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Of Music and Men

Author: Kayona Ebony Brown

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Meet Kenya Shaw, a single, young entrepreneur struggling to build an independent record label, while navigating the country's worst city for bachelorettes and an unlikely place for music success: Washington, DC.
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In this bonus update episode, I talk about my goal for this project: Of music and men inspire a generation of women to take risks and not wait for permission or perfection before doing something they know is great.I also discuss making a new logline for the show: After dropping out of college less than a year in, an ambitious young woman tries to succeed as an entrepreneur helming her own indie record company while navigating bachelorettehood; the only problem is, she’s in the wrong place for entertainment pursuits, not to mention, the country's worst city for single women: Washington, DC.I talk about "diversity" (real LIFE) on the page versus diversity on the screen--and the word “diversity”. I explore this through making Tk a lesbian woman instead of keeping that character as it was first made in male form because I wasn't doing a good job of giving the LGBTQIA community enough representation in this story.And I have fun revealing the females characters' personality types using https://www.16personalities.com/articles/our-theory (16personalities.com) as reference. Visit our https://www.pinterest.com/ofmusicandmen/boards/ (Pinterest) for more on their style.Tk - Kenya’s artist, started as male, changed to female (diversity is not just race) - wanted to show a different type of female friendship, from Baltimore but has lived in DC since after college and UMD, is married with a kid (artsy upbringing, was never “in”) - https://www.16personalities.com/istj-personality (ISTJ) Ty - divorcing when we meet, post-doc to become psychologist, Ivy league educated (Princeton), comes from very old money (african), liberal heart but conservative in most ways (religious), southern sensibilities, mature/grownup - https://www.16personalities.com/infj-personality (INFJ) J - beauty is your first thought, Latina (El Salvador/DR), knows her roots but grew up being seen as American Black in Chicago, Howard summa cum laude, journalist for a female lifestyle mag (arts and culture), sex-positive (gets to know people through sex) - https://www.16personalities.com/estp-personality (ESTP) Kenya - defined by her ambition (most likely to succeed), college dropout of Prince Hall U (like NYU, private, top-tier), only one of the girls from DC (like most people here), has unique interests (various interests) and finds it difficult to connect with most men because of this, not easily distracted - https://www.16personalities.com/enfj-personality (ENFJ) Music for this episode is “https://soundcloud.com/liqwyd/weightless (Weightless)” by LIQWYD Support this podcast
Q&A - June 30

Q&A - June 30

2020-07-0135:24

Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This episode is a bonus Q&A episode during our brief hiatus.In this episode, Kayona answers questions like...How do you do it technically?What’s the hardest thing about doing this podcast? What podcasts inspire this one? What are you watching on TV?What's your favorite spot in DC?You try your best to be an optimist. How? And Why?Music for this episode is "Superstar" by Soybsoybmusic@gmail.comhttps://gate.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsoyb.bandcamp.com&token=273d-1-1593560147671 (soyb.bandcamp.com)@https://soundcloud.com/soybmusic (soybmusic)https://gate.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutube.com%2Fchannel%2FUCllLIkIEh828Vr6bnlmcOyQ&token=6d18b5-1-1593560147671 (youtube.com/channel/UCllLIkIEh828Vr6bnlmcOyQ)https://gate.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fopen.spotify.com%2Fartist%2F4mP52oJWDHbV3InZTcljkn&token=7c39f2-1-1593560147671 (open.spotify.com/artist/4mP52oJWDHbV3InZTcljkn)https://gate.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffacebook.com%2FSoybMusic&token=f804c9-1-1593560147671 (facebook.com/SoybMusic)https://gate.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Finstagram.com%2Fiamsoyb&token=25aa39-1-1593560147671 (instagram.com/iamsoyb) Support this podcast
Episode 2 Recap | part one

