Thursday, July 12, 2012
CMG Welcomes Recording Artist DaShawn
At a time when many in the music industry are looking and sounding like just one of the pack, R&B artist DaShawn is one of those up-and-coming artists that shows real star quality and has the work ethic to stay on top.
At the age of 15 DaShawn was spotted with the R&B group he was in (Unique) by a local record exec from G-spot Entertainment. Eventually the company signed the young group while he was still in high school. But DaShawn was more than just a member of a group, proving so in 2006 with the release of his Diary of DaShawn mixtape. Gaining attention on his own, it was no surprise when the group split in 2008 that he would begin work on his solo career.
In an attempt to display his maturity and songwriting abilities, DaShawn wrote every song on the mix tape. The Mixtape's first single, "Can U Handle It," established DaShawn as one of R&B's hottest unsigned artists. The Mixtape reached number six on Datpiff.com and became the top mix tape of the day. On the 5th of December 2010 DaShawn signed a distribution deal with Island Def Jam Music Group and released “Can U Handle It” as the official first single of his debut album “On My Way”, which was scheduled to be released in early 2011. The Single topped the R&B charts reaching number 12 on top R&B singles. This gained a legion of new fans. Since then he has appeared on multiple radio interviews, was featured on the cover of Conversations with Music Magazine (published by Conversations Media Group) and has even gained the respect of fellow artists.
"I see it as a real honor to be a part of DaShawn's team," says Webb. "He is definitely one of those artists that is sure to continue to grow and raise the bar for himself and others."
Currently DaShawn is working on the release of his debut album and the music video to follow up the single “Late Night Show”. With well over 300k MySpace song plays , 24k ringtone downloads and thousands keeping up with him on Facebook and Twitter, DaShawn is proving to be one of R&B’s go-to guys for great music. Find out more information about the artist at www.facebook.com/dashawnonline , www.twitter.com/dashawnonline and www.youtube.com/dashawn254.
About Cyrus Webb
Cyrus Webb, is the President of Conversations Media Group (home of Conversations LIVE Radio, Conversations Magazine and Conversations Book Club) and Shadow Play Entertainment. Since 1999 he has used his love of the arts and books to create a brand that has not only showcased his own work but that of others around the United States. To date he has hosted hundreds of art shows and poetry readings around the South, garnering thousands of attendees and a devoted following.
In 2003 he began host and producing the radio show Conversations LIVE (www.conversationsliveradio.com) on WMPR 90.1 FM in Jackson, MS. Today it is heard not only in the South but online through www.blogtalkradio.com and www.dcnowradio.com. In 2012 over 1.1 million listeners tuned in to the program which features authors, recording artists, community leaders and ordinary individuals during extraordinary things.
Because of the hundreds of interviews he conducts each year Webb began Conversations Magazine (www.conversationsmag.com) in April 2006 as another platform to showcase some of the stories he was sharing over the air. Since then the print magazine has grown to include over 5k yearly subscribers the United States, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Greece and Canada.
The last member of the Conversations family was the book club (www.conversationsbookclub.com) which began in November 2006. Featuring both in-person and online meetings, it has grown into one of the largest co-ed reading groups in the United States, hosting over 100 author events and gaining national attention from outlets such as the Chicago Tribune.
Webb is currently working on a revamped edition of his television show Conversations with Cyrus Webb, with plans to begin in the Summer of 2013.