deal of various genres have actually been touched by Jamaican origins,” he says. He began venturing to an underground studio around 2007/2008 to videotape material he created. “I came to be an explorer, going deeper into the idea of music as pure expression.”.

He met Clifton ‘Expert’ Dillon in 2009, and the two formed an unique creative relationship, with Dillon (Shabba Ranks, Patra. Alborosie, Ky-mani Marley) setting up Omi with his own workshop in Kingston. “To have that at my disposal, where I might pour out my imagination was unbelievable,” states Omi. “A wonderful ambiance was born, another fantastic understanding process where I dropped a lot more in love with music as well as specialized myself to a fulltime career.”.

The touchstone track “Cheerleader” would ultimately become part of that procedure. Omi is quick to point out, nonetheless, that even from the beginning the track’s charm was its allegiance to simplicity. “I had actually assembled a great portfolio of tracks to reveal my deepness,” he says. “However I also intended to do something that just had vocals to a beat. ‘Cheerleader’ started as just 2 verses and a carolers.”.

The tune ‘expanded’ on him, nonetheless, and when Dillon first heard it, he made a bold prediction. “He said promptly that ‘Cheerleader’ was going to be the ‘one.’ The favorite,” recalls Omi. “We placed a third verse to it, dealt with the beat, and sent it out into the globe.”.

“Supporter” initially removed in Hawaii, however Omi was obtaining a larger feeling of the tune’s ‘dampness’ where ever before he did it live. “People simply gravitated to it, always saying exactly how it was their preferred.” Felix Jaehn’s 2014 remix enhanced the combustible nature of the track,” yet by deftly suffusing acoustic gestures right into the mix– conga, piano, herald– decorating its unornamented feel. “I loved the mix even prior to it removed,” claims Omi. “So calm; And unusual for a remix, it made you intend to listen to the words, also.”.

Always a pupil of resilient songwriting, Omi is juggling in-demand trips of Europe and also upcoming marketing operate in the U.S. with the goal of returning to his workshop and completing his most recent batch of tracks for a future album. “Exploring gives you fantastic unfiltered feedback. I’m consistently excited to use that in the studio. However my objectives aren’t simply to compose tracks, yet to keep grasping everything I can about music. To lock myself away and do just what I have to do to become the artist I know I can be. Having this favorite is a true blessing, maybe also fate, yet I desire people to look back and say “Cheerleader’ was just the start.”.

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Book – Sevyn Streeter – Artist Management

Sevyn Streeter – Artist Management

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Amber Denise Streeter (born July 7, 1986), known by her stage name Sevyn Streeter, is an American recording artist and singer–songwriter, best known for being a member of the girl groups TG4 and RichGirl where she was known as Se7en. In 2012, she changed her stage name to Sevyn Streeter. She has written songs for artists such as Chris Brown, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, Fantasia, Ariana Grande, and Tamar Braxton. Currently signed to Atlantic Records, her debut EP entitled Call Me Crazy, But… was released on December 3, 2013.

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Book – Mario – Artist Management

Mario – Artist Management

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Mario Dewar Barrett (born August 27, 1986), known mononymously as Mario, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, actor, dancer and model. He is best known for his singles “Just a Friend 2002” (2002) and “Let Me Love You” (2004), which won him two Billboard awards, as well as for appearing in the films Step Up and Freedom Writers. He has released four studio albums: Mario (2002), Turning Point (2004), Go (2007), and D.N.A. (2009). In the end of 2000’s decade, Mario was ranked by Billboard #98 on their “Artist of the Decade” list.

Mario (2002–2003)
Main article: Mario (album)
Mario began recording his debut album Mario in July 2001, nearly a year before releasing it in March 2002. The lead single “Just a Friend 2002”, which was a cover of Biz Markie’s hit, was an instant success, peaking at #1 on the charts. Follow up singles were “Braid My Hair” & “C’mon” . He was the opening act on the Scream Tour 3, which featured B2K,Marques Houston, Nick Cannon, Jhené Aiko, and AJA. As of 2006, his debut album has sold over 700,000 copies. During this period, he became a draw in the teen market.

