Former Artist Manager now concentrating on Music Business Mentoring and Education. Owner/Partner of a Boutique Record Label (Koffe an Kreem). The label only has a limited amount of output as it was meant to be a training platform informing on what artists should be entitled to for their future negotiations. I have been involved with the production on most of our releases. The publishing rights and masters to the songs on our label were transferred back to the originators on 01/01/2021 so they could self-publish and market themselves. All outstanding 'fixed costs' were cancelled. All songs available for purchase or free download from our website.
Part of my upbringing and a major part of my life.
To be involved with music that you play and always find something new.
Abolishing Political Parties
"Summertime" from 'Porgy and Bess'
Talk Talk, Mark Hollis, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott, Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac, The Who, Roy Buchanan, Most Blues Artistes, Billie Holiday and the list goes on...
Something different and good quality
Not something I do apart from training sessions.
Streaming has mainly benefited the record labels (lower overheads and special deals). Changes to the Berne Convention with minimum songwriter and performer royalties in place.
The community appears very strong and supportive of one another
Not being a musician
Yes - as an observer - 'fan' days are over
Excellent interaction with an audience. Lack of ego. Active on Social Media sites. Patience as supporters grow.
IJ Chris (Irie Jah Chris), Jon Ben Berger (RIP), Kofi, Sahrya (you've heard of her - she's on here). Everyone should get to know Mark Hollis (RIP)