DEREK ALPERT   Former VP Motion Picture Music Almo-Irving Rondor Music Publishing (Now Universal)   “As someone that spend the better part of 27 years in the music industry, I can honestly say that it would have been extremely valuable to have had a resource like The Dream Counsel available to refer young artists and writers that I met with over the years so that they could have a place to better understand the “business” and how to navigate their own careers before coming to share their talents with me. The Dream Counsel is a terrific, and perhaps an essential first stop for artists to gain invaluable knowledge, interact with professionals, grow personally and professionally and more importantly understand how to present themselves as they embark on their careers. You get only one shot at making a first impression so you better make it your best shot and I truly feel the Dream Counsel helps give you those tools.”

DEREK ALPERT
Former VP Motion Picture Music Almo-Irving Rondor Music Publishing (Now Universal)

“As someone that spend the better part of 27 years in the music industry, I can honestly say that it would have been extremely valuable to have had a resource like The Dream Counsel available to refer young artists and writers that I met with over the years so that they could have a place to better understand the “business” and how to navigate their own careers before coming to share their talents with me. The Dream Counsel is a terrific, and perhaps an essential first stop for artists to gain invaluable knowledge, interact with professionals, grow personally and professionally and more importantly understand how to present themselves as they embark on their careers. You get only one shot at making a first impression so you better make it your best shot and I truly feel the Dream Counsel helps give you those tools.”

  AILEEN RANDOLPH   Co-owner of Big Jim Productions, Randolph Partners LLC, Imagine Me Institute. Aileen is a veteran who has worked with artists such as Whitney Houston, Heavy D, Jeffrey Osborne, Jay Z, Beyonce, Sting, Bette Midler, EWF, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, TuPac, Missy Elliot, Timbaland, Mary J. Blige Paul McCartney, Janet Jackson, Al Green, Barry White, New Edition and many more.   “The Dream Counsel is a dream production entity - combining youthful musical craftsmen with rock-solid Industry thoroughbred. Every genre and facet of music creation and production is comfortably familiar to the Dream Counsel. Please take the time to review their impressive body of work. Most importantly, for the "newbies" needing the deft acuity of their experience ranging from top ten hits to soundtracks to commercials, schedule a consultation with The Dream Counsel and put yourself in the best hands possible.”

AILEEN RANDOLPH
Co-owner of Big Jim Productions, Randolph Partners LLC, Imagine Me Institute. Aileen is a veteran who has worked with artists such as Whitney Houston, Heavy D, Jeffrey Osborne, Jay Z, Beyonce, Sting, Bette Midler, EWF, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, TuPac, Missy Elliot, Timbaland, Mary J. Blige Paul McCartney, Janet Jackson, Al Green, Barry White, New Edition and many more.

“The Dream Counsel is a dream production entity - combining youthful musical craftsmen with rock-solid Industry thoroughbred. Every genre and facet of music creation and production is comfortably familiar to the Dream Counsel. Please take the time to review their impressive body of work. Most importantly, for the "newbies" needing the deft acuity of their experience ranging from top ten hits to soundtracks to commercials, schedule a consultation with The Dream Counsel and put yourself in the best hands possible.”

  LINDA CHELGREN   Former VP of Creative Licensing at Universal Music/Rondor with over 30 years of music publishing experience. Linda has worked with many notable artists including The Beach Boys, Peter Frampton, Al Green, Paul Williams, Richard Carpenter and Supertramp.   "This is a concept that is long overdue. Traditionally, mentoring writers and artists meant directing them to myriad resources and industry professionals. Artists need to establish and project the right image and brand that expresses who they are and what they offer to the industry; it’s a maze that’s only getting more complex. Now, with social media and YouTube, it’s more of a DIY industry than ever before. Having the Dream Counsel at their disposal is an extremely valuable tool for any aspiring writer or artist. It’s the ideal one-stop creative shop – what a concept!"

