A lot of the times when it comes to music, we are introduced to an artist at the peak of their career. Unless they pop up randomly in our Twitter or Youtube feed, we’re almost never really there through the beginning steps of their career. One guy who is with these artists from the beginning goes by the name of David Clanton Jr.
David works for the Authentic Empire Music Group where he is the head of Sales, Service, and Revenue as well as being an A&R. Authentic Empire Music Group was established and located in Atlanta, Georgia. Their goal is to help and build artists from all over the world!
“Discovering more artists, distributing more artists, helping artists make more money, providing more advice, learning more, mentoring more, and getting mentored more my damn self.” – David Clanton Jr.
This is a quote David lives by and clearly it’s working, because it led to the discovery of hip-hop artist Foogiano. On December 2nd of 2019, David had a meeting with rapper Foogiano where he listened to his music and instantly loved it. He assumed his business partner Boomman wouldn’t pay much attention to the live review that was currently in play, so trying to be as inconspicuous as possible, David slipped his song into the mix. Foogiano ended up winning the live review in which he received money and the opportunity to perform in the company’s free showcase happening at the time. After winning once, he said why not again, entered with a different song, and won again!
Once given the opportunity to perform at the showcase, which was giving the winner $10,000 that year, Foogiano went all in. He brought around 50 people, friends and family, to watch him perform and ended up winning! He passed the money out to everyone that came to support him. David knew his story and where he came from, making this an emotional win for all. Not only did David believe in this artist’s music, but he also created a professional relationship with him which in turn helped them both succeed.
David Clanton Jr. has an eye for talent, and a passion for music. People should look forward to the many other artists he may discover and be prepared for a steady change to the music industry.
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