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Of Music and Men

32 EpisodesProduced by Kayona Ebony BrownWebsite

Meet Kenya Shaw, a single, young entrepreneur struggling to build an independent record label, while navigating the country’s worst city for bachelorettes and an unlikely place for music success: Washington, DC.

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Q&A - June 30

July 1st, 2020

35:24

Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This episode is a bonus Q&A episode during our brief hiatus.
In this episode, Kayona answers questions like...How do you do it technically?

Update - June 23

June 24th, 2020

21:33

Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This episode is a bonus episode during our brief hiatus.
So, things have remained super busy on my end with writing and meetings. In this …

Update - June 16

June 17th, 2020

21:33

Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This episode is a bonus episode during our brief hiatus.
I decided not to post an update last week. Sometimes you gotta read the room. There’s …

Statement on America (brief)

June 3rd, 2020

9:49

Of Music and Men is a story, so it's best to start listening at episode one. This episode is a bonus episode during our brief hiatus.
In the is episode, Kayona skips art and entertainment to talk about the protests …

Bonus - Coming back...

May 27th, 2020

28:19

We'll be coming back soon! In this update episode, I give you some insight on progress I'm making with the project and how I plan to move forward to produce new episodes for you soon.
Remember, episode two of the …

Bonus - Personality types and updates

May 20th, 2020

1:12:30

In this bonus update episode, I talk about my goal for this project: Of music and men inspire a generation of women to take risks and not wait for permission or perfection before doing something they know is great.
I …

Update - May 12

May 13th, 2020

46:50

I wanted to give a quick update about what's been going on since I haven't been producing proper episodes. Don't worry, I'm getting back to it soon.
In this episode, I talk a little about working on HBO's VEEP as an …

Crowdcast Q&A [part 2]

May 6th, 2020

41:43

So you’ve made it to part two of the Crowdcast interview! But I have a few notes before we start again… I’ve got some good news: You can now go onto the site, ofmusicandmen.com, and be among the first to get the novella …

Crowdcast Q&A [part 1]

April 29th, 2020

34:41

Hey, Kayona here. So I’ve got some good news: You can now go onto the site, ofmusicandmen.com, and be among the first to get the novella for episode two by pre-ordering before its official release date.
Due to the recent …

Q&A for Episode two (part two)

April 22nd, 2020

53:20

If you're new, this is a story, so it's best to start at episode one.
Hi, Kayona here. Here's part two of last week's interview with Sovereign Noir Publications.
I hope you’ve been enjoying the podcast so far, as I've …

Q&A for Episode two (part one)

April 15th, 2020

1:05:40

Hi, Kayona here. I hope you’ve been enjoying the podcast so far, as I've really enjoyed bringing it to you. Episode 2.7 (the last episode you heard) was the completion of book two, or if this were the TV show, it …

15. Episode 2.7 Life is What Happens

April 8th, 2020

30:31

Thank you for taking the time during this world crisis to still include this program in your daily life.
We usually jump right into the episodes, but i just wanted to take a moment to say that your time is greatly …

14. Episode 2.6 Of Age Yet?

April 1st, 2020

28:51

As Kenya helps nurse Lucas back from illness, she realizes that she has to draw a line. They are business partners, not parent and child. Meanwhile, both J and Ty experience the impressions that younger men can …

13. Episode 2.5: The Great Compromise

March 25th, 2020

27:38

Kenya's date with the older guy starts out great--a @BalkanBeatBox show and pancakes at The Diner--but a 20 year age difference quickly reveals some …

12. Episode 2.4: When Do You Start?

March 18th, 2020

23:17

Kenya's job overseeing the careers of musicians often blur the lines between professional and parental, when Lucas needs more from her than she can give. And Tk is forced to make a big decision about her music and her …

11. Episode 2.3: Men of a Certain Age

March 11th, 2020

27:32

Kenya agrees to go out with a man in his 40s, although she has second thoughts, when she hangs out with her longtime male friend who's her age, she …

10. Episode 2.2: Where to Draw the Timeline?

March 4th, 2020

31:19

While hanging out with J and Ty, the topic of age comes up, and when Kenya reveals that her father is dating someone 33-years-old, she has to admit …

9. Episode 2.1: No Time for Biding

February 26th, 2020

35:58

Kenya realizes that there are some similarities between being a grown-up and being an entrepreneur--neither of which she's gotten any good at yet. Meanwhile, Tk finds that despite what she thinks, Hip Hop has no age …

Quick reminder

February 19th, 2020

1:21

Make sure to continue supporting the show by going to patreon.com/ofmusicandmen and helping us out by becoming a Patron.
We'll be back next week with all new episodes.

Recap one

February 12th, 2020

2:10:57

This is a recap of episode one (first eight podcast episodes).
Of Music and Men was created to be a television series. Still working toward that, this project continues to grow. I decided to turn each of the those …

Q&A: E1

February 5th, 2020

48:13

In this Q&A episode, Kayona answers questions about Of Music and Men, talks about her heroes Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Issa Rae, gives insight about the goal for the project, and provides details about how we got to …

8. Episode 1.8: Little Miss Nobody

January 29th, 2020

30:14

Determined to get her artist to perform at 9:30 Club, Kenya gives it one more try. But with this new plan, even if she strikes out, she'll still win the game.
UPDATE!!! Since the recording of this episode, Barry Farm has …

7. Episode 1.7: Never Say Never

January 22nd, 2020

33:26

Kenya and Tk show up for their big radio break, but things go different than planned. And we finally meet Lucas, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter, the …

6. Episode 1.6: Fair Weather

January 15th, 2020

40:47

Demoralized, with just two days left to find a way to get her artist on the card at 9:30 Club, Kenya goes back to the drawing board, but finds …

5. Episode 1.5: That Brown Box

January 8th, 2020

33:06

Kenya gets a chance to redeem herself with the folks over at 9:30 Club. She has everything planned out--what she's going to say and how she's going …

4. Episode 1.4: Take Taj Kamal, for instance

January 1st, 2020

32:51

Taj Kamal is an enigmatic, soft spoken, lyrical genius... and she's the reason Kenya started her record company in the first place.
For full credits …

3. Episode 1.3: And Men

December 25th, 2019

30:06

Kenya is adventurous, cool under pressure, and confident... when it comes to her business. It's a different story, however, when it comes to men.
For …

2. Episode 1.2: Victims. Perps. And Me

December 18th, 2019

37:30

Kenya's life is about more than just helping to nourish the music careers of her artists and building her fledgling company. Her longtime friends, Ty and J, help reveal more to you about the young entrepreneur's …

1. Episode 1.1: Funny Stories Blueprint

November 13th, 2019

26:10

Meet Kenya Shaw, a 20-something kid from DC working to build an independent record label while also (as a bachelorette) navigating perhaps the worst city in the country for single women and not exactly the place you’d …

Official Trailer

September 18th, 2019

10:55

Coming December 2019. Of Music and Men is a scripted drama-comedy series presented to you in a weekly storytelling podcast format.
For an advance preview of the first three episodes, go to https://ofmusicandmen.com/review

OM&M 60:sec Promo

July 31st, 2019

1:01

Meet Kenya Shaw, a single, young entrepreneur struggling to build an independent record label, while navigating the country’s worst city for bachelorettes and an unlikely place for music success: Washington, DC.
Of Music …

OM&M 30:sec Promo

July 31st, 2019

0:31

Kenya Shaw, a single, young entrepreneur, struggles to build an independent record label, while navigating the country’s worst city for bachelorettes and an unlikely place for music success: Washington, DC.
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