Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

The 5Ws: Erik Abel

October 29, 2013 2 comments

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Who: Erik Abel AKA Gen.Erik
What: Booking Agent, Manager, MC, DJ, Producer, Snake Charmer, Lion Tamer. Pretty much a jack of all trades.
Why: I’m one of the few industry heads that is here for the right reasons.  I’ve lived and breathed Hip-Hop for over half my life, and sacrificed everything to be in this position.  I started as a DJ and then began to produce in the mid 90’s.  Soon I became an MC and later formed a crew called Animal Farm and ran a boutique label out of the Northwest, Focused Noise.  After moving from Portland to NYC, I landed a job as a booking agent with International Artists Agency, where I book legends who inspired me as a youth, such as Method Man & Redman, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Wu-Tang Clan, and more.
Where: I recently left NYC and am now in an undisclosed, private location in a beach town in California.
When: Established October 2012.

Maino ft. Jadakiss “What Happened”

October 17, 2013 Leave a comment

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Jones Magazine’s 2nd Annual Fashion Week Kick Off Party

September 6, 2013 1 comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usMany attended and supported the 2nd Annual Jones Magazine Fashion Week Kick Off Party at GoldBar in NYC the other night.  Sponsored by Colgate Optic White, music was provided by DJ Olive Dope and Amanda Seales, with Doug E. Fresh on the mic, as guests sipped Svedka Vodka cocktails and enjoyed sweets provided by Tres Chic Cupcakes and Tache Chocolates.

Fashion industry tastemakers, trendsetters, models, stylists, and influencers came out to celebrate Jones Magazine’s 4th Annual Fall Fashion Issue (on newsstands now). Jones supporters included stylist Ty Hunter, America’s Next Top Model Bianca Golden and Kenya Hall, former Jones cover girl and super model Sessilee Lopez, Olympian Miles Chamley Watson, Legendary Damon, Publisher and Entertainment Attorney L. Londell McMillan, Esq., NFL player Raheem Brock, and more walked our red carpet.

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DJ Jon Quick: From Social Work to DJing For Obama

November 1, 2012 Leave a comment

dj jon quickSometimes making a career choice at a young age never turns out being what we end up doing, especially in this day and age. It is also great when our ‘side hustle’ becomes a major source of income.

Although he went to New York City to pursue a master’s degree in clinical social work from his hometown of West Virginia, his passion led him down the path to constructing musical blends for varied audiences. As with any other superhero, by day, he is a mild mannered social worker and when the work day is over, this is where DJ Jon Quick comes in!

Quickly rising up the ranks to do corporate events for notable companies, he recently he signed on as a promotional DJ for Alize’ and his mixes can be heard on

DJ Jon Quick aka the Turntable Superhero, takes off his cape for a moment to speak to The Industry Cosign. Read more…

Harlem Charity Event To Help NYC Inner Kids

June 29, 2012 Leave a comment


— HITS, Inc. and the 300 Club Host The Fourth Annual Uptown Summer Classic:”The Red Door” Charity Casino Night to Inspire Service and Support Inner City Youth —

HITS: Michael Richardson Youth College Tour at Howard University

Harlmen, NY( — On Saturday June 30, Hearts in the Streets, Inc. (HITS) will host the 2012 Uptown Summer Classic: The Red Door to benefit NYC students through the Michael Richardson Youth College Tours. The casino themed event will include a night of music, games and fun while also recognizing professional trail blazers that have demonstrated a commitment to giving back.

The event will take place from 7pm to 12am at the Historic Alhambra Ballroom located at 2116 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (At 126th Street). Hosted by Camille McDonald, America’s Next Top Model, along with New York state elected officials, The Red Door will attract more than 500 young professionals with a common interest of striving for success while serving their communities. Read more…


May 1, 2012 Leave a comment

AFFLUENT RECORDS: 60 Seconds w/OscarSanchez- HOW TO SHOP YOUR DEMO IN 2012

February 11, 2012 1 comment


:60 Seconds w/OscarSanchez

 An online blog series of Music Industry Q&A excerpts taken from Oscar Sanchez new book

“The Life of NYC Industry A&R”


Its incredible that throughout all these years in the music industry no matter what or where I go, the biggest & first question people always have for me when they get to see me is “How Do I Shop My Demo”. I tell people always, its takes more than just a few words to cover that question. You need a real conversation to understand what to & what not to do in 2012. Read more…

NYC’s OSCAR SANCHEZ gets ready for AFFLUENT 2012

December 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usIn an era where most labels are folding and crashing.  Music industry veteran Oscar Sanchez and his New York City digital urban record label imprint AFFLUENT RECORDS seems to keep surviving afloat striving forward against the industry’s waves of up & down woes.

Now open in its 7th year the label has slowly risen as one of NYC top urban digital labels to be with. Modeled much in the same similar fashion as an early Def Jam. Oscar has enabled to take the lessons and experience he acquired while working in the industry at the top labels and revised a new work model to be able to work forward in to the digital era more successfully. “I am so happy with the way the label has grown. Seven years ago we started out amongst a lot of competition in NYC and not to mention within the country. Our key was opening our doors as a NYC label to not only regional artists but to artists throughout the country right from the very beginning. Another great blessing has been the beautiful service of the net, which has allowed us to fully communicate with these artists much more fluidly now a days than just wasting time the old fashion ways hoping something popped up hot, now A&R can actually work hard and search worldwide. Also since our distribution is worldwide we not only have branded our name nationwide but have also been able to now expand the brand over to Europe. Read more…

The 5Ws: Greg “Gov” Tyler

November 28, 2011 3 comments

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usWho: Greg “Gov” Tyler

What: All City Promotions & Management

WhyALL CITY PROMOTIONS & MANAGEMENT is a high energy promotions & management company that helps with promoting all different types of companies with achieving their goals of success with room for growth.  We also focus on managing artist /entertainers with guiding their careers to assessment of different levels of achievements.  For the most part, our promotional and marketing plans are designed based upon the resources that ALL CITY PROMOTIONS & MANAGEMENT have build over the years with relationships from powerful people in high places.  One of our main goal is to help our clients gain notoriety and exposure threw all the conventional channels while coming up with new and innovative ways to expose their business to the masses.       

Where: All Cities, but Born in NYC

When: May 23rd 2005 Read more…


October 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usYawn. Another book from another musician. Let’s guess: He rose from the depths of hell with his talent and went big time. He changed the face of music and made millions. Yeah, a few drug addiction, arrest, and STD stories are sporadically sprinkled throughout for excitement and authenticity, but at the end of it all, he finished his ride a musical legend. He finally gave up dressing room groupies and nose candy; he currently resides with his wife and the children that aren’t illegitimate in Calabasas, CA.
[Insert snoring]

Who can really relate to that shit besides other successful musicians?

My name is J-Zone. If you actually know who the hell I am, either you listen to way too much rap music, you’re a Tim Dog fan, or you stood outside my distributor’s warehouse the day my CDs and records were destroyed. I was on the hip-hop come-up, then I came down – hard. Splat. Some critical success, incessant praise from pop stars and hip-hop legends alike, and then…abysmal commercial failure. I did tours on Greyhound buses filled with wide-bodied, Jheri curled women and knife-wielding gang members. I witnessed my life-long passion for music dissolve in 12 hours and my final album sell a whopping 47 copies in its first month for sale. I left my little-known spot in a small, niche quadrant of the hip-hop world and joined my fellow overqualified stiffs with useless college degrees in the world of dead end jobs. For some sick reason, I find all of the above hilarious and have made an omelette out of any egg that wound up on my face. Read more…

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