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Meet Kenya Shaw, a single, young entrepreneur struggling to build an independent record label, while navigating the country’s worst city for bachelorettes and an unlikely place for music success: Washington, DC.

Meet Kenya Shaw, a single, young entrepreneur struggling to build an independent record label, while navigating the country’s worst city for bachelorettes and an unlikely place for music success: Washington, DC.

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United States

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Meet Kenya Shaw, a single, young entrepreneur struggling to build an independent record label, while navigating the country’s worst city for bachelorettes and an unlikely place for music success: Washington, DC.

Language:

English

Contact:

2025990648


Episodes

Episode 3.7: First and Goal

9/22/2020
https://ofmusicandmen.com/audience-survey At a charity event sponsored by J's magazine that brings out DC’s VIPs, Kenya unexpectedly runs into Dream Guy and decides to put her new moves to the test. This is a story--Of Music and Men--so it's best to start at Episode One: Omampodcast – Ep-1-blueprint For full credits and sources on this episode, go to: ofmusicandmen.com/episode3-7-first-and-goal CREDITS Narration Episode narrated by Kayona Ebony Brown Episode Written, recorded, and...

Duration:00:34:16

Episode 3.6: Uncharted Territory

9/8/2020
After Lucas’ decision to go off-script, Kenya is left trying to find a way to get him back in the game. Meanwhile, Tk’s off-book plays for social justice may start affecting business; Kenya has to find a way to make this work in their favor. This is a story--Of Music and Men--so it's best to start at Episode One: Omampodcast – Ep-1-blueprint For full credits and sources on this episode, go to: https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode3-6-uncharted-territory CREDITS Narration Episode narrated...

Duration:00:36:37

Episode 3.5: If You Build It, Will They Come?

9/1/2020
Ty’s privileged life has left her unable to fight for what she wants since it's always been given to her. But after missing out on her dream job, she seeks the insight of her father to help her understand how to interpret the weaknesses in her adult game. This is a story--Of Music and Men--so it's best to start at Episode One: https://soundcloud.com/omampodcast/ep-1-blueprint For full credits and sources on this episode, go...

Duration:00:25:40

Episode 3.4: Xs and Os

8/25/2020
J’s career as a journalist has had its ups and down, but it’s one of the most rewarding aspects of her life. That… and, of course, sex. But after interviewing an enigmatic feminist artist, she realizes that after all this time and energy with men, she’s not utilizing her full feminine power, and is thus not being fully satisfied. This is a story--Of Music and Men--so it's best to start at Episode One: https://soundcloud.com/omampodcast/ep-1-blueprint For full credits and sources on this...

Duration:00:26:18

Episode 3.3: Fourth and Long

8/18/2020
Kenya meets Kenneth Gold, a renowned dating coach, to help her understand the rules of the game and give some insider perspective into why she’s having problems scoring. This is a story--Of Music and Men--so it's best to start at Episode One: https://soundcloud.com/omampodcast/ep-1-blueprint For full credits and sources on this episode, go to: https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode3-3-fourth-and-long CREDITS Narration Episode narrated by Kayona Ebony Brown Episode Written, recorded, and...

Duration:00:30:42

Episode 3.2: Hate the Game

8/11/2020
Kenya, Ty, and J stroll through Eastern Market discussing the idea of how and when women should just go for what they want, and what plays work best when out in the field. Meanwhile, Kenya finds out that Lucas is playing a different game than the one she’s coaching for him. This is a story--Of Music and Men--so it's best to start at Episode One: https://soundcloud.com/omampodcast/ep-1-blueprint For full credits and sources on this episode, go...

Duration:00:27:35

Episode 3.1: Don't Hate the Player

8/4/2020
Kenya realizes that there are some important parallels between the music industry and sports, and as she’s trying to figure out her next play to run with Tk’s career and pending album release, she pays a visit to her mentor, a former industry exec who shows her that there’s more than one way to be a player. This is a story--Of Music and Men--so it's best to start at Episode One: https://soundcloud.com/omampodcast/ep-1-blueprint For full credits and sources on this episode, go...

Duration:00:34:25

Update: What you need to know about book 3

7/28/2020
Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This episode is a bonus episode during our brief hiatus. Good news! This is the last update before we jump into book three (the collection of podcast episodes that make up book three). Thank you for being patient during this time when I’m sure we all may have had other more pressing issues to concern ourselves with. So, I think I mentioned a couple updates ago that I was the July winner of the Roadmap Writers...

Duration:00:19:11

Episode 2 Recap | part two

7/14/2020
Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This is a recap episode for episode two during our brief hiatus. This is part two of the recap episode for the series of podcast episodes that make up Nothing But a Number. So, in case you forgot, episode two is called Nothing but a number--that is, the collection of seven episodes of the podcast that make up episode two. You know how this works. Here, I’ll give you the recap of the story--without the cold...

