Who: N!ni * Eternal Sol
What: ETERNAL SOL PROMOS
(promotions, parties/events, music, djs, concerts, marketing, news/current events, trivia, inspirational quotes, fashion, books, recipes, photos, history, nightlife + more!)
Why: Eternal Sol Promos is a promotions, events, marketing and entertainment company that Globally Spreads the Word, One Event at a Time. Specializing in, but not limited to House Music parties, nightlife and more from NYC to South Africa; Eternal Sol is your source for music, inspiration and information. Eternal Sol clients include: http://about.me/nini.eternalsol.promos
Where: Based in New York
When: Established October, 2007
Who: Consuelo “Connie” Lodge
What: Public Relations/ Marketing Student
Why:Connie has managed over a dozen models, worked and directed on music video sets/ photo shoots. She does various types of consultation, branding, product placement and has published work. Connie specializes in online promotions and there are a various of other things she is capable of perfecting at other things; making her a mutli-talented individual in the entertainment industry.
Connie is currently pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Public Relations/ Marketing at Ashford University and is already actively working in the field of her training. Connie has had the opportunity to work with and/or assist many celebrities whether it was doing hair, makeup, promotions, PR/ Marketing etc. She always makes it a habit to accelerate her customer service skills and further her education with specialty classes and workshops outside of college to stay up to date with what is going on.
Where: Based California Read more…
Who: Edna Garcia-Dipini & Members http://www.rizeprogram.com/member-test/
What: RIZE www.rizeprogram.org
RIZE is an anti-violence creative arts program designed by Edna Garcia. RIZE teaches young adults film, digital media, journalism, visual and performing arts to raise awareness and give young people the tools to appropriately identify and express emotions that can lead to violence if left unchecked. RIZE is well accredited for their involvement and hard work within the Reading, PA and New York City communities, as well as on a national level. RIZE participates in many state events organized by the Governor through the Governor’s advisory of Latino Affairs – State Youth Summits.
RIZE’s partnership with the I-Lead Charter School – RIZE and I-LEAD Inc. have enjoyed a productive and mutually beneficial relationship and share a belief in the importance of investing in the development of future leaders. “We are excited to be a part of the advancement of I-Lead Charter School whose services are beloved by our community and students that we serve in Reading, PA. Read more…
Who: Asya Shein
Why: Fusicology is the Source for Progressive Music, Events and Culture. Our online calendar lists “what to do” for the Soul Diaspora, the Urban Alternative. We also have exclusive content with free downloads, podcasts, new releases to media such as interviews, photos and videos. We have mobile apps and are developing much for 2014 now that we celebrated our 10 Year Anniversary this past fall.
Where: Based in Los Angeles
When: Established September 12, 2003
Who: Sherise Malachi
What: WBLS-FM & WLIB-AM
Why: The goal of WBLS & WLIB-AM is to serve our listeners with minute to minute news, entertainment and community initiatives via on-air, on-site and online and to provide the best marketing and advertising opportunities for our clients.
Where: Based in New York
Who: Wayne Ski
What: DJ Wayne Ski Music LLC
Why: Wayne Ski Music represents the lifestyle of the DJ. With a vast knowledge of music as well as in the music industry, Wayne Ski Knows what it takes to have longevity in the DJ game. From the work he has done with record labels, producing beats to DJing for artist, also having shows on commercial, Internet and college radio, Wayne Ski has established himself as a mainstay in the music industry. You can catch Wayne Ski on BreakThru Radio, PNC Radio and Ah Ha Radio mobile app.
When: Since 95 Establish Officially Jan 2011 Read more…
What: Leah Simone Designs
Why: Leah Simone Designs features handmade crochet items, from earrings to star shaped baby blankets, booties and so much more. Leah Simone Designs are the must have crocheted accessory.
