Over his 30+ year career in the music industry, Kwame Kwaten has been a musician, manager, producer, consultant and A&R. And now has founded artist service company Ferocious Talent where he runs everything from top to bottom, his A&R skills are unparalleled.
His own writing and production credits include work for Jay Z, Shola Ama, Mick Jagger, Tom Jones and Seal to name a few. The band, D-Influence (which Kwame was a member of), signed to Atlantic Records, and accomplished many amazing moments such as supporting Michael Jackson, Prince and James Brown on tour. His A&R and management work over the years has seen him discover Shola Ama, Laura Mvula and Rumer resulting in millions of records sales and multiple award wins and nominations.
Kwame is also currently a Trustee at The Brits Trust, Vice-Chair of the UK’s Music Managers Forum, Trustee of the MOBO Charity and Co-Chair of the BRITS Diversity Committee. He is also Co-Director of a social enterprise company, Cre8ing Vision, with Andrea Euell and Nicola Charles.This company houses The Ultimate Seminar, Ultimate Live, The Ultimate Circle, The A&R Initiative Focus Groups and The MBOL Show.
Point Blank Music School appointed him as Music Industry Mentor, a part time role that he relishes.