RKD Music launches New Talent Agency- SBI

RKD Music Management, a music and talent company presents Speakers Bureau Institute (SBI), a talent booking agency housing several speakers, actors, musicians and athletes. SBI is simply a booking agency that brings the industry to you by using connections and extensive relationships to help and provide a platform for entertainers and artists.

“We have examined the entertainment and music industry very closely. Our findings were that there are enormous amounts of opportunities in a so-called recession”, says Co-Founder Keith Douglas, who is also CEO & Chairman of RKD Music Management. “Our team has modeled itself on brand recognition and self development. We empower all of our clients to take advantage of a universal and global market that is highly competitive yet very lucrative.”

The agency’s roster lineup will include celebrities like LeToya Luckett, Flex Alexander, Melissa Johnson, Shanice, Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, Lisa Leslie, Michael Lockwood, Jean Paul Samputu, Monique Jackson and Kita Williams just to name a few.

SBI’s main purpose is to provide a platform for entertainers and actors to utilize their interpersonal skills and talent to help them establish themselves as a brand and maximize their full potential of all areas in a global industry. Whether it’s a conference, banquet, college, seminar, ministry or workshop, SBI has provided a phenomenal lineup of speakers that will cater to your event. To book a client for your engagement, please call (310) 712-1980 or email info@rkdmusic.com


Artists, how known are you in your city?

Everybody is trying to get to Hollywood, but are not known in their own back yard. If there are 2 million people in your city and you you don’t have at least 10,000 – 100,000 fans, then why are you bugging about being known in another state or across the states. In your own backyard you could come out with an album, promote your album and yourself and then go gold in your own back yard.

One thing that record labels are not doing anymore is signing talent who do not have a fan base. Back in the day it was normal for a record company to just sign an unknown artist, develop some songs on them in the production studio, put some money behind them and make them known. That’s what you call starting from the ground up and everybody wanted a piece of the pie, but the cache is that every artists who had talent just couldn’t get signed. There had to be something unique about that person to make that label invest in them. Nowadays trying to get signed to a label is like trying to stick a thick rope through the eye of a needle. The number of artists to the number of record labels is way over the top. So record companies for the last 7 years have been slowing down and only investing in those artists who have a fan base, a great presence and that extra spunk about them that makes them stand out from the norm.

So, why not learn how to develop yourself in your own backyard first before you try to branch out into the big world. At least you can have a large support system behind you that will spread the word about your talent and help you branch out to the world. Its your fans, who get you to go places. They are the ones who stand behind you and support you to the end. Artists, please wake up. You have a lot of work to do.

Hospitality in the music industry? Of course….

What is industry hospitality?
This may seem like a new word to you but it all steams from the word hospitality. According to the dictionary, hospitality is the relationship between a guest and a host, or the act or practice of being hospitable.
Most people in the industry don’t even know that there is a such thing as hospitality in the music industry. We get so caught up with religion and emotions that we fail to learn how to truly treat one another. So are you saying there is a certain that I as an artist should treat others? Yes, there is. Are you saying that there is a certain way to treat entertainers using them for my event or function? Yes, there is. No one wants to be treated in a way that devalues their talent or puts them in an inferior position, but the trick is that it has to come from the guest as well as from the host.  To the people who look for the service of the artist, you are  the host.  Artists, when you perform a service for a host, you are a guest. This week we will discuss several stories of our clients and what they have gone through in their experience in the industry as a guest and as a host.