ABOUT CMNTY CULTUREFebruary 8, 2021 2021-03-11 8:39
ABOUT CMNTY CULTURE
CMNTY Culture Group (CMNTY pronounced as community), formed in 2020, is an independent music and media enterprise led by a talented and visionary team of music industry and financial executives. CMNTY Culture is a private company with several portfolio entertainment verticals in the music, music publishing, filmed content and real estate spaces dedicated to advocating from a creative and human point of view to nurture artists through education, creation, business collaboration and thought leadership.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, CMNTY Culture was founded by eight-time Grammy winner Philip Lawrence, a multi-hyphenate talent (singer, songwriter, music producer, performer, actor, dancer) and entrepreneur in partnership with Thomas St. John, founder of Thomas St John Group, a leading international tax, accounting and business management firm for sports and entertainment. Lawrence and St. John recruited entertainment talent lawyer Miles Cooley (from DLA Piper) and Marlena Kaplan (formerly of Blackstone) for the roles of Chief Operating Officer/Chief Legal Officer and Chief Financial Officer, respectively. Renowned music industry veteran Danny Strick, formerly Co-President U.S. of Sony/ATV, recently joined CMNTY Culture as Senior Advisor.
In 2019, Philip Lawrence launched an independent record label CMNTY Culture Records LLC (“CMNTY Culture RCRDS”). Within a year of its launch, CMNTY Culture RCRDS has signed a number of artists, including the highly sought-after viral sensation RMR, and works with clients and agencies from around the world. CMNTY Culture RCRDS’ offices are located in Lawrence’s legendary recording studio, The Record Plant.
CMNTY Culture Group’s mission is to create an integrated music and media powerhouse, working synergistically and opportunistically across verticals in support of the creation, thoughtful commercialization and advancement of the arts, artists, and culture. CMNTY Culture is seeking to develop a creative office campus in the heart of Hollywood as a hub for artists, content creators, tech and media companies, agencies and management companies, and other entertainment businesses. CMNTY Culture’s redevelopment will create an alluring place of “CMNTY” that reflects a cutting-edge vision, with bold, innovative design at the intersection of all things creative and digital… a space that will lead Hollywood, as an industry and creative center, into the 21st century and beyond.