Event News: THE BLUEPRINT Music Business and Faith-Based Marketing Seminar Series Comes To Las Vegas Offering MASTER SESSIONS!

The Blueprint: Las Vegas Edition “Master Sessions” With Leading Music Executives and Creatives John “Yosh” Jaszcz, Earnest Pugh, Khalif Townes, Garland “Miche” Waller, Benita Bellamy Kelley, Ananias “Markey” Montague, PJ Morgan and Tony D On The Radio

THE BLUEPRINT - Las Vegas Edition 2019

Nashville, TNThe Bellamy Group Marketing Agency in Nashville, TN launched a series of Music Business and Ministry seminars called THE BLUEPRINT in 2017. This brilliant, hands-on music education series covers topics from Songwriting and Publishing to Church Security and Worship Arts Administration and, from Digital Music Marketing to Studio Engineering and Production. THE BLUEPRINT is now headed to Las Vegas, NV on March 27-28 for a special two-day Master Sessions Edition with Gospel music’s most decorated executives and creatives taking the instructors chair.

The LAS VEGAS Edition of THE BLUEPRINT will be held from 1:00PM – 4:30PM on Wednesday, March 27 and from 9:30AM-2:00PM on Thursday, March 28 at the Elara by Hilton Grand Vacation, 80 East Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109 in “The Bellamy Group Suite”.

An exciting addition to this years session is multiple award-winning mix engineer John “Yosh” Jaszcz. John is one of music’s most decorated mix engineers (Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Tori Kelly, Andrae’ Crouch, Sonic Flood, CeCe Winans, Billy Ray Cyrus, John Michael Montgomery, Travis Green). His master session will involve a hands-on Pro Tools experience dissecting a song from the actual mix session of a popular gospel artist. This incredible studio experience will also include the producer of the song Thomas “TJ” Hardin who, alongside “Yosh” will take attendees inside the session and inside the song.

This years brilliant line-up of Master Instructors include Tony D On The Radio (Music Director at WAAW Shout 94.7), Benita Bellamy Kelley (CEO of The Bellamy Group), PJ Morgan (Stellar Nominated Musician), John “Yosh” Jaszcz (Multiple Award-Winning Mix Engineer), Ananias “Markey” Montague (Minister of Worship Arts, Salem Baptist Church), Dr. Earnest Pugh (Billboard Chart Topping Artist), Khalif Townes (Digital Strategist/Content Curator, That’s True Media), and Garland “Miche” Waller (Musician, VP of Enon Music Group).

Registration is now open via Ticketlocity.com $25 per session or $100 for a 2-day All-access pass. TheBlueprint.Ticketlocity.com. For more info, contact: info@thebellamygroup.com.

The Blueprint: Las Vegas Edition “Master Sessions” Instructors:

Benita Bellamy Kelley is The Bellamy Group’s Founder and CEO and The Blueprint visionary. She is a Stellar Nominated Creative and multi-award winning marketer and manager who has Grammy, Dove, Stellar, Soultrain and NAACP Image Award-nominated and winning artists as clients.

Over the last year, Benita and her #TeamBellamyGroup have helped Ben Tankard, Robert E. Person and PJ Morgan land on the Top Billboard Jazz Albums and Singles charts, lead the popular Wardlaw Brothers to a #1 Billboard Gospel Album (STAND THERE) and a 2019 Stellar Award Nomination for Quartet of the Year, and has promoted and marketed the Season 3 Soundtrack from the GREENLEAF drama series airing on the OWN TV Network. The GREENLEAF SEASON 3 Soundtrack (Lionsgate Music) features Patti LaBelle and Deborah Joy Winans on the Top 30 Gospel Radio Single “Changed”, and is nominated for a 2019 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Soundtrack and a 2019 Steeple Award for Best Collaboration Performance (“Changed”).

From his Detroit R&B roots with Bootsy Collins, Parliament/Funkadelic, George Clinton, and Zapp, John Jaszcz has used his renowned skills and unique sound to establish himself as a world-class mixing engineer. Through his early work with Gospel great Fred Hammond and the legendary Thomas Whitfield, he had the opportunity to move to Music City and work with such artists as Billy Ray Cyrus, and have multi-platinum success with John Michael Montgomery. 2019 is off to a great start with projects from Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Vashawn Mitchell, Deon Kipping, Isaac Carree, Jon Reddick, and the pop-country group McGuire. Yosh had three nominations at the 2019 Grammy Awards for projects with Jekalyn Carr and Tori Kelly.

Dr. Pugh has released an impressive 10 albums to date with over ten Top 30 Billboard Singles. His successful record label, acclaimed music artistry, dynamic ministry and, humanitarian efforts have earned Dr. Earnest Pugh the title of Gospel’s Leading Man.

