B-Room Music Publishing and Management
B-Room Music Publishing and Management have enjoyed global hit records over the past decade. The company comprises of old friends, New York/New Jersey based Derek Jenkins and Shedrick Guy and London born Jeff Vasishta.
Derek Jenkins traces his initial cross-over success in the music business to the late '80's when he signed and co-produced the all-girl trio, Jomanda. The group enjoyed a slew of dance cross-over hits through their deal with Atlantic Records including, "Make My Body Rock" and "Gotta Love For You". Jenkins was also pivotal in securing the R&B duo, Changing Faces their record deal with Atlantic Records. In the '90's Jenkins helmed the production company, Backroom Productions which went on to enjoy the dance smash, Ruffneck Featuring Yavahn, "Everybody Be Somebody", a joint venture with Louis Vega and Kenny "Dope" Gonzales' MAW label. The single became a #1 Billboard Dance smash and sold over 200,000 in the process. Recent years have seen Jenkins, in between releasing a string of international club hits under the moniker of B-Room Entertainment, working with his partners on developing new songwriters and producers for B-Room Publishing, and The B-RoomMusic Label.
Shedrick Guy started out a songwriter/producer in the '80's working alongside producer/record executive, Ric Wake on artists such as Taylor Dayne (Arista) and Hunter Hayes (4th & B'way/Island). Further success followed with production partner Guy Vaughan under the FlyGuy production moniker on the artists Pam Russo, By All Means (4th & B'Way/Island), Crown Heights Affair (SBK) and Keichia Jenkins (Profile). In the early '90's Guy reconnected with old friend Ric Wake and was made VP of urban music for DV8/A&M Records where he signed the artists Faces and Raw Stylo. Under the auspices of Wake, Guy also worked on remixes for CeCe Peniston and Jennifer Lopez.
Jeff Vasishta met future partners Derek Jenkins and Shedrick Guy when he was the Deputy Editor for UK based music magazine "Blues & Soul", where he wrote under the pen name Jeff Lorez. Since then, Jeff has gone on to interview hundreds of pop stars and musicians including Prince, Beyonce, Dr. Dre, Herbie Hancock & Quincy Jones writing for Billboard, yahoo.com and many others. He has developed many musical contacts over the years and is currently a feature writer for Interview Magazine and an op-ed columnist for AM New York/NY Newsday.