Turning Point (2004–2006)
Main article: Turning Point (Mario album)
After his debut album was released, Mario wanted to record an album that was more mature. He enlisted a number of well-known producers to help him, such as Scott Storch & Lil’ Jon. He released his second album, Turning Point on December 7, 2004. The album was more successful than his first, mainly because of the hit single “Let Me Love You”. The single, described by reviewers as “melodic and sweetly lilting, reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s vintage romantic ballads”was successful, peaking at the number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks. The single is written by Ne-Yo. Other follow up singles include “How Could You” co-written by J. Valentine, with a cameo appearance in the video by rapper Cassidy; “Here I Go Again” (whose video starred model/singer Cassie) and “Boom” featuring Juvenile. To date, Turning Point has sold platinum and the lead single double-platinum.

In February 2006, Mario filed a lawsuit against his former manager, Troy Patterson, alleging that Patterson had paid him $50,000 for the sale of more than 3 million records, which was later found to be false accusations. Mario was later sued by Patterson and lost. Mario’s new manager is J. Erving and he was chosen by Mario.

Go (2007–2008)
Main article: Go (Mario album)
Mario’s third album Go is dedicated to his mom Shawntia Hardaway and was released in South Africa under Gallo Records on October 9, 2007, in the U.S. on December 11, 2007. The album includes collaborations with Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo, Janice Robinson, Scott Storch, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Timbaland and Bryan-Michael Cox. Mario, who has described the album as “sex…more personal…more passionate”, had more creative control on Go than on his previous two albums. The first single to be lifted from the album was “How Do I Breathe” which was released in May. The second single was “Crying Out for Me” after a poll on his website. The single was later certificated Gold by the RIAA. On December 13, 2007, Mario was on “106 & Park” where he stated that the third single off the album will be “Music for Love”. The entire album was made available for the public to listen to on his Myspace page before its release. He also has a new song that came out on December 11, “Do Right”. Go has sold 331,540 copies in the U.S.

In an interview with DJ “Z”, Mario stated that problems with the record label caused the album launch to be pushed back 6–8 months. In 2008, Mario competed on season six of Dancing With the Stars. He was partnered with Karina Smirnoff. They were eliminated in week eight of the competition.

D.N.A. (2009–2010)
Main article: D.N.A. (Mario album)
In a 2009 interview with Rap-Up.com, Mario said that “Soul Truth Entertainment” was his new entertainment company. Before the release of his third album Go, Mario confirmed in an interview with that he was working on a new album “by the time school starts back up, like after next summer” “But there’s really even more than that, ’cause I’m gonna start recording, like, the end of January”. The album is involving a wide range of producers and songwriters such as Darkchild, Babyface, Polow da Don, RedOne, and CJ of Charlio Productions, Malay, Jazze Pha, Stargate, KP, Tricky Stewart and The-Dream as confirmed by Mario. Mario said that he would like to work with no more than 4 producers for this album. Mario has described this album as World music, an old school R&B influenced with a modern dance pop sound. The album is being described as his “most personal, colossal album of his career.”

In January 2009, Mario became the face of Pelle Pelle’s European Spring/Summer campaign with various press shots running through the first part of the year.[13] For his fourth album D.N.A., the lead single “Break Up” was released on April 28, 2009. The song features Sean “The Pen” Garrett and Gucci Mane. In the US, the song, have peaked at number 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and 15 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Mario’s most successful single in five years. The single has been recently certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for a shipment of over 500,000 units as a .[15] “Thinkin’ About You”, was released as the second single reaching number forty-five on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. “Stranded” never labelled as the third single due to the limited airplay that it received. Lack of interest led to the single being cancelled, although in January 2010 the song entered on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs peaking at number 84. “Ooh Baby” was later confirmed to be the third single from the album, it peaked on the week of March 19, 2010 debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 95. The entire album was made available for the public to listen to on his Myspace page before its release. The album debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200, selling 38,000 copies in its first week, becoming Mario’s lowest-selling debut in the United States. So far, it has sold 93,385 copies in the US.

