By Lue Dowdy
Aspiring Women in the Music Industry is What it Do! Please learn all about Lashaun Turner, one of LUE Productions 2016 My Music, My Mic honoree. This queen is doing her part to help Indie Artists.
In 2010, self-described Entrepreneur and Music Publicist Lashaun Turner developed TRC Social Media with a vision to become a source content provider for social networks. Lashaun developed several lifestyle and entertainment webzines including an award nominated blog and then built social connections across all the major networking platforms to share this content. Lashaun’s writing style and abilities led her to become an established blogger and contributor to popular globally recognized magazines and social websites which include BlackPlanet, YoRaps, Gorilla Leak, Yahoo, and others.
Having connected with artists and entertainers through networking, Lashaun was asked to work media/publicity for the play “GOD Is Watching You,” which led to a business venture that evolved to include “Look like a Star P.R,” working as a Publicist with actors, musicians, and entrepreneurs to increase and manage public interest in their creative assets.
In 2012 the company re-branded itself as “URBAN STARZ MEDIA & P.R,” with a continued focus on becoming a strong voice for urban artists and entrepreneurs in the emerging new media realm that is the Internet. Over the next 3 years Lashaun would represent clients such as Atlanta rapper Bone Crusher, Coast2Coast DJ Fred Malone, International Pop Star Natalia Damini, and Mysterious Ent., a Major Indie Record Label, to name a few.
The company expanded into streaming media by launching the only Licensed Independent Internet Radio Station in the greater Los Angeles area playing Urban Indie music 24/7 at Urban Indie Radio- Los Angeles, with its Headquarters in Moreno Valley California. Lashaun programmed and developed content for the station. She created and produced BLAZE INDIE L.A which was known as the #1 Urban Music Review Show. The show was a hit and evolved to a Web Series, then a weekly TV Show that aired in California, Atlanta and Washington DC.
FEB 2015- WOMEN IN BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT PROCLAIMS” LASHAUN TURNER IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST INDIE P.R PROFESSIONALS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW”
As the company’s platforms increased in notoriety, Lashaun was sought after to cover media events, red carpets, and lend her expertise as a Music Publicist to panels and showcases across the country. URBAN STARZ MEDIA and P.R has interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment.
Lashaun continues to evolve as a celebrity host and media talent. She created and produces CALI’S BEST Radio Show broadcasting on CNBC/KCAA 106.5FM and 1050AM in California. The program is a unique platform which showcases the Who’s Who and What’s “BEST” in Music, Business, Entertainment and Lifestyle. For indie music entrepreneurs it’s an opportunity to share the spotlight with established artists and to have their music played amongst mainstream music.
Having delved into so many aspects of the industry, Lashaun now defines herself as a Media Talent, Artist Influencer, Music Publicist and a “Celebrity in her own right”. Her focus these days are on expanding the audience at Cali’s Best and providing promotional opportunities. Lashaun has partnered with REVERB NATION, Fleet DJ’s, Core DJ’s, and is currently blogging at Thisis50 and One West Magazine online.
URBAN STARZ MEDIA is a hybrid multi-media/P.R firm that provides Event & Artist Publicity, Media Placement Management, Content Development, Hosting, Sharing and Distribution throughout various platforms. The company works with Independent Artists, Celebrities, & Entrepreneurs in providing innovative exposure strategies. Contact email UrbanStarzMedia@gmail.com Social Media @calisbestradio.