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For all of my new family members, allow me to familiarize You with who I AM: Arlester Tate-El, President/CEO The specialized nature of the company's business scope requires a leading management individual with extensive experience, background and contacts in the entertainment & music production fields. This is what you find in Arlester Tate-El. This visionary, entrepreneur and accomplished Artist Development/A&R-Executive is an ex-entertainer/performer and writer who has recorded and networked with some of today’s biggest names and companies. Several of which are Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum artists, writers and producers to date. Perhaps you’ll recall some of these names: Ashanti, J Holiday, Ciara, Asia'h Epperson (American Idol 2008), Super Producers Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Carlos "L.O.S." Mckinney, Young Yonny & Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Terius "The Dream" Nash, Jazze Pha, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Jeff Burroughs (Soda Pop Ent./Syco Ent.), Jasper Cameron (Songwriter), Ericka J Coulter (Universal Music Group), Jamaica Craft (Choreographer), Sequoia Blodgett (Video Director), O'So Krispie (Winner of TLC's "Are You The Girl?"), Joe Little (Rude Boys), Paycheck (Brothers 4 The Struggle), Erica J (Interscope), Shanell Irving (Big Drawz Music/Phat House) & many more....... Arlester was also very involved during the early stages of several of today's big names. Many years of entertaining throughout numerous venues preceded Arlester getting his first break. Even before that he was entrenched in the entertainment industry, achieving notable recognition as a singer/songwriter throughout the metropolitan Cleveland area. He additionally served as emcee to several road shows, during which time he enhanced both his personal friendship repertoire and established a valuable contact base with many performers and their companies. Arlesters’ performing career includes appearances throughout the Midwest, East Coast, West Coast and Southern United States Territories. These involved on-stage performances as well as radio and local television appearances. Given this extensive performance career, one might think all of Arlester's qualifications for this present business venture would come from that quadrant. Not entirely true! Arlester has always believed that music, in addition to being the language of the soul, is and should be managed as a business. Hence, over the years of his career he has compiled a long list of music business accomplishments & maintained a well-organized contact base within the music production and performance industry. Through this extensive music business background and experience now evolves a visionary with weathered wisdom, excellent creative judgment, confidence and shining talent. Arlester Tate-El is a well-qualified executive who can lead this company forward in accomplishing the myriad projects already envisioned and waiting to be clothed in reality.
Grind Squad Music Group, LLC’s mission is to discover, develop, promote & distribute musically gifted artists, songwriters & producers works to the world. Our main objective is simply to create the business entity that authors the activities of our amazingly gifted group of individuals to produce, distribute and perform musical offerings to be marketed through the radio, television & film, retail outlets, digital satellite networks, Website/Internet access and traditional avenues of production and distribution, as well as live performances. This will be done in very specific ways to achieve maximum results, project by project. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver to you some of the best music production & service in the industry.