Project Go Dark: MIP Fall 2021

M.I.P include in-real life PAID (via weekly PGD stipends) internship placement with industry partners, a pitch competition or project, masterclass/gues M.I.P include in-real life PAID (via weekly PGD stipends) internship placement with industry partners, a pitch competition or project, masterclass/guest lecturers and panel series featuring black music executives from across the industry. MIP participants graduate with a certificate, executive mentorship, peer connections, and real world experience necessary to launch a successful career in today's music landscape.
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  • Created on 08 Oct 21
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Tonight we have the pleasure of inviting Kei Henderson to our “Executive Series” exclusive to our Project Go Dark Inaugural MIP class!
When it comes to managing talent and the brands there of, not too many people are able to execute in an effective manner. KeiSaundra ‘Kei Opens Doors’ Henderson is a multi faceted Talent and Brand Manager who is known for breaking, branding, and undoubtedly changing the lives of the artist in which she touches including 21 Savage, Key!, Asiahn, Jordan Hawkins to name a few
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It’s with great honor, we welcome Binta Niambi Brown to the Project Go Dark  “Executive Series” hosted by Paige Shari for our fall ‘21 MIP cohort
Brown is a former corporate lawyer, founder of independent record label/music and entertainment company Big Mouth Records, Omalily Projects, and the Head of Operations and Strategy at Keep Cool/RCA Records. Binta also manages Grammy award winning producer and artist Peter Cottontale and is a co-founder of the Black Music Action Coalition
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Exclusive to our Project Go Dark students, we’re happy to welcome Jamil Davis (The Revels Group), Zekest Johnson (Sincethe80s) and Junia Abaidoo (LVRN) tonight for our Music Industry Pipeline “Executive Series”Panel.
Tonight’s topic: Domestic & International Touring.
These three executives are responsible for organizing and advancing tours for Drake, G-Eazy, Lil Wayne, 6lack, Summer Walker, Earthgang and JID just to name a few..
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For far too long, the entertainment industry has profited off the distribution of African American culture, but that same industry has done very little to preserve it. Knowing that leaving such game changing responsibility to one side of the equation is untenable, Project Go Dark and our Board of Advisors are working in collaboration with the biggest industry players to invest in the next generation of black music industry professionals.
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Today we began our 6 week Music Industry Pipeline ‘Executive Series’ featuring an all-star line up of Black Executives, Managers, A&Rs, Marketers, Lawyers, and Engineers who have committed their time to pouring into the next generation and exclusively our 2021 class 🙏🏾 For our first panel we’re going to dive into the topic of Talent Management with Cortez Bryant (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), Barry Johnson (JID, Earthgang, Sofaygo) and Stevo( OG Parker, Sakura) hosted by Paige Shari
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100% Placement for our Fall ‘21 MIP intern cohort between Quality Control Music (A&R), Reach Records (Project Management), Disturbing Tha Peace (Project Management), Super Sound Studios (Engineering), The Blueprint Group (A&R and Marketing), Theory Communication (PR), Vince Phillips and Aurielle Brooks (Legal, and Binta Niambi Brown (Personal Assistance)
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Polywork Demo for our Project Go Dark Class of '21
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Today marked the start to our first Project Go Dark Music Industry Pipeline Program!

For four days we took our brilliant students through icebreakers, team building activities, and a crash course taught by Tea and our PGD team about the recording, distribution, and publishing industry.

After finishing the course our Fall ‘21 cohort were tested on their knowledge and subsequently placed in an internship or apprenticeship that lined up with their specific interests after passing. This years career pathways include PR, A&R, Entertainment Law, Marketing, Project Management, and Engineering. This week students will get introduced and acclimated to their internship opportunities and participate in a resume workshop with Polywork on Wednesday.

The Fall ‘21 class is comprised of six women and four men representing various HBCU’s including: Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, Johnson C Smith University, Florida A&M University, and Hampton University

Say hello to PGD’s First MIP Class
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