IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW- CARLA WINSTON OF CLOSE CUSTODY ENT!

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Carla Winston, is the founder and CEO of Extraordinaire Music Group, and Co-founder of Close Custody Entertainment, A group of individual artists in combination of hip-hop/rap, R&B, and some gospel genres.

Over 10 years experience planning and promoting events, and fund raisers. Currently a full time student at Westwood College in Atlanta, Ga., working on her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration. She is also a Professional Developer for the Phi Beta Lambda Organization on campus where she helps create and plan business functions for professional development as well as fundraisers. She has owned and operated 2 successful hair salons in Oklahoma and Princeton, Indiana. Carla is ready to take her business acumen into the music industry with her latest venture, Close Custody Entertainment.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?

CARLA WINSTON: I am from Evansville, Indiana. Currently living in Atlanta, Georgia (Smyrna, GA. area).

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?

CARLA WINSTON: I am Co-founder and Manager of Close Custody Entertainment. A music label in which I promote the careers of our artists and oversee all business affairs. I am responsible for the copyright and PRO registration of music created by our artists, negotiating contracts, placement of music and outsourcing to other organizations while mass producing a variety of products.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes a client attractive to you for management?

CARLA WINSTON: Clients are attracted by my work ethics and the way that I carry myself. I am constantly networking and marketing our business, passing out CD’s and business cards and looking for future ventures that are suitable to our mission. However the artists on our label may network with others, potentially expanding business.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How do you go about client selection?

CARLA WINSTON: Presentation is the key to everything. We don’t do business with just anybody, we are careful about our selections to protect our brand. Their morals, values and ethics are very important to us. How passionate, motivated and inspired they are, their vision and work ethics are some of the things we consider. Most importantly when dealing with other artists, we search for those who have raw talent or a brand we feel is marketable.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your artists’ fan base directed towards?

CARLA WINSTON: Our primary demographic ranges from the ages of 16 and older, this includes male or female college students and adults that listen to Hip-Hop, R & B, Pop and mixed genres. Including those of all cultures, with interests in using social media platforms, partying, watching sports such as basketball, football, or baseball. Music productions, rapping/singing, dancing, urban artwork, pop culture and fashion.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?

I was brought up in the era of watching “Soul Train”, so the late Don Cornelius would be my first musical TV host influence. I like music with meaning and substance that feeds the audience a life experience, music from the 70’s and 80’s era. Some of my musical influences are artists such as Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ohio Players and Parliament Funkadelic. Years later on, music took a new twist with an old school feel, then there were different artists that I tuned to like Cameo, Charlie Wilson, Roger Troutman & Zapp, Snoop Dogg, New Edition and Will Downing. There are other various artists as well, some of them were one hit wonders. It just depends on the music that’s going on in that era.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your artists’ music to people?

CARLA WINSTON: Each of my artists have their own unique talent(s) of how they flow with their lyrics that instantly draws your attention to what’s being said in the song and the meaning behind it. There’s a song for everything that goes on in life, whether you’re falling in love, going through a break up, indifferent situations or just having fun. With every generation of young or old, music soothes the savage beast at every level of good, bad or indifferent situations in life. Each of my artists’ are gifted with a music element that captures the Hip-Hop, R & B, Pop and mixed genres.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes your artists stand out from other artists?

CARLA WINSTON: What makes my artists stand out from other artists is that, each one of them are uniquely talented on different levels of music, as far as their lyrical thesis and genre mix. At this time I’m managing five different artists. Of the five artists, two of them are producers and engineers, presenting multiple abilities to capture just about any audience through their life story lyrics. Their talents are a mixed combination coming from the down South of Louisiana, Texas, Florida, and little Mid-West fire, with a little Cali flare that has a flavor of mixing the ole school touch in a new generation. It’s like having gumbo, they make their music hot!

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some of the upcoming projects that you are currently working on?

CARLA WINSTON: Currently we are working on a few single recording projects, since we usually do some type of compilation album. We are focusing on promoting the singles and when necessary we’ll pull the completed albums out. My producers are constantly making music and the artists are there to work on whatever beat that meets their lyrical swag.

