NANA GYAMFI-KUMANINI JR.
42 BURLINGTON UNIT 8 TORONTO, ON M8V 2L2
P | 647.835.6558
NANA.JR.GK@GMAIL.COM
 
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42 BURLINGTON UNIT 8 TORONTO, ON M8V 2L2
P | 647.835.6558
NANA.JR.GK@GMAIL.COM
 
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42 BURLINGTON UNIT 8 TORONTO, ON M8V 2L2
P | 647.835.6558
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  • 1. NANA GYAMFI-KUMANINI JR. 42 BURLINGTON UNIT 8 TORONTO, ON M8V 2L2 P | 647.835.6558 NANA.JR.GK@GMAIL.COM     1   PROFILE     A   multi-­‐faceted,   knowledgeable   and   talented   music   professional   with   experience   in   various   aspects   of   the   entertainment   and   music   sector   including   but   not   limited   to   licensing,   partnerships,     neogations,   sponsorships,   managing   campaigns   from   the   promotional   side   (frontline,  online,  corporate  and  grassroots)  to  back  end.    I  am  passionate  about  music,  have  a   great  tact  for  recognizing  and  developing  new  programs  based  on  client  needs.  Hard  working,   diligent  and  enjoys  both  independent  and  team  environments.       HIGHLIGHTS  AND  SKILLS     • 10+  years  in  the  entertainment  and  music  sector   • Successful  with  tight  deadlines  and  fast  paced  environments   • Flexible  and  cooperative   • Extensive  expertise  in  diverse  genres  of  music   • Experience  in  Project  Management:  Managed  tour  dates,  schedules,  budgets  and  venue   merchandising  for  artists   • Business  Administration   • Marketing  clearances   • Negotiating  and  executing  licensing  contracts  with  partners  and  companies   • Efficient  on  both  Mac  &  PC  formats   • Ability  to  multi-­‐task   • Knowledge  of  Social  Networking  tools   • Developed  workplace  policies       EDUCATION     York  University  -­‐  Honours  BA  in  Fine  Arts  Cultural  Studies  –  Toronto,  ON  -­‐  Graduated  in  2005           Attended  various  SOCAN  and  Toronto  Arts  Council  workshops  –  Toronto,  ON  –  2005  -­‐  2010
  • 2. NANA GYAMFI-KUMANINI JR. 42 BURLINGTON UNIT 8 TORONTO, ON M8V 2L2 P | 647.835.6558 NANA.JR.GK@GMAIL.COM     2   PROFESSIONAL  EXPERIENCE     Owner  /  Producer  /  Artist  /  DJ                                                                                2001  –  Present   Ear2much  Collective     • Oversee  production,  management,  coordination  and  promotion  of  industry  branded   events  (Good  Music,  It’s  A  Party,  Screening  and  One-­‐on-­‐One  interview  with  Maureen   ‘Ma  Dukes’  Yancey  [mother  of  J  Dilla],  etc)   • Responsible  for  the  oversight  and  coordination  of  our  client’s  specifically  branded   events  (HeadSpace,  It’s  A  Party),  thorough  strategic  social  media  marketing  plans,  the   creation  of  company  blogs  and  distribution  of  weekly  podcasts   • Cultivate  strategic  relationships  and  addressing  all  concerns   • Support  strategic  campaigns   • Provide  onstage  DJ  support  for  top  tier  Canadian  artists  including  D.O.,  Rich  Kidd,   Saukrates,  Art  of  Fresh  in  Canada,  along  with  Internationally  acclaimed  musicians  in   Europe  (UK,  France),  and  Asia  (Taiwan,  Japan)     Arts  &  Entertainment  Talent  Buyer  &  Event  Cordinator                                                  2010  –  2012   Jang  Bang     • Manage  and  coordinate  the  venue’s  strategic  marketing  plan  by  way  of  creating   monthly  online  promotional  schemes,  developing  annual  budgetary  requirements,   production,  and  artist  coordination   • Responsible  for  recruiting,  training  and  leading  a  team  of  10  volunteers/interns  that   have  consistently  increased  patron  visits  by  20%  each  year   • Work  with  the  management  team  on  developing  venue  policies,  production  schedules   and  general  troubleshooting       Radio  Tracker  and  Promotions  Coordinator                                                          2004  –  2009                                                 District  Six     • Promoted  artists  through  radio  and  online  exposure  (music  radio  plays,  radio  and   internet  radio  interviews,  email  newsletter  blasts  and  obtained  commercial  space  for   promoting  events)   • Created  partnerships  between  top  tier  Canadian  artists  (such  as  Zaki  Ibrahim  and   K’Naan)    and  other  international  entertainment  professionals  (Tumi  &  The  Volume)
  • 3. NANA GYAMFI-KUMANINI JR. 42 BURLINGTON UNIT 8 TORONTO, ON M8V 2L2 P | 647.835.6558 NANA.JR.GK@GMAIL.COM     3   Head  Disc  Jockey  /  Assistant  Operations  Manager                                                                    2006  –  2008       Sights  and  Sounds  Productions     • Provided  dance  party  entertainment  for  high  schools  across  Canada   • Trained  new  employees,  fulfilled  monthly  audit  assistance  and  updated  music  library     Road  Manager  /  Head  of  Promotion                                  2003  –  2005   The  Love  Movement,  Record  Company     • Managed  tour  dates,  schedules,  budgets  and  venue  merchandising  for  Canadian  artist   roster  (Kamau,  k-­‐os…)   • Developed  and  successfully  obtained  Canadian  music  grants  from  VideoFACT  and  other   organizations  totalling  $50,000   • Led  a  national  marketing  &  promotions  team,  which  designed  and  distributed   promotional  materials  to  fans  and  tastemakers  across  Canada           References  Available  Upon  Request

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