Aspire To Empire
The Fire Hot Start Spot To Kick Start Your Talented Heart
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Aspire To Empire
The Fire Hot Start Spot To Kickstart Your Career
TONY AWARD NOMINEE/ BILLBOARD COUNTRY ARTIST LAURA BELL BUNDY
Laura Bell had her stage debut at Radio City Music Hall. Since then she has originated the stage roles of Tina in Ruthless, Amber in Broadway’s Hairspray, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde The Musical (Tony Nomination), played Glinda in Wicked and recently received an Ovation nomination for her role of Charity in Reprise 2.0’s ‘Sweet Charity.’
She’s appeared in over 100 hundred episodes of Television including roles on Perfect Harmony, Good Behavior, American Gods, How I Met Your Mother, The Guest Book, Angie Tribeca, Idiotsitter, Hart of Dixie, Fuller House, Documentary Now, AJ & The Queen, and Anger Management, and over a dozen television pilots that were not picked up! Films include Dream Girls, Jumanji, Life With Mikey, Adventures of Huck Finn, After The Reality, and the award winning Beauty Mark among others.
She's penned hundreds of songs as an EMI/Sony songwriter including her Universal Records album, Achin’ & Shakin’ which debuted on Billboard’s Top 5 Country Music Chart, and has a gold record in Norway. She was nominated for CMT Breakout Video for Giddy On Up. Her Big Machine album “Another Piece Of Me” received rave reviews in 2015 with all four music videos written, directed, & produced by Bundy. Her music has been featured in several video games including Just Dance 3, Just Dance Now, and Guitar Hero.
COUNTRY MUSIC STAR/ GRAMMY NOMINEE JAMIE O'NEAL
Jamie O’Neal is a Platinum-selling country singer and hit songwriter that became a household name in 2001 with her back-to-back # 1 singles, “There Is No Arizona” and “When I Think About Angels.” With multiple hits that followed, including “Shiver,” “Trying To Find Atlantis” and “Somebody’s Hero,” Jamie caught fire. She earned numerous career accolades (including multiple Grammy nominations), she’s an ACM and Billboard Awards winner and has appeared on The Tonight Show, Dave Letterman and numerous other national tv shows.
While she has penned most of her own songs, Jamie has also written hits for such notable artists as Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Leann Rimes, Cece Winans, Idina Menzel and others. Her voice can be heard internationally in major motion pictures including All by Myself for Bridget Jones’s Diary.
She was also picked to perform with Carrie Underwood when she needed the perfect duet partner for CMT’s 100 greatest duets with Does He Love You.
JASON MILLER EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF LIVE NATION NEW YORK
Jason Miller is a 30 year Music Industry Veteran who currently holds the title of Executive Vice President of Live Nation New York. Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, Barclay's Center, Radio City Music Hall, The Beacon Theatre and More, Jason Miller helps guide the LIVE CAREERS of many of Entertainment's TOP Names.
LEARN more about his beginnings as a runner for BOB DYLAN to his current status booking the biggest names in the industry: RELIX MAGAZINE
GRAMMY NOMINATED ELLIOT SCHEINER
From THE EAGLES to The Foo Fighters to Billy Joel...
He has 25 Grammy nominations and 8 Grammy wins, Elliot Scheiner is a legend. When you think of legendary pop engineers who are simply the absolute best at what they do, the list is a very short one. A single handful at best.
The inhabitants who populate that list not only take great pride in their work; they define what magnificent recordings should sound like. You can hear their craft embedded in digital code, or if you’re lucky, 180 gram vinyl, on such seminal works as Van Morrison‘s Moondance, Steely Dan‘s Aja, Gaucho and The Royal Scam, Chaka Khan‘s I Feel For You, Rickie Lee Jones‘ Pirates, Bruce Hornsby‘s The Way It Is and The Eagles‘ Hell Freezes Over.
NASHVILLE MULTI PLATINUM PRODUCER / MIXER BILLY DECKER
He’s mixed 16 #1s to date - most recently, Chris Young's "Losing Sleep".Billy Decker has mixed for Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean. Jaime Lynne Spears, and Sam Hunt. Decker also mixed George Jones’s last album before he died. Billy Decker made history in July of 2014 when Sam Hunt became the most added new artist of all time. Decker works in a unique way. “I mix really fast. Most of my mixes are finished in between two and three-and-a-half hours. To be able to do this, I use a lot of templates in Pro Tools. Instead of spending two hours EQing a kick drum, I can do it in 30 seconds, because I’ve set up templates for the album that outline all the basic parameters for each instrument. Then, I can focus on fine-tuning and bringing levels up and down—working on the entire mix, rather than focusing on individual adjustments. It’s a good way to work. It’s real fast, efficient, and, most importantly, it’s fun.
EVA GARDNER/ GWEN STEFANI BASSIST
Her professional career began when she toured and recorded as the original bassist in The Mars Volta in 2001/2002. Since then, Eva has performed and toured with numerous artists worldwide, including P!nk, Gwen Stefani, Cher, Tegan & Sara, Moby and Veruca Salt.