He has received a Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry from the Howard University School of Divinity, and an honorary Ph.D. in Theology from The Institute of Teaching God’s Word (Rockdale, Texas). He has served as a Worship leader for over two decades and is a veteran of the U.S. Army having served over 20 years in the military.

Khalif is a Businessman, Digital Strategist, Social Media Manager and Content Curator who specializes in online marketing and media services for both the faith-based consumer and mainstream urban entertainment audience. Townes is President/CEO of That’s True Media, LLC. (formally Urban Roundup Group, LLC.). His uGospel.com – the flagship website under That’s True Media, LLC is currently the no. 1 online site/entertainment blog in the faith-based/gospel music genre. The site also features uGospel Radio, a digital streaming platform nominated for a Stellar Gospel Award for Internet Radio Station of the Year.

PJ Morgan is best known as the Organist’s organist. He has appeared on almost twenty albums by artists such as Dorothy Norwood, Ben Tankard, William Becton, Desmond Pringle, Maurette Brown-Clark as a producer, songwriter, arranger, programmer, or musician. PJ is currently the band director at Reid Temple AME, one of the largest mega churches in the U.S. with over 20,000 members in Washington, DC and teaches Composition and Theory at The Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Garland Waller, better known as “Miche,” is widely known as the talented musician and producer for Pastor John P. Kee for 25 years. Miche has played, written, and produced for many award-winning artists including Enon Tabernacle Choir, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Dorothy Norwood, and the Wilmington Chester Mass Choir. He is currently the Vice President of Enon Music Group in Philadelphia, PA.

Tony D is the CEO of Christian Sounds Entertainment and is currently an on-air personality at WAAW Shout 94.7 FM in Aiken S.C. Through his “New Artist Profile” radio show, he continues to introduce his listening audience to the best independent and emerging Gospel artists. “The New Artist Profile” motto is “If Your Radio Is Not Playing The New Artist Profile, Then Your Radio Is Not Really On”.

Chicago native Ananias “Markey” Montague is a creative virtuoso who has composed over 20 original compositions as the producer for the historic Salem Baptist Church annual production “The Resurrection” (2010- 2015) and has written original songs recorded by The Gospel Music Workshop of America and The Walter and Edwin Hawkins Seminar. Markey has collaborated with Gospel’s most notables Richard Smallwood, Andrae’ Crouch, Ricky Dillard, and Ted Winn. He is also a proven leader in arts education and organizational staff training. Ananias is the founder of A WORK ON A WHEEL Summer Performing Arts Camp in Omaha, NE and he conducts worship and worship administration sessions around the country.

The Blueprint: Las Vegas Edition – “The Master Sessions”
March 27-28, 2019
Elara by Hilton Grand Vacation
“The Bellamy Group Suite”
80 East Harmon Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada
Registration: $25 per session / $100 All Access 2-day Pass
*Class Sizes Are Limited*

615-348-7944 / info@thebellamygroup.com

Twitter: @onebenita
IG: thebellamygroup

Event News: The Sisterhood in Music & Ministry “Ladies Night Out” March 28

The Sisterhood in Music & Ministry

The Bellamy Group and C-Note Entertainment
Would Like To Invite Ladies To:
The Sisterhood In Music and Ministry
“Ladies Night Out”

Join Other Leading Ladies In The Music Industry and In Ministry
For Networking, Candid and Encouraging Discussions and Delicious Desserts!!

Thursday, March 28  //  11pm – 1am
(After the Stellar Awards Pre-Show)
FREE EVENT //  Limited Space

Location:  Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations
“The Bellamy Group Suite”
80 East Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109
You Must RSVP – MusicSisterhood@TheBellamyGroup.com

The Sisterhood In Music and Ministry “Ladies Night Out” flyer

The Sisterhood in Music & Ministry Mission:

This is a Sisterhood of Women in Music, the Arts and in Ministry who are sharing ideas, addressing common concerns and offering support and encouragement to each other. The goal is to offer a safe and open forum for candid discussions that lead to solutions and inspiration. The sisterhood will offer networking and relationship building among female executives, pastors, musicians, and artists. No ‘showcasing’ or ‘industry panels’… just fellowship, fancy freebies, and fun to go along with our deep discussions and delicious desserts!

What are we going to talk about???

Becoming a Leading Lady in Music and Ministry
The #MeToo Movement in Ministry
Where are the Women Musicians?
Balance – Caring For Others and Practicing Self-care
Respect HER: How To Interact With Other Women Colleagues
Women On The Road: Travel Safety and Security
And Many More Topics You Don’t Want To Miss!!

