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With great pleasure DBMA PRODUCTIONS and the Motown Alumni Association is proud to present the…

6th Annual Detroit Black Music Awards The purpose of the award show is to recognize Detroit’s rich Rhythm & Blues music heritage. The legacy of Detroit’s Soul, Blues, Hip Hop, and jazz scene is entrenched into the Motor city’s educational history. We would like your backing as an advertiser, to support the music awards efforts to give Detroit entertainers their honors while they are able to be recognized. Your promotion dollars can be as minimal as a business card advertisement to a VIP sponsored table. A generous sponsorship will help to validate your support for great artists of the past, present, and upcoming. Detroit artists such as Aretha Franklin, Jackie Wilson, Freda Payne, Della Reese, Dinah Washington, Anita Baker, and Laura Lee are just a few that have been the staple of the time steady soul music scene for Detroit. Then you have the Motown stars such as the Supremes, the Temptations, Martha and the Vandellas, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Marvelettes, Mary Wells, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye that are the ambassadors’ of Detroiters beloved city all over the world. The 6th annual Detroit Black Music Awards will be honoring Detroit’s finest entertainers at: Bert’s Warehouse Theater 2739 Russell St., Detroit, Michigan, Sunday August 3, 2014. Doors open for the VIP Reception at 5:30pm, doors will open to the general public at 6:30pm, and Showtime is at 7:00pm. Tickets are $40 per person for VIP, $25 at the door. For more information on sponsorship, options continue to read the following page to make your contribution. You can also call customer service at: (702) 575-3741 Cordially,

Misty Love President/ DBMA Production


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Exclusive company product branding opportunities: In-house plasma screen commercial, front stage banner, full color page in program book, local TV ad logo placement & sponsorship mention in radio ads, plus one table gift per sponsored tabletop. VIP Celebrity Reception table(s) for 40 (4 tables) {special placement during award show} GOLD SPONSOR - $3,000 (multiple sponsors per brand is allowed)

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Table tent advertising branding, half page color ad in program book, still 30sec. Ad on the in-house plasma screen * standard local TV logo display. VIP Celebrity Reception table(s) for 20 (2 tables) SILVER SPONSOR - $1,500 (multiple sponsors per brand is allowed)

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PROGRAM BOOK ADVERTISING SPONSORSHIP Full Color (Back of book) - $700 ▪ Full Color Page (inside) - $500 ▪ Half Page (Color) - $250 ¼ Page Color) - $125 ▪ Standard size business card ad - $50 Send color ads in Jpeg, png, gif, tiff, or bmp format 300 res. or more. Submit to: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Make Checks or Money orders payable to: Detroit Black Music Awards Send to: DBMA Productions 2925 Elmwood Detroit, Michigan 48207 Company Name: ___________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________ Contact name: ______________________________ Contact phone #: ______________________________________________ TOTAL:$________________________ Check your sponsorship desires: Platinum □

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Who is Misty Love? A music maverick in her own rights, Misty Love has stood the test of time in life, and the music industry. She was born in Tallahassee, Florida, she was a born singer. Her ambition to sing was fueled by her innate ability to harmonize with the songs she heard on the radio in the 60s. After doing the standard “pay your dues” shows with many Detroit based groups, Misty got a break by replacing Caroline Crawford the lead singer of the pop 70s group Bohannon. The group had a major hit song that revolutionized the disco era title “Let’s Start The Dance”. After her stint with Bohannon, she went back to Detroit and started performing with virtually all of the great musicians and artists on the Detroit scene, namely keyboard great Rudy Robinson. Rudy was the music director and right hand man for Mike Hank’s Detroit Based record label DTown; he taught Love the ins and outs of the fine-tuning she needed in the music industry. In the late 90s Misty had a chance encounter with an up and coming Detroit rapper by the name of Robert James Ritchie from Romeo, Michigan. That artist would later become international recording artist Kid Rock. She and Kid traveled in station wagons in the back woods of Michigan & Ohio, performing to what would be future fans of the artist. Love performed and recorded in Kid’s band the Brown Truckers with one of Detroit’s most talented vocalist Shirley Hayden (Lead singer of the funk group the Parlett). The result was Love participating in the creation of Kid’s smash 1998 hit album “Devil Without A Cause”, which garnered her 10 Diamond, 6 Platinum, and 1 Gold record for her collection. Throughout the years, Love has done a multitude of things to enhance her career goals. She is one of the background singers in the Grammy Award winning 2002 hit docu-film “Standing In The Shadows Of Motown”. This

docufilm talked about the Motown musicians that played behind all of the Motown stars, the entertainers were known as the Funk Brothers. She sung background for LA LA Brooke of the Crystals, the former lead singer of the group on the ‘My Music’ PBS Series. Her career continues to expand as the producer of numerous productions “The Tribute to Kim Weston”, “The Tribute to Mary Wells”, and “Tribute to the Motown Divas” all of which are co-produced by the Motown Alumni Association.

She is the founder of ‘Misty Love and the Motown Sound’ band that travels the country performing for corporations, and concerts. Misty is the producer of the second largest award music award show in the city of Detroit. The Detroit Black Music Awards is an annual event honoring Detroit’s most talented and major Black artists in the metro Detroit area. For the last 4 years this event has colminated into the premier essence of class and glamour. Detroiters flock to see and be seen for this event. The Black tie affair is the crowning jewel in Detroit’s music scene. Partnering up with Billy Wilson President of the Motown Alumni Association, and Love have joining forces for 6 years. “I’m proud to have partnered with Misty” said Billy Wilson. “She has a vision on what she wants to do, and my job is to help make that vision happen… we are a good team” he said. In a recent conversation with Love she said “I lived in Vegas for a while, and wanted to come home to honor and give flowers to the artists in Detroit while they were living; if they are dead its to late to show our appreciation. That’s why I produced the Detroit Black Music Awards.”

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