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Vanita Applebum, Inc.

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Vanita Thompson, CEO, Vanita Applebum Entertainment Inc.

Vanita Thompson, owner of Vanita Applebum Entertainment, Inc. has over 20 years experience in entertainment management and event production. After attending Howard University, Vanita worked at Smack Music, Inc, a music production, management and music publishing company (MCA). While there she worked directly with international artists on Capital Records, RCA, Warner Brothers and Atlantic. She left Smack Music to become the first Director of Artist Development at Double XXposure, a NYC public relations firm. She moved from there to work for Jackson Communications, Inc. (JOMA/JCI) the company owned by the Jackson Family. That company managed artists on Jive, RCA, Mercury and Motown. Vanita began to specialize in artist liaison projects and worked for several NYC law firms dealing with sample and cover clearances, copyright and royalty issues, unions, guilds and performance rights. Vanita moved to St. Louis in 1999 and began a royalty recovery business. That business has recovered over $150,000 for songwriters signed to EMI, Sony and Universal. Currently she has an entertainment and new media company that promotes soul music concerts, manages soul music artists Wildmann and TeresaJenee, coordinates the International Soul Music Summit in Atlanta, runs large entertainment stages and sits on entertainment panels nationwide. Vanita has a Certificate in Audio Engineering with a focus on Live Sound. She belongs to ASCAP, NABFEME, NMA and participates actively in social fundraising.


Stacy Shaw, J.D., Director of Artist Development

Stacy Shaw is a rising star in talent development in St. Louis. She has been performing for over 20 years and has concentrated on artist development for the past four years. Her family owned a dance school for over 20 years serving the African American community in her hometown Wichita, KS. While attending Harris-Stowe State University, she was crowned Miss Harris-Stowe State Univer

Profile Summary:
Workshops on Mastering the Entertainment Business Saint Louis, MO
Artist Development Consultation Saint Louis, MO
Artist Administration Services Saint Louis, MO
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Workshops on Mastering the Entertainment Business

Category: Education
Description
Vanita Applebum Entertainment, Inc. offers professional development workshops for entertainment industry professionals. We offer weekly Saturday workshops in three focused areas: Entertainment Business Fundamentals, Artist Creative Development, and Practical Aspects of Entertainment.

Price: $20 per workshop

Spaces are limited and will fill quickly. Reserve your spot now! For more information and reservations visit our blog.
www.vaesecretsofthegame.blogspot.com
Relevant Education / Credentials
Vanita Thompson, CEO, Vanita Applebum Entertainment Inc. Vanita Thompson, owner of Vanita Applebum Entertainment, Inc. has over 20 years experience in entertainment management and event production. After attending Howard University, Vanita worked at Smack Music, Inc, a music production, management and music publishing company (MCA). While there she worked directly with international artists on Capital Records, RCA, Warner Brothers and Atlantic. She left Smack Music to become the first Director of Artist Development at Double XXposure, a NYC public relations firm. She moved from there to work for Jackson Communications, Inc. (JOMA/JCI) the company owned by the Jackson Family. That company managed artists on Jive, RCA, Mercury and Motown. Vanita began to specialize in artist liaison projects and worked for several NYC law firms dealing with sample and cover clearances, copyright and royalty issues, unions, guilds and performance rights. Vanita moved to St. Louis in 1999 and began a royalty recovery business. That business has recovered over $150,000 for songwriters signed to EMI, Sony and Universal. Currently she has an entertainment and new media company that promotes soul music concerts, manages soul music artists Wildmann and TeresaJenee, coordinates the International Soul Music Summit in Atlanta, runs large entertainment stages and sits on entertainment panels nationwide. Vanita has a Certificate in Audio Engineering with a focus on Live Sound. She belongs to ASCAP, NABFEME, NMA and participates actively in social fundraising. Stacy Shaw, J.D., Director of Artist Development Stacy Shaw is a rising star in talent development in St. Louis. She has been performing for over 20 years and has concentrated on artist development for the past four years. Her family owned a dance school for over 20 years serving the African American community in her hometown Wichita, KS. While attending Harris-Stowe State University, she was crowned Miss Harris-Stowe State Univer
Years Experience: 25

Artist Development Consultation

Category: Consulting
Description
Utilizing over 25 years of industry experience, Vanita Applebum Entertainment, Inc. is one of the most influential promotions and entertainment companies in St. Louis. VAE, Inc. is now expanding its service offering with a new division. Our Artist Development division addresses the needs of the growing Independent Artist community by providing individualized services designed to help industry professionals reach their potential. Services include, concept creation, image creation and consultation, live performance coaching, production, entertainment business education, media kits, photo shoots, and much more.