Where: Based in New York
When: Established April 2012
Who: Nikki Rich
What: The Nikki Rich Show
Why: The Nikki Rich Show has been dominating across the globe in online-radio. The Nikki Rich Show began April of 2011 currently 1/2 Million Listeners world wide. We have achieved by continuously branding our name and “succeeding as we help build brands”. We are constantly looking for ways to expand and bring awareness to not only signed but also unsigned artists and underground talent opportunities every day. The Nikki Rich show is your source for the hottest Interviews. Interviewing Celebrities, Entrepreneurs, local Artist, Movie and Reality TV Stars, Music Producers and Sports Athletes Across the Globe. The Nikki Rich Show is Syndicated on College Underground Radio, Also heard on Tune In, ITunes podcast and on Youtube
Where: Based in Charlotte,NC
When: Established April 4th, 2011
Who: Bernice Victor
What: Black Diamonds Elite, LLC a branding and event production company. [Tagline: Branding and production diamond cut to perfection.]
Why: Black Diamonds Elite, LLC exists to develop and produce unique and impeccable designs in branding and event initiatives. Our business is sound and timeless as Black Diamonds Elite administers success, consistency and dependability. Our obligation is to keep our clientele satisfied by providing the best of excellence, luxury and indulgence.
Our clients include corporate companies, celebrities and business owners in all industries.
Where: NYC/Washington, DC [DMV]
When: Established May 6th, 2008
Who: Tola Lawal
What: BET/ SixOne7Creative
Why: Tola Lawal, native New Yorker and graduate of Pace University has the breadth and depth of experience of professionals twice her age. Having worked for media giant Viacom subsidiaries MTV and BET, and hip hop mogul Sean “P.Diddy” Combs’ wildly successful Blue Flame Agency, Tola has had the opportunity to create and lead successful public relations, traditional and digital marketing campaigns that have transformed brands into national media hallmarks. One of her remarkable accomplishments includes successfully launching the Digital Ambassador program while at the Blue Flame Agency, which increased the digital conversation surrounding the Cîroc Ultra Premium Vodka, and the Diddy Dirty Money “Last Train to Paris” album.
In addition, Tola has led her own SixOne7Creative imprint to secure a respectable client portfolio that includes Carol’s Daughter, VH1, Reality Star Tami Roman, Ryan Leslie, Super Producers The Olympics, Columbia Pictures and a bevy of other known brands. With a specialization in strategic marketing for youth, influencer and super-mom consumers, Tola’s work has truly shaped how firms market products to a younger generation of consumer. Read more…
What: Founder & Director of integrated communications firm, SIENA MEDIA GROUP, specializing in brand management, social media planning, public relations and event production. Tamara also helms NY PR DIVA, the “PR incubator” that works specifically with small businesses and start ups who are just venturing out. She is also the personality behind the famed lifestyle blog, THE CURVY SOCIALITE.
Why: With a majority of small businesses failing within the first 5 years of their birth, I am all about trying to help bridge that gap to success. Being a boutique PR firm, we understand that each client’s needs are unique so we are not about “cookie-cutter” PR programs. Instead we believe in creation a holistic, one-on-one approach to the PR process where we sit down with each client and create tailor-made programs that cater specifically to the needs and visions of each client.
Where: Based in New York but providing services worldwide.
When: Tamara Walker has been in the PR industry for over 10 years.
Who: Jonathan Hailey
What: The Urban Daily
Why: The Urban Daily is an entertainment website for a wide range of people with an interest in music, film, and pop culture. While the focus is on entertainment and pop culture, what separates The Urban Daily from other urban entertainment sites is the voice. The Urban Daily is a group of cool and intelligent writers with a penchant for snark, irreverent humor, and honesty. Readers come to The Urban Daily to enjoy the exclusive interviews, witty original list articles, and unique angle on hard news. All of those things make The urban Daily a must see website for the smart aleck in you.
