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Published on January 12th, 2021 | by Marilyn Reles


Black Woman-Owned Artist Development Company ‘The Bassline Group’ partners with Symphonic Distribution

The Bassline Group (TBG) is an artist development and talent management agency that is committed to turning creatives into entrepreneurs. Founded by Patrice K. Cokley in 2014, TBG has developed and guided over 100 artists and music creatives across the Chicagoland area and beyond including students of SAE Institute, where she taught for 3 years. Known for “Bringing out the bass” in artist careers, The Bassline Group’s work has been recognized by The Wendy Williams Show, Vibe, Hot 97, The Source Magazine, Billboard, IHeart Radio and many more.

Excited to announce their first partnership with a music distribution service, The Bassline Group has officially partnered with Symphonic Distribution. Partnering with Symphonic has allowed TBG to fill in the gaps for video distribution, official playlisting and music sync opportunities. Wanting to provide the most for their roster, TBG looks forward to leveraging their relationships and expertise with the help of Symphonic.

Symphonic Distribution is an independent full-service music distribution company who offers marketing resources, royalty collection, and much more to artists all over the world. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, Symphonic occupies major music hubs like Brooklyn, Nashville, and Bogotá, Columbia. They are known for prioritizing music and people over profit every time. Transparency, creativity, and collaboration drive the independent spirit of their culture.

“The lack of artist development has become such a cliché, yet the powers at-be continue to mass produce music and throw young and naive artists to the fire without any preparation. Being an educator-at-heart, I’m very happy to partner with a company such as Symphonic Distribution for our artist’s distribution needs. It’s important to me that creatives are free to create and learn, while maintaining ownership of their work. I look forward to the work we do together.”

-Patrice K. Cokley MBA, Owner/Founder of The Bassline Group

Holding both a BS and MBA in Marketing, Patrice serves as Talent Manager, Chief Strategist and Lead Consultant at TBG. While Patrice is widely known for her work with Mathew Knowles (Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, Solange) she also prides herself on her laser focus toward helping industry underdogs to become successful entrepreneurs while maintaining their authenticity. Her goal is to turn their passions into long-term careers. Patrice’s focus and objectives have led her to successfully branding and managing emerging artists who, as a result of her guidance, secured partnerships with major brands (Fashion Fair cosmetics & Lugz Footwear) as well as the opportunity to be a supporting act for major artists (Lalah Hathaway, Big Boi of Outkast, Slum Village, and Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy).

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