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Billy Wilson’s practice is centered in the entertainment and media industries, with emphasis on
Rhythm & Blues music. Wilson is the chief executive officer of the Motown Alumni Association whose
primary purpose is for scholarly and educational endeavors. The Motown Alumni Association has
over 10,000 dedicated members with over 20 branches around the world, and roughly 3,500 alumni
of Motown identified as alumnus. International branches include England, Germany, Japan, and
Scotland just to name a few. Wilson’s involvement into the music industry includes advising on the
development of artists’ creativity, talent, industry policies, internet marketing, entertainment brand
marketing, entertainment corporate marketing, record company restructuring, talent contract
consulting, distributorship marketing, publishing, touring, live event, and production management.

Wilson’s clients and or affiliations include National Association of Recording Arts and Science (The
Grammys), the First Lady’s Summit [Laura Bush], Grammys Film Preservation [sponsored by
National Association of Recording Arts and Science], Rhythm & Blues Foundation, Vocal Group Hall
Of Fame (Sharon, PA.), Library of Congress (Wash D.C.), LBJ Presidential Library (Auston, Tx.),
Pullman Group, LLC., record companies [2nd Generation Entertainment/ Bongolo/ Universal]-[Hit
Entertainment Group/ Ryco/ Warner]-[TOFA/ Empire Music Werks/ Universal]-[True Life
Entertainment Group/ Navarre], Motorcity International Film Festival, Mary Wilson Enterprises, B&B
Productions (Los Angeles, CA.), various multinational and independent music companies;
internationally recognized recording and touring artists; television writers, producers and directors;
motion picture writers and producers; new media and technology companies and financial
institutions and investors. Affiliated artists include: Martha Reeves and the Vandellas (Dancing In
The Street), The Four Tops (‘Reach Out, I’ll Be There’), Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Johnny Bristol
(Motown producer/singer – (‘Hang On In There Baby’), The Miracles (Tracks Of My Tears), The
Contours (‘Do You Love Me’), The Dramatics (‘Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get’), Otis Williams of the
Temptations, Laura Lee (‘Woman’s Love Rights’), Carl Carlton (‘She’s A Bad Mamma Jamma’), Freda
Payne-(‘Band Of Gold’), The Originals (‘Baby I’m For Real’), Brenda Holloway, Scherrie Payne
(former member of the Supremes), The Velvelettes (‘Needle In The Haystack’), Carolyn Crawford
(‘Let’s Start The Dance’), Spyder Turner (), Kim Weston (‘It Takes Two’), Michael Powell – (Producer
Anita Backer, Aretha Franklin, R. Kelley etc … ), Marvelettes (‘Please Mr. Postman’), George Clinton,
and the Funk Brothers -(Joe Hunter, Richard “Pistol” Allen, Johnny Griffith).

Billy also was personally hired by Herbert J. Strather (Detroit Real Estate Developer [owner of
Strather & Associate]) to work as the resident Motown Consultant for Hit Entertainment Group and
Hitsville Booking Agency, a division of Hitsville Venture, LLC.

Hitsville Venture is an online Casino and multi-million dollar Entertainment conglomerate, with
access to virtually every former Motown artist in the city of Detroit.

Wilson works on a variety of Internet, wireless, and new media projects, representing major and
independent artist’s emerging concerns in structuring publicity for themselves, through the internet
system, assisting R&B artists’ financial welfare, and Trademark advisory referrals.

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Wilson speaks frequently on entertainment field from “entertainment 101” to addressing the issues
of obtaining major exposure in the business, professional touring, entertainment marketing, the
history of Motown, and related issues; he has given presentations and seminars at the University of
Michigan, Michigan State University, Howard University, Eastern Michigan University, the “Grammys
In The School” program [sponsored by National Association of Recording Arts and Science], as well
as numerous industry-sponsored events and seminars.