Here in the next couple of weeks, we will be promoting and posting the new singles on YouTube, Reverbnation, Twitter and in digital stores.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals?

CARLA WINSTON: My career goals are continuing to set and achieve obtainable goals that will help develop and further the careers of my artists as much as possible. This would include getting great song placement in movies, television, and radio, making the Top 20 on the music charts or even higher. Receive nominations for awards, getting articles published, as well as endorsements. These are all great goals but we mainly want to be comfortably successful. Success comes in different forms to everyone. Another goal of mine is to focus on building my artists’ fan base, incorporating local and out of state performances, pushing for radio play. Making my artists more commercial viable. Perhaps a distribution deal will come up in the future?  However it plays out, I’m going to make the best of every situation that comes my way. There’s a learning experience in everything and these are just some of my goals.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

CARLA WINSTON: I’m a visionary idealist’s, with many talents. It’s kind of hard to say what I would be doing or seeing myself doing in 10 years. I don’t plan on being in the same position as a business person or in my personal life. With productive work, there comes growth. By staying consistent, I can see myself managing, developing and promoting artists and doing other things. I’m a people person. I get great satisfaction in helping someone create or develop their dreams to a reality. I love to create avenues that will help others succeed in some type of way. It’s about having the right network connections and resources, because anything is possible! My success is based off of making the best of every situation, until I make my mark to retire.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can fans access your artists’ music and contact you?

CARLA WINSTON: Fans can access our music and materials at:

  • Website links- http://youtu.be/QG6rbqsiXGc  On YouTube under “Close Custody Ent.”,

There you will find most of our songs from 2 of our albums titled “Little Daddy Presents Close Custody Ent.”, Personalities Mix tape Vol. 1, and a video single “Money In My Hand” from our 3rd album titled, “Life Changes”.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/label/closecustodyent Reverbnation – Close Custody Ent.

 

  • Fans or potential businesses can contact me at carlawins7@gmail.com, they can also leave a contact message on our Reverbnation Page at: http://www.reverbnation.com/label/closecustodyent

 

 

 

 

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182 COMMENTS

  1. She really has a solid plan on helping and getting artist notices. Especially using social networks. Which really does help expose a lot of indie music artists. I hope we hear one of her artist on the radio soon. Wish you the best of luck.

    • Thanks McTravious, I’m hoping that its on he radio soon as well. For you listening ear check out our music on YouTube under “Close Custody Ent”, there you will find 3 of our albums with various artists along with 2 new singles and a video. Post your comment and let me know what you think!

    • she is an incredible person with a smile that compliments her intelligent. She has a great personality and a heart for her fellow peers. She has the ability to adapt around different generations.

  2. I’m more so speaking for myself here, but I can confidently say that those who have come into contact with Carla have immediately felt and been influenced by her charismatic and energetic personality. I have had the pleasure of working with Carla on a few projects for the Phi Beta Lambda chapter at Westwood, and she has proven time and again just how dedicated and passionate she is about her work and her goals, both personal, academic, and professional. I’ve had the pleasure to meet and become friends with multiple business entrepreneurs and managers, and I can honestly say that Carla is one of the most honest, enthusiastic, and spirited people I know and trust to support and assist me with any project.

    A truly inspiring role model and an amazing human being. I wish her the best of luck with her current and future projects (not that she needs it, but good vibes never hurt anybody 🙂 )

    • Wowww Gabbi, Thanks so much for your support! I don’t have enough words to place in a gift box to let you know how much your comments and support meant. Thanks so much and I’m looking forward to our projects in the future!!!!

  3. I think Carla is a very business focused women. She’s all about making sure that her artist are well takin care of. Carla Winston is the back bone of Close Custody Ent.

  4. “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has had my back through this journey, I appreciate your support! To all of my artists now and the ones I have worked with I the past, “We have a great team”, keep up the good work! I also like to thank Industryallaccess for giving me this opportunity to shine in their spotlight—- Steve Walker!

