Founder of Dear Black Girl Podcast, Unique Chapman,launched the very first We Major LIVE panel in New York City on Tuesday May 8th! Carefully modeled after her popular podcast, the LIVE panel discussion was guided by music and 4 successful women who have paved their way in the entertainment/ music industry.
SAVANNAH BRITT Owner of GP & Britt Public Relations
Savannah Britt is the 24 year-old public relations guru who is taking the entertainment industry by storm. Working with clients and projects such as Fat Joe, DJ Khaled, Ryan Leslie, 2 Chainz, Lil Yachty, Smoke DZA, Casey Veggies, Dave East, Kevin Gates, 24hrs (Royce Rizzy), Madeintyo, Pelle Pelle and more. She is known as the woman who is “famous for making people famous,” garnering clients press placement with outlets like Forbes, E! News, Daily Mail Online, US Weekly, MediaTakeOut, Baller Alert, MTV, FADER and various other top-tier outlets.
BRITTANY LEWIS Interim Curator of RapCaviar
Brittany is the Creative Manager for Hip-Hop and R&B. In that role she oversees the creation and curation of Spotify’s original video content as it pertains to hip-hop and R&B, as well as strategizes how to expand hip-hop videos in the Spotify ecosystem. Currently, she serves as the interim curator of Spotify’s flagship hip-hop playlist, RapCaviar, along with 10 other hip-hop playlist. She also overseas RapCaviar’s brand marketing and the brand’s live concert series. She lives by the quote, “always be yourself, unless you can be Beyonce.”
CRYSTAL CAINES Artist
Crystal Caines can only be described using one word – artist. The rapper, singer, producer and engineer has worked for almost a decade to establish her identity and sound in an industry that usually sticks to the status quo. Effortlessly merging her talents created a unique package that the industry has not only embraced but has also proven to be what is missing. Drawing from influences of her Harlem and Guyanese background, Crystal Caines has been able to create a sound that is all her own. Her infectious lyrics captivate audiences in the same way that Hip Hop is able to draw people from all over the world who want to be a part of its allure. Her talents are celebrated by many and have already been etched into the culture that birthed her musical form as evidenced with her collaboration credits on tracks that include Nick Jonas, MIA, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Baauer, Souldiggaz, Smoke Dza, Nottz, and many more.
CHANEL AUGUSTE International Marketing Manager, Epic Records
Chanel Auguste has had a career in music and entertainment spanning over 15 years, working across many verticals including radio and video promotion, music licensing, sports marketing and brand partnerships. In her current role as International Marketing Manager at Sony Music, she oversees global marketing strategies for Epic Records artists including Camila Cabello, French Montana, and Yo Gotti, just to name a few. Chanel is continuously inspired and excited by the ever-changing landscape of the music and media business. A globetrotter at heart, she’s also the Executive Producer and Director of a documentary about Hip Hop’s influence and impact on other countries, set to be released in 2019.
Guests enjoyed amazing cocktails, sponsored by Monster & Courvoiser. As well as carefully crafted gift bags, filled with black owned products. Take a look inside the event below:
We Major: Black Millennial Women and Music Panel highlights the experience of millennial black women who have forged their own paths within various fields of the music industry (Radio, Record Label, Media, Steaming Services, etc.). The discussion is set to explore the many paths and challenges guests panelists have faced and triumphed during their journey along the way, giving attendees and exclusive look into their lives and careers.
DEAR BLACK GIRL PODCAST
The Dear Black Girl podcast is a series designed to share the stories of black women who are steadily changing the face of the entertainment, music and fashion industry using special curated playlist. The series give listeners a in-depth raw, honest, inspiring and open look into the lives and journey of some of their favorite creatives and influencers.