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Cory Taylor

Music Industry Management/ TV Producer

 

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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

Standard   Time.

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.

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