Jorge Marquez a.k.a. Pluck from Ink Music Group is in the middle of brokering the deal between Diddy and Xplicit for his role in the song Diddy Bop, produced by Isaac Opus. I asked him some questions about what he and his company do.
This interview is an excellent resource for those interested in using the music industry to make money.
I edited my questions out cause who cares. Here's what Pluck had to say...
"My name is Jorge Marquez, although known to most in the industry as Pluck. I am co-founder of MP Music and Ink Music Group. My business partners are Miguel Cardoso owner of Mixtapeprinting.com
and Lex Barero founder of the Dream Big Hustle Hard Firm
. We offer different services to different artists depending on the need. We manage and develop new artists as well as represent and shop music for songwriters and producers. We make sure our artist's music get the exposure needed.
For over 10 years, I have helped brand and design for the entertainment industry. I started off designing for clubs like Liquid, Shadow Lounge and independent labels like Luke Records and for various artists in the past including Pitbull, DJ's such as Ideal and DJ Drama. Years of working with unknown, local artists led me to meet Xplicit. I saw a lot of talent and knew with my connections I could help.
He's just landed his first major placement and feature on Diddy's "DIDDY BOP" track. He has pending some additional writing placements with artist like Trey Songz, Rich Boy and The Game. He's been working with producers like Jim Jonsin, Red Spyda and The FlipTones.
We also represent and work with local producer J Boogie of the Monsters and Midus of Golden Chyld Productions. These are two up-and-coming producers who have several major projects pending. We've also worked with Isaac Opus the Producer for "Diddy Bop," who produced Xplicit's last single "We Get Mo" and his next single "Ms Robot."
We have three new artists we have begun developing from different genres; a folk rock musician named Eric Vick (www.ericvick.com
) which is currently playing local shows in Miami, YouTube sensation Maria Z (www.youtube.com/user/MariaZouroudis
), and Spanish rapper Wisdom.