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1993 - RudeGal started hosting and producing a Dancehall Reggae Radio Program  
1994 - RudeGal started Jouranlism coverage of Dancehall worldwide
1995 - booking Recording Artists
1995 - www.RUDEGAL.com launched
1996 - publicity projects for Danehall Reggae
1996 - recruited to write Dancehall Reggae biographies
2003 - Artist Management
2003 - Dancehall Reggae Marketing & Promotions Launch
2004 - Radio Promotions
2007 - TV / Documentary Consulting
2008 - Consulting: Marketing and Radio promotions
2018 - wordpress version of www.RUDEGAL.com fatally hacked and died
2019 - RudeGal and RudeGal Entertainment History

 

DETAILED HISTORY

RudeGal was exposed to Dancehall Reggae the last year of High School and fell in love with the pulsating beats. It wasn't for a few years later, when hearing Buju Banton's then older song "STAMINA DADDY" did the passion for the genre cement. Initially, RudeGal started off hosting and producing a Dancehall Reggae radio program with the goal of having a syndicated National (USA) program to introduce America to the artist's and music. RudeGal started hosting a radio program with friend Shannon Riley who was attending KCSB. Commuting over 2.5 hours every Friday evening to host a 3 hour late night show and drive back to LA for Saturday classes at college, RudeGal sought a more local community radio outlet and landed her own show on KCLA and KLAS. While volunteering for the local "What About The Children" non-profit organization, RudeGal was introduced to the Southern California based REGGAE NUCLEUS monthly magazine. Initially developing a column titled "From Da Yard" covering Dancehall Reggae - hot new riddims released, artist hit songs and news, events and upcoming shows in Los Angeles, this begin the forte into press. The column "FROM DA YARD" was featured in several publications worldwide in: England, South Africa, Puerto Rico and throughout the US. This lead to reviews of releases, albums and artist interviews.

The column "FROM DA YARD" was initially housed on one of the pioneering Dancehall Reggae websites - www.DancehallMinded.com until a request from a promoter who booked an artist through RudeGal asked for the event to be posted and promoted online. Thus; www.rudegal.com was born prematurely. Quickly the site began to update weekly with the column, artist interviews, bio's of artists, bio's of soundmen, events locally, nationally and internationally and more.

The website and content was produced, updated and managed by RudeGal, literarily going back to CSUN to get a certificate in Web Development in order to do so. RudeGal launched the first ever eBlast system of publicity for the website promoting Dancehall Reggae and the music released by artists managed and booked. This was BEFORE eBlasts began to be used by Major Labels in America or services used to disseminate mainstream music being promoted. A business model credited by Headline Agency as the bases of their business structure and several Dancehall Reggae websites that have launched since. Once RudeGal began to shift into Artist Management; handling all aspects from A&R, imagery, styling, photoshoot's, videoshoots, marketing, radio promotions and press the website became less of a focus dwindling down to a monthly update.

 

RUDEGAL ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY

RudeGal Entertainment grew into a boutique marketing, artist management and booking firm specializing in urban music and culture with a focus on reggae and dancehall. RudeGal Entertainment’s mission was to provide successful marketing solutions for clients to reach their grassroots audience while developing a strategy to cross-over into the wider mainstream market. As a full service Entertainment company RudeGal Entertainment covered; management, artist development, marketing and promotions for Dancehall Reggae artists/producers.

RudeGal has over 25 years of experience in marketing and promotions. In addition to the history above, RudeGal first worked at EMD Distribution (the distribution arm of Capital Records, EMI Records and Virgin Records), later moved to Red Ant Records and then Media X – an online entertainment-marketing firm. 

As an artist manager RudeGal leveraged her extensive promoter database to book concerts and tours for her artists as well as mainstream recording artists for the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, Africa and South America. She has also assisted artists with their merchandising, internet presence, social networking strategies and legal affairs.  

Under management: A&R, artist development, business management, booking/tours, appearances, merchandise, website, social networks, legal advice and daily activity. Song licensing worldwide for artists & producers. Register compositions to ASCAP/BMI, provide writer/publishing details to publish admin. Review royalty statements to ensure accuracy. Music tracking. Responsible for project budgets, travel to setup recordings with producers, collaborations, videos, photo shoots, radio promotions and press. RudeGal managed Dancehall Reggae artists: Mr. Easy, CeCile, Chico, Mr. Vegas, Flava, Esco, Crossovah, Malika and the Wyclef Refugee All Star Sound.

Marketing & promotions; imaging, photo shoots, bios, press releases, publicity, radio promotions - Reggae, Mix-shows, college, urban and crossover, retail promotion, publicity campaigns, digital promotion, promo tools, advertising, website direction. Develop artists’ bios, press releases and EPKs. Organized travel/itineraries for promotions at radio, retail and record pools.

Marketing Projects: Ziggy Marley “Forward To Love”, Gyptain’s “Hold You”, Heavy D – “Vibes” Grammy nominated Album, Damian Marley & Nas – “As We Enter”, Atiba – Slip N Slide’s recording artist, Sizzla – “Overstanding” Koch Ent/DDMG, Sean Paul – “Dutty Rock” Atlantic/VP Records, Spragga Benz – “Thug Nature”, Singing Melody – “Sweeter”, Lady Saw “My Way”, OMI’s “Cheerleader”, Collie Buddz "Light It Up" and much more..

Consulting: digital companies - create and implement marketing campaigns, secure new artist/producer content and produce compilation albums. TV/Internet Reggae documentaries; collaborate with executive producer to secure content for documentary, scheduled all interviews with artists/celebrities and obtain additional content for project. Provide creative input.

TV/Film: distribution, budgets, treatment development, casting and executive producer.

Journalism: URB Magazine, Miami New Times, Rap Sheet, and Reggae Nucleus Magazine just to name a few.

Radio: KCLA, KLAS, XM Radio.

Bookings: Assassin, CeCile, Chuck Fenda, DaVille, Esco, Etana, Gyptian, Kevin Lyttle, Lady Saw, Mr Easy, Morgan Heritage, Red Rat, Richie Spice, Romain Virgo, Tanto Metro & Devonte, TOK, VoiceMail, Wyclef Refugee All-Star Sound and more.

Specialties: Management, marketing, promotions and consulting for Dancehall Reggae Music. 

 

NOW......

RudeGal initially started working promoting her passion while working a full time job, even with the launch of RudeGal Entertainment. While RudeGal Entertainment was the sole focus from 2005-2012, since then I've been selling LUXURY Real Estate. I was initially accepted to M.I.T.'s School of Architecture but choose to go to FIDM for their Interior Design/Architecture program. Later transferring to CSUN for Finance and Marketing. In the last 5 years, I've achieved the Top 1% of Realtor's Nationwide.

There's lots of content in the vault between interviews unreleased, raw interview audio (podcast coming?), video interviews and articles never published on RudeGal.com. Perhaps one of these days I will look into relaunching the website in full; maybe overseeing interns or the next generation of promising talent with a passion for this genre. IF you truly miss it and would like to see a return, email me at: rudegal@rudegal.com - tell me what you miss.

 

MEANWHILE you can follow my career in Real Estate via my YouTube Channel - I can help you anywhere: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyys6EnStMO-AXXFJgYUkgg

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