Episode 2 Recap | part one

2020-07-0801:04:19

Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This is a recap episode for episode two during our brief hiatus.So, I’m going to give you a two-part recap of episode two before we get into episode three since it’s been a while. So, in case you forgot, episode two is called, https://ofmusicandmen.com/ep2-number/ (Nothing but a number)--that is, the collection of seven episodes of the podcast that make up episode two. You know how this works. Here, I’ll give you the recap of the story--without the cold openings--so you can get a full sense of where things will be when we pick back up.So this first part is called, No Time for Biding, where Kenya tries to get Tk a performance at the Kennedy Center. She does, although it’s not as easy as she might think it should be, but the high from that performance is diluted when Tk meets a Boomer who also has aspirations of being a rapper.Where to draw the timeline?Kenya later meets up with J and Ty, and the get on the topic of age because J is seeing this dude who’s like 20, and although that’s only 8 years younger than her, Ty feels like it’s inappropriate. This conversation makes Kenya reveal her true feelings about her father’s new love interest who is closer to her age than his. She’s uncomfortable but she can’t explain why.Men of a certain ageLater on that day, Kenya agrees (although somewhat reluctantly) to go out with an older guy, and when she chats with Stax about it, a male friend and fellow millennial, she realizes that maybe she should be more open to older men because, considering the ones her age, this might be the reason why she’s still single.Ty has a secret admirer who she thinks is the father of one of her patients.Since it’d be too long to put it all here, next week, I’ll give you part two of the recap next week. You can find links to all of the artists featured here in your show notes. I actually recommend going back and listening to the full episodes of the podcast which includes the cold open segment. They give you a timely, sometimes even philosophical viewpoint to help introduce the theme of the episode.Lastly, don’t forget to go to ofmusicandmen.com to get you copy of episode two, nothing but a number, for any amount that you want to give.For full credits and sources on this episode, go to:https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode2-1-no-time-for-biding (https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode2-1-no-time-for-biding)http://ofmusicandmen.com/episode2-2-where-timeline (http://ofmusicandmen.com/episode2-2-where-timeline)https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode2-3-men-certain-age (https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode2-3-men-certain-age)CREDITSNarrationEpisode narrated by Kayona Ebony BrownEpisodeWritten, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DCMUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODEAll music for this episode provided by Filmstro - arranged for this episode by KayonaCome On, Let’s Go by Le GangLe Gang on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/thisislegang (@thisislegang)Le Gang on Spotify: https://dashboard.whooshkaa.com/spoti.fi/2Nqx1E1 (spoti.fi/2Nqx1E1)Le Gang on Apple Music: https://dashboard.whooshkaa.com/apple.co/2tCxx8M (apple.co/2tCxx8M)Le Gang on YouTube: https://dashboard.whooshkaa.com/bit.ly/2Th5V7E (bit.ly/2Th5V7E)Pillow by Mona WonderlickFree download: https://dashboard.whooshkaa.com/bit.ly/pillow-download (bit.ly/pillow-download)- YouTube: https://dashboard.whooshkaa.com/bit.ly/youtube-monawonderlick (bit.ly/youtube-monawonderlick)- Soundcloud: https://dashboard.whooshkaa.com/bit.ly/soundcloud-mona-wonderlick (bit.ly/soundcloud-mona-wonderlick)- Instagram: https://dashboard.whooshkaa.com/bit.ly/instagram-monawonderlick (bit.ly/instagram-monawonderlick)http://bit.ly/AMJTS-FreeDL-Streaming (A Magical Journey Through Space) by Leonell Cassiohttps://www.unminus.com/post/181956418877/sad-circus (Sad Circus) x Unminus (Free download)Music for the Word of the episode:https://soundcloud.com/scottbuckley/soar-cc-by Support this podcast
Episode 2 Recap | part two