Published literature the Motown Alumni Association or Wilson are mentioned in;

      Martha Reeves: Life Of A Motown Diva
      Motown The Golden Years
      The Original Marvelettes: Motown’s Original Girl Group
      "My Sister Tommie: The Real Tammie Terrell Story"

Media Mentions

      E Entertainment online
      Associated Press
      Chatbusters Magazine
      EUR Electronic Urban Radio [Lee Bailey]
      Oakland Press
      Radio London (
      Hellenic radio [Greece]
      Tavis Smiley (NPR)
      DIY Reporter News
      In The Basement Magazine
      SoulStar Magazine (England)
      PRWEB (


      Member of the National Association of Recorded Arts and Science (Grammys)
      Advisory board of the Walker’s African-American Museum (Nevada)
      NAACP member


      Lifetime Member of the National Registry of Who’s Who®
      Member of the Lexington book of Who’s Who
      Former VP of Optimist Club Ypsilanti, Township
      Former director of the North American Modeling and Talent Agency (Sponsors of the Ms.
       North American Beauty Pageant)

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   Former President of Cunningham Corporation (entertainment corp.)
   Former President of S.E.E.D Inc. (community based entertainment corp.)
   Former band director of the Junior Walker Allstar Band
   Stand in Bass Player for Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
   Former musician for Marv Johnson (Tamla/ Motown artist)

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                                    Here Mary Wilson is with the
                                    incomparable Martha Reeves! They
                                    are sharing many wonderful
                                    memories of their Motown days, at
                                    the after party for the unveiling of the
                                    Commemorative Stamp for the Girl
                                    Groups of the 50’s and 60’s! In the
                                    background is (me) Billy Wilson of
                                    the Motown Alumni Association, and
                                    Rosalind Ashford Holmes of The

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Legendary Motown Artist return to Detroit to receive Lifetime
Acheivement Awards and to celebrate the 34th anniversary of
a vital community organization.

Detroit, MI (PRWEB) August 6, 2003 -- Legendary Motown acts and area radio
personalities will join Detroit’s Inner City Sub-Center in celebrating its 34th anniversary
August 8-10 , 2003 at 8411 E. Forrest in Detroit, Michigan.

The following artists and radio personalities have confirmed their attendance at the
Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony on August 9, 2003 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
as award recipients: Freda Payne (Band of Gold) Sherrie Payne (The Supremes) Martha
Reeves and the Vandellas (Heatwave, Dancin’ in the Streets), The Miracles (Oooh Baby,
Baby) The Contours (Do You Love Me?) The All-Stars (formerly Junior Walker and the
All-Stars) Johnny Bristol (famous Motown Producer and Singer, Hang On in There
Baby) Rosetta Hines (WGPR), Jay Butler (WQBH), Raymond Henderson(WQBH) and
Fred Goree (WQBH). There will be a VIP reception at 4:00 p.m. to allow guests and the
media to mingle with the artists as well as take photographs with them and get autographs
signed. The award ceremony will begin at 5:00 p.m.

There will also be a rare performance by former Motown recording group The Vikings
(formerly Eric and the Vikings), whose recording "Vibrations (Have Made Us Fall In
Love)" topped the million seller R&B charts for Soulhawk Records/Atlantic, in the early
70's. Other performers at the festival include the group Serieux, The Chosen 5, and the
"Buckle Up Kids."

The three day Cultural Arts Festival is being held in partnership with the Motown Alumni
Association and will also feature performances, games, fashion shows, food and vendors.

As a part of their continuing commitment to education and entertainment, the Inner City
Sub-Center will launch a historic Entertainment Hip-Hop Clinic to educate entertainers
about business behind the scenes of the entertainment industry. The Motown Alumni
Association will also be involved with the clinic. Organized by Detroit attorney Gregory
J. Reed, the pilot program will include three sessions on – August 23, 2003, September
13, 2003 and September 27, 2003.

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The Motown Alumni Association is a social fraternity/sorority of former, and present
Motown employees, alumni, musicians, producers, arrangers, and personnel. Formed in
1995, the Motown Alumni Association has more than 10,000 members worldwide with
chapters in Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Maryland, Delaware (Washington
D.C.), Virginia, Texas (Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio), Philadelphia,
Virginia, Italy, New York, Japan, South Africa, and England.

The Inner City Sub-Center is a non-profit , tax exempt community based organization
that provides youth adult, senior and emergency services by providing after school
cultural and tutorial activities, food , clothing and referral services for low-income

Tickets for the VIP reception and Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony are $50.
General admission for the three day event is $5 per day. To purchase tickets, call the
Inner City Sub Center at (313) 921-0200.

Marvin Gaye To Be Considered For 2006 Commemorative U.S. Postage

Legendary Motown singer Marvin Gaye will be considered for a U.S. postage stamp
when the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee meets January 22 and 23 in Washington,

Los Angeles, CA

(PRWEB) January 23 2004--Legendary Motown singer Marvin Gaye will be
considered for a commemorative U. S. postage stamp for the year 2006 when the 15-
member Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee meets January 22 and 23 in Washington,

The deceased singer is being sponsored for the unique and special honor by the Motown
Alumni Association (MAA), Los Angeles chapter.

