Dani Stephenson and Straight Forward Music Group have set the bar high for all the music and entertainment companies out there. Stephenson, who is the founder and president of Straight Forward Music Group, states that he wants to go against the grain and push boundaries within the music industry. It’s with this forward-thinking mindset that he has led Straight Forward Music Group, and it’s where much of their success lies.
They always try to stay ahead of the curve as technology constantly improves. Rather than being a part of popular culture, Stephenson seeks to create brand new moments that will eventually shape the musical landscape in a positive way.
Stephenson began his music career as a producer-songwriter under the alias ‘Pyramids in Paris.’ He was involved in creating the Billboard Top#20 hit single “The Mack,” which featured Mark Morrison and Fetty Wap. The song was licensed through Straight Forward Music and topped the worldwide charts with 300 million streams worldwide and selling over 2 million copies globally. The song was an instant phenomenon, and Stephenson was a big part of its inception. From then on, Stephenson’s career evolved from the creative side of things to the business side.
As a music executive, Stephenson specialized in being a talent manager, publisher and A&R consultant. He has worked with the likes of Drake, Lucky Dancer, Anne-Marie, Don Diablo, Celina Sharma, Ella Mai, Dave, J Hus, Big Sean, MANN, Diddy Dirty Money, Nana Rogues and many more. In 2015, Stephenson signed Nana Rogues to Straight Forward Music, who later on became a two-time Grammy Nominee and Brit Award-winning producer-artist.
Stephenson is a true musical visionary, having also co-founded the Mugal Group, which is a music and entertainment company that also puts new artists in the limelight focusing on talent from an Indian and Asian heritage to bridge the gap between Southeast Asia and the global domain. However, putting Stephenson in a box and labeling him as a music executive and nothing more is a true disservice to what he really stands for. Stephenson is a former musician, a successful entrepreneur, and a philanthropist wrapped into one. The Straight Forward Music Group is separated into four distinct branches, namely Straight Forward Publishing, Straight Forward Music, Straight Forward Recordings, and Straight Forward Giving Foundation.
Each branch serves a specific purpose, Straight Forward Publishing allows creatives to publish their music through Straight Forward globally, Straight Forward Music is in charge of talent management, Straight Forward Recordings offers A & R consultancy, marketing, and music distribution, and Straight Forward Giving Foundation is their own way of giving back to the community through supporting non-profit organizations such as Princes Trust, NHS Charities Together, Young Lives Matter, and Youth Music.
The foundation also offers entertainment and educational funding opportunities for underprivileged communities and individuals worldwide. Recently, they have started raising funds for COVID-19 related causes with the help of NHS Charities Together. They are raising money to help families and individuals that have been struck by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Stephenson has made sure to cover all the bases with his music conglomerate, and each branch seamlessly works together to provide the highest quality service imaginable. No stone is left unturned with Stephenson at the helm, and the results of his success speak for themselves.
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