Episode 2 Recap | part two

2020-07-1501:08:39

Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This is a recap episode for episode two during our brief hiatus.This is part two of the recap episode for the series of podcast episodes that make up Nothing But a Number. So, in case you forgot, episode two is called Nothing but a number--that is, the collection of seven episodes of the podcast that make up episode two. You know how this works. Here, I’ll give you the recap of the story--without the cold openings--so you can get a full sense of where things will be when we pick back up.In When do you start, which is episode 2.4, Kenya has to nurse a sick Lucas while trying to get him to actually take an active part in something important for his own career, and Tk, still thinking about the possibility of being an old rapping-teacher, tries to quit her job but is denied by the principle.In The Great Compromise, Kenya goes out with the older guy to a Balkin Beat Box concert and later realizes that she’s actually more of kid than she realized. J goes to a college party and finds herself in a compromising situation with her young friend.In Of Age yet? The party J’s at gets crashed by the police and her age save her from further embarrassment, Kenya helps Lucas get better but refuses to do anything more for this grown child, and Ty gets a surprise of her own when she finds out who her secret admirer is.Kenya realizes that she’s still in the process of becoming a grownup as she makes a decision about her retaining wall, Tk realizes that she has to go all in with music or she’ll regret it, and Kenya finally meets her father’s new love interest--someone much younger.You can find links to all of the artists featured here in your show notes. I actually recommend going back and listening to the full episodes of the podcast which includes the cold open segment. They give you a timely, sometimes even philosophical viewpoint to help introduce the theme of the episode.Lastly, don’t forget to go to ofmusicandmen.com to get your copy of episode two, nothing but a number, for any amount that you want to give.NarrationEpisode narrated by Kayona Ebony BrownEpisodeWritten, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DCMUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODEAll music for this episode provided by Filmstro - arranged for this episode by KayonaKIDS by @https://soundcloud.com/MonaWonderlick (MonaWonderlick)Mona Wonderlick on Spotify: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2Fspotify-mona-wonderlick&token=a2bc3b-1-1584557050445 (bit.ly/spotify-mona-wonderlick)Mona Wonderlick on Apple Music: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2Fapplemusic-monawonderlick&token=5212c2-1-1584557050445 (bit.ly/applemusic-monawonderlick)I'm Up In The Clouds by Le GangLe Gang - "Lo-Fi Beats & Chill" (Album) out on Spotify & Apple Music.Le Gang on SoundCloud: @https://soundcloud.com/thisislegang (thisislegang)Le Gang on Spotify: https://dashboard.whooshkaa.com/spoti.fi/2Nqx1E1 (spoti.fi/2Nqx1E1)Le Gang on Apple Music: https://dashboard.whooshkaa.com/apple.co/2tCxx8M (apple.co/2tCxx8M)Le Gang on YouTube: https://dashboard.whooshkaa.com/bit.ly/2Th5V7E (bit.ly/2Th5V7E)Chillin in the 70s by Studio MonkeyGet The Balkan Party Started by @https://soundcloud.com/Soundroll (Soundroll)Things by @https://soundcloud.com/LiQWYD (LiQWYD) & @https://soundcloud.com/thisisLeGang (thisisLeGang) :Music by LiQWYD & Le Gang - Free download: https://gate.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2Fthings-free-download&token=dcc308-1-1583419175001 (bit.ly/things-free-download)INSTAGRAM: Music by @https://soundcloud.com/LiQWYD (LiQWYD) & @https://soundcloud.com/thisislegang (thisislegang)Balkan Partizoni By @https://soundcloud.com/Soundroll (Soundroll)Strange by Aden @https://soundcloud.com/musicbyaden (musicbyaden)Quirky Latin by Pink ZebraEscape by @https://soundcloud.com/niwel-516897768 (Niwel)Reveal by IksonStream/buy Ikson music:- Spotify:... Support this podcast
Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This episode is a bonus episode during our brief hiatus.Good news! This is the last update before we jump into book three (the collection of podcast episodes that make up book three). Thank you for being patient during this time when I’m sure we all may have had other more pressing issues to concern ourselves with.So, I think I mentioned a couple updates ago that I was the July winner of the https://www.roadmapwriters.com/blogs/news/interview-with-july-2020-diversity-winner-kayona-ebony-brown (Roadmap Writers Diversity Initiative). This has been somewhat life changing and actually very necessary for me at this point in my career because winning this is not just a bragging right thing; it came with access to their pitch prep program.If you are a screenwriter, I highly recommend you go to Roadmapwriters.com and check out some of their programs and courses. They are doing some wonderful work over there, and when I’m on stage collecting my Emmy’s and Oscars, I’m going to remember them as being an integral part of my journey.You know Justin Simien’s work even if you can’t place the name yet. He’s the incredible creator and writer of the movie and Netflix show, Dear White People. If you came to my novella launch party at Bus Boys and Poets, you may remember me giving a short list of great projects and creators that took as long (if not, longer) than it’s taking the Universe to get my OM&M project to the world. Justin Simien’s Dear White People was one of the examples I used. It took him several years to get his project made, but when it happened, it was so perfect.If you’ve ever had a private conversation with me, you’ve heard me say that DWP is one of the most unrated shows on TV and the best show among those targeting the millennial Black audience (at least, it’s my favorite one). Anyway, back on July 17, Justin Simien put three projects on his https://www.instagram.com/p/CCwlPfgJ01N/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link (Culture Machine IG), giving them a shoutout, and honestly, I took it as somewhat of an endorsement. OM&M was one of them. So shout out to Justin Simien for the public acknowledgement. I’m especially grateful to people who do things that they really don’t have to do. This probably relatively small act to him means the world to me, so go watch DWP on Netflix if you haven’t already, and look out for Bad Hair the film coming soon on Hulu.If you haven’t yet, go back and catchup with the story starting with episode 1.1 to get the full experience. If you’re pressed for time, we have recap episodes that’ll get you caught up on everything. Not the full experience but at least you’ll be caught up.Don’t forget episode two novella is available at ofmusicandmen.comMusichttps://soundcloud.com/monawonderlick/pillow-free-vlog-music (Pillow) by Mona WonderlickSubscribe on https://soundcloud.com/monawonderlick/ (Soundcloud) Support this podcast
As we take a brief hiatus, let's rewind back to the beginning, shall we? Meet Kenya Shaw, a single 20-something from DC working to build an independent record label while also navigating the worst city in the country for single women and not exactly the place you’d expect when it comes to entertainment -- Washington, DC. Not only is this a story of music, but it's also a music experience. So sit back, put on your headphones, and enjoy the show... For full credits and sources on this episode, go to: https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-1-funny-stories/ (https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-1-funny-stories) CREDITS Episode narrated by http://kayonaebonybrown.com/ (Kayona Ebony Brown) Written, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DC MUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODE Music in ads and promos provided by http://khalilismail.com/ (Khalil Ismail). Strangers by Le Gang (Sweden) https://soundcloud.com/thisislegang (https://soundcloud.com/thisislegang) I Knew a Guy by Kevin MacLeod (USA) https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/ ( http://incompetech.com/) Lightness by Nomyn (France) https://soundcloud.com/nomyn (https://soundcloud.com/nomyn) Snowfall by Scott Buckley (Australia) https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/ (https://www.scottbuckley.com.au -) Jazz Club by Kriss (Italy) Trail by Nobara Hayakawa (Columbia/Japan) - https://soundcloud.com/nobara (https://soundcloud.com/nobara) Supreme by JayJen Music (India) https://soundcloud.com/jayjenmusic (https://soundcloud.com/jayjenmusic) Finally by Loxbeats (Greece) https://soundcloud.com/loxbeats (https://soundcloud.com/loxbeats) Sound effects: https://www.audioblocks.com/ (Story Blocks Audio) To have your music considered for placement