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The Rolles Share New Son With The World

KLRMG President Keith L. Rolle and his wife Sharonda Rolle are happy to announce the addition of their first son to The Rolle clan. Teagan Harvey Rolle was born at Tallahassee Memorial in Florida on August 16th, 2018. Teagan weighed in at 8lbs, 1oz and was 18 1/2 inches long.

"This pregnancy was a trying time for us,” said Keith, “It was a high-risk pregnancy with many doctor visits and check-ups. Sharonda was amazing through it all and an inspiration to watch.” He continued, “We believed in God and His plan for our family. Welcoming Teagan to the world and knowing that my wife was healthy meant everything to me."

“There aren't enough words to express how grateful I am for our new addition.” Said Sharonda, “Teagan is truly a blessing to our family and we thank God for him. My heart sings,
"Oh for a thousand tongues to sing,
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and king,
The triumphs of His grace.”

You can see pictures of baby Teagan on daddy Keith’s FaceBook page. Use the link below to share in their joy and faith.
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KLRMG President Keith L. Rolle Ties The Knot In Florida

Special congratulations are in order for our very own KLRMG President, Keith L. Rolle, who married American Sharonda Geffrard in a private ceremony in Florida on Monday. The wedding was conducted by the bride’s mother, Reverend Mary D. Myrick, Itinerant Elder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC), one of the oldest African American churches in the United States.

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Greendub Records Founder Stefan "The Scientist" Moss Announces Partnership With Sustain Music & Nature Non-Profit

Stefan Moss has a documented history of representing the environmental, musical and spiritual worlds. His work as a scientist was published and peer-reviewed in leading international environmental science journal, Chemosphere. Early musical efforts as Stefan the Scientist, propelled him across the U.S. with the likes of singer/trumpeter Phil Driscoll and earned Stefan a GMA Dove Award for work with hip hop duo G.R.I.T.S. (Grammatical Revolution In The Spirit). Trusted roles as youth pastor, college professor & diverse environmental leader, empowered Stefan to operate as mentor and guide along both spiritual and environmental trails of life.

With his latest announcement of partnership with music and nature non-profit, "Sustain", Stefan "The Scientist" Moss stands poised, once again, to expand and blend his passions together, under a unified platform of spirituality, philosophy and environmentalism.

"Ever since I was 15 years old, I've had a deep curiosity for science and music. Anyone that really knows me will attest to this fact." Stefan said, "There have been times when I thought that I had to choose one or the other. It's hard sometimes being an artist in science spaces and vice-versa. But recently, I have chosen to accept this path and just be who I am." He continued, "So thankful that I discovered Sustain, an organization that exists at the intersection of music and environment. I've recently joined their roster of "Green Artists" who incorporate sustainability and a love for nature in their artistry. Like their page and check the other artists who are greening the music industry!”

Sustain's website, www.sustainmusicandnature.org describes their "Green Roster" as, "a community of music industry businesses dedicated to upholding environmental practices." Their "Green Roster Program" brings together musicians, studios and luthiers, who care about the environment and pledge to conduct their businesses in ways that strive for greater sustainability." Each member pledges to uphold environmental practices in their respective fields of business and agree to set "Annual Green Goals" with performance reviews by Sustain. 

Beyond the overt opportunity of access to a growing network of like-minded individuals and organizations, setting an example with a personal stand and committing to save the planet, seems as natural a process for Stefan to embrace as the branches of a tree stretching upward, towards the sun. His last two singles, "Into The Woods" and "Changes" marked a return to the music scene of his earlier creative years, only refined, in ways only possible with the faithful passing of time. The sunrise of, "Mountain Ranges", the third musical release by Stefan the Scientist, debuts on April 22nd, Earth Day, 2018.

Photo courtesy of Recreation Equipment Incorporated (REI)PHOTO COURTESY OF RECREATION EQUIPMENT INCORPORATED (REI)
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Trinidad & Tobago's Arlene Mohammed & Voice Quake Signs U.S. Publishing Deal With LRL Pinnacle Music Group & Releases Debut Single “DELIVER ME”

Trinidad & Tobago based Gospel Jazz artist Arlene Mohammed has officially released her first single, "Deliver Me", under U.S. based publishing company LRL PInnacle Music Group. The lively, Reggae-infused Jazz Gospel song was produced by multiple Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Award winning producer, Reuel Lynch and proclaims how Jesus has changed Arlene's life. 

Reuel J. Lynch, Deer Panteth Productions REUEL J. LYNCH, DEER PANTETH PRODUCTIONS, WWW.CARIBBEANMUSICPRODUCTIONS.COM

 "Deliver Me" also features American internet sensation Nate W. Lane AKA "Sax Bae", who has been featured on CBS television's "The Late, Late Show with James Corden" and gained over 17 Million viral views on Youtube.

