AFFLUENT ENTERTAINMENT INC
A full service entertainment company specializing in urban content creation.
Affluent was created and founded by Oscar Sanchez in the streets of lower Manhattan in New York City. It was the first digital record label offering prepaid artist services such as distribution, label services, marketing, promotions, strategic planning, music licensing and brand management to the urban digital market. Since its inception Affluent Records has successfully grown to become recognized as a top tier leading independent digital music brand.
Although the label was established in New York City, Affluent Records music catalog derives from a diverse selection of artists nationwide thru the years which include Dead Prez, The Outlawz, Hood Surgeon, Lords of the Underground, Do It All, Ike Burna, Sadat X, Soda Boy, Throwback, DJ Mums, The Dirty Bakerz, The SBGz, The Affluent America Series, The Affluent Mixtape Series, The Affluent Caribbean Series Volumes, Youn Lion, Katlyn Swanson, J. Stylez,, Dana Dane’s Def Beat Entertainment, Young Dane, Japan’s Dark Empire, Chicago Gospel Singer Raine, Fasho, Kid Echo, DonRay, Producer Reef Ali, M-Dot, Big Shug, Averix, Singapore Kane, Krumb Snatcha, Lost Cause, Bekay, Main Flow, Chaundon, Daily Planet,Cy Marshall Law, Take Ova South Records Cinco, Don Vito, Slick Beats, Posse 4 Christ, Shawn Cannon, Pardon C, Albino Rhino, Elte, Chosin, BlackBird, Leafdale, Saffire, Kunny Boyz, ABG, Remier Records, Deoni, Dean Aslett, Earl Hitz Records, The Uncle Earl, Stuart Hollinger, J Tizzle Muzik, Daric Forrest, Cinsea Music Group, Montana Tony, Taye Johnson, Ray Lani, Crunch, LiRi Elgozi, and Illa Ghee.
Everything happens for a reason and at a young age, Oscar Sanchez began to embark into his incredible music industry career by first becoming a well known downtown night life persona in the Manhattan hip hop club scene during the late 80’s early 1990s’. In the fall of 1992, in downtown Manhattan Oscar began working as an intern for Lyor Cohen and Russell Simmons at the legendary Def Jam Records. Since he lived 4 blocks away, the Def Jam offices became Oscar’s 2nd home working long hours and learning everything he could from every artist & key executives. After demonstrating a diligent passion and a hefty savvy knowledge of music, he was quickly promoted and appointed by Def Jam label CEO Lyor Cohen & Chrs Lighty to work simultaneously as a A&R Rep / Music Producer / Artist Manager for both major label brands DEF JAM & VIOLATOR. Violator at the time was the premier artist management company / music label in the mid 1990s created by legendary music manager Chris Lighty and spearheaded by VH1 Love & Hip Hop fame Mona Scott. At the young age of 25 years old Oscar Sanchez began creating a name in the music industry.
Over the years, Sanchez has worked with many top selling urban artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, Consequence, Foxy Brown, LL Cool J, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Flipmode Squad, Rah Digga, Rampage, EPMD, Eric Sermon, Dead Prez, The Outlawz, Onyx, Flesh Bone, RZA, Pete Rock, Marley Marl, Jay Dilla, The Ummah, Ali Shaheed, Q Tip, Mobb Deep, Big Noyd, Diamond D, Cormega, Sadat X, Lords of The Underground, Slick Rick, The CRU, Montell Jordan, Red Man, Method Man, Warren G, SCC, Doveshack, DJ Rectangle, Twinz, DJ Enuff, DJ Clue, Kwame, Trackmasters, LES, Littles, Tragedy Khadafi, Sha Money XL, Heatmakerz, Cool n Dre, Pitbull and so many many more. His first grand A&R credit was working on the multi-platinum-selling Def Jam 10th Anniversary Box Set – a collection that is now considered a Hip Hop essential classic and today is featured at the Smithsonian Museum. From there he followed up by working on several more multi platinum & gold certified projects such as the LL Cool J MR SMITH Album, Busta Rhymes The Coming Album, Foxy Borwn’s Ill NaNa Album, Cru Dirty 30 Album, A Tribe Called Quest Beats, Rhymes & Life and Love Movement Albums, Diamond D Album, several Cormega singles Mobb Deep Hell On Earth Album, The Firm Album, The Show Soundtrack, Nutty Professor Soundtrack, Space Jamz Soundtrack, Blue Note Jazz Compilation and so many more.
In addition throughout his career Oscar has also served as a BMG as a product manager for Gee Street Records. He also worked as an Artist Development & Urban Marketing Manager for Richard Branson’s label venture V2 Records spearheaded by Richard Sanders. Sanchez. He has served as an outsourced A&R consultant for Rawkus Records, where he at the time he executive produced records for label artists Pharaoh Monch, Novel, Duck Down’s Smif & Wessun.
As a music industry veteran through the years he has accomplished and accrued a great amount of success in business as an executive, record label owner, a music producer, an A&R, a brand manager and today on a grander scope as an entertainment content creator and supplier. Oscars’ ability to transcend entertainment, music and business into the digital age has lead him to open & operate Affluent Entertainment / Affluent Records for over 13 years.
Today Oscar Sanchez & Affluent have been blessed to be able to establish one of the best outlets for artists. In addition to operating a new fluid system for major digital music companies to function. They operate as mainstream entertainment content creators and entertainment brand management. Affluent executes each and every project based on the client’s budget & goals. They create, acquire, service and execute whatever the client desires in entertainment services.
“What inspires me everyday at Affluent is that our main focus is to produce for our clients top tier content and brand management. I distribute thru the world, music, videos, and now expanding into films and TV shows. I also engage daily with the artists & companies to develop their products into brands. The biggest blessing of all this is the ability to open doors for people. To be able to become an entertainment distributor, a brand translator and content creator in business is really the ultimate high. I LOVE IT! I’ve been inspired by the greats such as Def Jam, Uptown Records, Bad Boy, and Violator. I channel those spirits and bring that level of experience to each and every one of my client’s projects. “
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DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION -RECORD LABEL- MUSIC PRODUCTION STUDIO SERVICES – A&R- ARTIST DEVELOPMENT – LABEL SERVICES – DIGITAL LIFESTYLE MARKETING – DIGITAL PROMOTIONS – SOCIAL MEDIA -STRATEGIC PLANNING -BRAND MANAGEMENT – CONTENT CREATORS