The Music Industry Insider

Pictorial history of the Music Industry movers and shakers from Learn the Music Business.com, a music business membership website for artists.

Permalink Chris Lighty. Chris is owner of Violator management and his clients have included 50CENT, BUSTA RHYMES, DIDDY, DIGGY SIMMONS, LL COOL J, MARIAH CAREY and others.
Permalink Who is Jan Smith? And why should you care.. Jan Smith is one of the BEST vocal coaches in the music business. Her clients list reads like a who who of world class singers.  Matchbox twenty (Lava/Atlantic) Keyshia Cole (Interscope) Trey Songz (Atlantic) Keri Hilson (Interscope) Usher (LaFace) Drake and Justin Beiber and many others
Permalink Independent artist Leah Devon has traveled the world and has her own jewelry line launched along with supermodel Rachel Hunter. Leah is one of the few successful indie artists today.
Permalink Learn the Music Business.com executive spotlight: Mona Scott. Mona is the creator of VH1’s Love and Hip Hop and also guide the careers of Missy Elliot, Jim Jones and Toccara.
Permalink Benny Medina. Benny Medina has managed the careers of Usher, Puffy, Jennifer Lopez, Brandy and Mariah Carey. The Fresh Prince of Bel -Air TV show was based on his life.
Permalink George Duke. George Duke has been involved in the music business for over 40 years as a keyboard player, performer, producer and composer. He has worked with Regina Belle, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis and many others. Mr. Duke sits on the board of advisers for ASCAP
Permalink Nelson George. Nelson is a journalist, music critic, author, filmmaker and columnist. His work has included the movies Strictly Business and CB4. He is also co-executive producer for VH1’s Hip Hop Honors. Nelson is author of Hip Hop America
Permalink David Geffen. David Geffen is the founder of Asylum Records in 1970, Geffen Records in 1980, and DGC Records in 1990. He also created DreamWorks SKG in 1994 along with Steven Spielberg and …Jeffrey Katzenberg. Also on his political side, he was huge supporter of President Obama. In the past he has worked with Elton John, Cher, Pat Metheny and others. In 2007, He was listed in Forbes as one of the world’s richest men, his net worth was listed at 6 billion.
Permalink Merlin Bobb long  history in the music business included Vice President at Atlantic Records, co-Founder of East /West Records, Executive Vice President of Elektra Entertainment Group, b Some… of the artist Bobb discovered and producers he worked with are Brandy, Missy Elliot, Fabulous, Busta Rhymes, to Pharrel, Timbaland, Dr. Dre, Diddy and Cash Money Records to name a few. He is currently a partner in the first Eco friendly night club Greenhouse in New York City. 
Permalink Eunice Vicks Rhea is an independent filmmaker based out of Atlanta. Eunice is also  also the co-executive of Learn the Music Business.com.  Eunice has worked with Tommy Ford (Martin), Jasmine Guy (A Different World), MC Lyte, Lisa Wu Hartwell (Atlanta Housewives reality show).  She continues to garner accolades for her work in the Atlanta film community.