in the show, send us a link where it can be streamed and downloaded. Soundcloud and Bancamp are two great sites to do so. https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-1-funny-stories/ (Click here) for more info. EPISODE SPONSOR This episode was brought to you by http://doctorstoyou.com/ (Doctors To You), DC’s most trusted house call medical service provider. What are you sitting in an emergency room for? That’s so old school. You get your food delivered. You order everything from Amazon. Why not have your doctor come to you? No rush, plus you’re in the comfort of your own home, dorm, or hotel room, no waiting room. Go to http://doctorstoyou.com/ (doctorstoyou.com) to book your house call today. Support this podcast
As we take a brief hiatus, let's rewind, shall we? Kenya's life is about more than just helping to nourish the music careers of her artists and building her fledgling company. Her longtime friends, Ty and J, help reveal more to you about the young entrepreneur's personal life, and how they all manage to navigate DC as single millennial women. Not only is this a story of music, but it's also a music experience. So sit back, put on your headphones, and enjoy the show... For full credits and sources on this episode, go to: https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-2-victims-perps-me (https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-2-victims-perps-me) CREDITS Episode narrated by http://kayonaebonybrown.com/ (Kayona Ebony Brown) Written, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DC MUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODE A.L.O.N.E. by https://soundcloud.com/mikeleite (Mike Leite) Licensed by CC — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Filmstro- music arranged for this episode by Kayona Ready Set Swing by https://www.amazon.com/Ready-Set-Swing/dp/B07CTFBHW8 (Michael Nickolaus)- Licensed by Audioworks - Copyright 2018 Sometimes by https://khalilismail.com/ (Khalil Ismail). Licensed by KI Creatives - Copyright 2009 Words by https://khalilismail.com/ (Khalil Ismail). Licensed by KI Creatives -Copyright 2016 Improvised Jazz guitar by Valentin Sosnitskiy. Licensed by CC — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Filmstro - music arranged for this episode by Kayona Self Driving by https://sromuchsound.bandcamp.com/ (Sro) copyright 2019 Licensed by CC-SA Scars by https://khalilismail.com/ (Khalil Ismail), The Hoping LP copyright 2016 To have your music considered for placement in the show, send us a link where it can be streamed and downloaded. Soundcloud and Bandcamp are two great sites to do so. Click here for more info. Support this podcast
As we take a brief hiatus, let's rewind, shall we? Kenya is adventurous, cool under pressure, and confident... when it comes to her business. It's a different story, however, when it comes to men. Not only is this a story of music, but it's also a music experience. So sit back, put on your headphones, and enjoy the show... For full credits and sources on this episode, go to: https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-3-and-men (https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-3-and-men) CREDITS Narration Episode narrated by Kayona Ebony Brown Episode Written, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DC This episode featured info about Wuilly Arteaga. Learn more about https://www.instagram.com/wuillymay/?hl=en (Wuilly Arteaga), and read about his story in the https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/opinion/venezuela-violinist-wuilly-arteaga.html (NY Times). MUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODE All music provided by Filmstro; arranged and designed for this episode by Kayona. End credits music Ascent by Mona Wonderlick Free download: http://bit.ly/ascent-download (http://bit.ly/ascent-download) Subscribe to Mona Wonderlick’s https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIoLf3kLDfTtVIEa427f8ig?sub_confirmation=1 (YouTube Channel) Violin: Bobby Cole - SI Publishing Word of inspiration Scars by https://khalilismail.com/ (Khalil Ismail) - Licensed by KI Creatives To have your music considered for placement in the show, send us a link where it can be streamed and downloaded. Soundcloud and Bandcamp are two great sites to do so. https://ofmusicandmen.com/music-license-application/ (Click here )for more info. Support this podcast
