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Binta Brown

Haight Brand
Artist Manager
Binta  Brown is an Artist Manager and Music Executive at Haight Brand, where she supports Chance the Rapper, Knox Fortune, AlunaGeorge, The O'Mys and other of her favorite artists in partnership with Haight founder Pat Corcoran. She is also the Founder of oma lilly projects, a music, theatrical and documentary production company. Brown entered the music industry without any prior experience in 2015 and in three years built a national digital marketing infrastructure, sextupled the fanbase of an emerging artist without releasing a full-length album, released a viral charting hit song, established a press and national public profile for her artist, and executive produced her first full-length album (yet to be released). In addition, she founded and seeded the Music Lab, a Wisconsin non-profit corporation that brings youth of different backgrounds together through music, provides them with free music industry education, and monthly open mic performance opportunities in collaboration with Radio Milwaukee and Kimpton Hotels. She holds leadership roles in the SummerStage Music Festival (New York) and the American Theatre Wing, and is a trustee of the American Theatre Wing. Brown previously served on the boards of the New York City Parks Foundation, Barnard College, Columbia University, and a board committee of the New York Philharmonic. She is a trained musician and multi-instrumentalist who has performed internationally and throughout the United States including Carnegie Hall and live music venues throughout New York City.

A former corporate lawyer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and partner at Kirkland & Ellis, Brown has advised global entertainment and media companies such as Dreamworks, Time Warner, Universal, the Washington Post Co., HBO, AOL and IAC. Brown has robust public policy experience, and has advised the White House, a former presidential candidate, and several governors and U.S. senators; the Vatican; and many technology companies including 2U Inc., which IPOed on the Nasdaq in 2014. She has been recognized by emPOWER/Financial Times as #8 on its list of the 100 most prominent minority business executives globally, as a Fortune 40 Under 40 Business Leader, the Root’s 100 Most Influential African-Americans, Crain’s New York 40 under 40, JET Magazine 40 under 40, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. She has been featured in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times, on CNN, the BBC and on NPR. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.