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"We began the efforts to get a stamp for Marvin Gaye last June," says Ron Brewington,
chapter Executive Director. "Those efforts included a worldwide petition and letter
writing campaign which garnered thousands of signatures of support."

The MAA chapter had hopes of getting a stamp for Gaye in April, 2004, which would
have been his 65th birthday.

"But the U.S. Postal Service and the Postmaster General, on the recommendation of the
Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee selects stamp recipients far in advance of the issue
date in order to provide time for planning, design, production and distribution," says
Brewington. "They had already made their selections for 2004 and 2005."

This prompted the MAA chapter to extend their campaign, soliciting support from
politicians in Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Detroit, Michigan.

"The Los Angeles City Council, on the recommendation of Councilman Bernard Parks,
gave a unanimous passage of a resolution, which was also endorsed by L.A. Mayor
James Hahn," says Brewington. "A resolution introduced by Los Angeles County
Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke before the L.A. County Board of Supervisors was
also unanimously passed."

Support for the legendary singer also came from Calif. State Assemblyman Mark Ridley-
Thomas and Calif. State Senator Kevin Murray, in whose respective districts Gaye lived
before his death in 1984.

The campaign also received unprecedented support from several hundred celebrities in a
concurrent endorsement campaign, "Stars For Marvin," spearheaded by actor Cylk Cozart
and conducted by Brewington.

A partial list of celebrity supporters include:

James Brown (singer), Smokey Robinson (singer), Burt Bacharach (songwriter/producer)
Quincy Jones (producer), Muhammad Ali (boxer),Lou Rawls (singer),Paul McCartney
(singer/producer) , Wayne Newton (singer),Dick Clark (producer),Nancy Wilson
(singer),Pat Boone (singer), Della Reese (singer),Ben Vereen (singer/dancer),Harvey
Fuqua (singer),Nancy Sinatra (singer), Issac Hayes (singer),Otis Williams
(singer/founder, "The Temptations"),Usher (singer), Dionne Warwick (singer),India.Arie
(singer),Snoop Dogg (rapper),R. Kelly (singer), Alabama (singing group),Linda Hopkins
(singer),Hall & Oates (singing group),Glen Campbell (singer), The Legendary Ink Spots
(singing group),Alicia Keys (singer),Tyrese (singer/actor), Nelly (hip-hop artist),Missy
Elliot (hip-hop artist),Ronald Isley (singer),Wayne Brady (talk show host), Danny Glover
(actor),Don King (fight promoter),"Butch" Lewis (promoter),Tobey Maguire (actor)
Brian McKnight (singer),Ike Turner (singer),Bobby Womack (singer),Duke Fakir
(original member, "The Four Tops"), Marilyn McCoo (original member, "The Fifth

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Dimension"),Billy Davis, Jr. (original member, "The Fifth Dimension"), Robert
Guilluame (actor),Blair Underwood (actor),MC Lyte (hip-hop artist),Morgan Freeman
(actor), Michael McDonald (singer),Darryl McDaniels (original member, "Run-
DMC"),Woody Harrelson (actor), Dean Cain (actor),'Sugar' Shane Mosley (boxer),Philip
Bailey (singer),Martin Luther King III (SCLC), Don Cheadle (actor),Barbara Mandrell
(singer),Patti La Belle (singer),Gladys Knight (singer), Debbie Allen (actress),Nickolas
Ashford (singer),Valerie Simpson (singer),Mary Wilson (original member "The
Supremes"), Shyne (hip-hop artist),Pauly Shore (actor),Leon Ware (singer),Robert
Evans(producer),Richard Perry (producer), Tyson Beckford (supermodel),Teena Marie
(singer),Carl Franklin (director),Eddie George (NFL player), Jermaine Dupri
(producer/artist),Brock Peters (actor),Maurice Greene (athlete),The Heritage Network
Damon Elliot (producer), Hidden Beach Recordings,Tony Rich (singer),La Faye Baker
(stuntwoman),Esai Morales (actor), The Black Eyed Peas,Russell Gunn (trumpter),John
'Sly' Wilson (singer),May May Ali (actress),Bill Bellamy (actor), Freddie Gorman
(singer),Bobby Taylor (singer),Sheila Frazier (actress),Mable John (singer),James
Reynolds (actor),Brenda Russell (singer), Beverly Todd (actress),Dick Smothers
(comedian),Tom Smothers (comedian),Brian Holland (Motown producer),Jean Terrell
(singer), Claudette Robinson (singer),Beenie Man (singer),Eddie Holland (Motown
producer),Hal Williams (actor)

