Her website draws well over 10,000 visits per day. She tells indie artists the secrets of marketing and how sell their music. Big kicker, she does not charge a thing!
In a recent interview she said “I’m teaching indie artists how to sell their music and I’m helping record labels discover talent that is already selling. Everybody is winning!”
Jamille Luney has a prosperous new career, jamilleluney.com. She will continue to produce on the side, but her primary role is as a music analyst and owner of information technology companies specializing in digital formats and distribution. “Music formats determine how you distribute and sell your music. Nobody sells or distributes cassette tapes anymore. The same will be true of CDs” says Luney.
If you’ve never heard of Jamille Luney, she produced a few songs for artists such as Nas, Rakim, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and we heard she has one more crazy remix scheduled for release of Keyshia Cole. Luney has foregone the standard role of music producer (she’ll still produce on the side she claims) to pursue music information technology. This still places Jamille at the heart and sole of the entertainment industry and with unlimited earning potential. “I’m not gonna lie money was a factor. I love Silicon Valley, Bill Gates (Microsoft), and Steve Jobs (Apple)” Jamille chuckles.
“Mp3’s we’re huge! We’re preparing for the next format” she explains. “As everyday Internet bandwith and demands increase, so will record sales and the need for a new format.” Luney’s does not want to be in videos or on T.V, although she can make one phone call and be up there. “That’s not me, I’m a computer nerd” she laughs “I used to want to be in music videos when I was in college. It’s weird I just outgrew it i guess.” she shrugs “I also discovered Bill Gates and realized I’m an attractive black female computer nerd who knows a lot about music. If I can put this together hmmm….” she laughs. “It also helps having two parents whom are lawyers.”
Her mother, Gwynn Swinson, a North Carolina attorney and Vice President of Community and Public Relations for Duke University Hospitals, acts as Jamille’s general counsel and legal advisor. Jamille’s father, Percy Luney, also an attorney and a graduate of Harvard Law and manages Jamille. Percy is the former Dean of NCCU Law School, FAMU Law School, First black president of National Judicial College, and is currently working for Space Florida.
Another inspiration for Jamille was her desire to help independent artists. “Some of the best talent and music is underground, without quesiton. When my sister and I both had our identities stolen, for some reason it set something off inside of me. Our credit still is not fixed to this day and Rob’s social security number is still frozen or something. It’s crazy! I know that event is random, but it did something to me. Don’t ask me why ” she explains. ” The other half is my parents. As lawyers, I watched my parents help a lot of people. My dad was adamant about African Americans, Latinos, and other minorities getting quality education and graduate degrees. That’s why he primarily worked at HBCUs. My mother’s motto has always been ‘To whom much is give much is required’. I love to help people it’s a great feeling and I really love helping indie artists.”
Jamille’s website is jamilleluney.com and if you’re and indie artists you need this site.