It is important to me for women to attend this unique event to become acquainted, unite, and network with other leading women in the Gospel music industry. This can create a greater awareness of like-minded individuals and develop synergy among women colleagues.– Toni Towns, Co-Founder & COO of C-Note Entertainment (St. Louis, MO)

This gathering of leading ladies is necessary to continue empowering women in the various areas of our industry in which leadership roles are predominantly held by men. The comradery among women needs to be continually nurtured in order to lay foundations of support, cross-pollinate resources and offer creative collaborations between women in key positions and with young entrepreneurs.– Benita Bellamy Kelley, CEO of The Bellamy Group (Nashville, TN)

“Ladies Night Out” will also Feature Music by GOD’S CHOSEN & DJ Ms. ECLECTIC
…and A Surprise Guest!


Click HERE to RSVP!

Such a Lady! | “Ladylike” by Stevie Rae Stephens

Pop singer/songwriter and former American Idol powerhouse Stevie Rae Stephens recently released her newest single, “Ladylike”

Ladylike by Stevie Rae Stephens

Nashville, TN – With strong lyrics like It’s time we learned how to fight, ’cause lines are blurred and our voices go unheard, I take no pride, ’cause fighting like a lady means fighting for my life, “Ladylike” is sure to become an empowering anthem among Stevie Rae fans.

“The concept of being ladylike is a societal construct that conditions women to be fragile, polite, and restrained,” Stevie Rae explains. “We are taught as children to use our words, avoid conflict, and that commanding, outspoken character traits are less desirable – less ladylike. So what happens when ‘No’ isn’t enough? When our words don’t work? When a lifetime of being ladylike leaves us unprepared to fight back? We have been patient and polite in the face of disrespect long enough. It’s time to reclaim this word and encourage women to be powerful, fierce, and confident.”

“Ladylike” is the second of four singles Stevie Rae will be releasing, preceding three EPs, Ladylike, Daydreams and Cruel Love. These will ultimately make up her upcoming album, Ladylike set to be released in Fall 2019.

Inspired by pop icons like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Sara Bareilles, Stevie Rae also has deep roots in theater and composition. She is currently directing a production of The Vagina Monologues, which will take place on February 17 & 18 at Nashville’s famous Exit/In. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Twitter: @stevierae_music
IG: stevierae_music

Entertainment News | R&B Artist, Omar Wilson Nominated for NAACP Image Award

Indie R&B Artist, Omar Wilson, Nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist

NAACP Image Awards Nominees for Outstanding New ArtistOmar Wilson has been a full force in the R&B scene with his soulful music releases and performances. With his recent accomplishment, he’s displaying how hard working indie artists can win and stand beside the best of the best in mainstream music. BRASH! caught wind of the recent announcement of Wilson’s NAACP Image Award nomination of in the category, Outstanding New Artist. The BSE Recordings artist joins the likes of Toyr Lanez, Koryn Hasthorne, Ella Mai, and Jade Novah. Wilson described this nomination, via instagram, as being “Blessed and honored” to be named on one of the nominees in this category. He also thanked his team, BSE Recordings (Label), Ra-Fael Blanco (Publicist), Michelle Bonaparte (Make up Artist), Carlton Spence (Fashion Stylist/Image Consultant), and label mates, Arika Kane (Singer) & T Barz (Rap Artist).

For the 50th NAACP Image Awards, this milestone year is giving independent artists the awareness that is well overdue in the music industry. The award show will be aired on TVOne, Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 9pm EST/8pm CST. The telecast will take place from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, CA.

We salute Omar Wilson for this amazing accomplishment and send BRASH! well wishes! Be sure to check out his new single “Love Song” Available Now!

RnB Artist, Omar Wilson


Twitter: @OmarWilson
Instagram: OmarWilson1

About The NAACP Image Awards
The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishment of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature, and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. The upcoming telecast, the 50th Anniversary of the NAACP Image Awards, will also spotlight the significant contributions of the NAACP and the impact the organization has had on our community and country. For more information, visit www.naacpimageawards.net.

About the NAACP
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas at NAACP.org.

Uncomfortable Convos | “Uneasy” by Stevie Rae Stephens

Nashville, TN – Pop singer/songwriter and former American Idol powerhouse Stevie Rae Stephens recently released her newest single, “Uneasy.” 

Uneasy by Stevie Rae Stephens

With touching, yet chilling, lyrics like Does it make you uneasy, when the world is in pain and the face of it looks like you, does it make you uneasy, when the women you love and the men you call friends write #metoo, Stevie Rae manages to write a very relatable song based on unfortunate current events.

“Uneasy” is the first of four singles Stevie Rae will be releasing, preceding three EPs, Ladylike, Daydreams, and Cruel Love. These will ultimately make up her upcoming album, Ladylike, set to be released in Fall 2019.

“Uneasy” is Available Now on iTunes & Spotify!