Brenda Holloway (singer),Scherrie Payne (singer),Freda Payne (singer),David E. Talbert
(playwright), Cindy Birdsong (singer),Bill Overton (actor),Lesley Mess (singer),Jo-Marie
Payton (actress), Anthony B (singer),Tisha Campbell (actress),Ray Parker, Jr.
(singer),Lamont Dozier (songwriter/singer), Dennis Edwards (singer, "The
Temptations"),Ali Ollie Woodson (singer, "The Temptations"),Bubba Knight (original
member, "Gladys Knight & The Pips") Walter Orange (singer),Norm Nixon (ex-
NBA),Allan 'Dr.Licks' Slutsky (musician),Uriel Jones (musician), Jack Ashford
(musician),Joe Messina (musician),Eddie Willis (musician),Bob Babbitt (musician),Joe
Hunter (musician), Baby Cham (singer),Garth Trinidad (singer),J-Boogie (singer),Judy
Pace (actress),Jay Warner (author), Boom Shaka (singer),Buju Banton (singer),Ce 'Cile
(singer),David Gad (singer),DJ Fraze 1 (singer), DJ JFX (singer),DJ Red Lox (singer),DJ
Special (singer),Half Pint (singer),Iron Armor (singer),Lady Saw (singer), Issac Haile
Selassie (singer),Red Rat (singer),Ky-Mani Marley (singer),Scientist (singer),Lee Scratch
Perry (singer), Sean Paul (singer),Spragga Benz (singer),Tok (singer),The Wailing Souls
(singer),Mikey Dread (singer), Mad Professor (singer),Tippa Irie (singer),That Darn Kat
(singer),DJ Addverse (hip-hop),DJ Jam (hip-hop artist), DJ Mark Luv (hip-hop),Doctor
Dre & Ed Lover,Frank & Dank,Freddie Foxxx (hip-hop),Josh One (hip-hop), Jay Dee
AKA Dilla (hip-hop),Lil Maxso (hip-hop),Pete Rock (hip-hop),Poet Named Life,Phife
Dawg & Jarobi, Rise and Shine,Spinderella (hip-hop),?uest Love (The Roots),Motiv8,DJ
Alicia,DJ Jason Henry,DJ Moses, ,DJ Rasta Root,Sy Richardson(actor),Wren T. Brown
(actor),Paula Kelly (actress/singer),Ted Lange (actor), Marla Gibbs (actress),Todd
Bridges (actor),Hattie Winston (actress),Glenn Turman (actor),Sheryl Lee Ralph
(actress), Ashley Ta'Mar Davis (actress),Dick Anthony Williams (actor),Anna Maria
Hordsford (actress),William L. Johnson (actor) , Phil Morris (actor),Jordan Brand,Dorian

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Gregory (actor),Chester Whitmore (dancer/choreographer),Robert Hooks (actor),
Michael Eric Dyson (author),Mel Carter (singer),Louis Price (singer),Virginia Capers
(actress),Stogie Kenyetta (actor), Johnny Bristol (singer),Dule Hill (actor),Henry
Simmons (actor),The Whispers (singing group),Musiq (singer), The Dells (singing
group),BeBe Winans (singer),Take 6 (singing group),Carl Anderson (singer),Cedric "The
Entertainer" (actor), H.B. Barnum (band director)

Gaye has received numerous honors for his musical achievements,
including inclusion into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Lifetime
Achievement Award from the Recording Academy, two Grammy Awards,
a star on the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame and inclusion
on Hollywood's RockWalk.


        Spyder D and Spydo Music, Inc. Sign an Ambitious
             Distribution Deal for Newtroit Records

Spydo Music's Duane "Spyder" Hughes inks distribution deal for ambitious label

(PRWEB) March 21, 2006 -- Pioneering New York rap producer/artist Spyder D signs
distribution deal with TOFA/Empire Musicwerks/Universal Records.

Everyone knows about rap music's introduction to the world via the Fatback Band's King
Tim III, and the phenom of the Sugar Hill Gang's Rapper's Delight.

Very few know that one of New York City's pioneer rap artists, "Spyder D", Duane
Hughes of Queens, NY City was going to school in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on the campus
of Eastern Michigan University in 1978 when he met Billy Motley (now known as Billy

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Wilson, president of the Motown Alumni Association), a bass player and Rueben Jones,
a drummer, of a young group of musicians who formed "Frosted".