In 2014, Eva became the first female artist to have a signature bass with Fender. It has been released for public purchase and is available worldwide.
THREE MILLION SPOTIFY STREAMS / POP STAR OLIVIA KING
Olivia King is a Pop/Soul singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. With a combined social media following of 100,000+, and 3,000,000+ streams on Spotify alone, she has been a force in this industry. Her songs have been featured on the Indie Charts, Spotify's New Music Friday, R&B Slow Jams, Discover Weekly, and Release Radar Playlists, and placed in a campaign for Caleb McLaughlin from the Emmy Award Winning Netflix Series "Stranger Things." One of her releases, "There 4 You" was exclusively released through Tidal and featured as the cover of Tidal's "Pop Rising" Playlist. She is partnered with the popular app, Triller and has been featured on their 'Trendy Playlist.' Olivia's latest release is currently on YouTube's Official 'R&B on the Rise' & 'New Pop Releases' playlists.
A lot of her success has stemmed from her creative use of social media. She has mastered how to grow her following at 4k+ per week on Instagram alone. She has branded herself in a way in which she stands out among the sea of people trying to do the same thing! Her latest endeavor on social media has included capitalizing on Instagram's new "Reels" feature and she has seemed to crack the code with multiple videos at 1M+ views in the past month.
COUNTRY MUSIC STAR LAUREN JENKINS
Singer-songwriter Lauren Jenkins has been a touring artist since she was 15 years old. The Texas born, Carolina-raised artist chose a life that would fit perfectly in the songs she writes: across countless smoky bars, fake IDs, and endless miles on the road, music has been her one constant companion. Named an Artist to Watch by the New York Times, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Pandora, and many more, she was also chosen as a member of the “Class of 2019” by influential radio DJ Bobby Bones, and made her TODAY Show debut as Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month. An accomplished actress and filmmaker, Lauren wrote, produced, and starred in an original short film titled 'Running Out of Road' that accompanied the release of her critically-acclaimed debut album, NO SAINT, on Big Machine Records. In May of 2020, she released “Ain’t That Hard,” her first song as a fully independent artist.
GRAMMY WINNER / DRUMMER FOR JUDAS PRIEST SCOTT TRAVIS
Grammy winner and Four Time Grammy Nominee, Scott Travis is the drummer for Judas Priest. He has also played for Racer X, Rob Halford's FIGHT and Thin Lizzy. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Scott was a well-known drummer in the local music scene of a region known as Hampton Roads during the early 1980s. Playing with bands in clubs throughout Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Newport News. Travis moved to California in the early/mid 1980s and played in various local bands, such as Hawk, and later on moved to play for the critically acclaimed Racer X, together with Paul Gilbert, and very briefly played in Saints Or Sinners, which later changed their name to The Scream, and also featured Travis's Racer X bandmates Bruce Bouillet and John Alderete. His big career move came about late in the decade after joining legendary Heavy Metal band Judas Priest. PAINKILLER
JILL CUNNIFF/ LUSCIOUS JACKSON
A founding member of Luscious Jackson, Jill Cunniff was born and raised in New York City, where she met future bandmates Kate Schellenbach and Gabby Glaser at the punk clubs where they used to hang out. She taught herself how to play the guitar at age 14, and was playing in basement punk bands by the following year, including with future members of the Beastie Boys (who ended up releasing Luscious Jackson's albums on their Grand Royal label).
GRAMMY NOMINATED PRODUCER RON SAINT GERMAIN
Among some of the most notable artists he has worked with are Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Ashford & Simpson, Mick Jagger, U2, Muse, Bad Brains, Living Colour, 311, Tool, Soundgarden, Sonic Youth, Creed, The Cure, Ziggy Marley, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foreigner, Kraftwerk, Duran Duran, Nels Cline, Ornette Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Jackie McLean, Ben Goldberg, Kris Davis, Craig Taborn, The Last Poets and numerous others. He has much of his music work in film soundtracks, is active in Sound Design and is part of, 'A Moment In Time', a documentary film production company amomentintimefilms.com. Saint Germain continues his work traveling wherever it takes him, but does his mixing work at his private studio, Saint’s Place.
RECORD LABEL EXEC, VANESSA SILBERMAN
In the studio, Vanessa Silberman has engineered for everyone from Tony Visconti, Kimbra, Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) to Harper Simon and worked as the in-house assistant engineer at Studio 606 (the Foo Fighters Studio) and has assisted for everyone from Foo Fighters, The Kills, Joan Jett to Blue Traveler, James Williamson (of Iggy Pop and the Stooges) in Los Angeles, CA.
