Saturday, March 10, 2018

Behind The Scenes With Jamaican Recording Artist Jah Vinci!

Behind The Scenes with Jamaican Recording Artist Jah Vinci 
working on his new single, "Satidra". 
LuLu Beatz, from Portland, OR, 
will be adding vocals for the duet version 
as well as recording her solo version of "Satidra" 
in English, Spanish and Italian.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Dennis Gelbaum Featured in VoyageDallas

January 24th, 2018
Today we’d like to introduce you to 
Dennis Gelbaum.
Don’t just make noise – ramp it up! That basically sums up my life. Everything I have ever done has been loud – nothing subtle about me or what I do. (I’m a New Yorker – born and raised in The Bronx! Moved to Plano, July 2013.)
I have two favorite quotes:
“Those who tell stories shape society” Plato
“When you have the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance!” Lee Ann Womack

Every neighborhood in Dallas has its own vibe, style, culture and history, but what consistently amazes us is not what differentiates the various neighborhoods but rather what they all have in common.  From Deep Ellum to Arlington (and everywhere in between) we’ve been blown away by how many creative and talented people call Dallas home. 

We started Voyage Media in Los Angeles, with our flagship publication VoyagerLA. After generating our first million page views in LA we knew our content was resonating with the community.
We’ve since grown to Dallas and a handful of other amazing cities with the help of an amazing network of friends, associates, local insiders and influencers, PR firms, local bloggers, artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and other professionals.


Our small team of 40 has been working hard to create a new type of media for our community. As you browse through our stories you’ll notice that many of our interviews aren’t as polished as you’ll find elsewhere in the media. That’s intentional – we believe that far too many in the media filter, edit, and polish away the personality of interviewees and as a result so much of what we see in the media feels like it’s coming from the same person, the same voice, etc.  We think it’s important for media to more authentically represent the communities they serve and so we try to ensure that voices of those we feature jump off the page.
We also think artists rock.  We love small businesses, mom-n-pops, and hole-in-the-walls. We’re not snobs, but we aren’t fond of most chains.  We think independent entrepreneurs, freelancers and other risk takers make our cities exciting to live in.  We cherish the rebel spirit, we don’t think just a handful of large corporations should control all of our commerce and we think smores with vegan marshmallows are better than normal marshmallows. We respect people and organizations that take the path less traveled.  We root for the underdogs and we almost never say no to pizza.
Accordingly our mission is build a platform that fosters collaboration and support for small businesses, independent artists and entrepreneurs, local institutions and those that make our city interesting.  We want to change the way people spend their money – rather than spending it with the big, cookie-cutter corporations we want them to spend their money with the independent, creative, local entrepreneurs, small businesses and artists.
And finally, we want the stories we share to help give our big city a little bit of that small town community charm, where people know each other and their stories at a deeper, more personal level.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Rapid Fire Artist Program at Septien Entertainment Group

"A week with Linda Septien, Dennis Gelbaum and the incredible team at Septien Entertainment Group." 
by Dana Hesse

This was an intensive week by all measures. We had very high expectations coming from Los Angeles. We never expected to have those expectations exceeded in every category. When you sign up for the Rapid Fire Program at Septien Entertainment Group, be prepared to work during this week. You will work, you will work hard and then you will do homework. This isn’t a week for the weak. 

The fabulous vocal instruction will take you into depths about your vocals that you have not been taught before, guaranteed. Breaking down the strengths and challenges. You are given instruction and “tools” to make your strengths stronger and to improve your challenges. 

If you are taking piano and songwriting be prepared to be amazed. The Piano instruction will build on your knowledge from classical to the nuances of any genre you can imagine and provide alternatives in your playing and writing that fill the music with an intensity you may have not explored, “the Wake-up Moments”. 

Songwriting goes beyond the VCVCBVC, they put it to a track and out the door you go. They teach you about songwriting production, how to produce an artist, not just a singer. Real musicians that can play every instrument and can sing guiding you with precision on songwriting elements to create a great arrangement with intention. 

Stage presence is taught from focus, your focus. “Where are your eyes?” Stage presence training is a precise science (a Septience) that will build on your confidence and give you greater arsenal to draw from to command the stage, to engage the audience. “Performing with Focus". 

Dennis Gelbaum, the new COO/CMO, is a wealth of information. His knowledge on all things social media and the strategies that he will provide to you to succeed are seriously priceless. He talks to you not from a corporate position but from one that truly cares for your development. 

The Social Media and branding component of this intensive week is beyond amazing. Dennis will help you understand and define your audience and he covers what defining and refining a brand means. He  help you with the consistent messaging and the importance of delivering that message across all platforms. You will learn more than you know today about Social Media and will learn how to execute. Which changes daily and has changed since I wrote this testimonial. The one thing you can count on is The Septien Group knows social media and is on top of this ever-changing landscape. 

Linda Septien is incredible. Her enthusiasm, kindness, knowledge, energy, drive and her complete honesty is an unusual trait found in this industry.  

There are so many components of being an artist that you explore in the Rapid Fire Artist Week. This was the best week of training in all the years of training our daughter has received. What you will walk away with is knowledge and knowledge is power. You will know your strengths and challenges. The truths will be revealed. This is an incredible program that will provide you with a blueprint to take you to the next level of your development."

Saturday, August 6, 2016

On Monday, August 1st, I started a new chapter in my life. I have joined Septien Entertainment Group as their COO/CMO. 

SEG (founded in 1986 by Linda Septien, the "Kingpin of Pop Talent) is the #1 performing artist/voice talent development company in the US. 
This year, SEG students (and our talent coaches) have played in more than 1000 gigs and SEG had more Grammy nominees than any major record label. 

We not only train and develop talent - more that 15000 students in 25+ years, we also book our talent worldwide for tours, festivals, fairs, private, fundraising and corporate events, and more. 

I'm focusing on refining Septien’s business operations to maximize efficiency, identifying industry trends, new revenue streams and increasing market share and profitability. 

I'm also focused on brand performance, social innovation and inbound digital marketing - promoting Septien’s artists and programs, (websites. multimedia content, branded merchandise, Ecommerce), creating unique partnerships and developing and implementing marketing, promotional, global event programs and managing media relations efforts.
CLICK HERE for more information about Septien Entertainment Group 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016