They say you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover – but how about a magazine? If we have self titled our publication FUTURE – it’s because we are here to shed light on the next-best-thing, we aim to be ahead of the rest. In this stage in the game, where there are thousands of outlets for artists to get their music out, be heard, be seen, get paid – it’s tough to sort through everything/everyone to find real quality music. Especially when the talented artists do not have a team or the know-how on how the industry works today.
With that said, we have reached out to a few – highly respected industry professionals that will help lead a few discussions on things you talented artists need to know to get the wheels moving on your career. The first person that we thought about reaching out to, hands-down was Vakseen.
Otha “Vakseen” Davis III is an A&R Manager and a Visual Artist. He started in
the music business as an artist/producer and transitioned into the business side around 2005 when he started interning at Slip N Slide Records. Vakseen quickly rose up the ranks and became an A&R Executive and a Product Manager, working on your favorite releases from Rick Ross, Plies, Trick Daddy, Jagged Edge and Trina, to name a few. In 2011 he had an opportunity to relocate to LA, so he left the company to further establish his brand and company, Vakseen LLC. Vakseen LLC is a groundbreaking entertainment company that specializes in bridging the gap between major labels and incredible talent. The company’s goal has been “providing the cure for music’s ailments” via A&R management, brand marketing, production, songwriting and artist development. He’s established a brand that is recognized for having great content. His current goals simply evolve around the advancement of his brand and movement and maintaining consistency. Vakseen love’s working with extremely talented individuals that are passionate about their craft, their future and the entertainment business. As an artist, you’ll definitely want to check out his informative, artist-friendly website Vakseen.com and follow him on Twitter @Vakseen.
“I’m one of the few down-to-earth A&R’s left and I’m always sharing great info on the music business.”