Where: Based in New York
When: Established June 2008
WHO: TERRY MCGILL
WHAT: CEO, TAM MUSIC CONSULTING & LEARNTHEMUSICINDUSTRY.COM
WHERE: DALLAS, TEXAS
WHEN: STARTED IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS – AUGUST 1988
WHY: TAM Music is a 26 year experienced & nationally respected radio promotions, internet marketing, record label consultation, booking, event planning and artist Development Company. Read more…
Who: Melissa Irish
What: Live With Melissa
Why: Live With Melissa is a Podcast Radio show,showcasing Indie Artists music & Interviews with People in all walks of the industry
Where: Based In NY
When: Established February 2011
WHO: DIEZEL THE GREAT
Who: Bobby Jones
What: Octagon Access
Why: I am Vice President at Octagon Marketing North America, the global leader in sports and entertainment marketing. I am the head of the Octagon Access group where I lead an amazing nation-wide team of researchers, strategists, creatives and go-getters that help global brands effectively reach multicultural and millennial consumers. Our award-winning and groundbreaking work has helped clients across multiple industries including retail, fashion, spirits, automotive and consumer electronics, among many others.
When: Octagon Access was established in 2011 Read more…
Tymeek aka (The Original DJ SPEED) has been involved in the music industry since 1982 as a DJ & Hip Hop Producer.. (One of Atlantic Records first Hip Hop act 1987.. TRUE LOVE “Bustin Out” (Critique Records) with Legendary Hip Hop Icons:
What: SUNTOUCHER ENTERTAINMENT LLC
Why: SUNTOUCHER ENTERTAINMENT LLC – Artist Booking – Entertainment – Digital Distribution Company. Your premiere source in providing the best in entertainment. With over 20 years of Music & Entertainment experience, we are internationally known for booking who’s who in the music, entertainment industry…
Suntoucher Entertainment LLC is a full service global Artist Booking and Event Consulting company providing talent buyers top name recording Artist for Tours, Concerts, Fairs, Festivals, Nightclubs, Casinos and Corporate Events. Formed in 1994, Suntoucher Entertainment LLC represents many of today’s most in demand, talent and Award Winning musicians. Our formidable roster is composed of established Classic and Legendary Recording artists, Deejays, Comedians, and Celebrity Hosts as well as up and coming actors and Reality Show Stars. We specialize in who’s who of Classic R&B, Old School Hip Hop, and Disco/House Music Artists. Suntoucher Entertainment LLC offers hands on personal attention to every artist and talent buyer. With a small select group of highly respected professional representatives, Suntoucher Entertainment prides itself on its successful relationships within the industry for all its clients.
Logistically, we literally can walk with you every step of the way. Our structure is set up in such a way that we focus on a providing you exactly what you need, and giving you the quality entertainment that you need. Our goal is not to be the biggest, just the best at what we do.
Suntoucher Entertainment has also partnered with Prowax Inc, in a Worldwide Digital Distribution Deal with The Orchard (Sony/Ioda). Looking to being a catalyst in providing an outlet for upcoming artist, to share there GOOD MUSIC to the masses.
Where: Based in New York & New Jersey
When: Established 1994
Who: Jerry LaMothe
What: Sleep/Study Ent.
Why: Sleep/Study Entertainment is a production company, operated by writer/director/producer Jerry LaMothe. Its aim is to produce quality-character driven pieces, in the independent cinema community, that otherwise isn’t seen or portrayed in the Hollywood system.
Where: Based in Brooklyn NY
When: Established December 15th, 2010 Read more…
Who: “Supa” Mario Pizzini
What: Elev8tor Music
Why: Providing that “Old Skool NEW” feeling that our industry is lacking at this present time. Original sounds and ideas brought to you with the warmth, care, and aggressiveness of the 90′s. A place where R&B and Hip Hop occupy the same couch and share the remote control.
