Taja Sevelle

Good morning. Today we interview recording artist and author Taja Sevelle at 1 pm est on “The Soundcheck” Feel free to call in to the studio with your questions (561) 631-8258. Taja has a new book out get it here Visit her website

We will discussing her new book, music career, working with Prince and her philantropic side. Urban Farming

Taja Sevelle founded Urban Farminga 501c3 in 2004-2005 with the mission to “Create an Abundance of Food for All in Our Generation.”  The organization began by planting 3 community gardens of free food in Detroit. There are now over 65,500 gardens in 61 countries around the world that are a part of the Urban Farming Global Food Chain®

BIO – A Minneapolis native, Taja Sevelle was accepted into the Berklee College of Music in the same week that she was offered a record deal from the legendary, Prince.  The first song she wrote, Love is Contagious became a charted Billboardhit in America, reaching Top 7 in Europe. Taja has written songs with renowned writers around the world including, Burt Bacharach, Thom Bell, Prince and Nile Rodgers.  She has singing and songwriting credits on over 3.5 million CDs sold.  Subsequent to her deal with Prince, after a bidding war with 9 major record labels, Taja signed a deal with Sony 550, and released her third CD, Toys of Vanity. In 2017, Taja’s song, Little Diva, reached Top 30 on the U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Charts.

The work of Urban Farmingignited a global movement and has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, CNN, NPR National, the BBC, Fox National, USA Today, The New York Times and over 30,000 other media outlets. 

Urban Farming has also garnered support from several celebrities, including Prince, who donated a portion of his perfume sales to Urban Farming, performed a benefit concert for the organization in New York, and generously donated each year to the cause.  Other notable celebrity supporters include: Rapper/Actor T.I., Comedian/Actor Richard Lewis and his wife, Zac Brown Band, Keke Palmer, and Ed Begley Jr., among others.

Background

Paul Porter

PAUL PORTER – Radio and TV veteran Paul Porter was the Program Director at BET for 10 years, and is a major thought leader in the radio and music industry. Mr. Porter is the co-founder of music industry nonprofit IndustryEars.com, music and culture website RapRehab.com, and is the Program Director at The Wire 98.5 in Orlando, FL. His book “Blackout” has been described as “an explosive look at the corruption running rampant in the music industry.” Mr. Porter has blown the lid off of the music industry’s corruption, the role of payola (an illegal practice that is commonly used in the music industry) in the industry, and about the death of radio. Mr. Porter’s book also “offers an inside account of how corporations killed Black radio and erased Black identity from mainstream Black music — and why Porter chose to fight back.”

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