TAMIKO Hope is a Publicist, Speaker and Author of Indie Insider: 10 Key Facts From Music Industry Insiders. Tamiko got her start in the world of entertainment as a college intern at LaFace Records in Atlanta, Georgia. She went on to work for Usher and Goodie Mob before launching her own PR and editorial firm. The pair toured with Oprah Winfrey in 2014 on her 8-city Life You Want Tour.
Hope has been an integral part of the growing success of southern artists, spearheading national PR campaigns for Grammy award winning artists, producers and DJs. Her clientele has included OutKast, Rocko, Shawty Lo, DJ Toomp, Zaytoven, Sonny Digital, Metroboomin, DJ Spinz, Que, DJ Scream and DJ Princess Cut, whom she also manages. Hope served as label publicist for Big Boi’s Purple Ribbon imprint where she oversaw the projects of Killer Mike, Sleepy Brown, Bubba Sparxxx, Konkrete and Janelle Monae. She has also contributed to publications and websites such as XXL, Upscale, MTV and Allhiphop.
Hope’s writing skills were tapped by ASCAP to compose the print program feature on Jay-Z to commemorate his 2004 Golden Note Award. In 2009, she received the Divine Diva Golden Achievement Award at the Minority Mentorship Symposium in Austin, Texas alongside honorees Letoya Luckett and Eve. She is also a founding partner of MercyHope Productions, an online/TV/film production company. Hope was born in Atlanta, GA and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from the State University of West Georgia.
She is the author of the e-book The Indie Insider: 10 Key Facts from Music Industry Insiders. In addition to PR and writing, Hope is also a public speaker in the realms of entertainment and youth empowerment, particularly young women. To learn more, visit www.tamikohope.com
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