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Kb. Barrell is an American marketing and music executive known professionally as The Playmaker and 1/2 of the power duo KLU MANAGEMENT along with Kevin “KU” Ulmer. The Playmaker first gained prominence in the late 90’s early 2000’s as head of marketing and promotions for Tone Struck records (Lee Ford) and Sheppard/ Lane Records (Stan Sheppard & Tony Lane). He spear headed very successful promotional campaigns for Madd Nation, DJ Quik, Suga Free, DJ Battlecat, Kokane, and the late Mausberg (The artist and projects that he promoted has sold a staggering 24 million units worldwide from 1996 to present ). (circa) 2010 major record companies started to shy away from street promotions and more towards the internet for marketing but being the visionary he is ThePlaymaker stayed consistent and committed to street team work til this present day he continues to Develop and implement some of the most comprehensive marketing plans to promote, market, advertise, and publicize the Label’s Brand, Merchandise Products and Artist(s) via the Streets and World Wide Web, that has helped increase exposure, produce economic benefit to the music of the Artist, and maximize performance revenue opportunities which makes him one of the most sought after street team promoters in the music industry.
STAN SHEPPARD & KB
THEPLAYMAKER TEAM UP WITH DJ BATTLECAT TO LAUNCH ”11TH POWER“
1 ON 1 W/ THEPLAYMAKER (CONSULTATION)
Gillie Da kid & Wallo267 From MILLION DOLLAZ WORTH OF GAME Tells The World About ThePlaymaker.
Theplaymaker stops by #Mworthofgame to have a sit down W/ Gillie da kid & Wallo267 to talk about the importance of Street Team and Marketing for the independent Artist,
Theplaymaker stops by #TheGSpot to have a sit down W/ The Legend Warren G to talk about Marketing Artist, BlackOut Ent, The Compound & The Platform Podcast
Theplaymaker stops by #RapDraft to have a sit down Rick Taylor to talk about why Street Team is making a comeback and why is it a win for the independent Artist,
“We All Can Eat Inc.” which is distributed worldwide by “The Orchard/Sony Music” is proud to announce a multi-year deal with the promotional and marketing Guru
KB “The Playmaker” Barrell
based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The new agreement calls for KB “The Playmaker” Barrell to handle all releases under the “We All Can Eat Inc.” banner and the company will coordinate all promotional/marketing activities with label director Stan Sheppard and Chief Operating Officer Derrick Nettles.
STREET TEAM WORK BY THEPLAYMAKER
As ThePlaymaker name starts to grow in popularity and notoriety people started to ask the question “Who is Theplaymaker“ As part of a mass marketing campaign Theplaymaker wanted to put his face in New York City “THE BIG APPLE” to make his debut to the world.
This Mascot was brought to life by ThePlaymaker he called him Big B.O ”The Plug” he’s The official mascot for Blackout Entertainment Mke & Blackout Studios. “Every good team needs a mascot” - ThePlaymaker
Blackout Entertainment and Blackout Studios is one of Milwaukee’s elite recording studios designed by #Theplaymaker
In order for your small business or large corporation to be successful and reach its full potential, marketing and promotion are essential. As a marketing professional I give you “The Look” that gets your business “The Looks” to catapult you to your destiny. Marketing is the key to any size business and any type business. If your target audience doesn’t see you how can they support you? It has to be the cornerstone of your foundation; it’s your number one key to success.
In order for your marketing to be successful it has to be the “right” look - and that’s my specialty. I know the creative and innovative marketing techniques that get your business and brand the exposure you will need to succeed.
The music industry is a prime example of the importance of marketing. Today the independent recording artists who are dominating the charts all have one thing in common - they allocate a substantial portion of their budgets to marketing and promotions. And this exposure leads to them being discovered and signed by major labels!
I’m The Playmaker and I have the cheat code for your success - and I’ve got the receipts to prove it. Let’s win together!
Always focus on what is in-front of you, Leave what’s Behind you in your rear view it’s there for a reason. #ThePlaymaker
Unless you’re living under a rock and have no ideal of what’s going on in the world of Hip Hop, then you know the marketing & promotional power of “The PlayMaker”
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Kb. Barrell is an American marketing executive known professionally as ThePlaymaker
who first gained prominence in the late 90’s early 2000’s spear heading promotional campaigns for DJ Quik, Madd Nation, Suga Free, DJ BattleCat, Kokane and the late Mausberg (The artists and projects that he promoted has sold a staggering 24 million units worldwide from 1996 to present)