Co-Founder & CEO, Black Wax
Justin's talk broadcasts 24 February 2024, 08:25 PM
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About this speaker
Justin LaMotte is the Co-Founder & CEO of Black Wax – a modern record label and artist management company focused on protecting Black creatives, their art, and overall livelihood. Black Wax has grown into a full-service company that deeply cares about and nurtures the artists it works with. LaMotte is an advocate for financial literacy for artists and has built the company to offer fair and transparent deals. Their current roster includes R&B duo THEY, singer/songwriter PHABO, Def Jam Recordings’ Felix Ames, among others across genres such as Caribbean, Afrobeats and Global music.
Notably, LaMotte discovered and managed R&B superstar Ari Lennox and together they achieved great success, including signing to J. Cole’s Dreamville in 2016. LaMotte worked on all things related to A&R, touring, brand partnerships, and development for Lennox. Since then, he has been a part of projects with billions of streams, 18 RIAA certifications, and partnerships with Adidas, Coca-Cola, Crown Royal, Virgin Voyage, Levis, among others.