With southern roots and a northern sensibility Noel Gourdin has been making great music for years. He was first introduced the mainstream with his hit single "The River" in 2008. Since then his career has gone through quite a few changes and we discuss them in this interview. We also talk about his current direction as an independent artist and his recent collaboration with jazz keyboardist Brian Culbertson. www.noelgourdin.com
Hailing from South Carolina, Collette is a talented musician, singer and award-winning songwriter. Growing up in the south, going to school in Washington, DC and presently living in NYC, Collette has been surrounded by amazing music all throughout her life. With a wide variety of influences and a deep social perspective Collette is most certainly a star on the rise. In this interview we discuss the transition from her debut CD to her current project: Juneteenth The Revolution and the personal connection the title and musical theme has to her life. www.collettemusic.com
Darien Dean's career in music has gone through a series of evolutions that all lead to where here is now. As an accomplished singer and songwriter Darien has been putting out great music for years but the best is yet to come. In this interview we discuss the his background in music beginning with his start as a dancer and choreographer. We also talk about his experience performing overseas, the opportunity to share the stage with other talented independent artists like Eric Roberson and Jarrard Anthony and his latest project If These Walls Could Talk. http://darienonline.wordpress.com/
Fiona Bloom has worn many hats during her extensive career in the music industry. From a radio personality to a record label executive to a promoter to becoming an award-winning publicist. Ms. Bloom has helped move the careers of hundreds of artists including Nelson George, Mixtape Riot, Mudville, Aloe Blacc, Anthony David and left an indelible mark in the entertainment business. In this interview we discuss how the internet, emerging technology and social media has impacted the industry, how building strong relationships leads to a lasting career and the importance of brand development. Fiona Bloom continues to be the definition of an entrepreneur and a living demonstration of staying ahead of the curve. www.thebloomeffect.com
Interview with Lenise "NuNuu" Smith Founder of Support Local Artists Movement Magazine. We discuss her development as a well-rounded artist involved with spoken word poetry, music and acting as well as her foray into the publishing field with S.L.A.M. Magazine.
At lot has changed since the last interview with pro boxer Lee Ortega. He won his super middleweight fight in April 2012 and is gearing up for great 2013. We catch up with Lee and his new agent/manager Danny Jackson of Don King Promotions and discuss the importance of family, having a strong team and how knowing the past can prepare you for the future. Lee Ortega is a name you will hear for years to come.
Tanyka Renee has been in the entertainment industry when she started modeling at the age of 13. That allowed her to travel the world and experience life in a very unique way. As an adult she pursued her higher education goals to eventually complete her degree in Nutrition. In this interview we discuss her current role as a Holistic Nutritionist as well as her ambitions on the football field. www.tanykarenee.com
Interview with ABIAH from Madoh Music. ABIAH a native of Rochester, NY is an accomplished singer, entrepreneur, songwriter and musician. As ABIAH prepares for the the release of his second album, "Life As a Ballad" through NIA DISTRIBUTION, we discuss his musical inspirations, his work as a vocal coach and how his life experience has added texture to his music. http://www.abiahmusic.com
Interview with June Archer, music industry veteran. We discuss his transition as a member of the 90s r&b group Room Service into his career as an industry executive. We also talk about the importance of building a quality brand, the success of his long-running artist showcase Hot Chocolate Soul and his current and upcoming projects with Eleven28 Entertainment including his show the DocuTape on Fuse.tv. http://eleven28.tumblr.com/