J West Entertainment BMG is an international record label, initially founded in Grand Rapids MI and currently operating out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Artists work with the label either as signed artists, as artists in development or for select production.
The Company J West Entertainment BMG, LLC, was founded by record producer and composer Curtis J. West, in 2004 and Co-founded by his mother Ms. Janet A. West, with $10,000 thousand in financing from LLC, he then initially started operating as an independently managed company distributed through BMG. Marquis "Buddy" Thomas, was the first artist to sign and was later dropped, due to poor album sales . In 2006, the label found success with its Gold record inaugural release, "The Company" , the debut album of Malakia "Killa Kia" James, which sold over 12 thousand copies locally. In 2006, BMG bought a majority stake in the label. The same year, J West Entertainment began functioning with Sony Records .(BMG) ,as an independent parent label of SONY RECORDS BMG , established in 2004 and J West NATION BMG (GRAND RAPIDS MI) established in 2011.
During the summer of 2011, J West Entertainment underwent a restructuring which the company CEO, Curtis J. West, launched a sister label, J West Nation. J West Nation is now releasing music through J West Entertainment
J West Entertainment has several business units, but primarily functions as a record label where signed artists are developed and brought to market. The remaining business units include: placement and production, CD/DVD duplication, and live music showcases. Please visit our main site for more information about J West Entertainment! as well as to view our extensive music library and online store.
At J West Entertainment, LLC, we strive, within each business, to bring music with a purpose to global mainstream audiences.
We insist on maintaining artistic integrity while consistently raising the bar with our new and innovative approach to sound, development, and to the marketplace as a whole. Our focus is on "good music" and "good people", which combine to deliver great outcomes that reflect our commitment to achieving unprecedented success in the MUSIC INDUSTRY.
We rely on innovation, creativity, business acumen, tenacity and strength of conviction to surmount every apparent obstacle in such a way that leads us only, and consistently, to a product, idea, and success greater than what we otherwise would have imagined. Please visit our main site for more information about J WEST ENTERTAINMENT (BMG).