Music Industry Management/ TV Producer
Cory Taylor is a talented music industry professional with over decade of experience. The Virginia native entered the Music Entertainment industry in 2005 as Day Manager for Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, member of MultiPlatinum, Grammy-nominated, R&B trio, “Sisters With Voices”, better known as SWV.
Cory supported Coko in the production of her first Gospel album,“Grateful,” which received a Grammy nomination. In 2008, he accelerated to the role of full-time manager during the production of her second Gospel album “The Winner in Me.” Impressed by his professionalism, leadership and tenacity, SWV hired him as its full-time manager.
Cory also served as full time manager for Kameelah ”Meelah” Williams former lead singer of “702” and was very instrumental in securing her on the last season TVOne R&B Divas Atlanta.
Cory fused his passion for music and artist development and founded 21 Voices Entertainment, a management consulting and entertainment
agency. He was instrumental in securing a new album deal for SWV at Mass Appeal /E1 Entertainment in 2011 and the SWV brand; which includes
business relations, international, national and regional travels; performances, recordings and daily activities. Over the years, Cory has supported and secured music business for Keith Sweat, Kelly Price, Changing Faces, Lisa Page Brooks, Isaac Carree, R.L. of Next, TWEET,
BLACKSTREET, Faith Evans, and 112, JIM JONES, Carl Thomas, Fantasia, Musiq Soul Child, Shanice Wilson and Meelah of 702. In 2010, Cory founded “R&B Nights” now known as “RnB Spotlight” a
monthly showcase hosted monthly at the legendary SOB’s in NYC. The purpose of “Spotlight” is to open the curtain of opportunity for the next superstars to be discovered. This platform gave an opportunity to showcase their talents and gain local and national exposure in the R&B community. Chart-topping superstars have headlined the showcase, including SWV, Kenny Lattimore, R.L. of 90’s R&B group Next; Meelah of 702, LaTocha Scott of Xscape, Mario Winans, Dru Hill, SunshineAnderson, Faith Evans and more. Cory was responsible for securing SWV reality series “SWV REUNITED “on WETv and served as the executive producer for the series. “SWV
REUNITED” was the #1 highest rated freshman show in the networks history. Show debut at #1 and was one WETv highest rated shows.
This past June “The Coko and Cory show “debuted on over 40 Musical Soul Food Stations (FM 100.9 in VA) and airs each Saturday at Noon Easter
Cory recently teamed up with Grammy Award winner Faith Evans to produce several up coming docuseries together. Cory also has teamed up with VIBE Magazine that will feature his column
weekly centered on new and upcoming rising artist.
In November 2017, Cory was able to reunite Multiplatinum R&B group “702” after being disbanded for over 15 years. This historic reunion
allowed “702” to be featured on TVOne series of “UnSung” and a spotlight on The Soul Train Awards. Since that time, “702” has been back on the road touring on stage with Dru Hill, RBRM, Ginuwine, Jagged Edge, Faith Evans, Guy, Blacksteet and others to name a few.
Cory was also honored in 2017 by SWV and BET as manager for SWV for over seven years, his leadership and contributions made while managing their career.
Cory studied at Columbus State University and Tidewater Community College with a Special Concentration in Business Management. Cory currently serves as an advisor to the G.E.T. Empowered Community
Development Corporation for their annual Back to School Give-A-Away which services thousands of financially deprived families.