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Dynamic and Ambitious Entertainment Industry Professional with a diverse background in Business Development, Project Management and Operations, eager to integrate leadership skills into a Management position with a progressive orxxxxxxnization. Strong communication, negotiation and client relations skills with the ability to drive business initiatives to meet corporate expectations for success.
Masters of Arts Music Business and Entertainment Management - University of Westminster, London, UK (2008)
Master of Arts Leadership and Management - Webster Graduate Studies at Regent College, London, UK (2007)
Government Contracting/Preparing Successful Bids/Proposals - Xxxxxx Institute of Technology, Xxxxxx, XXXXXX (2005)
Bachelors of Science Psychology, Oakwood College, Huntsville, AL(1999)
w Budget / P&L Responsibility
w Cultivate Customer Relationships
w Results Driven Leader
w Decision Making/Problem Solving
w Entertainment Industry Expertise
w Identify Key Decision Makers
w Motivation/Training/Team Building
w Perform Needs Analysis
w Presentation/Delivery/Public Speaking
w Process Improvement
w Strategic Planning and Execution
w Marketing and Advertising
RTM Entertainment (2006 to 2009)
CEO & Managing Director, London UK and Xxxxxx XXXXXX
w Lead business planning and development initiatives for an international entertainment orxxxxxxnization; drive project management activities for delivery of existing contracts, and secure new business opportunities within current client base.
w Develop and present new business strategies, interact with international clients including; Kevin Mark Trail (Band Member of The Streets ), Jahaziel- MOBO Award Winner 2008, Dwayne Trumf (Producer/Song Writer), Alex Teamer (Producer/Song Writer Hollywood, CA), Shabazz Graham (Executive Producer MTV and Uprise); Urban Mission Schools and Community (Partnership with Bebo); Yashin Entertainment (TV Production Company, Xxxxxx, XXXXXX), and Kevin Levar (Universal Music/Habakkuk/God Glorified Music)
w Initiate and implement cutting edge marketing strategies and secure funding to support business objectives; integral in the negotiation of capital investment funds to ensure continued business growth.
w Successfully led RTM to expanded markets through strategic international business consulting initiatives, developed educational resources for artists, orxxxxxxnizations and communities.
w Integral in mentoring artists to define their career paths, and empower music and entertainment industry professionals to achieve success.
Vital Digital/Digicards (2008 to Present)
Chief Business Development Office & International Distributor
w Manage the purchase of licenses for distribution of products in the US and USA; drive business development efforts, cultivate solid working relationships with management, staff and contractors to meet expectations for market share.
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w Create and execute new media digital cards, develop marketing plans, budgets and media plans to drive brand awareness and secure new account activity.
w Manage product life cycle process from release to delivery, develop sales forecasts, and maintain accountability for P&L performance.
RTM Entertainment Publishing (May 2008)
BMI Publisher, Co-Publishing and Administration, London UK and Xxxxxx XXXXXX
w Registered copyrighted musical compositions to protect property from infringement; negotiated fees and issued licenses, agreements and contracts for all uses of music.
w Interacted with representatives from Harry Fox Agency, BMI, ASCAP, SESAC. MCPS. PRS, PPL, VPL to collect royalty payments.
w Ensured that payments licenses were paid in a timely and accurate manner; xxxxxxthered data pertaining to earnings history, created detailed reports, and researched possible royalty infringements.
Snapper Music Place- Record Label (Maternity Cover) (2008 to 2009)
Export/Distribution Manager and Accounts- London UK
Accounting Assistant/Export Distribution Manager
w Performed general accounting and bookkeeping duties; processed transactions utilizing a computerized sales and purchase ledger system (Sage Line 100), reviewed balance sheet, and processed royalty payments for artist and licensing agreements.
w Processed export and distribution orders in the WinMan Windows CRM system, interacted with warehouse, sales teams, and label managers to forecast orders, and completed inventory monthly reports for local and international distributors.
Respect The Mic- International Artist Event (September 2006) - Freelance
Event Director and Brand Marketing, London UK and Xxxxxx, XXXXXX
w Directed the coordination and execution of the International Artist Event; contracted artists, selected venue and liaised with music industry professionals and media contacts to promote event.
w Selected and supervised event staff, coordinated with artist representatives to assemble high quality video and editorial content for promotional mediums, and utilized web 2.0 to network with industry contact to drive attention and brand awareness for the event.
w Designed and implemented effective marketing and PR strategies, developed advertising budgets, and xxxxxxined maximum coverage for minimal cost.
Choir Singer for Wynton Marsalis All Rise UK Tour & the London Philharmonic Orchestra 2005
Appeared on MTV Base with Trevor Nelson for Poetry in Motion Performance July 2006
Appeared in Film A Dreamer s Dream
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Dear <Name Here>,
I have enjoyed much success in my career as an Entertainment Industry Operations Management Leader, and am ready for additional responsibilities and challenges. Please accept this letter and the attached resume as application for the position of <position here>. I am convinced after reading the description for this position on <location of job ad here>, that I am the ideal candidate for the job.
I have an excellent track record of cultivating business relationships and executing sales and marketing plans. According to the job description for <position here>, you are seeking someone with the ability to <choose something from the job description here>. I am well versed in <specific here> and know that I could be an integral member of your team. In addition, I am a highly effective leader with the ability to drive employee performance initiatives and lead orxxxxxxnizations to exceed expectations for success.
I have improved operations, streamlined processes and delivered measurable results through the development and implementation of new and smarter business strategies. I have extremely strong research and development skills and am confident that my ability to establish solid working relationships with professionals at all levels will be a key benefit to your orxxxxxxnization. This along with my expertise in strategic planning and customer relations makes me an ideal candidate for <position here>.
As a proven leader, I believe it would be mutually beneficial for us to meet. I will contact you soon to arrange for an interview. Should you require any additional information, I can be contacted at the phone numbers listed above.
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