Neither of them knew that their collaboration together, would combine the raw talent that
would produce one of the top 12" singles of it's era, the "electro funk" smash "Big Apple
Rappin'/Rapple", which even today, is one of the most bootlegged vinyl offerings in the
history of recorded music, still fetching upwards of $300 on eBay.

No one knew, that at the time, the group collaboration was the launching of the Motor
City into the Hip-Hop world.

Today, there is the brilliant lyricist known as Eminem, and his protege's D-12 hailing
from Motown. And there's the Hip-Hop influenced rock sound of Kid Rock.

It's a safe bet to say that that all started with a collaboration of a New York City street
ball player, frustrated that his basketball career was rapidly ending with knee problems,
and, according to Billy, "a group of young musicians who had grew up heavily
influenced by the sounds of Motown in it's heyday."

Spyder reflected on the moment by saying, "... It is one of the times in one's life, where
you're at a crossroad, and you get very creative because your back is up against the wall.
We went into the studio with no rehearsal, and no real game plan other than to vibe with
each other and see what we come up with. I was home sick so I wrote about New York. I
hummed out the base line to Billy who took the basics of it and funked it the way
Motowners know how to do it. I spliced in a sound effects recording of a Delancey street
vendor on the intro, and, bam! Big Apple Rappin' with the Motown flair was born."

Spyder, not quite twenty years old yet, with Detroit born and raised Tito Lewis, and his
Mom's financial backing, launched Newtroit Records first and only single.

"We got a lot of notoriety from that single right off the bat" recalls Spyder. A young Tom
Silverman (who became Tommy Boy Records founder) published a strong review in his
Dance Music Magazine and, "Afrika Bambaata came to my crib on Jamaica Avenue in
search of a new record deal with Newtroit, as he was unhappy with his deal with Winley
Records. To this day my mother and Bam always ask about each other", says Spyder,
who now owns an ABA basketball franchise in Charlotte, and his Spydo Music
Incorporated music production and wireless company. Now that's Hip-Hop history for

Under this new umbrella of TOFA/Empire Musicwerks/Universal, Spyder will release his
farewell to Hip-Hop, a CD simply titled "Legendary". Scheduled guest appearances
include legendary peers such as Doug E. Fresh, C&C Music Factory's Freedom Williams,
Chuck D, Mikey D, Large Professor, Grand Daddy I.U., Sweety G, Roxanne Shante and
Sparky D to name a few. Spyder says, "we will also launch careers of the new generation

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with a compilation album called "Spyder D presents Krunk, Funk and Soul", that will
feature several "unsigned hype" type of artists in the Hip-Hop/R&B genre. We also have
a powerful contemporary gospel group in Keith Holland & Friends in Christ, and
Charlotte's own Young G.O.D.Z., and Gary Graham's North Clik Records posse who put
the capital K in Krunk."

 we will also launch careers of the new generation with a compilation album called
Spyder has requested the services of good friend and longtime record promotion guru Al
Pizarro of VIP Record Pool and Heavy Rotation of New York to be his VP of Operations.
"Al's experience in record promotion is well documented over the years, and I trust his
judgment completely. He has handled NY area promotions for all the major labels for
their artists in the New York area for years. We are blessed that he would consider
helping us in our quest to be one of the top major independents."

Production will be handled by himself, the artists, and a bevy of up and coming beat
makers, including former Sparky D DJ, Grand Creator K-Wiz, and the legendary Infinity
Machine DJ, DJ Divine, and the incomparable Larry Smith, who produced all of the early
Run-DMC and Whodini hits.

"We will get together with musicians and artists in Detroit to bring Newtroit back full
circle", says Spyder. "Mike Pierre and Billy Wilson will oversee the marketing and
promotion for the projects. That will be perfect as I continue to seek out more talent.

"Through 19 Communications and my wireless division, we will evolutionize how artists
are introduced to radio and potential fans. Radio and music listeners will be able to use
"Push and Pull" technology to communicate with their favorite artist or radio station.
Tour schedules, release dates and contests will be sent to fans' wireless devices. They will
control how much content, and when to receive that content. Virtual Promotion
Campaigns will be sent and received in real time. Text, text to voice messaging with
simultaneous landline and e-mail alerts will take these vertical industries by storm! Spydo
Music and Newtroit Records, through TOFA/Empire Musicwerks/Universal, will offer
19 Levels of communications through branded pre-paid phones, debit cards and
sponsored messaging. The first release date for this distribution deal has not been
announced yet.

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