Tammy Taylor still breaking molds, crossing barriers

Tammy Taylor: Industry Moldbreaker

Tammy Taylor: Industry Moldbreaker

Tammy Taylor is not just another pretty face in the music and entertainment industry. She has over 25 years of hard earned skin in the proverbial game. She is the president/CEO of One Entity Entertainment, a full-service entertainment-consulting firm that launched in December 1999 with the goal of meeting every musical request of their clients.

The company manages and develops Gospel artists, and coordinates background singers for live performances and recording sessions. They also work directly with record labels in increasing artist awareness locally, regionally and nationally. This is done through strategic promotional campaigns targeted towards radio, retailers and churches.

As impressive as One Entity’s client roster is, Tammy Taylor’s dedication, honesty and sincere commitment to service and community is even greater. Among other recent community oriented footwork, Taylor was ‘hands on’ for the Nashville stop of ‘Strengthen the Black Church for the 21st Century’ campaign, an invitational luncheon extended to members of the media, community organizations, elected officials and churches.

The event was put into place to announce the plans for the ‘2018 National Prison Summit on Mass Incarceration’ taking place in Nashville. From selfless, compassionate service to others, she volunteers by singing at area nursing homes when time permits.

“I enjoy singing to the people in nursing homes as much as I enjoy helping people,” said Taylor. “I love seeing other individual’s dreams realized and manifested from my hands and hard work. I also believe in supporting artists, radio announcers, ministers and label heads by attending their various events, such as recordings, anniversaries new releases or other noted occasions.”

One Entity works with conventions as coordinator, producer, concert promoter and assistant producer nationwide to book talent for specific events. Some of those events included: the Stellar Gospel Music Awards; the Dove Gospel Music Awards; the Dr. Bobby Jones Faith Unscripted DVD; Dr. Bobby Jones Artist Retreat; Crystal Mic Media Awards; Indiana Black Expo Soul Fest; COGIC National Music Department Musicals; Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA); and Judith McAllister’s live recording of In His Presence Live; and Central South’s Retail Conference; the Edwin and Walter Hawkins Music and Arts Conference; and a live recording of ‘Simply Redeemed’ for The Pinnacle Project.

Tammy Taylor is a woman of many talents with a strong industry background. Her entertainment experience ranges from general manager of Podium Records to executive administrative assistant and director of radio promotions for Aleho Enterprises.

Her primary responsibilities have included contract negotiations, creating yearly budgets, preparing marketing plans, reviewing new projects, scheduling, record distribution, maintaining royalty statements, coordinating travel arrangements for staff and artists in addition to daily business operations. Taylor attended Indiana University, and Purdue University in Indianapolis where she majored in ‘organizational communication’ and minored in business. Her dynamic marketing and consulting experience continued to be honed as she acquired the position of marketing and promotions coordinator for Gospo Centric and B-Rite Music and regional promotions representative for the ND Company in California.

She served as the liaison between artists and the label, developed regional/national marketing plans, created a detailed church database and coordinated special events for companies and created displays at retail stores to increase point of purchase sales.

Taylor has shared in the success of chart topping music projects such as: Michael McDonald, Yolanda Adams, T.D Jakes, Kirk Franklin, Trinitee 5:7, God’s Property, Walter Hawkins, GMWA Women of Worship, The Preacher’s Wife, Angela Spivey, Sis, Cantaloupe, Gospel Gangstas, Commissioned, Karen Clark Sheard, the Fighting Temptations movie, ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin, Lawrence Matthews, Kurt Carr, Kevin Turner, and others.

Taylor is a former president of the Nashville Chapter of the Network of the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment. Gina Miller is the current president for that organization. Still busy and grateful to serve, Taylor presently chairs the Urban–Contemporary Gospel Screening Committee for the Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards. She is also a member of the Awards and Criteria Committee. She is the Chapter Representative of the Nashville Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America.

“I’ve been blessed to work with a wide gamut of phenomenal talent over the past 28 years, but I’ve always had a soft spot for independent artists,” said Taylor. “I believe in treating everyone with the same courtesy and respect. You never know who will grow or elevate before your eyes. The receptionist of the company today could be the president tomorrow, so I treat everyone the same.”