As we take a brief hiatus, let's rewind, shall we? Taj Kamal is an enigmatic, soft spoken, lyrical genius... and she's the reason Kenya started her record company in the first place. Not only is this a story of music, but it's also a music experience. So sit back, put on your headphones, and enjoy the show... For full credits and sources on this episode, go to: https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-4-take-taj-kamal (https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-4-take-taj-kamal) CREDITS Narration Episode narrated by Kayona Ebony Brown Episode Written, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DC MUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODE All music provided by Filmstro; arranged and designed for this episode by Kayona. Additional music: 7s Club by Jeff Lopez Word of inspiration Scars by https://khalilismail.com/ (Khalil Ismail) - Licensed by KI Creatives To have your music considered for placement in the show, send us a link where it can be streamed and downloaded. Soundcloud and Bandcamp are two great sites to do so. https://ofmusicandmen.com/music-license-application/ (Click here )for more info. Support this podcast
As we take a brief hiatus, let's rewind, shall we? Kenya gets a chance to redeem herself with the folks over at 9:30 Club. She has everything planned out--what she's going to say and how she's going to say it. She wants to get her artist, Lucas, on that stage, opening for Gavin DeGraw. But there's just one thing that maybe she didn't think of. Not only is this a story of music, but it's also a music experience. So sit back, put on your headphones, and enjoy the show... For full credits and sources on this episode, go to: https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-5-that-brown-brown (https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-5-that-brown-brown) CREDITS Narration Episode narrated by Kayona Ebony Brown Episode Written, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DC MUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODE All music for this episode provided by Filmstro - arranged for this episode by Kayona Credits music: https://soundcloud.com/thisislegang/i-dont-know-anything (I Don’t Know Anything) by LeGang - Get a https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-5-that-brown-brown (FREE download) on the credits page! Word of the episode by https://youtu.be/2SujSmkDeYU (Sophia Bush) Music by https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/tears-in-rain/ (Tears in the Rain) by ScottBuckley To have your music considered for placement in the show, send us a link where it can be streamed and downloaded. Soundcloud and Bandcamp are two great sites to do so. Go to http://ofmusicandmen.com to submit your music. Support this podcast
As we take a brief hiatus, let's rewind, shall we? Demoralized, with just two days left to find a way to get her artist on the card at 9:30 Club, Kenya goes back to the drawing board, but finds inspiration for her next move in an unexpected place. Not only is this a story of music, but it's also a music experience. So sit back, put on your headphones, and enjoy the show... For full credits and sources on this episode, go to: https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-6-fair-weather (https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-6-fair-weather) CREDITS Narration Episode narrated by Kayona Ebony Brown Episode Written, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DC MUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODE All music for this episode provided by Filmstro - arranged for this episode by Kayona Virgo by Mikael Manvelyan Laundrette by Mona Wonderlick - http://bit.ly/laundrette-download (Free download - )Subscribe to Mona Wonderlick's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIoLf3kLDfTtVIEa427f8ig?sub_confirmation=1 (Mona Wonderlick) Credits music: by Luca Francini Word of the episode: Sleep by https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/ (Scott Buckley) Sound effects: Audio Blocks Edited with Adobe Creative Cloud and Filmstro To have your music considered for placement in the show, send us a link where it can be streamed and downloaded. Soundcloud and Bandcamp are two great sites to do so. Go to http://ofmusicandmen.com/ (ofmusicandmen.com) to submit your music. Support this podcast
OM&M 60:sec Promo