As an activist for raising awareness and confronting domestic violence, rape culture, sexual violence/exploitation/trafficking in all it’s ugly forms, I do my best to address these issues in my songwriting. To call me a ‘feminist’ is an understatement.
– Stevie Rae Stephens

Inspired by pop icons like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Sara Bareilles, Stevie Rae also has deep roots in theater and composition. She is currently directing a production of The Vagina Monologues, which will take place on February 17 & 18 at Nashville’s famous Exit/In. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

About Stevie Rae Stephens
California native, Stevie Rae, is a pop singer/songwriter whose powerhouse vocals, presented through honest lyricism and soaring melodies, create the perfect canvas for her message of empowerment, feminism, and self-love. Past achievements range from reaching the Top 75 on American Idol Season 12 to singing the National Anthem for the San Fransisco Giants. She has two full lengths albums and will be releasing a third called Ladylike in Fall 2019.

Stevie Rae Stephens, Ladylike Album Promo

Twitter: @stevierae_music
IG: stevierae_music

Bringing You the FIRE! | Katchafire Tour News

Katchafire’s USA Tour Around One Love and Arizona Roots Festivals with Jordan T & Swells

Reggae Band, Katchafire

New Zealand pacific roots reggae ambassadors Katchafire kicks off their first 2019 USA tour late this month, around their festival slots on One Love in California and Arizona Roots Festival. All club shows also feature special guests Maui’s irrepressible singer/guitarist Jordan T who has shared many stages with Katchafire, along with the smooth soulful tones & feel good vibes of Swells from Orange County who has just released a new EP.

Stream Katchafire Music on Spotify!

Katchafire’s Fyah In The Trenches tour will celebrate the release of their new video/single scheduled to premiere with a Watch Party/Live chat with the band on their Official YouTube Channel (date dependent on country) – UTC 24 January 2019 at 21:00

katchafire trenches tour poster

Thu Jan. 31, 2019 – Muckleshoot Casino, Auburn WA with Jordan T & Swells
Fri Feb. 1, 2019 – Muckleshoot Casino, Auburn WA with Jordan T & Swells
Sat Feb. 2, 2019 – Armory, Ashland OR with Jordan T, Swells & The Current
Wed Feb. 6, 2019 – Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz CA with Jordan T & Swells
Thu Feb. 7, 2019 – Longboard Margarita Bar, Pacifica CA with Jordan T & Swells
Fri Feb. 8, 2019 – Music Box, San Diego CA with Jordan T & Swells
Sat Feb. 9, 2019 – Arizona Roots Festival, Chandler AZ
Sun Feb. 10, 2019 – One Love Festival, Long Beach CA
Mon Feb. 11, 2019 – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas NV with Jordan T, Swells & Mystic Roots

Tickets for all shows are available now – Links & details available at Katchafire website & social pages.

Click here to watch Katchafire’s documentary created by Mike Abela/Abela Films

“Fyah In The Trenches” will be the 5th video/single from Katchafire’s acclaimed 5th studio album (released June 2018).

**Watch Party Dates & Times – UTC 21:00 24 Jan 2019**
US HONOLULU – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 11am
US LOS ANGELES – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 1pm
US NEW YORK – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 4pm
JA KINGSTON – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 4pm
UK LONDON – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 9pm
EU BERLIN – Thursday, Jan 24th @ 10pm
JP TOKYO – Friday, Jan 25th @ 6am
AU SYDNEY – Friday, Jan 25th @ 8am
NZ AUCKLAND – Friday, Jan 25th @ 10am

Katchafire will then head to Hawaii for several shows with reggae legends UB40.

Twitter: @Katchafire
IG: KatchafireOfficial

Party in Style | FashionforRoyals

Archana Dhankar from FashionforRoyals Blog Gives Party Fashion Ideas for this Season!

Written by Archana Dhankar

Party Look Ideas for the Season

The holiday season is officially here, with the festive countdown already started and you’ll probably be looking forward to two weeks of ultimate partying ahead. Well, you may have spent hours at the gym to look your best and cheat with delicacies and champagne, but is your wardrobe ready yet? Well, it’s high time that you start planning your holiday outfits for all the parties you’ve been invited to. And it would be smarter to have a few extra ones decided, just in case you get an unexpected invite! There would be family gatherings, work parties and New Year’s Eve and you would want to a unique look every time you step out. So let me help you with some of the best outfit tips that I’ve shortlisted for this festive season. Get the Looks!

fashionforroyals blog, party looks for the holiday,

About Archana Dhankar
Archana is the Founder and Chief Editor of Blog – FashionForRoyals.com. Fashion is so much more than the latest trend or the must-have item of the season. It is one of the strongest personal statements that you can make.

For more beauty, fashion, and lifestyle blog, visit www.FashionForRoyals.com.

Twitter: @FashionForRoyal
Instagram: FashionForRoyals

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