Live the Dream Tour

Our LTDTF Artists:

The Emotions - Dawnn Lewis - Shanice - Nikkole - Melissa B. - Jon Mullane - Jody Quine - Ron Deuce - Connor Chee

 

 

Benefitting Communities Across America!

 

  LTDTF ADVISORY BOARD

 

Qadree El Amin Headshot

QADREE EL-AMIN

If ever someone had the Midas touch in business and music, it would have to be internationally recognized entertainment executive Qadree El-Amin. Best known for his skillful and successful navigation of the career of GRAMMY Award-winning artists Boyz II Men, El-Amin seems to not only turn everything within his grasp into pure gold, but over the years, he has had a knack for attracting successful artists who want to take their careers to even greater heights.

Born and raised in Little Brick Newark, New Jersey, El-Amin has a reputation as a savvy artist manager and a crafty negotiator. Thanks to his ingenuity and assertiveness, Boyz II Men holds the distinction of being one of only a handful of artists who climbed to the #1 position on the Billboard charts a remarkable 50 times. Their hit single, “One Sweet Day,” with Mariah Carey, spent a record-breaking 16 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.  El-Amin’s hard work was memorialized when the group received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

While he is largely recognized for his success with Boyz II Men, the El-Amin stamp extends far beyond the popular 90’s boy band. Through his Southpaw Entertainment Company, he has also served as manager to global superstars Michael Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Janet Jackson, Teddy Riley & Blackstreet, Deborah Cox and Lou Bega, among many others.

Over the years, El-Amin has worked closely and formed valuable alliances with a veritable who’s who of music’s elite, including noted record label presidents Clive Davis, L.A. Reid, Jimmy Iovine and Tommy Mottola.

Never one to shy away from diversification, El-Amin has also dabbled in the film world, having played a major role in groundbreaking movie soundtracks for big screen favorites such as “Jason’s Lyric,” “Boomerang,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” “Khazam, “Soul Food,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back, “ Prince of Egypt,” and “Hurricane.” He has also produced several notable television specials, among them “Homecoming,” a Disney production featuring Boyz II Men and “A Christmas Special,” with Vanessa Williams, Babyface, Shania Twain, Phil Collins and Rosie O’Donnell.

Clearly, El-Amin has passion for his work but there’s more to him than what the entertainment world sees.  As the father of four -- three sons and one daughter -- El-Amin stays busy guiding the growth and development of his own family.

Despite all of his endeavors, this generous, socially-conscious role model prides himself on his philanthropy and makes every effort to feed his desire to give back to the community.  He has traveled worldwide on charitable and humanitarian missions, something which is very close to El-Amin’s heart.  An active philanthropist, he has benefited organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation and back in his home town, the Newark Boy’s Club. 

After more than four decades in the music industry, Qadree El-Amin

says, “God has told me that the things I’ve done in the past will pale in comparison to the things that I will do in the future.” 

  

Melissa B

MELISSA BAILEY

Melissa B. is an American recording artist, songwriter,and a rising star in the global music scene. Her music is energetic, and international,blending the best of the Gritty Glam Pop,Club, and even that classic live band feeling. While Melissa is a girl geek by day, she's a powerhouse singer and actor,with an undeniable talent for crafting melodic,catchy pop songs.

Being introduced to the industry from young, Melissa's style has evolved to be interchangeable; she can successfully represent any genre of music and bring to you a versatile artist. Singing professionally since the age of 5, Melissa has been pursuing a career in music for almost her entire life. Her creative strengths sprung from a musical family with talents including her Aunt, Grammy Award-winning singer, and multiple ASCAP & BMI Award-winning songwriter, Dawnn Lewis.

Since high school Melissa began playing shows in her hometown of Newport News, VA and gained a substantial following. This inspired her to m‚Äčove to NYC to pursue her music career full throttle. She's made many leaps and bounds, performing legendary venues like the Carniege Halll, Saban Theater, Bitter End, Village Underground and getting radio-play internationally.  

 

This past year Melissa B. has been considered for three Grammy nominations for her song "Maria" which was up for Song of the year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performace. She has gone on to win Gold for "Best Pop Artist" & "Emerging Artist" from Global Music Awards. She won "Best Pop Song" for "Maria" for Hollywood Music Media Awards. She also was Nominated for the Underground Music Awards. She was also picked as Singer of the Month for SingerUniverse.com  

 

Melissa is also an activist with her non-profit organization "Girl Geek Dinners NYC" where she helps young women get inspired about computer science and technology.

 

She has been working closely with her engineer / music partner Mike Ashby from Krematorium Studios building her sound which is growing to be magical.

 

Expect big things to come from this pint-size beauty with the big voice. 

 

Irko Maurizio Sera

IRKO MAURIZIO SERA

Irko Mauricio Sera is a Multi Platinum Award Winning Audio Engineer. In the last 15 years he has Mixed and Recorded over 1000 songs that have been published Worldwide. He has mixed projects for Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, Pitbull, Rick Ross, Diddy, David Guetta, Akon, Snoop, Taylor Dayne, D-Train, Fabolous, Talib Kweli and so many more.

Irko was born and raised in Italy. He now resides in Los Angeles.