Konrad Meachum returned to the UK in 2000 after spending 6 months in Washington D.C., his hometown. He began working with New York-based record label Prohibition Entertainment assisting in managerial activities. He then decided to establish himself in the music business by taking on an artist he noticed while working with Prohibition Entertainments – Traedonya (www.traedonya.com).
“I noticed how much talent was here in the UK that was not being exposed or promoted and I wanted to be a part of getting these artists noticed by UK music lovers.” The next artist Konrad picked up on was Christynette, “I contacted Christynette who was familiar with Traedonya, and after a few telephone conversations we came to an agreement”. Konrad and Prohibition Entertainments President AK Smith-Ford still have monthly conference calls keeping each other updated on what’s happening on each side of the Atlantic.
Konrad grew his roster and soon managed Juliette Leon who signed with Urban Essentials. Konrad was able to have her song ‘Summer Day’ included in Miles Maker’s short film Lark & Cher. Other clients include UK Producer and artist Fdot1 and Portland, Oregon-based Tony Ozier. Tony released his debut CD Mental Candy and toured the UK receiving rave reviews from DJs as well as Blues and Soul Magazine. Tony has gone on to release two further CDs and has worked with countless artists.
Konrad changed his focus within the industry and gradually moved away from artist management. CEO of Red Skin Records Owen Smith then approached Konrad and expressed an interest in having him as Managing Director of his record label. Konrad managed the label and also acted as A&R.
Just prior to embarking on a radio presentation, Konrad left Red Skin Records and began working with UK producer Trevor Davy. Konrad helped Trevor realise a dream by establishing a record label and also arranging an all-important distribution deal with The Orchard at the same time.