Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum: Shanieka Brooks

Shanieka Brooks (EMI Blue Note) discusses record labels with Professor Billy O'Connell and John Paul (02/28/2011).

About Shanieka Brooks

Shanieka Brooks is an academic advisor for NYU Steinhardt's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, as well as a New York City-based freelance artist marketing consultant. From 2003 to 2013, she served as Director of Marketing for Capitol Record's Blue Note label. Blue Note Records is an American jazz record label established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis, and derives its name from the "blue notes" of jazz and the blues.
While originally dedicated to recording and publishing traditional jazz and small group swing, the label began modernizing with jazz beginning in the 1940s. After laying dormant under the care of United Artists Recording, it was revived in the 1980s and, under the marketing leadership of Brooks, achieved commercial success with a new repertoire including Norah Jones, Van Morrison, Al Green, Anita Baker, Amos Lee, and Terence Blanchard.

An alum of Loyola, Brooks also is currently Senior Academic Advisor for NYU Steinhardt's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, where she provides in-depth academic advising, general counseling, and related student services for prospective, new, and current students.