Over 20 years of experience networking in the music industry

NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Partner and VP of Promotions for Nubian Entertainment

Entrepreneurial experience gained starting and creating own promotions company – Fat Thomi Promotions

Experience starting, creating, developing, operating and promoting own record label – XRECORDS

High profile music experience working with industry leaders including Clive Davis, A.D. Washington, Puff Daddy, and Rick Rubin

High level music experience gained in high profile jobs including: National Director of Hip Hop Promotions for Def American, Warner Bros. and Arista Records

EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY

XRECORDS
RICHMOND, VA

2003 to Present

FOUNDER/OWNER:
Oversee all Operations for Company.

Signed, developed and promoted artists including but not limited to Antoinique, Lil Nikki, GMC, The Young Bloodz, Kristian Michael

CEO/PRESIDENT:
Successfully negotiated and obtained a pressing and distribution deal with Malaco Music Group for XRCORDS 

Signed artist to label.

Negotiated and wrote contracts for Artists

Set marketing and Promotions budgets. 

Developed and implemented marketing and promotions plans. 

Negotiated employment agreements and salaries

Hired Publicist, Promotions Team, Marketing staff, and radio promotions team.

Created, accounted and dispersed annual operating budget.

FAT THOMI PROMOTIONS
RICHMOND, VA

2000 to 2003

FOUNDER/OWNER:
Booked and promoted artist, venues and concerts which featured artist such as Frankie Beverly and Maze, Lil Wayne and The Cash Money Millionaires, Outkast, Tamia and many more.

CEO/PRESIDENT:
Secured Artist, and negotiated contracts

Developed and allocated advertising and operating budgets

Secured Venues, and negotiated contracts

Hired Sound and Light companies, and negotiated contracts

Secured Vendors, and negotiated contracts

Secured strategic alliances

1993 to 1994

FOUNDER/OWNER:
Negotiated and secured promotions contracts with BMG, Arista, La Face, and Bad Boy Records.

Promoted artists for BMG, Arista, La Face and Bad Boys in the Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh NC, and Richmond, VA markets.

Promoted, hosted, and acted as the street agent for Platinum Plus artists including but not limited to The Wu Tang Clan, Keith Murry, Eric Sermon, Nas, Outkast, Usher, Foxy Brown, Jay Z, Craig Mac, TLC, GoodieMob, Tribe Called Quest, Da La Soul, Biggie, Mase, and Puffy at clubs and concerts.

CEO/PRESIDENT:
Secured Artist, and negotiated contracts

Developed and allocated advertising and operating budgets

Secured Venues, and negotiated contracts

Hired Sound and Light companies, and negotiated contracts

Secured Vendors, and negotiated contracts

Secured strategic alliances

ARISTA RECORDS
NYC, NY

1998 to 1999

National Director of Promotions

Developed, implemented, and oversaw national HIP HOP promotions for La Face, Rowdy, Bad boy and Arista Records.

Worked with multi platinum artists such as TLC, Outkast, Monica, GoodieMob, Biggie, Puffy, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton and Many more.

Developed and implemented national urban radio plan, national mix show plan, and national street show plan.

Coordinated radio interviews.

Developed, implemented, and oversaw national promotional tours.

Allocated and oversaw disbursement of Promotions budget.

Maintained national relationships with club owners, radio programmers, and promoters.

Maintained strategic partnerships with Hip Hop magazines, TV shows and College DJs.

WARNER BROS. RECORDS
BURBANK, CA

1996 to 1998

National Director of Hip Hop Promotions

Developed, implemented and oversaw national Hip Hop promotions for Warner Bros. and Quest Records.

Worked with artists including Shaquille O'Neal, Tamia, DJ Kool, Something For The People,
Eric Benet and others.

Developed and implemented national urban radio plan, national mix show plan, and national street show plan.

Coordinated radio interviews.

Developed, implemented, and oversaw national promotional tours.

Allocated and oversaw disbursement of Promotions budget.

Maintained national relationships with club owners, radio programmers, and promoters.

Maintained strategic partnerships with Hip Hop magazines, TV shows and College DJs.

DEF AMERICAN RECORDS
BURBANK, CA

1994 to 1996

National Urban Radio Consultant

Developed implemented and oversaw all urban promotions

Worked with artists including DJ Kool, Chino XL and others.

Developed and implemented national urban radio plan, national mix show plan, and national street show plan.

Coordinated radio interviews.

Developed, implemented, and oversaw national promotional tours.

Allocated and oversaw disbursement of Promotions budget.

Maintained national relationships with club owners, radio programmers, and promoters.

Maintained strategic partnerships with Hip Hop magazines, TV shows and College DJs.

NUBIAN ENTERTAINMENT
ATLANTA, GA

1992 to 1993

Partner / VP of Promotions

Negotiated and secured the contract to promote the Phoenix Dance Club.

Developed the deals that made the Phoenix Dance Club the official location for events like the “Jack The Rapper” music convention; MCA President Heavy D's party introducing Mary J Blige featuring DJ Kid Capri, Sony Records’ Party featuring Shaba Ranks and Rakim Allah; So So Def President Jermaine Dupri's party featuring Kris Kross; party featuring Priority Records’ recording artists Ice Cube,Yo Yo, Ghetto Boys; and party for Busta Rhymes and many more.

VP of Promotions

Secured artist and negotiated contracts.

Developed and allocated advertising and operating budgets.

Secured venues and negotiated contracts.

Hired Sound and Light companies and negotiated contracts.

Secured Vendors and negotiated contracts.

Secured strategic alliances.

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