We give free, no-obligation consultations by industry professionals with over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Vanita Thompson, CEO, Vanita Applebum Entertainment Inc. Vanita Thompson, owner of Vanita Applebum Entertainment, Inc. has over 20 years experience in entertainment management and event production. After attending Howard University, Vanita worked at Smack Music, Inc, a music production, management and music publishing company (MCA). While there she worked directly with international artists on Capital Records, RCA, Warner Brothers and Atlantic. She left Smack Music to become the first Director of Artist Development at Double XXposure, a NYC public relations firm. She moved from there to work for Jackson Communications, Inc. (JOMA/JCI) the company owned by the Jackson Family. That company managed artists on Jive, RCA, Mercury and Motown. Vanita began to specialize in artist liaison projects and worked for several NYC law firms dealing with sample and cover clearances, copyright and royalty issues, unions, guilds and performance rights. Vanita moved to St. Louis in 1999 and began a royalty recovery business. That business has recovered over $150,000 for songwriters signed to EMI, Sony and Universal. Currently she has an entertainment and new media company that promotes soul music concerts, manages soul music artists Wildmann and TeresaJenee, coordinates the International Soul Music Summit in Atlanta, runs large entertainment stages and sits on entertainment panels nationwide. Vanita has a Certificate in Audio Engineering with a focus on Live Sound. She belongs to ASCAP, NABFEME, NMA and participates actively in social fundraising. Stacy Shaw, J.D., Director of Artist Development Stacy Shaw is a rising star in talent development in St. Louis. She has been performing for over 20 years and has concentrated on artist development for the past four years. Her family owned a dance school for over 20 years serving the African American community in her hometown Wichita, KS. While attending Harris-Stowe State University, she was crowned Miss Harris-Stowe State Univer
Years Experience: 25

Artist Administration Services

Category: Business
Description
Utilizing over 25 years of industry experience, Vanita Applebum Entertainment, Inc. is one of the most influential promotions and entertainment companies in St. Louis. VAE, Inc. is now expanding its service offering with a new division. Our Artist Administration division addresses the needs of the growing Independent Artist community by providing administrative services. Services include royalty recovery, song plugging, copyright filing, invoice generation and collection, financial recovery, personal assistant services, discography maintenance, and much more.

Cost effective, convenient, and confidential, our company takes the frustration out of getting paid for your art.

For more information or a quote, email us at vanitaapplebum@yahoo.com
Relevant Education / Credentials
Vanita Thompson, CEO, Vanita Applebum Entertainment Inc. Vanita Thompson, owner of Vanita Applebum Entertainment, Inc. has over 20 years experience in entertainment management and event production. After attending Howard University, Vanita worked at Smack Music, Inc, a music production, management and music publishing company (MCA). While there she worked directly with international artists on Capital Records, RCA, Warner Brothers and Atlantic. She left Smack Music to become the first Director of Artist Development at Double XXposure, a NYC public relations firm. She moved from there to work for Jackson Communications, Inc. (JOMA/JCI) the company owned by the Jackson Family. That company managed artists on Jive, RCA, Mercury and Motown. Vanita began to specialize in artist liaison projects and worked for several NYC law firms dealing with sample and cover clearances, copyright and royalty issues, unions, guilds and performance rights. Vanita moved to St. Louis in 1999 and began a royalty recovery business. That business has recovered over $150,000 for songwriters signed to EMI, Sony and Universal. Currently she has an entertainment and new media company that promotes soul music concerts, manages soul music artists Wildmann and TeresaJenee, coordinates the International Soul Music Summit in Atlanta, runs large entertainment stages and sits on entertainment panels nationwide. Vanita has a Certificate in Audio Engineering with a focus on Live Sound. She belongs to ASCAP, NABFEME, NMA and participates actively in social fundraising. Stacy Shaw, J.D., Director of Artist Development Stacy Shaw is a rising star in talent development in St. Louis. She has been performing for over 20 years and has concentrated on artist development for the past four years. Her family owned a dance school for over 20 years serving the African American community in her hometown Wichita, KS. While attending Harris-Stowe State University, she was crowned Miss Harris-Stowe State Univer
Years Experience: 25