  5. I’ve seen Carla in action on a video shoot!! She handled multiple artists, managed the video process, wrote scripts for the scene, handled catering, wardrobe and makeup, and other behind the scenes items that we didn’t see. She multi-tasked to the max! I’m confident that she will take her groups to the next level because she is very organized, knows how to talk to people to get things done!! Good luck with all of your ventures!! God Bless!

    • Mekell, thank you so much for the load of confidence! Its greatly appreciated. It comes down to individuals working together for he common good and having a great team of people who can put their vision in life forms. Allowing their vision to be used without dramatic changes. Thanks to HollandBay Productions for a great video shoot!!!
      Thanks again!

  6. I’ve watched Carla take on multiple projects and each one has been successful. She is professional and goes above and beyond her artists expectations to promote their music. She knows talent when she sees it and pushes her artists to achieve their goals. And this is only the beginning of a bigger and brighter future ahead!

    • Tonika, thank you for that comments, they are greatly appreciated! I strive to be the best by making the best of every situation and along my journey I hope to help someone else reach their goals as well.

  7. I commend Carla for her efforts in artist development, she has put me in contact with major contacts and I appreciate her for that. What I do with those contacts is entirely up to me but with her help, more doors have opened for me. Thank you Carla!!!

  8. Carla Winston, is a sweet soul, she is outgoing and always eager to lead a hand when you need on and she makes awesome Swedish meatballs.

  9. Carla is a motivation to many, she’s offered a great insight on personal and professional growth and success. You seem to be doing a great job at keeping things in perspective by keeping an open mind to all that comes your way and applying it to exceed expectations of others and yourself. If I had ANY musical talents I would feel confident using your/company’s guidance and expertise for the same growth and success you have demonstrated

  10. I had the pleasure of meeting Carla Winston’s acquaintance through business school at Westwood College. In any class I have had with her, she has always displayed an outstanding attitude towards learning about business and the business of business. As a fellow member Phi Beta Lambda, I must say that I am very impressed with her can-do attitude, willingness to work with others, and open-mindedness towards achieving goals and objectives presented before us in Phi Beta Lambda.!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Good article! I have always been impressed with Carla’s level of excellence and perseverance professionally and personally. As a business woman she knows how to get it started, work it and maintain it, so much success in your current and future endeavors.

  12. It’s a priveledge that I’ve been able to call Carla a friend. She is one of the strongest women I know, who has overcome diversities and obstacles in a manner as graceful to her own soul.
    Having worked with Carla, I know she puts all of her heart and all of her soul into what she is passionate about.
    Lots of luck my friend! Lots of love as well!

    • Thanks for your comment my friend! When we were working in the salon together I used to have so many ideas of creating better avenues for myself and for others. I believe this is my niche’, and its something that I enjoy doing. Thanks for your support!!

    • Thanks Ray, It was a pleasure to have you help me design my cd inserts. I know where to find you for my next project!!!

  13. Having known Carla both as the student and now the businesswoman, I feel that I can speak to both points. She is hardworking, diligent, proactive, and highly intelligent. These academic traits have fostered to what we see as the polished, ambitious, talented, well rounded entrepreneur who has been featured in this article. It has been a privilege to serve as her professor, I am very proud! Carla will go very far and this is just the beginning!

    • Dr. Smith, thank you so much for your supporting comment! It has been a pleasure as a scholar and a businesswoman to have worked with you, thanks for your mentoring!!!

  14. I am confident your ability to stay focused, professional, and service oriented will carry you on an upward trajectory! Wishing you continued success Carla.

  15. Carla is a well-rounded individual with a wealth of potential. I’m looking forward to following her budding career and without a doubt will succeed.

    • Mr. Clowers , thank you for your comment and I appreciate your mentoring. I will definitely keep you informed on my career path!!!

  16. I think Carla has the business mindset and the drive and discipline to accomplish any task at hand. With her standard of business to keen eye for creativity, she gets results. This was a very insightful article. Well written and informative. How can I learn more?

    • Jarad, thanks for the reading my article and leaving a comment. To find out more info on wht we are doinng, you can follow us on Reverbnation under close custody ent. Sign up as fan and leave your name & email address on our page.

