Music Industry Insights Worldwide - Equality & Diversity In The Music & Entertainment Industries
Episode 12 - Michael Marc Wood (DJ AljahZEEra)
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Series One- Episode 12 - Music Industry Insights Worldwide
Equality & Diversity in The Music & Entertainments Industries 2022
Saskhia Menendez & Michael Marc Wood talk openly about equality & diversity in the African Music Markets...
Michael Marc Wood alias “Dj ALjahZEEra” in
showbiz circles is a passionate serial entrepreneur
with over 8 years of experience with brands across
Africa, North America and the Caribbean in the
fields of industrial engineering, project
management, music business, media content
development, research, radio broadcasting,
marketing, public relations, creative writing, A & R,
events and product development.
Michael has over 150 iconic interviews to his credit
which includes (Mr. Vegas - Jamaica, late 10th
richest African artiste Dr. Oliver Mtukudzi - Zimbabwe, Zahara - South Africa,
Kabaka Pyramid - Jamaica , Kevin Lyttle - St Vincent, K.O - South Africa, Roberto
- Zambia, Youssoupha - DR. Congo, Konshens – Jamaica, Navio - Uganda, Mims -
USA, Rich Homie Quan & ErikKingG - USA, Brian Soko (Grammy Award winning
producer) - Zimbabwe, Ifani - South Africa, Jidenna - Nigeria /USA, Cassidy - USA,
Tracey Lee (American Showbiz Attorney) - USA, Curtis Young (son of Dr. Dre) -
USA, K.O - South Africa, Stanley Enow - Cameroon, Bigtril - Uganda, Joan Webley
(Jamaican Reggae Industry Association board member and director for constitution
& advocacy) – Jamaica, just to name a few as well premiered, first
in Africa, songs from Jamaican dancehall veteran, Mr. Vegas, Virgin Island
Grammy award winning duo, Rock City, Billboard charting, Trinidad & Tobago
soca music queen, Fay Ann Lyon.
As the founder, Michael Marc Wood currently leads as the Business Manager of
Music Pharmacy, an interactive music bureau connecting talents, communities,
media, brands and technology through music. He is also the founder of Promucorp,
a music marketing agency focused on advancing music business solutions for
independent artists and labels in Africa and the Caribbean as well as Giants Link
Ventures a merchandising company operating since 2009.
Fast forward, his recent consultancy role from March 2020 has been reviving a
veteran Ghanaian music group (Keche) signed under Gem Media as their label
manager and A & R where two songs were released; "No Dulling" ft Kuami Eugene
and "Good Mood" ft Fameye which have accrued over 20 million streams, winning
- Best Group Of The Year, Best Hiplife Song Of The Year - Ghana Music Awards,
Best Collaboration Of The Year - 3 Music Award, Best Group of The Year - 4syte
Music Video Awards coupled with 12+ nominations.
As an entrepreneur, he has also handled talent bookings for many international artists
including Burna Boy, Jidenna, Cassidy, Dru Hill, Yanique, Vershon, BGMFK, Knii
Lante, and others for top-teir music events and festivals. He is interested in
connecting with artists/labels who need a strategist, A & R, collaborations plug and
music marketing solutions (Press, Tv, Radio), or placement across anglophone and
especially in Africa beginning with the western region of Ghana that has Sekondi-
Takoradi as its capital and is endowed with natural resources such as "MUSIC",.