Where: Based in New York
When: Established April, 2009
Who: Lonnie Jones
Why: VidaVibrante.com, privately-held and minority-owned is a premiere, bilingual health website created specifically for the Latino community. Our mission is to provide culturally accurate information regarding all health conditions, instill healthy practices and encourage wholesome lifestyle habits that will be passed down from generation to generation. Vida’s tagline: “Our Health, Our Culture, Our Lives”.
Where: Based in New York
When: Established on October 18, 2012.
Who: Gladymir Leveille
What: Crème Magazine
Why: Crème-Magazine.com is the premiere website for the young and affluent. We celebrate the Crème de la Crème in the mainstream and independent worlds of music, fashion, film, arts & culture. We are an on-line movement that motivates, inspires and documents the history of people behind the scenes and in the spotlight doing amazing things.
Where: New York, New York
When: Founded October, 2004
Who: Konsole Kingz
CJ Peters, Founder and CEO
Formerly provided marketing and promotional services to music industry (Universal Music, DJ Smallz, Akon, Ann Nesby)
Helped start an independent hip-hop label with platinum artist and producer David Banner
Graduate of LSU with a BS in Management Information Systems
Marcus Matthews, Managing Partner
Former Sega Exec, ran Sega Sports
Formerly founder and CEO of Blue Heat Games, an independent Nintendo DS and mobile game developer
BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1992
Who: Hillary Crosley
What: HC² Productions + PARLOURMAGAZINE.COM
Why: HC² Productions houses all of my freelance journalism, video production, editing and broadcast journalism work for clients like TheRoot.com, where I serve as NY Bureau Chief and Weekend Editor. PARLOURMAGAZINE.COM is a website I started with two partners, Shannon Washington and Sherry Bitting, to open up a global conversation for women of color who enjoy dissecting music, our issues and international travel.
Where: New York, California
When: PARLOURMAGAZINE.COM began in 2008, HC² Productions began in 2003
Who: Portia Kirkland – B-girl, Born Again Christian, who loves Hip-hop, inspiring, God, and being a mom.
What: The PKFaith Show Inspirational Radio Talk, Hip Hop, and R&B
Why: The PKFaith Show is my vision from God to produce and host an entertaining, faith-based, non-traditional talk show, discussing controversial, cutting-edge topics, affecting the church, community, and the world. This show is the best in inspirational Talk, Hip-hop and R&B and its purpose is to TRANSFORM minds by having conservative and liberal Christians as well as other religious sects and unbelievers discussing various topics such as homosexuality, relationships, sex, politics, marriage, music, corruption, and various controversies affecting the church. While most inspirational and Christian commentary is very conservative and one-sided, The PKFaith Show is a come-as-you are, in-your-face platform focusing on one’s relationship with God as opposed to religion. The program also features former Fat Joe DJ and born-again Christian DJ Sematic. You can listen to previous shows by going to pkfaith.com or soundcloud. The PKFaith Show broadcasts on thatsgoodradio.com and hopes to one day be on satellite radio.
Where: Based online worldwide
When: Established 2009 Read more…
Who: Red Barton is a world traveler and the Founder and Host of Carnival Live, LLC -www.carnivallive.tv
What: Carnival Live also known as Carnival Live TV (CLTV) is an interactive global portal for EVERYTHING Carnival! We bring various international and regional Carnival festivities to web viewers, and highlight the beauty, energy, and importance of culture and tradition through annual Carnival celebrations around the world. We also provide our audience an opportunity to share their Carnival experiences and lifestyles.
Through live video, pictures, other media and testimonials, we capture Carnivals in their purest form. We showcase the music, food, and get to know the locals of every place we visit! Tourism is also a major aspect of our business, so we highlight the best of everything – including hotels, restaurants, activities, shops, events, and more. Viewers get the full experience of Carnival and Carnival Live TV provides the ideal tourist experience for each country that we visit. You will also find interesting photos, the latest music, trivia challenges, relevant news, customized recommendations, the latest Carnival information, and more. Read more…