Radio Facts: Celebrating half a decade of connecting emerging artists with music industry professionals, Verseus Entertainment Group (VEG) extends its networking event and music showcase, Almost Famous, to the West Coast. The event will kick-off the 2010 Grammy weekend, Friday, January 29th at 8PM in Los Angeles at the UCLA Campus Grand Horizon Ballroom.
The West Coast Edition of Almost Famous will be sponsored by Outta Pocket Entertainment, which is a label owned and operated by New York Jets running back Thomas Jones. Jones will introduce R&B Vocalist Myko and Midwest Rapper T-Tone, who are both signed to his label. Los Angeles Rapper Roccett, SF Bay Area Rapper Willie Joe, Houston Pop/R&B Vocalist Miss Mykie, Florida Rapper Sho Zoe, North Carolina Rapper B Stacks, R&B Vocalist Bertell, Grammy Award Nominated Singer and Songwriter Nate Walka (Blame it o the Alcohol), Los Angeles Rapper J-Mo and other exceptionally talented recording artists from across the country will grace the stage as well. Additional event sponsors include Hittmenn DJ’s, Faculty Entertainment, New Music Seminar, Pocket Style Entertainment, Digiwaxx Media, UCLARadio.com, Timeless Music, and Wata Boy Entertainment.
Founded in 2004, the Atlanta-based Almost Famous Show is an outlet for artists to be introduced to prominent music industry professionals as well as their future fan base. Many successful artists have graced the Almost Famous stage such as Kaleena (Dirty Money Group Member), Gucci Mane, Killer Mike, B.o.B, and Rock City (Konvict/Interscope) among others. Previous attendees of the show include award winning producers Rodney Jerkins (Beyonce, Brand y), Bryan “Michael” Cox (Usher, Mary J, Mariah Carey), DJ Toomp (T.I., Kanye West, Jeezy, Jay Z), Mr. Collipark (Ying Yang Twins, Soulja Boy, Jamie Foxx); artist managers and A&Rs Chaka Zula (DTP), Kawan “KP” Prather (John Legend) Orland o Mc Ghee (Gucci Mane, OJ the Juice) and industry tastemakers TJ Chapman (TJ’s DJ’s) and Core DJs founder Tony Neal.
Verseus Entertainment Group is a boutique entertainment firm with an emphasis in public relations, event management, promotions and artist consulting. Over the years, Verseus Entertainment Group has produced over 50 Almost Famous Shows in Atlanta, New York City, Miami, Mississippi and Alabama. VEG has also provided publicity, event management and promotion to New York Times best-selling author Omar Tyree, Billboard Hip Hop and R&B Conference, Atlantis Music Conference, and a host of others.