NARD's A&R PROFESSIONALS

Here are some of our A&R Professionals bio's.  Are you ready to have your file rated ?

Allen Lindsey

Started in the music and entertainment industry in Harlem New York.  Growing up around music entertainers and studio life helped me develop a strong ear for music.  I started as a radio personality in Los Angeles until I moved to Atlanta Georgia, bought a recording studio and I started working with artists and artist development.  I began doing A&R work for Def Jam South.  Recently, I worked in televison on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.  I enjoy working with artist around the country as well as The Hip Hop Bootcamp ATL.  I look forward to rating artists and giving my professional feedback to help them be discovered by labels around the country.

Carl Dennis 'CD'

I’ve produced, composed, performed, and have written music for an array of talent and businesses throughout the world for more than ten years. As a versatile entertainment professional, I’m proficient with piano, guitar, bass, saxophone, trumpet, drums, and my own voice. I’ve been able to perform alongside some exceptional artists at venues across the U.S. like: Fat Baby's, The House of Blues, BB King's, Whisky a Go Go, and Santos Party House. Featured as an actor, director, and musician, I own various film, TV, radio, and music video credits. I look forward to rating artists and giving professional feedback to help them win!

 

Nick Jameson

Having worked in the music industry for over 5 years, I've developed dozens of artists, newbies and established celebrity singers alike, and produced several successful songs myself. Based in Los Angeles, I've coordinated the recordings and releases of over 20 Billboard charting records, and many more that charted internationally, from song and producer selection to promotion and distribution. My experience in music promotion and marketing has shown a light on to what makes a song good and what makes a song flop. I am also experienced in things the artist should and shouldn't be doing to make sure their brand stands out and gains them followers and record label and agency attention. As a producer, I've charted on Billboard, and have cut songs with an American Idol Top 10 Finalist, as well as having my songs placed for a few sync deals. My expertise is definitely in Pop, Hip-Hop and R&B.

Brandon Carrier (B CaRR)

Born in Sacramento California, I started producing at the age of 13. I've been around the music scene my entire life from church, to concerts, to studios, musical plays and more. One of my uncles "Rodney B" was in the old school group called "Troop". Seeing a lot of their work inspired me and gave me an early start and a different outlook regarding the music business. I've produced for several top artists in the music game such as: Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Frank Ocean, Hit Boy and more. I've been part of and worked on several platinum albums. I look forward to seeing new artists come through the needarecorddeal.com site and helping them get deals by giving my professional feedback from experience.

Zack Olinger

My career illustrates my passion and dedication to the entertainment business. I started with a diverse education combinding the broader arts, business, and technology. That combination set me up for success, enabling me to understand and engage with people who are part of the entertainment industry.

Over the years I’ve worked as a promoter, talent agent, commercial music composer, and in A&R for industry leading entertainment companies. I work to discover new talent and help foster that new artistic talent when I find it. With my social media experience, I’ve effectively and rapidly grown an audience for that talent. I look forward to helping you grow yours. 

 

 

Cyrus Maleki

A musician & producer residing in Los Angeles, California with a B.A. in Sound Design from the Savannah College of Art & Design. A multi-instrumental talent playing keys, guitar, bass, and percussion, also resonates with reggae, funk, blues, rock, and hip-hop.

Experienced as an audio engineer, mix artist, and A&R.  Have helped in polishing talent such as Color Me Badd, B.o.B., Chris Brown, R. Kelly, Jim Jones, Pusha T, Big K.R.I.T., Roscoe Dash, J. Holiday, Project Pat, DJ Luke Nasty, Crime Mob, Tommie & Jhonni Blaze of VH1's Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, Blac Youngsta and many more.

Maintains relationships with labels such as Epic Records, Interscope, EMI, Def Jam, Capitol, Roc Nation, Atlantic, 300 Entertainment, etc.

With multi-genre placements, feel confident that I will rate and provide constructive feedback paving the way to your new record deal.

Paula Joseph (KARMA)

A multifaceted singer/songwriter producer and certified engineer. Having worked over 5 years in the music business, both in front and behind the scenes, has helped me develop an ear for sound and eye for true creativity. I have toured the country and opened for legendary acts, started my own company 'Good Karma Entertainment' and most recently opened Treble Girl Studios, a recording and production studio in Burbank, California. My brand and business model is founded on the idea of helping others find their own Karma. If you have the talent, be assured, I will do a thorough job rating your profile and giving feedback.  Good luck and see you soon!

Steve Riley

Started my career at Bad Boy Records in 1995/1996. *This was the beginning of Bad Boy rise to prominence in the music industry.  Worked on the Street-Team as a junior publicist, promoting artists such as Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, The Lox, and Notorious B.I.G. Helped promote hit records of Notorious B.I.G's 'Juicy" and Craig Mack "Flava in ya Ear" which helped put Bad Boy Records on the map.  Served as Creative Director at Billboard Magazine, Head of A&R at Atlanta based independent record label Rimm Global Media Corp/Universal Music Group, and former President/Director of Operations of Indie Music Factory/InGrooves - Fontana/Universal. Has managed award-winning artist Se' Von (2013 Georgia Music Awards Winner for “Best Male Hip Hop Artist”) as well as negotiated a major licensing deal with Turner Broadcasting for the 2012 NBA playoffs for his hit song “Long Road.”  Currently, I am the Founder/CEO of F.M.B.M.C.  Look forward to helping artists move forward in their careers. Waiting to see and rate your profile.

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