Mee Mee TV Auditions will be held at The Performers Academy, 3674 Beach Blvd, March 8, 2014 from 10 A. M. to 6 P. M. Click here for more information.
Ingenuity and tenacity are always at the core of any company’s success. Just ask CEO and entrepreneur Anthony Dyson if you ever find him with an idle moment. Known as D$Money Dyson, he understood it would be an uphill climb to start Tri-State Entertainment Records when he teamed up with his partners Jared “Boss P” Person, and Brandon “Yung Bama” Bridges to form the label in 2007.
Releasing hits like A-state Gigolo, Hard Work No Play, Interstate Trafficking, and Reckoning Day, Tri-State Entertainment reflects the company’s eclectic history. First, their roots were firmly established on their home scenes which includes Alabama, Arkansas, and Florida. Second, their musical development has evolved from a home-grown blend to an international brew. Third, all three label members honorably served their country as sailors in the United States Navy before coming together to make their music.
Stints in the Navy took them to the Middle East. Nothing deters this crew. Even life in Bahrain gave them opportunities to demonstrate their ambition and nurture their creative forces. It appears that being in harm’s way only helped them to become more driven. Tri-State officers are also astute enough to appreciate the importance of reaching out. Dyson’s collaboration includes artists from 3MG label circa their transitions, Zadrion “Dj Yung Stylez” Hawkins and a best beat selling producer. Hawkins has been associated with Atlantic Records.
Staying true to their roots, these men have returned home to enroll at local college and universities honing hone their talents by studying business management, photography, and nuances of entrepreneurship. Dyson encourages his partners to embrace all highs and lows of each endeavor. The Tri-State Entertainment label doesn’t allow anything to interfere with their mutual vision. A lull in opportunities becomes a platform for restructuring. A service obligation became a value proposition, and a challenge became the fuel for creativity. Music fans, it’s a wise choice to follow Mr. Dyson and his artists. Beware, their music is not for the faint at heart or tender ears. But those of kindred spirits doesn’t include you. So click Anthony D$Money. Anthony offers up some Arkansas Swag with Florida flavor.
Anthony “D$ Money” Dyson is an entrepreneur, business management major at a local university, and proud veteran of the United States Navy. He diligently serves his community by helping other artists and students. His artists are staples at local entertainment venues. Contact Anthony
The Soulful Nutcracker’s second annual performance takes place on December 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts Moran Theater 300 West Water Street, Jacksonville, Florida. This is a fund-raising event for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Gamma Rho Omega Chapter Foundation 2014 Scholarships. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for ticket information.
They for their goals in an old fashion manner. They save their money, pay cash for company expenditures, and work to make things happen. LHE also has a campaign on Indiegogo.com. Soon their altruistic efforts will pay off in their community. The Superhero Rewards Campaign’s literacy initiatives are all about opening doors for altruists. South Florida, you won’t have to look far to find acts of altruism in your neighborhood.
LHE is determined to use its company ingenuity to help South Florida residents using their Key Knows brand. In its development stage, Key Knows offers a spin on the friendship bracelet. This campaign will target children ages 5 and up. SRC encourages everyone to be a hero in someone’s life. The Henrys have taken this charge to heart with their LHE campaigns.
Your local artists and businesses provide more than a service. They define the quality of life where you live. You can do your part. Superheroes Rewards Campaign wants to help you get involved. LHE wants to see a change in their community. Make a difference.
Artists and community businesses provide more than a service. They define the quality of life where you live. You can do your part by participating Superheroes Rewards Campaign. Get involved. Change a life. Help LHE change in their community.
Look up LHE on their face book page Lite Hyppo Ent. Key Knows. Or use the contact information below:
Lite Hyppo Entertainment
4110 SW 21 St
West Park, FL 33023
Everybody On Top
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Contributing author: Carl Fletcher: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/carl-fletcher/2b/305/b44/CTASInc@twitter.com/ http://www.facebook.com/fletchercarl
Everybody On Top is a ten week installment helping independent artists identify alternative paths to a mega career destination. Previous articles were Path 1: Accountability – Take responsibility for your actions and Path 2: Discipline – Working for what you want. Path 3: Acceptance –Acknowledging the inevitable. Path 4: Humility – When you are wrong, you are wrong. Path 5 Forgiveness– Let it go or die unhappy. Path 6: Generosity – Putting others first moves you forward. Do more. This week’s article will focus on Path 7: Discretion – Protected hook ups lead to seven large bank accounts. Path 8: Resilience – A secret weapon of successful people. This article will focus on Path 9: Providence– Frugally meeting financial needs consistently in your career with four critical steps.
Artists need to advance their careers to find a better quality of life. Artistic career advancement requires capital investments. Capital investments are those monies spent on fixed assets. Equipment, costumes, supplies, PR, etc., are all fixed assets required for your career. For our purposes, capital investments mean frugally meeting financial obligations in artists’ careers without their personal life suffering. Carl Fletcher, a certified financial consultant advises artists to consider using the four step approach. Fletcher believes people will be successful in handling their financial matters using these four critical steps:
Step 1 – Spend less than you earn. Create a budget. A budget identifies how your resources can be allocated. Resources are monies that are available for tending to life’s needs or impulse spending. Tip: Less impulse spending = greater resources.
Step 2 – Avoid the use of credit. Pay cash whenever possible. Allocate resources to gain assets. This is the process of allocating your resources responsibly. For an example, artists may need special equipment or a PR campaign. Resources have to be allocated for these business expenditures. Remember, although these expenditures may be tax-deductible; they are not assets.
Step 3 – Build liquidity (Accumulate cash or assets that can be quickly turned into cash). Assets are anything that increases in value. A percentage of your assets or monies should be earmarked for future endeavors. Plan to meet these transactions without occurring debt.
Step 4 – Identify specific long-term financial goals. Consistently set aside a percentage of your resources for this goal. Sometimes sacrifices must be made to meet future financial goals. Do not sacrifice your ability to meet your current financial obligations. Determine what resources will be allocated to acquire assets. Identify any future potential financial transactions. Tip: Pay yourself first.
Licensed in several states, Fletcher has seen people become successful in handling their financial matters after setbacks. Given the nature of artistic industries, artists often need recovery from similar financial setbacks. It is not uncommon for artists to go extended periods of time without cashing a royalty check. This does not mean bills do not have to be paid in pursuit of the creative process. It does mean that artists must employ careful financial planning to thrive during a financial setback. Remember every situation is different. Artists in control of their careers generally reap greater rewards. They also control the direction of their career. Astute artists understand the pay structure of their industry and plan accordingly.
Carl Fletcher is President of Kingdom Alliance Services Incorporation. Kingdom Alliance Services mission is to empower everyone with the education and empowerment necessary to make sound financial decisions to improve their lives using a holistic planning approach based on biblical principles. His corporation’s purpose is to help people change their financial paradigms by addressing a holistic approach concerning their lifestyles and building wealth. Fletcher indicates his company’s primary belief is based on this scripture – Hosea 4:6a: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”