Michael Blakey born in London, England, is a music industry veteran with over twenty years of success in the music business.
He came to the United States with a vast array of musical experience as an accomplished drummer, hit making music producer and music promoter. Over his career, he has successfully created three record labels, has received 63 gold and platinum record awards, is attributed with the sales of in excess of 140 million record sales, plus has been nominated for 5 Grammys and won Melody Maker Producer of the year in 1995 (Europe's equivalent to the Grammys).
Through his success, Michael has been able to work with many superstar artists and producers such as Gloria Gaynor, Tears for Fears, Coolio, Akwid, Mary J. Blige, No Doubt, DMila Mason, Dire Straits, 2Pac, Eminem
, Luther Vandross, Brian McKnight, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Engelbert Humperdinck, Brooke Allison, Bob Carlisle, Michelle Wright and many more.
In 1999, Mr. Blakey co-founded 2KSounds which was one of the first record labels to integrate the Internet into daily operations for the successful distribution of music. Mr. Blakey took the company public in early 2002. Shortly thereafter, 2KSounds entered into a joint venture with Virgin Records and Mr. Blakey was appointed President of the Record Division.
Mr. Blakey was invited to the White House by President George Bush and was recognized as one of the Top Ten Innovators of the Decade, together with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Estee Lauder and Michael Kors. He was additionally honored by Cambridge Who's Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in all aspects of production, promotion, marketing and all related areas of the entertainment industry.
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