    • Hey Tracy, if you’d like to follow up as a fan connect with me on Twitter@CloseCustodyEnt. Also check out our latest singles “Contacts and Corporate Boi” on YouTube- Close Custody Ent.

  17. I have worked with Carla on a few projects and I have to say, she is a workaholic when it comes to her craft. She does it so effortlessly, its amazing. Carla goes hard in the paint every time.

    • Andrey, it has been great working with you! You have some great ideas and I know we will be working again soon. Thank you for you support and following us!

  18. I have had the pleasure of working with Carla on a few events and she is a great coordinator and manager. I wish her much success in all she puts her hands on! Great article!!!

    • Zyran, thanks for the comment and reading the article about our label. We appreciate all the support! I’ve enjoyed working the events with you, you have a awesome personality. If you need any ideas on planning or organizing your events, give me a call!!!

  19. Working with Carla has been great, she puts a lot of energy in everything she does to perfection. I enjoyed reading about her success and hope to see more articles on her and her business. Keep up the good work!

  20. Wow, that was a awesome article! Carla is great at managing and putting things together, she likes to see things come alive from her vision. Keep up with the good work and keep me posted on your next project.

  21. I’ve known Carla since high school and she always been excellent at organizing and managing organizations. She’s great at multitasking and getting the job. I look forward to seeing her in more articles.

    • Thanks, for reading and commenting on our article. I hope in the future there will be more articles s well. I appreciate you support!

  22. I really liked reading your article! I have your first 2 cd’s and they are slammin’. Let me know how I can get your “Life Changes’ cd. Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Thanks Raven, I will send a peronal copy. Just email me the information of where you want me to send it to and I’ll get it right to you.

  23. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Carla, she has a great personality with a good head on her shoulders for business and she’s good at working with people. I love her creative ability to visualize outside the box to make things come alive. Good article Carla!

  24. This is a very nice article. I know Carla is doing great things, I’ve had the opportunity to work with her on several projects with Close Custody Ent! She’s very dedicated, hard working and treats everyone with respect. She’s a great person to have on your team if you want the job done!

  25. Carla has a style that’s one of a kind, she’s very charming and creative. I know she will go far and I wish her the best.

  26. Nice article Carla, I knew you would make! You’ve always been patient and had a level head, I wish you much success. You deserve it!!!

  27. Carla is an amazing businesswoman with a lot of character. She’s very creative and good at what she does. Good article, I hope to see another one!

  28. It has been a pleasure working with Carla, she’s very encouraging and likes to keep you motivated no matter what the situation is. She gives lead way for you to use your creative ability and chimes in when needed to make a bigger picture. I enjoy working with her, she’s good people!

  29. Nice article and I hope to see more. Carla has an amazing personality and is a people person. She’s loves being in the mix of things when doing projects and is very good at multitasking. Carla is dedicated, attentive and very patient. Way to go, keep up the good work.

  30. I dig the article, it was nicely put together! Carla has some awesome ideas for the Close Custody Ent and she is a very diligent worker, I wish her and her team of artists the best of luck!!!

  31. I’m impressed with the article, it was very good! I’ve known Carla for years, she’s always been adamant about getting things down and is very creative. She’s a well rounded person and team leader with fire and spunk, I she her doing great things.

  32. Carla is a wonderful individual who cares about making a difference. She goes above and beyond of whats expected to make things work and she’s a great leader to be under. I wish her well in all her endeavors. Good article!

  33. Wow Carla, this is pretty amazing! Great article, I always knew you would go far. You are a very diligent hard worker, keep up the good and let me know when you guys put out another cd. My dad took the cd’s you gave to him back to New York and said that people around are asking who your artists are, so keep it boomin’ on the music!!!

  34. Pretty impressive article, Carla. I’ve always enjoyed listening to your music and you are adamant about getting it out to the world to be heard. I wish you the best of luck in everything you, I know you will go far because you have good people standing behind you!

    • Thanks for reading and commenting on our article. I glad you like listening to our music. If you haven’t heard our latest 2 singles, go to YouTube under Close Custody Ent. The titles to the singles are “Contacts” produced by one of my artists GoGetta and “Corporate Boi” produced by Big John. I know you will like those too!

