My name is Michele Wilson-Morris, and I'm the founder & Executive Director of The Entertainment Bank. I worked in corporate America for more than 20 years, during which time I honed my skills in all forms of business writing and communications.
In 1998, I became the MarComm Director for MusicDish, a veteran online company in New York that offers services to clients on both sides of the music industry -- both artists & music industry executives. I wrote feature articles, hired and managed a group of talented techies who wrote 15,000 tutorials on various topics, and copyedited all of the tutorials as well. The dot com bust hit our industry and company hard, so I left MusicDish in 2001 and reentered the world of business. But writing was still my passion, and in 2008, I returned to MusicDish as a Senior Contributing Writer. In February 2009, I was promoted to Managing Director of MusicDish, LLC, which includes Mi2N -- the world's largest and oldest online music newswire, and I serve in that capacity today. I've penned more than 125 articles that were published by MusicDish and republished by other sites. I wrote three articles that were published in the 17th Anniversary edition of the Miami based print magazine, In Focus. I'm now working with the prestigious New Orleans based 504 Mag as a writer, and my role with the company will soon be greatly expanding, which I'm very much looking forward to. More details on that to come in the upcoming weeks and months.
My most recent endeavor has been forming The Entertainment Bank, which promotes music, movies, books, and games, as well as offering services to artists such as writing press releases,single and album reviews, bios, one-sheets, and electronic press kits. In February 2012, I began working with the 2012 Southeast Urban Music Conference, now in its 9th year, as the Director of Press & Publicity. The conference was held April 27-28th at The Blake Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. My experience with the conference pushed my creativity and ability to write to a new level, and it's very exciting to utilize these greatly enhanced skills for my client base.
Approximately two years ago, I was introduced by a mutual friend to Paul Anderson, Phoenix based KJZZ radio personality, musician extraordinaire, and owner of Sonic Fusion. Paul assisted me with the editing of an audio interview that I had just completed, and I was very impressed with his work, to say the least. We have continued to collaborate since that time, and he handles the technological and musical aspects of The Entertainment Bank. His talents allow us to offer voice overs, audio editing, and many other services.
I received my B.S. in Business Administration from Birmingham-Southern College in May 1991, earning the Robert Hewlin Jackson Achievement Award for my efforts at that time. In 2003, I was recognized as the Junior Achievement Elementary School Volunteer of the Year for the Birmingham chapter.
My past volunteer work includes The American Red Cross ARCHIE Response Team, The Crisis Center, The Rape Response Center, The Wenonah Elementary School "Just Say No" Program, The Children's Hospital Telethon, and Junior Achievement. In the past, I enjoyed being an active member of Toastmasters, and formerly volunteered as a motivational speaker for the Shelby County School system.
I am a proud Soror of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and a member of the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment.
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