Trang Williams - Business Administrator
Trang Williams grew up in families from various musical backgrounds. Her step father was a musician and a saxophone player. Her brother is a music engineer and producer in Vietnam. He is currently performing with his band and travels to difference venues to do shows. Trang came to the USA when she was 14 and adopted by an American family. Trang's adopted father was a music director and Associate pastor for various churches in his career. Her father wrote songs and sang in the churches. He is now retired from music. Trang used to sing in choirs and was in different plays at her father’s church. She has learned a lot about music business as a business manager. Trang's mentor was her Godmother, who is the manager for the old school group-S.O.S Band.
Trang has worked with the following artists in her career:Jon B, Iamsu, and Kimmese-Artist out of Vietnam. She has also managed local artist Sadie Cannon, now located in Los Angeles, California.
An'Toine Macer - Head Engineer/Producer
An'Toine Macer is an accomplished Engineer and Producer. He is knowledgable with the use of Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, and Studio One. He received his education from Full Sail University, where he learned on some of the state of the art equipment for recording, mixing, and editing. An'Toine is also very knowledgeable on live productions. He is very strong with audio visual with the use of a leprechaun, multi-viewer, light trees, routing audio, and stage set-up. Ant'oine also proudly served his country for 16 years in the Army.
An'Toine has worked with Pastor Troy, PapaDuck, Ball Greezy, Koly P and Mister Wilson.
Odell Padgett is a BMI affiliated songwriter, producer, popJazz organist, classical pianist, educator, and founder of Goldtracks Music Group LLC and Sweetyo Publishing. He has been in the music industry for forty-plus years; he has worked with many major recording artists, and was a song writer on the Grammy nominated album “Burnin” by Carol Douglas. The title song “Burnin” was featured as the opening sound track for the movie “The Sweeper.”
He worked briefly as manager of Maurice Davis who is known for his duet with Celine Dion on the mega hit “Beauty and the Beast”. Celine and Maurice toured and performed on late night shows, and they performed on the Children’s Pediatric Aids Foundation Video by Walt Disney Productions, which also featured Patti LaBelle, Michael Bolton and many other major artists. Odell joined Keith Diamond and Barry Yearwood and partnered on the Goldtracks Record Label. During that time, Keith wrote and produced Billy Ocean’s “Caribbean Queen” album, on the Jive Record label that won a Grammy for best new R&B vocal. Odell was music director at the Billy Holiday Theater in Brooklyn, New York which is credited with the Broadway Production “Innocent Black”, starring Melba Moore. Also, Tony award and Emmy award nominated PlayWrite Sam “Art” Williams who produced “The Coming”, “Do Unto Others” and the hit comedy television show “Martin”. Odell and Barry Yearwood founded the group “The Shades of Blue”, with Velvet Fire Productions Inc., sponsored by Vanguard Oil Company of Brooklyn, New York. The group reorganized into the original chart topping group “Musique”. They worked out of the Billy Holiday Theater’s Platinum Studio before eventually working with the renowned producer Patrick Adams, spinning out hits “Push, Push” and “Keep on Jumpin”. Some of the artist originally and formerly were Jocelyn Brown, Angela Howell, Mary Seymour, Christine Wilshire and Gina Taylor, many of whom went on to have successful solo careers.
Odell produced and recorded the Brooklyn Children’s Choir with director Danny Eason. The group later joined the Hezekiah Walker’s choir, and won a Grammy for best new gospel group. Odell attended South Carolina State University, Virginia Theological University and Long Island University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters degree in Music and Education. While studying at the Virginia Theological University, he temporary served as organist and pianist for the University Concert Choir, working under choir conductor John Bland, nephew of James Bland, an African American who composed the official state song of Virginia, “Carry Me Back To Old Virginny” and “O Dim Golden Slippers”. He also studied computer technology at LaGuardia College in Queens, New York. He taught school for twenty-nine years in the New York City Public School System, where he was the music and band director, and he was awarded teacher of the year, presented by Howard Golden, Brooklyn Borough President (District #13 1995).
Odell managed Debra Blackwell-Cook, who is now lead singer with Del Leppard’s new group “Delta Deep”.
Odell also served in the United States Army’s Special Service Entertainment, where he toured Italy and Germany, entertaining Armed Forces personnel with a Jazz Trio and a twenty-one piece orchestra.