Duration:01:08:38

Episode 2 Recap | part one

7/7/2020
Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This is a recap episode for episode two during our brief hiatus. So, I’m going to give you a two-part recap of episode two before we get into episode three since it’s been a while. So, in case you forgot, episode two is called, Nothing but a number--that is, the collection of seven episodes of the podcast that make up episode two. You know how this works. Here, I’ll give you the recap of the story--without the cold...

Duration:01:04:19

Q&A - June 30

6/30/2020
Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This episode is a bonus Q&A episode during our brief hiatus. In this episode, Kayona answers questions like... How do you do it technically? What’s the hardest thing about doing this podcast? What podcasts inspire this one? What are you watching on TV? What's your favorite spot in DC? You try your best to be an optimist. How? And Why? Music for this episode is "Superstar" by...

Duration:00:35:23

Update - June 23

6/23/2020
Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This episode is a bonus episode during our brief hiatus. So, things have remained super busy on my end with writing and meetings. In this episode, I tell you about some of the things I've been writing and some of the meetings I've had. Plus, an update on when we'll be back. Music by Mona Wonderlick - Bloom (download via Soundcloud) Also, check out the Heroes video on Youtube. Just click here.

Duration:00:21:33

Update - June 16

6/16/2020
Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This episode is a bonus episode during our brief hiatus. I decided not to post an update last week. Sometimes you gotta read the room. There’s a lot going on in this country and I felt like I needed a break from entertainment for a minute. This episode is just a brief update on what's been happening. Music by Mona Wonderlick - Bloom (download via Soundcloud) Also, check out the Heroes video on Youtube. Just click...

Duration:00:21:33

Statement on America (brief)

6/2/2020
Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This episode is a bonus episode during our brief hiatus. In the is episode, Kayona skips art and entertainment to talk about the protests currently going on in the aspiring great nation of America, Black Lives Matter (and why), and what non-Black allies can do to support the erasure of racism in America. The transcript for this episode is available at patron.com/ofmusicandmen Nick wright @getnickwright Killer...

Duration:00:09:48

Bonus - Coming back...

5/26/2020
We'll be coming back soon! In this update episode, I give you some insight on progress I'm making with the project and how I plan to move forward to produce new episodes for you soon. Remember, episode two of the novella, "Nothing But A Number," is available on the website for digital download now. Go to https://ofmusicandmen.com/ep2-number/ to learn more. Music by Sro

Duration:00:28:18

Bonus - Personality types and updates

5/19/2020
In this bonus update episode, I talk about my goal for this project: Of music and men inspire a generation of women to take risks and not wait for permission or perfection before doing something they know is great. I also discuss making a new logline for the show: After dropping out of college less than a year in, an ambitious young woman tries to succeed as an entrepreneur helming her own indie record company while navigating bachelorettehood; the only problem is, she’s in the wrong place...

Duration:01:12:29

Update - May 12

5/12/2020
I wanted to give a quick update about what's been going on since I haven't been producing proper episodes. Don't worry, I'm getting back to it soon. In this episode, I talk a little about working on HBO's VEEP as an intern, recently meeting one of my heroes, Tanya Saracho (creator of Vida on Starz network), writing a new TV pilot during Covid, how I'm navigating trying to promote the new novella, and I give you a peek into what's going on with the novellas, and some writer-insights and...

Duration:00:46:49

Crowdcast Q&A [part 2]

5/5/2020
So you’ve made it to part two of the Crowdcast interview! But I have a few notes before we start again… I’ve got some good news: You can now go onto the site, ofmusicandmen.com, and be among the first to get the novella for episode two by pre-ordering before its official release date. Due to the recent pandemic, the traditional ways of doing things have gone out the window. I know that entertainment is not an "essential product," so I want to make sure anyone who wants access to my art can...

Duration:00:41:43

Crowdcast Q&A [part 1]

4/28/2020
Hey, Kayona here. So I’ve got some good news: You can now go onto the site, ofmusicandmen.com, and be among the first to get the novella for episode two by pre-ordering before its official release date. Due to the recent pandemic, the traditional ways of doing things have gone out the window. I know that entertainment is not an "essential product," so I want to make sure anyone who wants access to my art can get it... whether you can return the favor by paying for it or not. I'M MAKING IT...

Duration:00:34:40

Q&A for Episode two (part two)

4/21/2020
If you're new, this is a story, so it's best to start at episode one. Hi, Kayona here. Here's part two of last week's interview with Sovereign Noir Publications. I hope you’ve been enjoying the podcast so far, as I've really enjoyed bringing it to you. Episode 2.7 (the last FULL episode you heard) was the completion of book two, or if this were the TV show, it would’ve been episode two of that. With this global crisis, we’ve all been affected, and all of us in different ways. Personally,...

Duration:00:53:19