We had the good fortune of connecting with Portia Mazone-Carroll and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Portia, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I believe taking risk is a necessary part of evolution. In order to fly you must take that first leap off the edge which is a risk. I wouldn’t be where I am today without taking risk. Every step I have taken towards success I had to risk something, money, time, friendships, relationships, stability, however, I like to believe it was all worth it.
What should our readers know about your business?
Econtii Music Group (EMG) is an entertainment consulting firm based in Atlanta, geared towards assisting professionals who are seeking project guidance in the entertainment field. EMG specializes in legal research, branding and connecting you to the resources you need in the entertainment industry. EMG wants to make sure that individuals are knowledgeable about the law relevant to their craft, know how to successfully brand themselves and have the opportunities to network with other industry professionals who can provide additional services that can help grow and strengthen their career.
I am a member of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP), the Recording Academy and ASCAP as a songwriter and publisher. I graduated from Florida A&M University (FAMU) with her B.S. in Journalism and a Masters in Applied Social Science. I have earned a certificate in Music Recording from FAMU and a certificate in Music Essentials from New York University in addition to my Juris Masters in Intellectual Property Law from Emory University School of Law.
I founded EMG (formally known as Econtii Entertainment) in 2009, to give entertainment professionals resource tools to navigate throughout the entertainment industry.
In 2015, I co-founded the non-profit Sports, Music and Entertainment Summit (SMES), a one-day summit featuring panels, workshops, and a networking mixer that provides education and networking opportunities for students and professionals interested in breaking into the entertainment field.
In 2018, I became the Music Supervisor for Season 2 of the Emmy winning show “GIANTS.” GIANTS is a coming-of-adulthood drama series that chronicles the journey of three friends, each battling their own inner giants as they approach the age of 30. Praised for authentically capturing the black millennial experience GIANTS has accumulated over 3 million views on Issa Rae’s (HBO’s Insecure) YouTube channel and Cleo TV, a new Comcast network from TV One.
In 2019, I was nominated for Best Soundtrack at the Indie Series Awards for my work in GIANTS. Additionally, I was the Music Supervisor for the short digital series “Unapologetically Black,” which has received rave reviews in the indie film community.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Atlanta has so much to offer from the historical aspect of the civil rights movement and being the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, to a lively music scene and film industry with the opening of Tyler Perry Studios, and the nature elements at Stone Mountain Park, there is never a dull moment. Before the pandemic, I would love to attend music festivals, Atlanta has some of the best festivals over the summer from One Music Fest, Music in Midtown, to the A3C Conference. If my best friend was in town I would take her to a concert, visit Auburn Ave and Edgewood, spa day in Buckhead, climb stone mountain, drink wine at Chateau Elan, and introduce her to the southern cuisine by visiting Mary Mac’s Tea Room.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I will like to shoutout my son Cairo Noel Carroll, he is the driven force behind everything I do.
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