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A&R “Senator SkiD” : Life After BadBoy

Posted on 19 October 2011 by Administrator

By: Cindy Walker

Daniel “Senator SkiD” Mitchell is someone whose work you’re more than likely familiar with even if
you don’t know it. His album credits include Diddy/Dirty Money’s Last Train to Paris; Forever and a Day
by Day26, New “Joc” City, B5, New Editions’ One Love and more. He’s touched the work of Red Café,
Danity Kane, 8Ball & MJG, and the Notorious B.I.G. Nuff said. An exceptional recording engineer turned
BadBoy Music A&R and Digital Archive Manager, to founder of SkiD’s Row, Inc.; he’s down to earth and
definitely the real deal.

The library is a favorite place of his, and if things go SkiD’s way, we’ll find him in the stacks being
mentioned as one of the most sought after professionals on the urban music scene for years to come.
SkiDs Row, Inc. the artist & producer development management and consulting firm he runs is a result
of taking the advice he gives to others about developing strengths to a place of expertise. Resources
of the network will together provide what he views people are missing to becoming more successful.
Building fan bases, elements of live performance, and selling music are the topics often addressed
by Mitchell at conferences and panels served on across the country. Expect to see more of him on
motivational and public speaking platforms in a city near you. He says, “I enjoy sharing what I know with
others”, and admits pushing developing artists to display and be cognizant of the fact that “their music
has to be life changing.”

Searching for and identifying new talent is an ongoing task. Although his eye is already on a few artists,
his ear is always to the ground listening for a new sound. handles
the excessive volume of music submissions received daily by “the Senator.” It allows better organization
for submitted tracks, and has decreased chances of them being lost in the shuffle. He promises honest
feedback; so he requires you to “give your best shot.” One look might be all you get.

Shout out to Les Brown for making SkiD’s “watch list”, and be sure to follow @senatorskid on Twitter;
he just might follow you back, and perhaps even help you to follow your dream.

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