  35. I’ve been knowing Carla for about 3.5 years, she is a fantastic person with a great personality and a beautiful smile. She’s very energetic and loves to have fun while working her creative mind. When she gets an idea, she lights up like a ray of sunshine. She’s awesome and one of a kind!

  36. I’ve been knowing Carla since high school and she has always been into business and creating some type of event for people to enjoy. I’m glad to see her in the spotlight of the music industry, I know she will go far. She’s a gogetter! I wish you much luck with your crew!!!!!!!!!

  37. I really liked the article and hope to see more on Carla and Close Custody Ent. Carla is a very intelligent businesswoman with lot of great ideas for her team and I know she plans to go far. She’s very confident and professional in everything that she does, she’s a great leader for any business!

  38. Wow. I wish you were still ib my city. Would definitely be able to use your type if drive. Anyhow keep pushing and congrats!!!

  39. Thank you everyone for all the comments and support. We are close to reaching our goal. Please keep Sharing and Commenting and we promise to keep everyone updated with music and content.

    • Chris, I appreciate you spreading our news article to your contact line. We are definitely going to get there! Thanks GoGetta!!!

  40. Great article Carla, Glad to see your hard work paying off! My previous experience with this woman and her family has helped drive me to be the aspiring artist I am today and we just getting started!

    • You’re right Tyler, we’re just getting started and we have some bangin’ music for the industry. We all make a great team and I’m looking forward to getting it out there for all the ears to hear! Thanks for support and reading the article.

  41. This is nice and I really enjoy seeing people doing positive things and hope to see your name in bright lights one day soon.

  42. This was a very interesting article. I enjoyed reading this and it is truly inspiring to see a newly graduated college student progressing so well in an industry that most people only dream to join, but never take actions to get there. Seeing her making her dreams a reality is showing me that I can do whatever I put my mind to. Best of luck Carla. #TeamExtraordinaireMusicGroup

    • Thank you for your support and for your inspiring comment, Amoni C. I see that you have become a fan of our on reverbnation. I will definitely keep you posted on what’s going.

  43. What steps do you feel were essential during building you label? Do you feel that if you didn’t take these steps you would be in the place where you are now? Do you feel that you are successful in your pursuit in the music industry?

    • Jammie, I believe the most essential step is to build your brand, starting with yourself and selecting you artists. Your brand speaks for “you”, it’s just like a person’s character. I like to align myself with good people who have good intent. I give chances but I’m very particular about who I carry in my circle.There’s trial and error in most things, but I feel that if I hadn’t taken the direction that I did, we probably wouldn’t be this far. I’ve learned a lot of things along the way and I’m still learning. I believe I’ve been very successful getting this far and I believe we will go further. I have a great team of artists and I’m proud of them. God is good and without him none of this would’ve have been possible. I’ve been blessed to use my multi talents. Thank you for reading our article, I hope you enjoyed it.

  44. I’ve known Carla as both a student and a business woman. Her accomplishments to date are no surprise. I expect that of her. I look forward to seeing and hearing bigger and better things from this young lady.

    • Thanks for the comment Prof. McKinley, I appreciate your kind words. You’ve been one of my biggest supporters and mentor, thank you for your advice. I will keep you posted on what’s going on with Close Custody Ent.

    • The message we are sending through our music is about life, family, friends. The good, bad and indifferent, messages of what not to do! Check out our music on YouTube- youtube.com/Channel/UCSBRGg9DUenwY2rb215EWEg

    • That’s kinda hard to have a favorite when you have so much music, but if i had to pick one it would be “Callin Me The One” on our latest album Life Changes. On this track 3 of my artists are rapping about where they came from as a youngster and how they have overcome their situations. It’s posted on youtube, check it out under Close Custody Ent.

  45. I like your article I enjoyed reading on it. It is very interesting. You give inspiration to all the new graduate students in college. Good luck Carla.

    • Thanks Robie, I’m glad you enjoyed our article and hope that you follow us on one of our social media sites. I appreciate you comment.

