He’s a business mogul, recording artist, philanthropist, activist, actor, and the one many call on to be rescued. Who am I referring to? The Hero of Independent Music of course, DIGIT MAN! Known to many during the day, as Seven Hughes, “Digit” has been a force to recon with since the “Wonder Years”. It all started on a hot summer’s day in Columbia, SC when South Carolina Record Pool owner, A.J. Savage took young Digit on as his protégé. For this skinny teen-ager, this changed everything. Savage taught Hughes what it truly meant to break an artist or record. And for years, the young high school kid-turn-promoter, was the “man on campus”. With that jean “Cross Color” bag, he was responsible for helping break artists like Nas, CeCe Peniston, Luniz to name a few in the South Carolina market. At 15yrs old, A&M/Perspective Records give him his first shot at working for a major label. It was there where he learned the importance of the politics and the “ins and outs” of the industry. Seven started his first company at 14 and since then its been a full-time grind. He doesn’t know the meaning of being an employee. As the CEO of DIGITMAN Music and 4 other self sufficient companies, a philanthropist, board of director member, father of 2 and as a recording artist, it is amazing how this ATLien gets it all done. Only averaging 2hrs/night of sleep and with a staff of professional monsters, its no wonder how his number has just been called. In 2011, Digit Man was awarded with his first international music award, presented by BEFFTA (Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion & Television Awards) for Best Unsigned Artist of the Year for 2010. This summer he headlines his own tour, the Summer of SUM Tour, where he’s giving other indie artists a chance and a time to shine. The Tour, scheduled to start in June, will take this “Monster” clear across the US from NC to CA. His achievements go way beyond his music, but his music is like none other. His fans say that he’s Nas, Slick-Rick, Eminem and Jay-Z all wrapped into a Southern Rapper. His fan-base stretches from Florida to overseas to Europe and Germany. He has come so far in such a short time, due to his business sense and his incredible team. Digit Man will be here for time and time to come. His music rocks the globe and his work ethic brings forth change. For more info, log on to www.digitmanmusic.com or www.summerofsumtour.com. For booking, firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 8, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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THE NIGHT WE SAVED THE ARTS
Eat, Drink and Save the Arts seems to be the theme for Hues Entertainment and DigitMan Music's upcoming event. This Charity Cocktail Party, hosted by Seven "Digit" Hughes, will be held in Atalanta at the eclectic and Southwestern themed, Agave Restaurant (242 Boulevard SE, Atl, GA 30312) from 5-8pm on Thursday, July 29, 2010.
The night will be filled with artists from all genres of "the arts". And, in addition to the fantastic cocktails that will be served, there will also be a complimentary buffet sponsored by Agave. "I feel that this night will unite artists from all sides and will help raise money to assist in our 10,000.00 commitment that we've made to The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts in New York", says Seven "Digit" Hughes.
"Digit, founder of the Campaign for the Arts has committed himself to preserving the Arts and helping organizations and schools across the country save their Arts programs. Being also a board of director member of the Lisa Lopes Foundation, "Digit"is no novice to raising money and being about the community. He has been responsible for Branding the Foundation visually and through national media efforts. "The Arts and community unity has always been a passion of mine. As a youth, I' was a member of the Urban League and in the military I was the Vice President of the B.O.S.S. organization. The YMCA has also awarded me with countless Letters of Appreciation. But, now with the Lisa Lopes Foundation and the Campaign for the Arts, I feel that I have definitely found my calling in the community", Says Seven.
About the Campaign for the Arts Founded in 2009, by “Digit”, the mission of the Executives and Team of The Campaign for the Arts is to collectively help save the arts in schools worldwide, bring attention to artists of all genres, raise money for schools and not-for-profits and focus on providing solutions to issues that are plaguing our nations and our kids. Visit www.campaignforthearts.com for more info.
About the Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Foundation (LLF) Headquartered in Stone Mountain, GA, the Lisa Lopes Foundation was developed in 2003. The mission of the LLF is to transform communities by providing access to basic Health, Education, Self-Awareness and Recreational Programs for children living in low-income communities within the US and underdeveloped communities within Central America. LLF programs center on developing and reinforcing life skills in Healthy Lifestyles, Financial Literacy, Career Development, Civic and Social Responsibility, and Cultural Arts and Awareness. Visit www.lisalopesfoundation.org for more info.
About the Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, a division of Boys & Girls Harbor, is now celebrating 40 years of enriching lives through the arts, by offering high caliber, low-cost training in music, dance and theater to children and teens. Located in East Harlem, the Conservatory provides introductory, intermediate and pre-professional training to students ages 4-21. The Conservatory is unique in its focus on talent development through special ensembles, performances, career and college counseling, and placement. Students have been accepted into professional schools and conservatories, and have performed for commercials, sitcoms, public television, and on Broadway. While the Conservatory prepares young people for careers in the arts, it helps those who do not pursue this direction gain the skills they need to succeed in education, employment and positive community life. www.harborconservatory.org
This Summer the HOTTEST Independent Music Tour is coming to a city near you. The Summer of SUM Tour, is a tour completely dedicated to advancing the careers of the independent music artist of all genres and this Summer it’s HipHop, R&B and Soul music’s time!
BEFFTA Award winning and DIGITMAN Music’s own, Digit, a.k.a. DIGITMAN will be performing live along with PSC/Grand Hustle’s Big Kuntry King and SUM of the country’s HOTTEST Indie Artists on Thursday, June 2, 2011 in Charlotte, NC at Club Reign. Tickets are on sale now at www.HuesEntTix.com.
About the Summer of SUM Tour – The Summer of SUM Tour is completely designed to offer independent artists an experience that mostly major recording artists get, with the hopes to encourage more artists to continue pushing forward with their professional approach to their careers. This 15 city tour is coming to a city near you starting in June and ending in August of 2011. For more info on the Summer of SUM Tour, visit www.summerofsumtour.com.
One of the hardest working men in the industry today. DIGITMAN talks with TheGaiterView about his music and his upcoming summer tour.TheGaiterView