Vanessa has played the Vans Warped Tour, SXSW, Apple (Union Square) as well as opened up for Alkaline Trio, R.Ring (featuring Kelley Deal of The Breeders), Selector Dub Narotic (Calvin Johnson founder of K Records) and collaborated with everyone from the late Reed Mullin (Corrosion of Conformity) to Ken Susi (Unearth). She’s also received expansive radio play and support on The Rodney Bingenheimer Show The Underground Garage on SiriusXM and charted #33 in the top 40 of the Friday Morning Quarterback. Vanessa has gained Production Assist and/ or Development Credits for artists such as Britney Spears, Kesha, Adam Lambert, Ciara, Katy Perry, Jordin Sparks and more.
PATRICIA BAHIA, PERFORMER, SYNC LICENSING EXPERT, SONGWRITER
Patricia Bahia is the SYNC and LICENSING Guru! You've heard her music on NETFLIX, ABC, CBS, NBC, CMT, THE CW, ESPN, HALLMARK, TV LAND, MTV, GOOGLE, TARGET, OPTIMUM, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, NASHVILLE, RIVERDALE, THE PERFECTIONISTS, SELLING SUNSET, YOUNGER, HEARTLAND, LOVE & HIP HOP, UFC, BURDEN OF TRUTH, USA NETWORK, THE GOOD WITCH, TEEN MOM, THE FOSTERS and many many more!!
An award-winning songwriter, singer, cancer survivor, and coach, Patricia Bahia (pronounced bah-HEE-yah) is a multi-dimensional artist and songwriter-in-service who lives her bucket list and helps others to do the same.
“Though I was always a singer, I didn’t write my first song until after receiving a cancer diagnosis in 2003. I’d spent my life doing what was expected of me, pursuing a career as a lawyer, living out someone else’s dream, while secretly harboring a dream of writing songs"
"Songwriting was on my bucket-list--something I’d always wanted to do, but didn’t know I was capable of, and had no idea of how to even start.”
"The diagnosis and treatment changed me--it loosened the grip of my conscious logical mind and freed up my right brain creative side. And having a life-threatening illness gave me the immediacy I needed to trade my brief cases for guitar cases and start living my bucket-list life. I realized, 'I've only got one life. I'm not going to get another chance to do what I feel called to do. So, if not now, when?”
Patricia encourages others to follow their own dreams, saying, “I am living proof that it is never too late to start living your dream. My mission is to spread love, healing, joy, and peace through the power of words and music, and to inspire others to follow their own dreams.”
TOP 40 AMERICAN IDOL FAVORITE MARGIE MAYS
Margie’s most recent and proudest endeavor was competing on Season 2 of American Idol on ABC, where she became a fan favorite amongst her competitors and finished in the Top 40. For Margie, the experience was nothing short of a dream come true. She even got to return for the American Idol Finale to perform “This Is How We Do It” with Montell Jordan, as well as roles on a couple Idol commercials that landed premiere spots during the Oscars.
In fact, she loved the experience so much… she competed again on Season 3 of American Idol on ABC. Her journey can be seen on Hulu, and Netflix outside of the U.S.
Her latest career endeavors include entertainment journalism and hosting. She is currently self-producing The Margie Mays Show, where she interviews fellow American Idol alums about their experiences on and off the Idol stage. You can keep up with the latest episodes on her YouTube channel! You can also catch her on Hollywire TV for the latest pop culture news updates.
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COACH BIRDEE BOW/ CEO and Owner of successful seven figure entertainment, coaching and modeling business. Former executive for multi seven figure luxury empire who started her first business at age 19. Published songwriter, national touring artist and internationally published model, Birdee is a POWERHOUSE SUCCESS TRAINER with a passion for Artist Development and sharing her knowledge with creatives from all backgrounds around the world. Birdee is a Certified Health & Wellness Coach with an emphasis on Mindset Success.
COACH JORDAN SKINNER. Director of Marketing and Branding Expert for successful seven figure entertainment, coaching and modeling business. Jordan is a Bachelor of Commercial Music Graduate as well as professional published songwriter and a highly sought after Nashville entertainer. Jordan is a POWERHOUSE SUCCESS TRAINER with a passion for empowering creatives by aligning them with meaningful and lucrative brand partnerships.
COACH KRYSTEN MCKEE Artist Services & Operations for successful seven figure entertainment, coaching and modeling business. A Former FORD Model and Manager of Independent Models, Krysten's background includes sales training for multi seven figure corporations such as Tom Ford, Jo Malone, Ann Taylor and more. Krysten is a POWERHOUSE SUCCESS TRAINER with the passion and skills to connect creatives with success through Creative Business Plan Building, Accountability Training and Inspired Goal Setting.
COACH MADISON SKINNER, Head of Artist Relations and Social Media MGMT for successful seven figure entertainment, coaching and modeling business. Madison is a Bachelor of Commercial Music Graduate, published songwriter and Nashville performer. Madison has also been a sales team leader for a multi seven figure corporation. Madison is a POWERHOUSE SUCCESS TRAINER committed to creating opportunities and powerful content for our clients.
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