Fifth studio album (2011–present)
Mario is currently working on his fifth studio album which is currently untitled. Prior to this Mario recorded a whole album with Producer Rico Love from 2010 to mid-2011. Songs from this album included My Bed, Killa, Bermuda, The Walls, Recovery, Falling Down and Computer Love. Furthermore, During Mario’s appearance on BET’s 106 & Park on July 10, 2013, Mario stated he felt this album recorded with Rico Love did not feel part of his career plan and he scrapped the album and went on to record his current album to be released in September 2013. For Mario’s fifth album he has stated the album will include “Love songs, Ballads, Club Records and General R&B”, Mario has said there will be no EDM Records on this album. Mario Took Writers Jeremiah “Sickpen” Bethea and Jimi Bonet under his wing amongst others to write for this album. Production on the album include the likes of Glass John, BAM ALEXANDER, Pollow da Don and possibly Ne-Yo.

In an interview with Vibe, Mario was asked what direction he was trying to go with on his fifth album; his answer was, “I wanna give as much honesty as I can. I want to be honest, but grab the attention of everybody, but still compete so when you hear it on the radio it’s pushing the envelope. The melodies coming out of me now are unorthodox— melodies I’ve never expressed before”. He also confirmed he has five tracks that are definitely going on. “These tracks are like movies, they are intense”, he added. Nevertheless, the album will probably feature a song centered on his mother, written by himself. On October 7, RCA Music Group announced it was disbanding J Records along with Arista Records and Jive Records. With the shutdown, Mario (and all other artists previously signed to these three labels) will release his future material on the RCA Records brand.

Through his official twitter page, on May 17, 2013, he confirmed that he has been working with Polow Da Don, for the lead single “Somebody Else” featuring rapper Nicki Minaj was already recorded and released. The song was made available in the iTunes Store on May 21, 2013. He also thanked to Polow Da Don, Jeremiah Renaldo, Nicki Minaj and CJ Hilton for composing the song. He also stated that his album, will be released in September 2013 and guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, J. Cole & Sevyn Streeter. “Fatal Distraction” which features J. Cole will be his next single. Mario Announced during a USTREAM interview with Music Choice, his album will be released on September 17, 2013.He will announce his fifth album title soon.

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Book – Tamar Braxton – Artist Management

Tamar Braxton – Artist Management
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Tamar Braxton-Herbert (pronounced Tay-mar) (born March 17, 1977), still commonly known as Tamar Braxton, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, and reality television personality. She rose to fame in the 1990s as a founding member of the R&B group, The Braxtons. The Braxtons released their debut album So Many Ways in 1996 along with four singles: “So Many Ways”, “Only Love”, “The Boss” and “Slow Flow”

In 2011, Tamar Braxton reunited with her sisters, The Braxtons, for the WE tv reality show, Braxton Family Values. The first season was the #1 rated reality show on WE tv and the network ordered a 13-episode second season of the show after the third episode.

She is currently one of the host of The Real talk show along with Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Bailon, and Tamera Mowry, which premiered on July 15th, 2013.

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Book – Tiara Thomas – Artist Management

Tiara Thomas – Artist Management
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Tiara Nicole Thomas (born September 12, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter, most notably featured on Wale’s 2013 single Bad.

Tiara met founders of The Board Administration Wale and Le’Greg O. Harrison in a club in Atlanta during a Wale concert in 2009. After exchanging information and submitting music, Tiara received a response and positive feedback after three months. Shortly thereafter, she traveled to New York City where she opened for Wale and shared the stage with Diggy Simmons, J. Cole and Fabolous at the Highline Ballroom.Tiara signed to The Board Administration in 2011.

She is well known for viral promotions via Twitter and Youtube and recognized for new online musical content, live performance streams, and cover performances of popular music. August 3, 2010 the world was introduced to Tiara Thomas on The Cloud with Wale through mixtape installment More About Nothing. Tiara’s name trended worldwide May 30, 2011 on Twitter the day The Cloud video released.

Tiara Thomas was selected as a 2011-2012 Campaign Spokesperson for the American Eagle Outfitters Back to School We The People Campaign. Tiara’s likeness is canvassed in New York’s Time Square at the American Eagle Outfitters Flag Ship Store Location and across the continental US in all 900+ stores worldwide. Her original songs for the campaign Denim and Wassup are featured on the American Eagle Outfitters website and were circulated to the masses through their social media campaign.