  46. I got to meet Carla a few months back and I can tell you she is a very riven woman and she will take you through the fire. See you at the top

  47. I would like to thank Carla for speaking about being an entrepreneur. I enjoyed listening to her speak about the importance of ethics and values as a business leader and owner. I commend all of your many endeavors, and know that God will see you through. Take care and be blessed!

    • Wow Sherrill, I appreciate that!!! I was honored that Prof. McKinley asked me to be her guest speaker for her business class. You all were a great group to talk to with lots of feedback. I enjoy being an entrepreneur and sharing my experiences to those who are looking to venture out to bring independent. Your brand speaks for itself through ethics and values. If you need any assistance with anything send me an email. Thank you for becoming a following fan signing my email list, I have everyone’s email address and I will keep you updated on new projects. Thank you and be blessed!

  48. Carla that was a good article and I checked out your music on YouTube, it sounds really great. What made you go into the music industry and are there any major artists in the industry that your group has worked with?

    • I decided to go into the music industry because of the events and parties I used to plan. What’s a party or an event without music or some type of entertainment right? with my business management skills and experience, I figured this would be something awesome to get into. As far as working with someone major in the industry on the level that we are on right now, we haven’t done anything with a major label or artist. However one of my artists/producers Little Daddy, has produced and made beats for Lil Boosie and Webbie!

    • Yaphett, thanks for reading my article. If you’d like to become a fan, please go to members.soundclick.com/Close+Custody+Ent and leave your name and email address.

  49. Carla, thank you for sharing your article with me. It has great content and you are doing a great job with your group, I wish you best in everything you do. Please keep me informed on whats coming next!

    • Thanks Christie! To become a fan and receive updates, please go to soundcloud.com//CloseCustodyEnt
      Thanks again for reading my article.

    • I appreciate you reading my article and would like for you to become our fans and follow us. Sign into my soundcloud link at. soundcloud.com//CloseCustodyEnt.
      Thanks Again!

  50. That was a very good article Carla, I see that your hard work is paying off. You have a winning personality and I know you will go far in the industry with your group. Much success to you and your rising stars!

  51. Congrats on your article Carla, it was very good and I enjoyed the content. I know that you’re a hard worker and your deserve every opportunity to make sure your artist’s shine. I look forward to seeing your artists at the top of the billboards, good luck!!!

  52. Carla I heard so much about you and all good things. I really enjoyed reading our article and I wish you much success rising to the top. Sounds like you have a great plan for your future, I look forward to hearing your artists music being played in the major industry in the near future. God Bless!

    • I appreciate that! If you haven’t become one of our fans, I’d like for you to follow us on Twitter@CloseCustodyEnt.
      Thanks!!!

  53. Carla is an amazing businesswomen and I know she will go far with her endeavors. That’s a pretty impressive article, keep pursuing you dreams!

  54. Carla, I thoroughly enjoyed your article! How long have you been promoting music or events? Do you think your work is finally paying off?

    • I’ve been promoting and doing events since high school. My brother K J was one of the hottest dj’s in school at the time and we used to have dance parties at the CK Newsome Center in Evansville, IN. twice a month with a packed house. I would create flyers, promote by radio and worked the door, while he played the music. As far as everything paying off, I believe my works don’t go unseen! Yes, it’s paying off.

  55. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Carla and she has a phenomenal personality and has a good head on her shoulders. She has some great ideas for her label and I know she will make it to the top, she has a great support team. Great article Carla!

  56. Carla all I can say is “keep doing your thang”! I see it’s all coming together for you and I wish you well. You’ve worked hard at it and you’re doing a great job with your team, you’re bound for greatness.

  57. Nice article Carla, this is a great opportunity for your artists to be seen and heard. What the latest project you all have been working on?

  58. I’ve had the experience of working with Carla on several occasions, she is a well rounded businesswomen and she know what she wants for her crew. She’s an awesome leader, supporter, and great team player. She’s definitely one of a kind!!!

  59. Your article was great, I’ve been following you on YouTube. Keep up the good work, it will pay off. Much greatness to you and your team.

