Nikisha Bailey [Judge]

Executive Board, The Recording Academy, General Manager, Nvak Collective

About this speaker

Nikisha Bailey is a community-driven entrepreneur, entertainment executive, and philanthropist with a lifelong commitment to music. Professionally, the St. Louis native is General Manager of the Nvak Collective – a next generation record label & artist advocacy collective that embraces web3 to drive change for creators and intellectual property. The two-time Billboard R&B / Hip-Hop Power Player provides creative perspective to the company’s facilitation of A&R, marketing, and label operations across their diverse artist roster. Extending her influence throughout music and culture, she also serves as Vice President for The Recording Academy’s New York Chapter and an Ambassador for the Academy’s Black Music Collective (BMC). On the entrepreneurship front, Nikisha owns and operates Philadelphia's Win Win Coffee Bar – handpicked by Goldman Sachs as a featured vendor at its 10KSB National Summit and adding Nikisha to Forbes’ Next 1000.

Prior to the Nvak Collective, Nikisha was the VP / Head of A&R Admin at APG (Artist Partner Group) including additional stints at Atlantic Records and Def Jam Recordings working with acclaimed producers, studios, artists, and more. She now resides in New York and pushes herself to learn, grow, and pay it forward.

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First Round Project/Hackathon Presentations

February 26, 2023, 07:15 PM
Chris Poulos Caroline Dring Kewen Qi David Boyle Zoe Heckmann Sheila Lim Bo Plantinga Felix Barros Meng Ru Kuok Nikisha Bailey Ashley Graham Maria Habbouche Kyran de Keijzer Phil Christie Gabriel Chemin Rose Rutledge Alexa Fanning Matteo Villa Ashok Bania Faryal Khan-Thompson Mark Williamson David Teague Alexandre Perrin Natasha Stambuli Britnee Foreman Pilar Callau Veronique Peyrot Francisco Toscano Measure of Music Bryce Butler Hugh McIntyre