Nate Lane, Sax BaeNATE LANE, SAX BAE

Talks of this creative pairing began in September of last year, after a showcase during the Prayze Factor People's Choice Awards weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. Both artists performed before a sold out audience of music lovers, peers, pastors, music industry professionals and various media representatives and decided to work together.

Keith L Rolle, Reuel J. Lynch, Carlos Lezama, Axia Nation, Arlene Mohammed, Marvin Driggs, Neesha Woodz KEITH L. ROLLE, REUEL J. LYNCH, CARLOS LEZAMA, AXIA NATION, ARLENE MOHAMMED, MARVIN DRIGGS, NEESHA WOODZ

LRL Pinnacle Music Group was founded by Grammy Pro Lashell Lane and is listed online as "a full scale publishing company that provides publishing administration services to indie artists, producers and record labels." They partner with radio promotion companies to assist in the placement of client's music on U.S. based radio stations and provide tracking support for focused promotional initiatives for the collection of royalties in responsive music markets. KLR Management Group President Keith L. Rolle offered his congratulations on this momentous signing, "Arlene Mohammed is the first participant of our Award Show Circuit Strategy to sign with a U.S. Publishing company. Her collaboration with saxophonist Nate W. Lane is a great example of what's possible when Caribbean and U.S. creatives build together. Our team will continue to work closely with Arlene and the LRL Pinnacle Music Group team in support." "Deliver Me" by Arlene Mohammed & Voice Quake is available now on all major digital distribution platforms for streaming and download. 

Lashell Lane LASHELL LANE, LRL PINNACLE MUSIC GROUP

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Caribbean Music's "Positive TV" Host, Landlord, Announces U.S. Partnership With Round The Clock Entertainment Group

International Reggae artist and Radio & TV host, Orlando "Landlord" Miller, has formed a new partnership with the U.S.-based Round The Clock Entertainment Group, The surprise announcement took place last week, during The Stellar Awards Weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their first project together will be

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KLR MANAGEMENT GROUP REBRANDS AS KLRMG & ANNOUNCES UPCOMING CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT SERIES

When creative career management firm Founder & President Keith L. Rolle officially launched KLR Management Group in May of 2010, he had already dedicated close to 30 years of support and service between book & music retail, award show organization, concert promotions, radio broadcasting and as a singer/songwriter. His passion for the arts and for the people who created it propelled Keith forward along an uncertain path in The Bahamas, where creative people struggled to give birth to their work. There was no road map to success; very few veterans were willing to mentor the next generation; no true media conglomerates that focused on the creative development of talent and funnel into their platforms; minimal corporate and government support to help stabilize the economic necessities to create a vibrant, lasting brand and industry. So after giving years of advice to authors and singers on how to improve the quality of their products for retail sales and how to effectively market their creations to both the media and the public, Keith decided to take a more hands-on approach to figure out exactly why so many gifted people were failing financially.

Mark Dingwell, Keith L. Rolle, Sade Jones, Allison Della Vecchia, Reuel J. LynchMARK DINGWELL, KEITH L. ROLLE, SADE JONES, ALLISON DELLA VECCHIA, REUEL J. LYNCH

How could this happen in the 21x7 mile island capital, Nassau, where over 2,000 people lived per square mile and almost everybody might be considered to be your cousin? "It just didn't make sense to me that Bahamians could journey through elementary, primary & high school, attend colleges and churches together, compete against each other in sports, leverage professional networks and be a member of extended family groups, also with similar relational equity as yourself and not have thousands of supporters for your art." Keith said, "Economic hardship alone just couldn't explain it. The spectre of colonialism, resulting in the devaluation of our own culture and people, just felt like a psychological cop out . Tribalism and cliques were too small by nature to forever beat back progress. So for 2 years before making KLR Management Group official, I volunteered my services as a manager to several clients in hopes of gaining a deeper understanding of what lay behind the why.”

Keith L. Rolle, Pastor Keith Israel, Allison Della VecchiaKEITH L. ROLLE, PASTOR KEITH ISRAEL, ALLISON DELLA VECCHIA

What Keith learned during that time period and refined over the last 10 years in the trenches of creative, factional and promotional warfare is now distilled into a study series with dates that will be announced later this year. The series will include titles such as, "Identity Crisis of the Creator and Audience Amnesia." "Creative and Packaging Malnutrition." "Marketing & Promotional Inertia." "Administrative Apathy." "Visionary Agnosticism." "Leaderism." and "Machiavellianism.”

