Creative Entertainment Network
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CEN is an artist driven company
CEN is an artist driven company that develops custom full-service marketing, management, and distribution campaigns through their relationship with Sony’s Orchard Music.
- All marketing plans are custom built, taking into consideration our clients’ needs and budgets.
- CEN assembles and product manages a strategic team who work in concert on your release.
- We charge a low distribution fee and strive to keep all marketing plans affordable. Clients are paid all income from sales and streaming less the distribution fee.
With over 50 combined years in the music business CEN prides itself on utilizing old school methodology in conjunction with 21st century technology. Release options range from full service distribution to all-encompassing marketing campaigns, with the goal of moving artists higher on the ladder to success than where they are currently.
It is always our goal to be artist driven, maintain the artist’s credibility, and be guided by the artist’s vision. CEN takes no ownership of masters, copyrights or publishing and the artist/client always has the final say in all decisions.
In 2009 the CEN partners launched and continue to manage the Sony Music International division SIN (SonyMusic Independent Network), which is charged with developing Sony’s international artists in the states. SIN releases hundreds of titles a year; successes have included The Veronicas, Malluma, Nothing But Thieves, Jain, Kodaline, Koffee, Declan Mckenna, Jean-Michel Jarre, and more.
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Music has always been a staple of Andrés’ cultural upbringing, coming from Colombian and Venezuelan backgrounds. It allowed for a world of diverse music tastes to grow, today ranging from 80-90s Latin rock and salsa, to Japanese city pop, and an incredible love for older artists like Mazzy Star and Deftones, and newer artists like Steve Lacy and Faye Webster. From writing blog posts for DJs at iHeartMedia, to freelance writing gigs in music and entertainment like CBR.com, combined with a knack for writing and marketing music, working on artist pitches and playlisting seemed like the natural path to take joining the CEN team.
He values the importance of broadening one’s horizons and getting out of your comfort zone, musically or otherwise. As the industry constantly evolves, so should our tastes.
Ben started designing websites professionally at age 16 when he founded and operated his own web design firm. Since then, he’s worked with such entertainment companies as Sony, Warner Bros., and MTV; artists OK Go, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, Lynyrd Skynyrd (among many); and some of the biggest and best names in the world of surf, skate, and snowsports including Burton, Surf Expo, and Surfside Sports to develop online strategy and messaging while growing their online business.
Ben’s marketing and web design background make him a sought after speaker, notably at events held by the SnowSports Industry of America (SIA).
Today, Ben is the owner of Little Wing Marketing, an internet marketing firm in Wilmington, NC that specializes in user-centered web design, analytics, user-testing and education.
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Jessica grew up a free-spirited traveler which developed her interest in interpersonal communications and cultural creativity. With a family background in the realm of music and marketing, she was immersed in the scene from a young age, working as a street teamer for Yellowcard, Dave Matthews Band, and The Strokes. She earned her degree at Stockton University, where she was the co-host of JRadical Radio on 91.7 WLFR; which furthered her attraction to multimedia, marketing, and indie music. Inspired by the exploding trend of social media, she established Ant Colony Marketing in 2009. Her first big project included working Walk the Moon’s first single “Anna Sun.”
Jessica focuses on organic growth, teaching online marketing strategies, building websites, and organizing creative content campaigns.
Born in the north of England, Joy Collingbourne moved to London to start her music career and quickly landed as an intern at Rise Management where she was soon helping to support Brit Pop bands such as The Wonder Stuff and Republica. Jobs at Free Trade Agency and Impressive PR followed where she learned the ropes of both agency and publicity life while working with Violent Femmes, Mercury Rev, Muse, Human League and others. In 2001 Joy made the move to the US to work as an agent for Los Angeles based The MOB Agency, assisting with artists including No Doubt, Berlin, Mark Kozelek, and being primary agent for Trashcan Sinatras, Sarah Jaffe, Oxymorrons, and others. Joy currently spends time in both LA and NY where, in addition to working for MOB, she books shows for select CEN artists. Joy also co-books Cyndi Lauper’s annual Home for the Holidays charity Christmas show at The Beacon Theatre.