OM&M 60:sec Promo

2019-08-0101:01

Meet Kenya Shaw, a single, young entrepreneur struggling to build an independent record label, while navigating the country’s worst city for bachelorettes and an unlikely place for music success: Washington, DC.Of Music and Men is an episodic story presented in podcast format that takes you into the lives of a diverse ensemble of interconnected millennials navigating perhaps the country’s most colorful dating scene, while delving into the life of Kenya Shaw, an aspiring music mogul whose big dreams may outweigh her ability to fulfill them.Learn more at http://ofmusicandmen.com/ (ofmusicandmen.com)Promo music by https://khalilismail.com (Khalil Ismail) Support this podcast
Series Preview

Series Preview

2019-09-1810:55

http://ofmusicandmen.com/podcast (Of Music and Men) is a scripted drama-comedy series presented to you in a weekly storytelling podcast format.You thought it was a book, or a short film, or a TV show?Well, all of that is true. Somewhat. Let me explain. Back in 2012, I set out to create a TV show about my life as a single young entrepreneur trying to establish an indie record company in Wash DC. I developed it, wrote the pilot, then made a short film...The thing is, tv shows, even those no budget YouTube ones, still require lots of resources and people. I know exactly what I want the tv show to be, but I believe that timing is everything, and trying to move forward before it’s time would be a disservice to what I know will be a great series someday.So I went another route. The pilot script was recognized in a few reputable industry contests, so knowing that it’s a more than solid story worth telling, I made a short film, then I turned that full season I wrote, 12 episodes of tv scripts, into novellas (little booklets).This podcast is a production, a reading (sometimes dramatic or comedic), of those episodes, sectioned out into easily digestible weekly stories.We follow a 20-something named Kenya Shaw as she works to build a record label while also (as a bachelorette) navigating perhaps the worst city in the country for single women (and not exactly the place you’d expect when it comes to entertainment) -- Washington, DC.Tune in every single week for these stories of music… and men.Music: "Keep on Going" X https://khalilismail.com (Khalil Ismail)Jazz Club by Kriss (Italy) - No.mad EP - copyright 2008 - Licensed by Undercut Records for official use to Of Music and MenTrail by Nobara Hayakawa (Japan) - copyright 2009 - Licensed by Nobara and http://www.intervall-audio.com/artists/nobara_hayakawa.html (Intervall-Audio) for official use to Of Music and Men Support this podcast
Meet Kenya Shaw, a 20-something kid from DC working to build an independent record label while also (as a bachelorette) navigating perhaps the worst city in the country for single women and not exactly the place you’d expect when it comes to entertainment -- Washington, DC.Not only is this a story of music, but it's also a music experience. So sit back, put on your headphones, and enjoy the show...For full credits and sources on this episode, go to:https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-1-funny-stories/ (https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-1-funny-stories)CREDITSEpisode narrated by http://kayonaebonybrown.com (Kayona Ebony Brown)Written, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DCMUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODEMusic in all ads and promos provided by http://khalilismail.com/ (Khalil Ismail).Strangers by Le Gang (Sweden) https://soundcloud.com/thisislegang (https://soundcloud.com/thisislegang)I Knew a Guy by Kevin MacLeod (USA) https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/ ( http://incompetech.com/)Lightness by Nomyn (France) https://soundcloud.com/nomyn (https://soundcloud.com/nomyn)Snowfall by Scott Buckley (Australia) https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/ (https://www.scottbuckley.com.au -)https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/ ( )Jazz Club by Kriss (Italy)Trail by Nobara Hayakawa (Columbia/Japan) - https://soundcloud.com/nobara (https://soundcloud.com/nobara)Supreme by JayJen Music (India) https://soundcloud.com/jayjenmusic (https://soundcloud.com/jayjenmusic)Finally by Loxbeats (Greece) https://soundcloud.com/loxbeats (https://soundcloud.com/loxbeats)Sound effects: https://www.audioblocks.com/ (Story Blocks Audio)To have your music considered for placement in the show, send us a link where it can be streamed and downloaded. Soundcloud and Bancamp are two great sites to do so. https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-1-funny-stories/ (Click here) for more info.EPISODE SPONSORThis episode was brought to you by http://doctorstoyou.com/ (Doctors To You), DC’s most trusted house call medical service provider. What are you sitting in an emergency room for? That’s so old school. You get your food delivered. You order everything from Amazon. Why not have your doctor come to you? No rush, plus you’re in the comfort of your own home, dorm, or hotel room, no waiting room.Go to http://doctorstoyou.com/ (doctorstoyou.com) to book your house call today. Support this podcast
Kenya's life is about more than just helping to nourish the music careers of her artists and building her fledgling company. Her longtime friends, Ty and J, help reveal more to you about the young entrepreneur's personal life, and how they all manage to navigate DC as single millennial women.Not only is this a story of music, but it's also a music experience. So sit back, put on your headphones, and enjoy the show...For full credits and sources on this episode, go to:https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-2-victims-perps-me (https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-2-victims-perps-me)CREDITSEpisode narrated by http://kayonaebonybrown.com/ (Kayona Ebony Brown)Written, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DCMUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODEMusic in all ads and promos provided by http://khalilismail.com/ (Khalil Ismail).A.L.O.N.E. by https://soundcloud.com/mikeleite (Mike Leite) Licensed by CC — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0Filmstro- music arranged for this episode by KayonaReady Set Swing by https://www.amazon.com/Ready-Set-Swing/dp/B07CTFBHW8 (Michael Nickolaus)- Licensed by Audioworks - Copyright 2018Sometimes by https://khalilismail.com/ (Khalil Ismail). Licensed by KI Creatives - Copyright 2009Words by https://khalilismail.com/ (Khalil Ismail). Licensed by KI Creatives -Copyright 2016Improvised Jazz guitar by Valentin Sosnitskiy. Licensed by CC — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Filmstro - music arranged for this episode by KayonaSelf Driving by https://sromuchsound.bandcamp.com/ (Sro) copyright 2019 Licensed by CC-SAScars by https://khalilismail.com/ (Khalil Ismail), The Hoping LP copyright 2016To have your music considered for placement in the show, send us a link where it can be streamed and downloaded. Soundcloud and Bandcamp are two great sites to do so. Click here for more info. Support this podcast
Episode 1.3: And Men

