PMP (Producers Making Paper) Series - The DJ Frank E Story
"...In the meantime, I was trying to find a way to break into the industry as a producer. I tried everything... I mean EVERYTHING. Looking from the outside in, it's hard to imagine what the industry is really like. To me it was like a secret society, and none of my friends knew much about it. I wasted so much time and energy barking up the wrong trees. One day, my girlfriend at the time was reading through a copy of the new Scratch Magazine (RIP)
(Magazine, not girlfriend). She found an ad for PMP Worldwide and suggested that I spend my last $450 ($275) on a subscription. I checked out the site and immediately signed up - it was the best thing I had found by far. 2 months later I got a call from Mike Caren at Atlantic Records after submitting for a Juvenile track dump. He was starting to build his publishing company at the time. He tested me for a few months, and we sent ideas back and forth. Shortly after, I gave him a song for Flo Rida's first album using a sample he'd sent me, and the rest of the story starts at the beginning of my discography.
Corporate Activity: Ben Maddahi - President, Artist Publishing Group
APG is growing by leaps and bounds as far as industry impact; what plans do you, Mike Caren and the rest of the team have setup to take the company to the next level?
We have the most revolutionary songwriter and producer development system in the music business. The core of our company is hands-on A&R feedback from a talented, experienced and trained team, which is most effective with hard work, talent, and perseverance from our writers. We have a state-of-the art studio facility in the heart of Hollywood that has 6 rooms for writers, producers, artists, and musicians to work in. We also have 9 A&R offices on-site, as well as 2 offices for our in-house Film & TV team that we just brought on. We're selectively creating partnerships with other forward-thinking companies like PMP, who have a great reputation for finding talent using new and cutting-edge technology. 2012 was amazing for APG, but 2013 is about to be incredible with all the things we have going on.
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Producers Making Paper - Kevin 'BOS' Randolph/New King Management
"Kevin "BOS" Randolph and I would like to thank you directly Mitch and the people of PMP for assisting us with the French Montana placement "Throw it in the Bag".
PMP is definitely one of the best ways to make contacts with the label heads without the politics... just straight music. Again, thank you for your assistance. God First, Anthony Brown
& Kevin "BOS" Randolph New King Management"