CREDITS: GOSPEL ARTIST MICHELLE ANDERSON, CHEETO GAMBINE, TI’S GROUP D.O.P.E, TECH N9NE, GLASSES MALONE, ICE CUBE, WC, 2CHAINZ, SWAGA BOY LOS, NEW BOYZ, JUVENILE, YUNG BERG, YOUNG JEEZY, NIPSEY HUSSLE, CTE, FREEWAY, GUCCI MAN, BONE CRUSHER, SHAWTY LO, DOC FRANK, B.O.B., KOLLOSUS, FUTURE, F.I.Y SOCIETY, CHARLIE BOY GANG, STRAP OF TRAVIS PORTER, BUSHWIK BILL OF THE GETOBOYS, JACKIE CHAIN, CAPITOL ARTIST TITO LOPEZ, LIL WAYNE, EMINEM, ROYCE 5,9, JIM JONES, JAY-Z, 50 CENT, FABO, T.I., ACEHOOD, ZRO, YUNG BOOKE...
In Thier Own Words: In Thier Own Words:Timothy Burke, and I began working together twelve years ago. At this time, the music industry’s stage was very different. To accomplish and survive we had to work in multiple arenas to remain an industry asset.
In the early days, we would connect at listening events, and at radio stations.Burke would be helping with introductions between colleagues, and I was in the mist of closing the deals. This collaboration became the catalyst for wanting to create a reliable foundation, and solid representation of talent.
When we first ventured into the business we were young, but we devoured what we were exposed to. We learned from both success and failure. We were attuned to our audience, and cultivated our network relationships. Through the lattice we built with major labels such as Arista, Universal, Interscope, and Sony BMG; we garnered our w
ork ethics in integrity, and applied grit to our enthusiasm.Becoming seasoned in the industry led us to a concrete vision of what we were passionate about. We used our knowledge and experiences to charter new frontiers. Our ultimate focus was the road to success for Make it Happen.
“Make It Happen has grown to encompass a multitude of services from artist management, production, song writing and consultation. In essence, we created our own niche market in placing and representing our team of talent. We are lucky to work with household names, rands, and step into the sphere of the industry’s prominent emerging talent. Currently we are in the studio with, Ice Cube, 50 Cent and are broadening our global scope.”
“Make It Happen has many accomplishments under its belt, including singles featured within Billboard’s top 100, and on BET’s 106 & Park. We have been honored and humbled to work with Grammy Award winner Magnedo7. Magenedo7 was the producer on Emienm’s multi-platinum (5 times) album “Recovery” and recently has been featured within a plethora of high grossing records. We participated in the production of Lil Wayne and Bird Man’s track “Fire Flame Spitta,” which received heavy rotation and airplay throughout Urban Radio. Together these combined successes are what catapulted our company and those that are a part of our team.”
During our next phase of development, we anticipate further growth in our business' creative side, and one of the many attributes we are emphasizing among our team of talent is, “Inspiration.”
We are humbled with how, Make It Happen has evolved and matured. Even after all this time, and attending the school of “Hard Knocks” we still gasp at the reality of our dream being alive. Now we can give back to others aspirations. We are able to add to the fabric, and the culture around us while establishing our dream’s longevity.
As we set our sights on the future, Make It Happen has been steadily moving towards expanding its work into the film and television industries. We have established our publishing arm of the company, We Got Hits and are actively constructing our network. Just as in our inception, the core of Make It Happen is the talent we create with. Together we build, enrich, and develop our organization.Our roots are set in working collectively, and our team encourages us to “Make It Happen.”
I would like to thank God for making it happen, all of our talent for seeing us through, and our colleagues and fans for believing in us. -Hoda Sheikh
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Hit making producers (T.I., Birdman & Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Eminem, the legendary Ice Cube...) Check Boy, Big Soj, Klassik, Carti Hit-League, Young Fokus, DJay Cas, and Grammy winning producer Magnedo7 express their feelings on the music industry and being a part of Make It Happen Management.
Interviews By: Patrick Kelly
Contributors: Bigg Von, Tim Burke, Patrick Kelly, Hoda Sheikh, Check Boy, Big Soj, Klassik, Carti Hit-League, Young Fokus, DJay Cas, and Grammy winning producer Magnedo7.
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