The VIPP Report: Music industry professional gives back by hosting a free workshop in Louisville


Learn the industry standard from the man who secretly shapes artists for major labels

(Louisville, KY) Have you ever wondered how some aspiring artist(s) get the record deal while others do not?  It’s all about the A, B, C’s of Music and being able to understand what the label expects from you.  On Sunday, October 13th in Louisville, KY by one of the best kept secrets in the music industry Dorian “King D” Washington will host a “Music 101” workshop at the Hardrock Café at Fourth Street Live from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The free music workshop will discuss publishing, radio, marketing, music plus much more.  This event is for anyone wanting to learn about the industry and how it works.

The question many artists ask, “Do I have to move?”  Washington says, “You can make it from anywhere no excuse.”  Where did he get that mentality?  You have to hear his story and road to success on the Sunday, October 13th.

“Music 101” Louisville was made possible due to the partnership of The Orchard, Sony Music, New Wave Distribution, South Coast Music Group, Hitmaker and D. Wash Management.

Space is limited so to sign up for the workshop and/or request additional information send your information to dorian at newwavedistro dot com.

If you would like to setup an interview Dorian Washington and/or to be a sponsor for future industry events, please contact VIPP Communications at sshanklin at vippcommunications dot com. 


The Hardrock Café is located at 424 S. 4th Street in downtown Louisville, KY.

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The VIPP Report: Halloween Costume Party Hosted By Teen Hip Hop Sensation Brooklyn Queen




(Louisville, KY) The Brooklyn Queen is only 12 years old and she’s already creating a buzz in the entertainment industry. After signing with B.M.B. Records the Detroit native released her first studio album on August 4th and its garnering popularity at a rapid pace on social media platforms.  On Sunday, October 29th, the Brooklyn Queen will travel to Louisville to host a Halloween party.

It’s the Brooklyn Queen’s Halloween Costume Party. It will be held at Diamond Pub located at 630 Barret Ave.  She will perform live her first two hits, “Keke Taught Me”, and “Emoji”.  The party starts at 5:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm. The first 100 kids receive a gift bag of candy.  The person with the “Best Costume” will win $300. There’s also a dance contest and the winner gets $200.

Parents this is an age appropriate event.  The artist and her management team take pride that Brooklyn Queen’s music has no suggestive lyrics. She also takes pride in her no bullying campaign with an act of kindness initiative.   By challenging her peers to say it’s okay and cool to be kind. She says “It’s not hard to do at least three things a day. You can open the door for someone, give a compliment, carry someone’s groceries or even just saying hello to someone in passing.  Kindness can be contagious so catch it. I’m excited to spread this message in Louisville at the costume party. I can’t wait to meet everyone.”

General admission tickets for Brooklyn Queen’s Halloween Costume Party at Diamond Pub are $15. For $25, you can attend the VIP artist meet and greet after the show.  For additional information go to  To be a part of her kindness campaign use the hashtags #BrooklynQueenKindnessChallenge #3ActsOfKindness #3Acts

If you would like to set up an interview and/or have Brooklyn Queen speak to a group of teens while in Louisville contact Sherlene Shanklin at with your requests.  If you would like to book the Brooklyn Queen for a performance contact Dorian Washington at


The VIPP Report: Rap & Hip-Hop Artist Kid Que 9 Visits Louisville Area Elementary & Middle Schools To Motivate Students


(Louisville, KY) He maybe only 13 years old but this teen is influencing others to do the right thing. B.M.B. Record’s rap and hip-hop artist Kid Que 9 is hitting the road to send a positive message to his peers that its okay to be a kid and to have fun.   As he travels the U.S. he hopes that fans and their parents hear his positive, clean and youthful lyrics.

On Thursday, October 17th and Friday, October 18th, Kid Que 9 will be in the Louisville area visiting elementary and middle schools in hopes of empowering and motivating youth one class at a time. If you are an educator and would like to be included in the tour when we come to your city, contact our office.

Que 9’s manager, Dorian Washington says “What a successful summer we’ve had because this young artist knows how to relate to his fans and peers.   His music is clean and positive and that sets him apart from other artists. We’re trying to create a paradigm shift where youth can be carefree, light-hearted and just be kids, dance and have fun to Que 9’s music.”

On November 11th, Kid Que 9 released his new full length EP, “Epidemic”. This summer the talented teen made a huge “SPLASH” with a single entitled the same name.   Thousands of kids took the #QueSplashChallenge and attributed to the successful promotion.

Que 9 finished his album in record time. Within three days he completed the project. He says “This was the hardest I’ve ever worked in a studio. The fast pace drove and pushed me to become a better artist and to have more respect for my craft and the entertainment industry.”

For personal appearance and/or concert availability contact Dorian Washington at

To set up an interview, (phone and/or in-studio) please contact Sherlene Shanklin, VIPP Communications at

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