Allison Della Vecchia, Keith L. Rolle, DJ Mickey, Janelle IsraelALLISON DELLA VECCHIA, KEITH L. ROLLE, DJ MICKEY, JANELLE ISRAEL

"With God and my team's help, you can expect some major breakthroughs in 2019. People have spent so much time thinking that financial resources are the problem, instead of being the symptom of larger, internal challenges that have taken root inside of hearts." said Keith, "For example, I've lost count of the times a creative has contacted us, excited at the prospect of working with our team and at the end of the discussion of their needs they tell me that they can't afford our services, instead of asking us how can they afford to work with us. It's a simple switch of wording but the first closes the mind, while the second opens the mind to the God-given power of possibilities, so He is free to move on their behalf.”

Keith L. Rolle, Sade JonesKEITH L. ROLLE, SADE JONES, FAZEER MOHAMMED OF CCN TV'S MORNING EDITION TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Keith also spoke candidly about his own shortcoming since launching his company, "I believe that it's impossible to seek, analyze, forecast & influence the decisions of other human beings, without the mirror of their soul reflecting right back at you. He continued, "The reality that we've been guilty of transgression in these topical areas of study ourselves at times was a bit jarring and difficult to meditate upon. But together, we'll face it all with an open heart, in process and faith that together, we can become a more efficient and effective organization in service to the needs of our clients.

JAMIE THOMAS FROM WORD107FM, MARVIN DRIGGS, DJ'S ULTRA BRIO AND SOUNDMIND FROM WORD107FM

This intense introspection has led to the official announcement, rebranding KLR Management Group as KLRMG. "Back when I first started client management, people started saying, "You need the KLR touch". So by the time I registered officially, people were already calling me "KLR" and it stuck, so the company name was already well-established in the community. I knew that something was missing though, so I settled into the work, kind of put my own brand development on hold in that area, and allowed the company to develop as our client's needs developed too. I treated it like a growing organism and as it grew, it started telling me what it was really meant to be. It was an awesome experience, but I never imagined that simply adding "MG" to the end of "KLR" would complete this aspect of development. The KLRMG motto started out with 13 words, last year we refined and condensed our purpose down to, "Developing Creative Careers", just 3 words! KLRMG has become a living testament of what's possible with consistency and patience. We're pretty excited about sharing some of the lessons and stories that have led us to the next level of clarity of vision as we labor in the vineyard of life.

MARCUS ROMERO FROM SKY99.5FM, MARVIN DRIGGS, ALLISON DELLA VECCHIA, SADE JONES, KEITH L. ROLLE
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TRINIDAD & TOGABO'S GATES PRAISE NOMINATED FOR 3 VOICES OF GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS IN ALABAMA

Gates Praise has gained the distinction of being the first gospel group from Trinidad & Tobago to be nominated at the Voices of Gospel Awards in Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A. They consist of a diverse group of praise & worship leaders from among the 80+ churches that make up 1st Church of the Open Bible, the twin island republic's largest church body. The church was founded by Rev. Cecil Quamina in 1983 and follows the prophetic scripture taken from Isaiah 60:18, “You shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise.” Gates Praise is nominated for 3 VOG awards including, Gospel Choir of the Year, Praise & Worship Leader of the Year and Youth Artist of the Year for "Thank You For The Blood" AKA "The Blood Song", from their latest album, His Stripes. With a sound similar in some ways to Hillsong Australia, Gates Praise allows the strengths and gifting of their diverse leaders to shine, while embracing the cultural diversity of their Trinidad & Tobago homeland.

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JUNIOR MISS GALAXY BAHAMAS MALEAH GABRIELLE NOMINATED FOR YOUTH ARTIST OF THE YEAR AT VOICES OF GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS IN ALABAMA

Maleah Gabrielle has had an amazing year so far in 2018. In February the 12 year old was crowned winner of the Junior Miss Galaxy Bahamas Pageant and has followed up this feat with news as the first Bahamian to be nominated in the Voices of Gospel Music Awards in Alabama.

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Prayze Factor People's Choice Awards Season 10 Trinidad and Tobago finalists begin a fundraising campaign

18 Caribbean artists, 14 from Trinidad & Tobago, have been named finalists in Season 10 of the Prayze Factor People's Choice Awards to be held in Atlanta, GA on September 14-16, 2017.

This is an historic event as never before have so many Caribbean artists been nominated to any single US award show.  This is a tremendous opportunity for Gospel artists from the Caribbean region to travel to the USA and be introduced to the American people as finalists in an award show.  The other amazing opportunity these artists have is to be on a US tour with the Prayze Factor next spring!

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KLR Management Group Announces Caribbean Gospel Nominees for the 2017 South Florida Gospel Music Awards

13 Caribbean Gospel artists garnered 15 nominations, representing five countries, for the upcoming 2017 South Florida Gospel Music Awards today. The award show, founded by Florida Gospel Announcers Guild President, Peppi Hendrix, is one of Florida's most recognized award shows and recognizes the best in Gospel

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