Tiara graduated from Ball State University in June 2012. She is working on her debut LP Sallie Mae, and is currently featured on Wale’s recent release “Bad”. The latter peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her first Hot 100 and top 40 entry. In June 2013, it was announced she had left Wale’s record label The Board Administration to sign with Rico Love’s Division 1 record label in a joint deal with Interscope Geffen A&M.

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Book – Karmin – Artist Management

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Karmin is an American pop duo consisting of Amy Renee Heidemann (born April 29, 1986) and Nicholas Louis “Nick” Noonan (born April 27, 1986). They are best known for their song “Brokenhearted,” which reached the top 20 in the United States, and the top 10 in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and the song “Hello,” which reached number 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart in the US. They were known previously for their covers, including Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now” and Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.” Their original song “Take It Away” was used in promos for the 2011 NBA Finals. Karmin is currently managed by Berklee College of Music graduate, Nils Gums (’06), who founded The Complex Group, Inc.

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Book – Sara Bareilles – Artist Management

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Sara Beth Bareilles (/bəˈrɛlɪs/ bə-rel-is; born December 7, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She achieved mainstream success in 2007 with the hit single “Love Song”, which brought her into the number one spot on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. She has sold over 1 million records and over 4 million singles in the United States alone and has been nominated for a Grammy Award three times. In the third season of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Bareilles was a celebrity judge alongside Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men. In February 2012, VH1 placed Bareilles in the 80th spot of the Top 100 Greatest Women in Music.

Bareilles was born and raised in Eureka, California, one of three daughters of Bonnie Halvorsen (née Capellas), a funeral home worker, and Paul Bareilles, an insurance adjuster. She is of Italian, German, Portuguese, and French descent (she speaks Italian and lived in Italy for a year). Bareilles was raised Catholic and participated in the high school choir, Limited Edition, and local community theater musical productions, including her high school’s production of Little Shop of Horrors as Audrey.

Bareilles attended the Communication Studies program at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was a member of the co-ed a cappella group Awaken a Cappella, and can be heard on their Dysfunktional Family album singing “Gravity” and “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5. The group’s rendition of Bareilles’ “Gravity” was featured on the Best of College a Cappella 2004 compilation CD. Bareilles also stated on MTV’s TRL that she and the band Maroon 5 have been acquainted since their younger days in California when the band was known as Kara’s Flowers. She performed in the annual student concert UCLA Spring Sing, winning twice. Sara taught herself to play the piano and subsequently all other instrument she is seen playing.

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Book – Lana Del Rey – Artist Management

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Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1986),known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer-songwriter. Del Rey started writing at the age of 18 and she signed her first recording contract when she was 22 years old with 5 Points Records in 2007, releasing her first digital album Lana Del Ray a.k.a. Lizzy Grant in January 2010. Del Rey bought herself out of the contract with 5 Points Records in April 2010. She signed a joint contract with Interscope, Polydor, and Stranger Records in July 2011.

After she released her debut single “Video Games” in June 2011, a music video created by Del Rey for the song was posted on YouTube in August 2011. After the song became a viral internet hit with over 20 million views, her second studio album, Born to Die, was released in January 2012. The album sold over 3.6 million copies worldwide in 2012, making it the fifth best-selling album of 2012. Charting across Europe, this album spawned numerous top ten hits, including “Blue Jeans”, “National Anthem”, “Born to Die”, and “Summertime Sadness.”

With the release of her third EP, Paradise, Del Rey spawned her third top ten album in the United States, debuting at number 10 on the Billboard 200 with 67,000 copies sold in its first week. To date, her discography includes two full-length studio albums, three EPs, seven singles, and eight music videos. A highly decorated musician and cinematographer, she has won the Q Award for “Best New Thing”, a GQ Award for “Woman of the Year”, a BRIT Award for “International Breakthrough Act” and another for “International Pop Female Solo Artist”, and an EMA for “Best Alternative Act”.

Del Rey’s music has been noted for its cinematic sound and its references to various aspects of pop culture, particularly that of the 1950s and ’60s Americana. The singer has described herself as a “self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra.” Before signing to a major record label, Del Rey provided sole production of her music videos. Musically, she draws influence from what she deems to be the masters of each genre, including Elvis Presley, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Nirvana, Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, and Britney Spears, as well as from poetry and film noir.

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