LINDA CHELGREN
Former VP of Creative Licensing at Universal Music/Rondor with over 30 years of music publishing experience. Linda has worked with many notable artists including The Beach Boys, Peter Frampton, Al Green, Paul Williams, Richard Carpenter and Supertramp.

"This is a concept that is long overdue. Traditionally, mentoring writers and artists meant directing them to myriad resources and industry professionals. Artists need to establish and project the right image and brand that expresses who they are and what they offer to the industry; it’s a maze that’s only getting more complex. Now, with social media and YouTube, it’s more of a DIY industry than ever before. Having the Dream Counsel at their disposal is an extremely valuable tool for any aspiring writer or artist. It’s the ideal one-stop creative shop – what a concept!"

  BECKY SWANSON   Becky, a 30-year Leo Burnett veteran, recently retired so she could see more than the inside of hotel and conference rooms on her travels around the world. Over the course of her career, Becky created award-winning work for McDonald's, Disney World and Disney Cruise Line, Hallmark, Nintendo, Kelloggs and P&G -- and has served on the jury at numerous award shows, including Cannes.   So what does someone whose entire career was spent in advertising know about making it in the entertainment business? Not a lot. But I know a big idea when I see one. And The Dream Counsel is a very big idea. One that fills a very real need. Where else can a novice turn these days -- for professional advice on a personal level? I was fortunate to have informal mentors in the beginning of my career. But that was a more laidback era. Today, who has the time to devote to someone else's dreams? Which is why this is just a fantastic resource. Seasoned professionals, experts in their fields, willing to give guidance and share the wisdom of their experience! It reminds me of a brilliant spot Old Spice aired a few years ago when they re-launched their brand. The copy included this riddle  "If you don't already have any of it to begin with, you can't get any of it to get started, which means you really have no idea how to get it in the first place, do you?"  And this the tagline - Experience is Everything. That kinda sums up The Dream Counsel, in my book.

BECKY SWANSON
Becky, a 30-year Leo Burnett veteran, recently retired so she could see more than the inside of hotel and conference rooms on her travels around the world. Over the course of her career, Becky created award-winning work for McDonald's, Disney World and Disney Cruise Line, Hallmark, Nintendo, Kelloggs and P&G -- and has served on the jury at numerous award shows, including Cannes.

So what does someone whose entire career was spent in advertising know about making it in the entertainment business? Not a lot. But I know a big idea when I see one. And The Dream Counsel is a very big idea. One that fills a very real need. Where else can a novice turn these days -- for professional advice on a personal level? I was fortunate to have informal mentors in the beginning of my career. But that was a more laidback era. Today, who has the time to devote to someone else's dreams? Which is why this is just a fantastic resource. Seasoned professionals, experts in their fields, willing to give guidance and share the wisdom of their experience! It reminds me of a brilliant spot Old Spice aired a few years ago when they re-launched their brand. The copy included this riddle "If you don't already have any of it to begin with, you can't get any of it to get started, which means you really have no idea how to get it in the first place, do you?" And this the tagline - Experience is Everything. That kinda sums up The Dream Counsel, in my book.

  STEPHANIE SPRUILL   Stephanie   is an entertainment industry icon, a native of Los Angeles and founder of Spruill House Music, Inc. She has sold out concerts around the globe, and is the top background singer on over 1,400 recordings with several Grammy Awards, Gold and Platinum albums to her credit. She has toured the world and recorded with Michael Jackson, Julio Iglesias, Glen Campbell, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, and Quincy Jones just to name a few. Stephanie has performed at The White House for 3 separate administrations and for Royalty around the world.   "I met Darryl Duncan when my producer at the time Maurice White of EWF, introduced us to be songwriting collaborators. I was impressed by his work ethic, knowledge of the music industry and his sincere desire to help others reach their goals. Being a veteran of the entertainment industry, I believe The Dream Counsel will be an organization that will address all of the needs of artists in every capacity. I’m sending the team my blessings for success."

