Laura M. Williams’ experience in the entertainment world spans from music publishing to radio and marketing to promotions for major entertainment companies such as Sony Music, EMI and CBS RADIO. In her career at Epic Records, Laura served as the primary interface between numerous departments. She helped develop marketing and financial plan strategies for recording artists on the roster along with coordinating album release parties, special events (Epic Urban Rookie All-Star Presentation), photo and video shoots. Laura continued to grow and excel at EMI Music Publishing where she created and nurtured songwriter/producer relationships to build a viable roster for such artists as BeBe Winans, Rob Thomas, Franc Reyes and Hootie and the Blowfish. At CBS RADIO, being a member of the creative staff, she helped set goals and priorities for the department, working with senior level managers tasked with driving CBS RADIO’s revenue and perception with consumers, the industry and advertisers, alike. Laura studied Vocal Performance and Marketing at The Ohio State University. Laura also studied Audio Engineering at Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts where she became the first female to receive the Advanced Achievement Award which is voted on by the student body. These experiences have honed her eye for detail and taught her the value and strength of simplicity in entertainment. Laura’s hands- on approach has driven the successful development of Wisdom Entertainment projects and client relations.
Verna M. Miles
Laura M. Williams
Jason "Stress" Roberts began his career as a sought-after mixtape DJ in the late 1990's, performing in notable clubs and lounges throughout New York City as well as colleges. He has lent his talents to organizing open mic events, artist showcases and most notably, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Galapagos Art Space. Never one to be limited in talent and scope, Jason has solid experience in show management,
the crown jewel being a US tour production manager for legendary hip-hop icon KRS-ONE for two years. In addition, he has engineered and produced for numerous independent artists and labels for nearly two decades. Currently, Jason devotes his time to finding and developing amazing talent for Wisdom Entertainment and running his own recording studio to record and promote the next rising stars in entertainment.
Jason "Stress" Roberts
Director A&R/ Promotions //
Verna M. Miles brings to Wisdom Entertainment managerial and creative experience in A&R and marketing from Epic Urban Records. As A&R Manager for Epic Urban, Verna has been onsite A&R for photo and video shoots, worked closely with senior executives, A-list producers and Sony Music/Epic Urban recording artists such as Babyface, B2K, Mandy Moore, Wu-Tang’s Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Camron, and 3LW. Verna oversaw all A&R administration for the label which included album budgets, album credits, track listings, artist advances, producer and backend payments, sample and side artist clearances for all Epic artists as well as soundtracks and compilation albums. Adding Co-Executive producer to her credits for “A Season of Soul and Sounds” Christmas album, A&R Director for the Ghostface Killah “Bulletproof Wallets” album have been great accomplishments. She organized and executed special projects for senior executives of Epic Records that included the negotiation of production contracts and the processing of development and demo deals. Being the direct contact for all departments in the Epic Urban Records Group for business affairs and A&R administration has given Verna the ability to understand the clients’ business needs while staying true to their aesthetic sense to be creative. These experiences have given Verna a unique perspective on bridging the creative process of Wisdom Entertainment’s artist’s projects with the business structure of the entertainment world and aided in the discovery and development of its artists. Verna received her Bachelor of Science from Hofstra University in Jazz/Commercial Music and Vocal Performance.
Wisdom Entertainment (W.E.) is a diversified company specializing in artist development, artist management, music production and A&R/publishing administration. Some of our services include vocal production, interview preparation, image-consulting and developing marketing strategies for artists’ projects, producer budget /all-in budgets. We have over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry and have been provided with the know-how to develop powerfully integrated alliance partnerships.