Shanti Das, Music Industry Maven

October 27, 2010  |  

(Uptown) — SHE IS: A music industry vet who began her 20-year career with LaFace Records before rising to executive vice president of urban marketing and artist development under Sylvia Rhone at Universal Motown Records. She has promoted many top-selling artists, including OutKast, Erykah Badu,TLC, Prince, John Legend, and Nas. Now she runs her own entertainment marketing company, PressReset.me, whose clients include Devyne Stephens’ Upfront Megatainment, home of music artist Akon.  CHANGE OF SCENERY: Her mother’s health issues, coupled with her own, prompted the Syracuse grad to reevaluate her life and move back home to Atlanta. “I was in New York for the past 10 years. It was an amazing experience, but I just wasn’t being fulfilled on a personal level and I pretty much have given my life to building my career,” Das says. “I just was ready for a change…. I’ve never been happier.”

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