Omeez is a Miami born rapper/writer/producer that has been making noise in Florida since 2005. He was a member of “The Legacy” which consisted of two childhood friends and one of his cousins. The group started getting radio play on numerous underground stations and clubs throughout Florida after releasing their first and only single “Like This”. Due to unforeseen circumstances, he eventually stepped out on his solo venture and released his first mixtape entitled “Nuthin But Jam’ in 2009. This marked the beginning of his success as a solo artist. He recently released his second solo cd entitled “Mayday’, which has had an enormous positive response throughout Florida, Georgia, and other regions of the southeast. The singles “So Fine”, “Change Up”, and “Do It Wit Da Lights On’ have been getting rotation on radio and also been featured on numerous mixtapes. The video for his hit single “Change Up’, is currently on World Star Hip Hop and has resulted in Omeez’s nomination for various awards and placement on the Set It Off Two soundtrack. Omeez recently released his latest cd entitled “OG Tales”, which is currently being promoted this year. He has also been producing tracks for other artists and working on follow up singles for your listening pleasure. Not only is he an extremely talented artist, he is also involved with the business aspect of the music industry. Omeez is co-owner of IMG Records, which was formed by himself and his father. His father, “Will Covington”, is a professional drummer/record producer who has worked with numerous artists including BB King on his Grammy-award album, “Six Silver Strings’. No wonder music is like a second breath for him. He brings life experiences of the hood right to your front door. By producing his own tracks as well as writing his own lyrics, his music style is original and guaranteed to make you bounce. He has music for the streets, the ladies, the club goers, the older crowd, and the new age. It is a sure thing that he will leave his trademark in the music industry.
Joe Young - Producer / Consultant for Motion Pictures
Joe Young, a Connecticut native, is an award winning cartoonist, filmmaker, producer, writer, and educator. He is the creator of the socially engaged Scruples comic characters and the writer and executive producer of Hartford's first major home grown book-to-film project, Diamond Ruff. In early 2015, Cinedigm Entertainment, the largest independent content provider in the United States, nationally distributed Diamond Ruff. Young is currently the President of Maurice Starr Entertainment/Joe Young! Studios headquartered in Hartford, CT, where he oversees many projects including the visual development of new boy band NK5. He is also the Founder & Executive Director of the youth arts non-profit agency The Joe, Picture This Show/Hartford Animation and Film Institute. He is a former Guinness World Record Holder for creating the World's Longest Comic Strip, which included the participation of thousands of Greater Hartford-based youth. In 1999 he received the prestigious Daily Point of Light Award from the White House for volunteering his time in bringing the arts to otherwise access-less youth. He and his work has appeared in People, Ebony, GQ, US Weekend and Jet Magazine, the Boston Globe, New York Times, C-Span, CNN, the Black Family Channel and other national media outlets (www.joeyoung.org).
William L. Whitacre
WILLIAM L. WHITACRE is an entertainment attorney working in music and film through his law firm William L. Whitacre & Associates, PA. Music clients have included JACO PASTORIUS Grammy nominee with WEATHER REPORT; D.J. MAGIC MIKE “Father of Bass;” CHEETAH RECORDS (Four RIAA certified Gold Sales Awards, and one RIAA certified Platinum sales award); TOM WASHINGTON International Producer of Phenix Horns, the horn section for Earth Wind and Fire; HANK “SUGARFOOT” GARLAND Legendary Country and Jazz Guitarist and many others. Music representation includes career development, personal management, business organization, copyright, artist contract formation and negotiation, music licensing, music publishing and administration, and distribution agreements with companies such as Warner/Atlantic, Polygram, CBS, INDI, SONY RED Distribution, and their international affiliates.
Kurt Griffin - Promoter/Producer
Kurt Griffin has documented success in the development, production, promotion and execution of major events to include; The Honda Battle of the Bands, The Divine Nine National Greek Show and Concert, and numerous Concerts and Plays with 50,000 + attendance. He has provided Management and support to major events including; Coachella, Stagecoach and Desert Trip, which are three of the largest Music festivals world-wide.
Kurt presided over the Company that was responsible for the production of the “Drum Battles” in the hit movie “Drumline.”He organized the major movie premiere of “Drumline” in the Atlanta Civic Center, which was the first major movie premier conducted in Atlanta. Kurt marketed the international DVD release for the movie “Drumline.”
Kurt currently serves as Co-CEO/Owner of LME (Lifetime Music and Entertainment) a Florida based Music Production and Event Promotion company.
He is the CEO/Owner of SME (Secure Military Enterprises), a California based company dedicated to providing the highest quality of professional services in support of government and private sector needs.
20+ years of experience leading culturally diverse groups of people in jobs of increasing responsibility.