STEPHANIE SPRUILL
Stephanie is an entertainment industry icon, a native of Los Angeles and founder of Spruill House Music, Inc. She has sold out concerts around the globe, and is the top background singer on over 1,400 recordings with several Grammy Awards, Gold and Platinum albums to her credit. She has toured the world and recorded with Michael Jackson, Julio Iglesias, Glen Campbell, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, and Quincy Jones just to name a few. Stephanie has performed at The White House for 3 separate administrations and for Royalty around the world.

"I met Darryl Duncan when my producer at the time Maurice White of EWF, introduced us to be songwriting collaborators. I was impressed by his work ethic, knowledge of the music industry and his sincere desire to help others reach their goals. Being a veteran of the entertainment industry, I believe The Dream Counsel will be an organization that will address all of the needs of artists in every capacity. I’m sending the team my blessings for success."

  PRESTON GLASS   Preston Glass is an award-winning songwriter and producer who has written hits for Natalie Cole, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kenny G, Lionel Richie, Cindi Lauper, Aretha Franklin, George Benson and many others.   "Where else can you get advice from a source that has decades of wisdom in so many varied areas of the entertainment industry in one fell swoop? Only the Dream Counsel, baby...a certified dream team.”

PRESTON GLASS
Preston Glass is an award-winning songwriter and producer who has written hits for Natalie Cole, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kenny G, Lionel Richie, Cindi Lauper, Aretha Franklin, George Benson and many others.

"Where else can you get advice from a source that has decades of wisdom in so many varied areas of the entertainment industry in one fell swoop? Only the Dream Counsel, baby...a certified dream team.”

  JIM JOHNSON   Jim has engineered recording sessions for artists like Nirvana, Irene Cara, Ray Charles, Edyie Gorme, Crosby Stills and Nash, Roy Orbison and Richard Carpenter to name a few. Television : CMA's, MTV, The Grammy's , CMT Insider   “The importance of being mentored with solid advice and critique while pursuing your art cannot be understated. It was essential in my career and to have a resource like The Dream Counsel available for this generation can be life and career changing. The Dream Counsel brings industry veterans into your pursuit with expert guidance and experience that will prove invaluable to your success in the long run“

JIM JOHNSON
Jim has engineered recording sessions for artists like Nirvana, Irene Cara, Ray Charles, Edyie Gorme, Crosby Stills and Nash, Roy Orbison and Richard Carpenter to name a few. Television : CMA's, MTV, The Grammy's , CMT Insider

“The importance of being mentored with solid advice and critique while pursuing your art cannot be understated. It was essential in my career and to have a resource like The Dream Counsel available for this generation can be life and career changing. The Dream Counsel brings industry veterans into your pursuit with expert guidance and experience that will prove invaluable to your success in the long run“

  JUN MHOON   Music Industry Veteran Executive - Jun has worked in the business for over 40 years with artist like Janet Jackson, Sting, Prince and Dr. Dre.    “What was needed then and even more so now is a source for all artists big or just starting out, to get information and support. The Dream Counsel is a great source for knowledge and information to help artists grow their brand. Check them out!”

JUN MHOON
Music Industry Veteran Executive - Jun has worked in the business for over 40 years with artist like Janet Jackson, Sting, Prince and Dr. Dre.

“What was needed then and even more so now is a source for all artists big or just starting out, to get information and support. The Dream Counsel is a great source for knowledge and information to help artists grow their brand. Check them out!”

  RODNEY GORDY   Rodney began his entertainment industry career at the legendary, and family owned, Motown Records Corp. publishing company, Jobete Music Publishing. He went on to stints at Sony Pictures and Viacom Networks. Rodney is currently the Director of Licensing at Spirit Production Music.   "The concept of The Dream Counsel is valuable and timely. The internet has leveled the playing field of the entertainment business by removing the costly barriers of entry. Now you can contact and receive advice from knowledgeable industry veterans that you never could have had access to in the past and all from the comfort of your own home. With so many amazing artists making their creations available to the masses, The Dream Counsel can give you the tools and insights to make your creations stand out from the rest."    

