Edward 'Ed' Strickland, President & CEO
Ed Strickland brings to N.S.U.C. Entertainment Group, LLC. three decades of unique and outstanding experience in the fields of marketing and promotion, as well as owning and operating his own record label and a North American music and video distribution company. He began his career in the music industry, in the concert promotion field, promoting national tours for artists such as: Prince, Luther Vandross, George Clinton, New Edition, Run DMC, Patti LaBelle and the Jackson World Tour.
Ed has worked in marketing and promotional positions for various record labels including: Def Jam Records, Rush Productions/Rush Artist Management, Tommy Boy, Chrysalis – Cool Tempo Records, Interscope Records, Maverick Records and Rap-A-Lot Records. Additionally, Ed has provided consultative services to many entertainment entities, including major and independent record labels, radio stations, distribution and promotions companies. Among some of the most notable are: The House of Blues, Jive Recordings and TVT Records; expanding his already extensive national network.
Many artists have benefited from Ed’s services and experience, including: The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Tribe Called Quest, Madonna, Usher, JaHeim, Mariah Carey, Me’Shell N’digeocello, Ghetto Boys, Scarface, Digital Underground, KEM: Beastie Boys, Run DMC, LL Cool J, Lil Wayne, T.I., Rick Ross, T-Pain, Ludacris, Mario, Lloyd, Tank, Chrissette Michelle, Patti LaBelle, John Legend, Kem, Day 26, Plies, Bizzy Bone and a host of others.
N.S.U.C. Entertainment Group, LLC., is committed to music diversity, offering a full range of services across all multimedia formats. With more than 50 years of music entertainment experience and established industry relationships, N.S.U.C. is founded on the principle of making the impossible, imaginable. The goal of N.S.U.C. is to offer our clients the best in quality and value, through a team of experienced industry professionals, well-versed in the importance of customer service. With a strong commitment to both establishing and expanding the N.S.U.C. Entertainment Group brand, our vision is simple – to provide labels, artists and filmmakers a platform to distribute their work to consumers across the world.
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Greg Martin, A&R Representative - Mid-Atlantic
Loretta Pressley, Product Management; Research & Logistics
Corey Boddie, Esq., General Counsel
Gerald Crawford, Sr. A&R Director - West Coast
Steve Calderon, National Director - Latin A&R
Gerald Crawford brings more than 25 years of industry experience to the N.S.U.C. Entertainment Group team. With an extensive military background, Gerald has experience in management and operations & logistics as well as areas of diversity and marketing. He also holds a degree in business and a Master's in Economics.
Loretta brings more than twenty years of experience to N.S.U.C., working in the music industry, in various roles including radio promoting and hosting industry album listening parties. Loretta’s expertise is in the field of Logistics. She holds degrees in Business Administration and Liberal Arts.
Corey Boddie is an entertainment attorney and founding partner of Boddie & Associates, P.C., specializing in the areas of music, fashion, film, television, breach of contract and copyright/trademark litigation. The law firm also specializes in immigration, entertainment and corporate financial law. Corey is a member of a number of organizations including: Board Member of The Global Syndicate, The Council of Urban Professionals, The Entertainment Law Committee of the New York Bar Association-Board Member, The Entertainment and Sports Law Forum of the American Bar Association-Officer and the Recording Academy (Grammy Organization).
Fred Moye, A&R Representative - Southeast
Chanika Colbert, Online Communications, Marketing and Web Design
Chanika Colbert brings more than 10 years of communications, marketing and web design experience to the N.S.U.C. Entertainment Group team. Chanika holds a degree in business administration and an MBA in International Business.
Gary Euell, International A&R and Special Projects
DJ Sonic (The Wonder TwinZ), National A&R, Marketing and Artist Development