My guest this week is Ramon Hervey II, who’s worked as a highly regarded entertainment manager, brand consultant, and public relations specialist with a diverse and impressive roster of entertainers that encompass a wide spectrum of contemporary music genres, ranging from pop/rock, rhythm & blues, hip-hop, jazz, and gospel.
The list includes Richard Pryor, Bette Midler, Little Richard Lenny Kravitz, Don Cornelius, Paul McCartney, Herb Alpert, Vanessa Williams, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Peter Frampton, Andrae Crouch, Nick Nolte, and James Caan, and many more.
He has also served as an Executive Producer for several films, television and live events, including the Peabody Award-winning documentary, “Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed,” the anniversary album, “NBA AT 50,” and was a Music Supervisor for the NAACP Award-winning film “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners.
Ramon recently wrote about his experiences in a book entitled “The Fame Game: An Insider’s Playbook For Earning Your 15 Minutes.”
During the interview we spoke about promoting the great Motown acts, managing Little Richard, working with Mohammed Ali, what it takes to be successful in the entertainment business, dealing with celebrity egos, and much more.
I spoke with Ramon from his office in New York via zoom.
On the intro I’ll take a look at why you can’t rely on social media as your online presence, and dancing more when there’s more very low frequencies.