RODNEY GORDY
Rodney began his entertainment industry career at the legendary, and family owned, Motown Records Corp. publishing company, Jobete Music Publishing. He went on to stints at Sony Pictures and Viacom Networks. Rodney is currently the Director of Licensing at Spirit Production Music.

"The concept of The Dream Counsel is valuable and timely. The internet has leveled the playing field of the entertainment business by removing the costly barriers of entry. Now you can contact and receive advice from knowledgeable industry veterans that you never could have had access to in the past and all from the comfort of your own home. With so many amazing artists making their creations available to the masses, The Dream Counsel can give you the tools and insights to make your creations stand out from the rest."


 

  HOWARD SANDIFER   Executive Director Chicago West Community Music Center (CWCMC)   “Young, aspiring artists can’t help but learn and benefit from consulting with consummate professionals such as those that have been assembled at The Dream Counsel. I’ve had the pleasure of watching Darryl Duncan interact, advise, mentor and instruct young people interested in seeking careers in the music industry. This team’s level of passion and commitment is going to make a major impact on the entertainment business! Congratulations to The Dream Counsel for launching this new and exciting venture.”

HOWARD SANDIFER
Executive Director Chicago West Community Music Center (CWCMC)

“Young, aspiring artists can’t help but learn and benefit from consulting with consummate professionals such as those that have been assembled at The Dream Counsel. I’ve had the pleasure of watching Darryl Duncan interact, advise, mentor and instruct young people interested in seeking careers in the music industry. This team’s level of passion and commitment is going to make a major impact on the entertainment business! Congratulations to The Dream Counsel for launching this new and exciting venture.”

  JOEY EDWIN   Joey Edwin is a Professional Guitarist & Music Producer extraordinaire.  He has appeared on MTV & P Diddy’s TV Show, “Making His Band” and currently has music on several hit TV shows on HBO, TLC & Telemundo. He performs 250+ shows annually and is endorsed by Guild Guitars, Elixir Strings & EMG Pickups.    “Sure you can gain experience along the way, but wouldn’t it be nice to make a phone call and learn about song form, radio edits, tour riders, publishing agreements, record deals etc… or something you’re just not familiar with?  I wish this service would have been available when I was forging my way as it would have saved a ton of time.  It’s great to be creative and a professional performer, but there is so much more to the picture.  Now with the Dream Counsel you can get instant access to an experienced veteran which is worth every penny!  Use this great resource – it will only save you time and money down the road.”

JOEY EDWIN
Joey Edwin is a Professional Guitarist & Music Producer extraordinaire.  He has appeared on MTV & P Diddy’s TV Show, “Making His Band” and currently has music on several hit TV shows on HBO, TLC & Telemundo. He performs 250+ shows annually and is endorsed by Guild Guitars, Elixir Strings & EMG Pickups.

“Sure you can gain experience along the way, but wouldn’t it be nice to make a phone call and learn about song form, radio edits, tour riders, publishing agreements, record deals etc… or something you’re just not familiar with?  I wish this service would have been available when I was forging my way as it would have saved a ton of time.  It’s great to be creative and a professional performer, but there is so much more to the picture.  Now with the Dream Counsel you can get instant access to an experienced veteran which is worth every penny!  Use this great resource – it will only save you time and money down the road.”

  MARSHALL TITUS   Award-winning actor, singer, songwriter and producer   “The Dream Counsel is such a great asset and tool for any aspiring talent to have. I would love to have The Dream Counsel on my team for success in the music and entertainment business.”

MARSHALL TITUS
Award-winning actor, singer, songwriter and producer

“The Dream Counsel is such a great asset and tool for any aspiring talent to have. I would love to have The Dream Counsel on my team for success in the music and entertainment business.”