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Field of Expertise:
Music/Entertainment Manager, Executive Producer, Brand Development and Management, Foundation Executive Director
Full Name:
Melinda Bell
Company Name:
Wright Entertainment Group
Title(s):
Sr. Vice-President of Wright Entertainment Group, Owner CEO StraightUp Entertainment Group
Bio:

Wright Entertainment Group clients are responsible for more than 250M in worldwide record sales and developing the careers of several of the biggest names in the music industry. Their clients include Justin Timberlake, The Jonas Brothers, Laurie Ann Gibson, Ciara, Aaron Carter, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, P. Diddy, *NSYNC, BSB & Boyz II Men to name a few. Melinda Bell and Wright Entertainment Group are one of iShowcase's most respected experts, and corporate partners.

Detailed Bio:

Melinda Bell is Sr. Vice President of the Wright Entertainment Group. A Music Management Company whose roster includes *NSYNC, Justin Timberlake,Nick Jonas, Chris Kirkpatrick, Jonas Brothers, Nigels11, Aubrey O’Day, Laurie Ann Gibson, Isaiah Pittman V, Jon O’Shaughnessy, Ciara and Janet Jackson amongst others. WEG and Melinda have also worked with Backstreet Boys, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Britney Spears, AKON, Danity Kane, Boyz II Men, One Call, Christina Milian, Wild Orchid and Nick Cannon as they developed their music careers. Wright Entertainment Group is responsible for more than 250 million in album sales while developing the careers of several of the biggest names in the music industry.

Melinda helped Johnny Wright start the company back in the early 90's and works on all sides of the management team, the development, branding, marketing, endorsements, procuring brand deals, and various Philanthropy projects for WEG’s artists. In addition, she also helps with artist development, website development, and does the charity work for the company and its artists. Melinda also served as the Executive Director of *NSYNC's Challenge For The Children Foundation and The Chris Kirkpatrick Foundation which raised and distributed over $5,700,000 dollars to various children’s charities throughout the United States.

Other clients Melinda has worked with and continues to work with include Jermaine Dupri(SoSo Def), Devyne Stephens(UpFront Megatainment), Roy Williams (Dallas Cowboys), Baron Davis(NBA), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics), Sharhonda Stockman and Scott Messina (Messina Productions), amongst others. Melinda has also served on the board for the Florida Chapter of the National Recording Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Community Leadership Council for The Howard Phillips Center.

Prior to joining Wright Entertainment Group, Melinda performed and worked at Walt Disney World during High School and College. After Graduating from University Of Central Florida with a BA in Radio & Television Communications, she freelanced in TV and Film, where she worked on various TV commercials, sporting events, television shows and produced music videos and a children's instructional golf video. Melinda was also one of the original Staff Producers to launch the Golf Channel.

Melinda’s career path has given her the opportunity to work with NBC SPORTS on NFL Games, NBA Games, MLB Games, PGA Tour stops and the 1996 Summer Olympics in ATL as a Stage Manager for the on-air talent covering basketball. To this day she has continued her strong relationships with the NBA and the NFL consulting on talent for their various events throughout their seasons and special events.

Although this partial list of credits is impressive, perhaps Melinda's greatest asset is her ability to manage artists to their potential and communicate her technical needs as well as the communication skills needed to convey her creative vision. She is the perfect fit in breakthrough situations, because of her breakthrough skills.

Music continues to be Melinda's first love and with her diverse background it has allowed her to create her own company Straight Up Entertainment Group, a sister company to WEG. In addition, it helps her as a member of the powerhouse team, Wright Entertainment Group, which continues to guide their clients to super stardom.
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Follow your dreams, make those connections and master your craft with practice, practice, and more practice!
Years of Experience:
21-30