Conrad Dimanche, a former Bad Boy A&R executive has taken the business of music and applied it to a new digital platform that is shaping how the music industry looks for talent and signs talent.
Not too long ago, musical artists would submit music by postal mail to a music label president, secretary or the A&R executive if, they knew of the name of an A&R exec at a record label. Either way, the A&R department would get the music, contact the talent and set up a meeting, and if they thought the talent could provide either hot tracks, was a dope songwriter or stand out rapper or singer. They would sign that talent, develop them and then the label would market and distribute the music.
Today, that is not necessary thanks to the digital age, however, one of the most frustrating processes for artists would be figuring out how to get their music into the hands of the “right” person that can make decisions regarding their music. No longer do artists need to get signed by record labels in order to have a lucrative. Now, you can upload your music on musicfeedpro.com and grab the attention of music directors, music publishers, A&R execs and other musicians who wish to collaborate. The digital market is the new frontier for the music industry.
Do you remember Myspace? It was a great platform to generate a buzz. Nicki Minaj and others hail from Myspace and it was a digital tool that benefited artists. Musicfeedpro is similar because you belong to a network of people with common interests but, it’s more transparent than Myspace since you’ll know who’s on the site, what artists have available in terms of music and you’ll know exactly what music execs are looking for.
Musicfeedpro has some of the most influentials in entertainment engaged with this platform such as music producer and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Stevie J, RocNation’s Lenny Santiago and Spotify’s TiffanyHumar. The Knockturnal had the opportunity to talk to Conrad Dimanche, the man who considers Diddy and Harve Pierre as his mentors.
TK: Tell us how working at Bad Boy was during the height of hip-hop?
CD: When I look back at those days, I would compare working at to playing on the Chicago Bulls when Jordan was in his prime. We had an amazing team and the only focus was winning.
TK: How did Diddy and Harve Pierre inspire you?
CD: I have always been a hard worker since I was a teenager but I think the most inspirational part was seeing the relentless work ethic from Diddy and Harve Pierre. There was a culture at Bad Boy that every employee had to adapt and that was figure it out and get it done by any reasonable means and sleeping was not the priority.
TK: Why did you get into technology and how did you come up with a digital music platform?
CD: I was intrigued with the technology world since the late 90’s. As a former A&R I was always in tune with creators so it became my mission to develop online tools to help the creative world progress in their musical endeavors. musicfeedpro.com was developed base off the needs of music professionals.
TK: Any thoughts about Craig Mack and his style of hip hop? What was it like working with him at Bad Boy Entertainment?
CD: I was Craig Macks A&R when he was signed for the 2nd time at Bad Boy in I think 2002. His sound and style was extremely authentic. I loved working with him, some artist could be difficult to work with but making music with Mack was always fun, he was always cracking jokes but was also always on time and willing to work hard while being humble.
TK: Tell us why your relationships were essential to your career?
CD: Nurturing relationships in any industry is essential but in the music business it’s paramount as it relates to becoming successful. Another reason for launching musicfeedpro.com was to provide a tool that makes it easier for music professionals to network and build their creative teams.
TK: Does this platform help anyone interns of advising artists or it it just for collars?
CD: musicfeedpro.com is a helpful tool for just about everyone in the music industry ecosystem including interns and anyone looking for collaborations.
Check out musicfeedpro.com for more information.