Episode 1.3: And Men

2019-12-2530:06

Kenya is adventurous, cool under pressure, and confident... when it comes to her business. It's a different story, however, when it comes to men.For full credits and sources on this episode, go to:https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-3-and-men (https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-3-and-men)CREDITSNarrationEpisode narrated by Kayona Ebony BrownEpisodeWritten, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DCThis episode featured info about Wuilly Arteaga. Learn more about https://www.instagram.com/wuillymay/?hl=en (Wuilly Arteaga), and read about his story in the https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/opinion/venezuela-violinist-wuilly-arteaga.html (NY Times).MUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODEAll music provided by Filmstro; arranged and designed for this episode by Kayona.End credits music Ascent by Mona WonderlickFree download: http://bit.ly/ascent-download (http://bit.ly/ascent-download)Subscribe to Mona Wonderlick’s https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIoLf3kLDfTtVIEa427f8ig?sub_confirmation=1 (YouTube Channel)Violin: Bobby Cole - SI PublishingWord of inspirationScars by https://khalilismail.com/ (Khalil Ismail) - Licensed by KI CreativesTo have your music considered for placement in the show, send us a link where it can be streamed and downloaded. Soundcloud and Bandcamp are two great sites to do so. https://ofmusicandmen.com/music-license-application/ (Click here )for more info. Support this podcast
Taj Kamal is an enigmatic, soft spoken, lyrical genius... and she's the reason Kenya started her record company in the first place.For full credits and sources on this episode, go to:https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-4-take-taj-kamal (https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-4-take-taj-kamal)CREDITSNarrationEpisode narrated by Kayona Ebony BrownEpisodeWritten, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DCMUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODEAll music provided by Filmstro; arranged and designed for this episode by Kayona.Additional music: 7s Club by Jeff LopezWord of inspirationScars by https://khalilismail.com/ (Khalil Ismail) - Licensed by KI CreativesTo have your music considered for placement in the show, send us a link where it can be streamed and downloaded. Soundcloud and Bandcamp are two great sites to do so. https://ofmusicandmen.com/music-license-application/ (Click here )for more info. Support this podcast
Kenya gets a chance to redeem herself with the folks over at 9:30 Club. She has everything planned out--what she's going to say and how she's going to say it. She wants to get her artist, Lucas, on that stage, opening for Gavin DeGraw. But there's just one thing that maybe she didn't think of.For full credits and sources on this episode, go to:https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-5-that-brown-brown (https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-5-that-brown-brown)CREDITSNarrationEpisode narrated by Kayona Ebony BrownEpisodeWritten, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DCMUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODEAll music for this episode provided by Filmstro - arranged for this episode by KayonaCredits music: https://soundcloud.com/thisislegang/i-dont-know-anything (I Don’t Know Anything) by LeGang - Get a https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-5-that-brown-brown (FREE download) on the credits page!Word of the episode by https://youtu.be/2SujSmkDeYU (Sophia Bush)Music by https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/tears-in-rain/ (Tears in the Rain) by ScottBuckleyTo have your music considered for placement in the show, send us a link where it can be streamed and downloaded. Soundcloud and Bandcamp are two great sites to do so. Go to http://ofmusicandmen.com to submit your music. Support this podcast
Demoralized, with just two days left to find a way to get her artist on the card at 9:30 Club, Kenya goes back to the drawing board, but finds inspiration for her next move in an unexpected place.For full credits and sources on this episode, go to:https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-6-fair-weather (https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-6-fair-weather)CREDITSNarrationEpisode narrated by Kayona Ebony BrownEpisodeWritten, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DCMUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODEAll music for this episode provided by Filmstro - arranged for this episode by KayonaVirgo by Mikael ManvelyanLaundrette by Mona Wonderlick - http://bit.ly/laundrette-download (Free download - )Subscribe to Mona Wonderlick's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIoLf3kLDfTtVIEa427f8ig?sub_confirmation=1 (Mona Wonderlick)Credits music: by Luca FranciniWord of the episode: Sleep by https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/ (Scott Buckley)Sound effects: Audio BlocksEdited with Adobe Creative Cloud and FilmstroTo have your music considered for placement in the show, send us a link where it can be streamed and downloaded. Soundcloud and Bandcamp are two great sites to do so. Go to http://ofmusicandmen.com (ofmusicandmen.com) to submit your music. Support this podcast
Kenya and Tk show up for their big radio break, but things go different than planned. And we finally meet Lucas, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter, the other artist on Kenya’s burgeoning record label, and evidence that youth—and talent—is wasted on the young.For full credits and sources on this episode, go to:https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-7-never-say-never (https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-7-never-say-never)CREDITSNarrationEpisode narrated by Kayona Ebony BrownEpisodeWritten, recorded, and produced by Kayona Ebony Brown at Siingle Studios in Washington, DCMUSIC LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE IN THE EPISODEAll music for this episode provided by Filmstro - arranged for this episode by Kayonahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eMFtO3EAp8 (Made in Japan) by HUSH Lvhttps://sethpowermusic.com/ (Who) by Seth PowerCredits music: https://soundcloud.com/thisislegang/i-dont-need-u-2-say-anything (I Don’t Need You to Say Anything) by Le GangWord of the episode: Trio for Piano, Cello, and Clarinet by https://incompetech.com/ (Kevin MacLeod )Sound effects: Audio BlocksEdited with Adobe Creative Cloud and FilmstroTo have your music considered for placement in the show, send us a link where it can be streamed and downloaded. Soundcloud and Bandcamp are two great sites to do so. Go to http://ofmusicandmen.com/ (ofmusicandmen.com) to submit your music. Support this podcast
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