GRAMMY ADVOCACY - Historic 50 State Effort for Music Law Reform

GRAMMY ADVOCACY - Historic 50 State Effort for Music Law Reform

I had the pleasure of joining local members of the Recording Academy along with members in ALL 50 STATES for District Advocate Day lead by the Recording Academy's Advocacy arm to lobby for legislative reform as it relates to creators' rights. This is the largest grassroots lobbying effort in the country and the first ever to take place in all 50 states.

BOSS BLOG: Hack the Violence StartUp Pre-Accelerator

BOSS BLOG: Hack the Violence StartUp Pre-Accelerator

Boss Blogs talk about me..because I'm the boss in these parts..

I have the honor of serving as a Mentor/Coach for a second season of Goodie Nation's tech pre-accelerator program. Goodie Nation pairs social entrepreneurs with tech and marketing professionals to create innovative solutions for the worlds toughest social issues. Last year they tackled solutions for those impacted by gentrification and got awesome products on the market currently serving our communities like GOODR.

This year the Goodie team is out to reduce violence by 30% using technology. I'm lending a hand pulling from my olden days clerking in the justice system as well as putting my IP law chops to good use for this years founders!

Partnered with GOOGLE, General Assembly, GITHUB, and other tech industry giants...here's a bit from the Goodie Team on what HACK THE VIOLENCE IS ABOUT:

GRAMMY FAMILY: TIDAL x MusiCares x Hurricane Relief

GRAMMY FAMILY: TIDAL x MusiCares x Hurricane Relief

As a member of the Board of the Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter I have gotten to know so much more about the great resources the GRAMMY family provides to musicians across the county through MusiCares and I would be remise if I did not mention the incredible efforts the foundation is putting towards hurricane relief.  

First, if you are in the New York area TIDAL is teaming up with MusiCares for a special benefit concert on October 18th. This is the 3rd annual benefit concert TIDAL has held to date raising over $3million for social good. Find out more details about this year's TIDAL benefit concert for hurricane relief and buy tickets at http://tidal.com/us

Next, You do NOT need to be a member of the Recording Academy, you do not have to have a GRAMMY or be nominated for one to receive aid from MusiCares. Below is a statement below directly from MusiCares providing more information on how you can assist or how you can receive relief if you are a musician or music professional:

CLIENT THROWBACK: Move over Honey Boo Boo! Little Miss Atlanta premieres on TLC

CLIENT THROWBACK: Move over Honey Boo Boo! Little Miss Atlanta premieres on TLC

Little Miss Atlanta was the fruition of my client Jasmine Crowe's long time love of pageantry as the director of Miss Black Arizona USA and then the Miss Perfect Peach in Atlanta, Georgia. The show aired on TLC as rival to fan favorite Honey Boo Boo and was an awesome deal to negotiate bringing together elements of film/tv/talent/ and intellectual property. 

Enjoy this throw back clip below of the epic rap battle that aired on the show between Heaven and Jai

7+ MILLION VIEWS | KAHNCEPT X AGNEZ MO

7+ MILLION VIEWS | KAHNCEPT X AGNEZ MO

If you thought GRAMMY nominated songwriter/singer Jamaica "Kahncept" Smith was all love songs and R&B you were sadly mistaken.  "Long As I Get Paid" by Agnez Mo is his latest writing collaborating with  Goldie (Chris Brown Picture Me Rollin", "Little Bit", and "Who's Gonna (Nobody)") and has hit OVER SEVEN MILLION VIEWS on VEVO.

Oh...did I mention he did a cameo on the season premiere of STAR on FOX?!

Check out what all the hype is about: