GMG comprises an array of businesses aimed at helping artists achieve long-term creative and financial success while providing consumers with the highest-quality music content available. GMG is engaged in the recorded music business (including artist services) and the music publishing business, and is a leading company in national and international repertoire that operates through numerous international affiliates and licensees in more than 50 countries.
Our recorded music business includes our growing artist services business, which offers artist management, artist development, production, writing, sponsorships, touring coming soon and brand endorsements, and numerous third-party solutions that facilitate the sale of music-based content directly to consumers. Our artist services business works with GMG artists as well as artists not otherwise signed to the GMG label.
GMG is a professional entertainment company, founded in 2012 by John s. Howell III better known as "Jae"in the music industry, to focus on music production, writing, artist/talent management and artist development.
With over 15 years in the music industry and working with many of the industries elite some of which include - Chucky Thompson, Mrs. Evelyn Braxton, Day 26, Ginuwine, Crystal Waters & J. Holiday to name a few. GMG has now turned their focus to signing their own artist, writers and producers.
GMG has completed the 1st season of GMG Presents Self-Made Series, a series to capture the true grind and hustle of building an entertainment company from the ground up. Auditions where held to support this effort on Saturday April 18th 2015. That is the auditioning, signing, development and marketing of a recording artist, and the entire experience was captured as part of this effort. Check it out here or by clicking the banner at the top of the page.
More Than a Label
We guide the professional career of artists in the entertainment industry. Some of our responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day business affairs of the artist; advise and counsel talent concerning professional matters, long-term plans and personal decisions, which may affect their career.
So, the first order of business in Artist Development is the music itself. Good songs are not good enough when you are preparing to market your music. People only respond to what they feel are great songs your songs must have some commercial appeal, if only to a certain music niche. (Pop, Hip Hop, Alternative Rock, R&B, etc.) Finding that niche, and learning how to manage its growth is essential to becoming a successful act. So, your songs must be of a very high caliber.
Artist Development is also about protecting the great songs by registering them with the copyright office. Songwriters and music publishing companies need to affiliate with the Performance Rights Associations (ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC) as well, so that if and when those songs are played by the broadcasting industry, or in certain public places, they will receive proper payment for the uses of those songs.
Production & Writing
Along with producing and writing for various recording artist and labels, GMG oversees and manages the recording (i.e. "production") of an artist's music. As producers we have many roles that may include, but are not limited to, gathering ideas for the project, selecting songs and/or musicians, coaching the artist and musicians in the studio, controlling the recording sessions, and supervising the entire process through mixing and mastering. We also often take on a wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, schedules, contracts and negotiations.