  60. This is pretty cool stuff Carla, I really liked your article. I’ve listened to your label’s music and I think its hot, how can I become a fan?

  61. Wow Carla, pretty impressive I must say! I saw that you posted one of your label’s new singles “Contacts” on facebook, that track is bumpin’! How can I get a copy?

  62. Good job Carla, the article was fabulous! Let me know if you need some assistance on promotions. Much success to you girl, you deserve it.

  63. The article is great, good information to now. I hope everything goes well for you and your team. Your hard work has paid off, keep up the good work.

  64. I had the opportunity to meet Carla a few times and she has a lovely personality and adamant about her business. This is a good article and I wish her the best of luck in everything she does.

  65. I enjoyed your article and hope that you go far. I received your cd’s, I appreciate you sending them. I’ve been listening to them everyday, the contents of your label’s cd is “off the chain”! I have a lot of favorites, but the one I play the most is “Money In My Hand”. I just can’t help myself, play on, play on!!!

    • Mari, that’s great! I’m glad your’e the cd’s. We have 2 new singles: “Contacts, which was produced by GoGetta Ft. Little Daddy, Dom D & Bambino Strong and Corporate Boi Ft. Ezzy Street & Little Daddy which was produced by Big John. Both singles are posted on YouTube under Close Custody Ent.

  66. I’m a fan of Close Custody Ent’s music and Carla is a great person. She has a strong drive for being successful, I wish her the best as she reaches the top.

    • Gary T., thank you for being a fan and supporting us. if you haven’t checked yet, there’s two new singles on YouTube

  67. Your article is very good, I like how you explained your plans and goal for the future. I hope to see more articles like this, I like to see people doing great things for themselves.

    • Diane, if you’re not a fan yet, connect to one of my links. Facebook/CloseCustodyEntLLC
      Thanks for reading my article!

  68. Carla is one of my mentors from back in the and she still has a strong head for pushing to greatness. She’s passionate about helping others get ahead, she’s a good influence. I want to say “thank you” for helping me in my career, you help me light that spark to push for better things. I wish you continued success, you deserve it and that is an awesome article!!! BAM****

    • Thanks for taking the time out to read my article Sam, I really appreciate that. If you’d like, check out our music on YouTube under Close Custody Ent.

    • To be a fan you can go to one of my social media links, request to be a friend, follower, or fan and leave a message or comment with you’re name and email address. Facebook/CloseCustodyEntLLC. or reverbnation/closecustodyentertainment
      I appreciate you wanting to be a fan and following us!!!

    • My experience thus far has been great and I’m still learning a lot of things. We’ve done several promotion shows here locally, Tickle me Tuesday. along with Nu Radio and a few others. We’ve gotten this far and I’m looking forward to doing something major!

  69. Carla you are an awesome business woman and you are very professional in all that you do. I love your personality, you are just a genuine lady. I pray that the Lord open many doors for you and your company. I know you are definitely an asset to any thing you put your hands to.

    • Thanks for the confidence and your support of following Close Custody Ent., it means a lot to us. I appreciate you reading my article and hope that you share it with others.
      God Bless!

  70. I have the first 3 cd’s that Close Custody Ent produced and they are really jammin’. There’s music on the cd’s for everyone to listen to (no children), its cool as a breeze. I can’t wait to see you rock a concert, I wanna be the VIP backstage guest. Ima, help you promote it too! You got my support, for real!!! I dig that article!

    • Whats up David The Man, I’m glad you’re still following my clan “Extraordinaire Music Group” with Close Custody Ent & Legendary Status! Dude I can’t wait for you and the world to see us rocked the concerts either, maybe we can hook up and do something with your peeps “K Camp”. Let me know if you need any beats. I appreciate your comment and following support, i’m quite sure we can use your assistance with promoting and other things. Salute to you!!!

  71. I want to thank everyone for following and keeping up with what’s going on with Close Custody Ent. It’s amazing to see how people can get together and spread good news, for something like this to happen. You all have been more than fantastic, you’ve been “Commastic”. My definition,”commenting on my contents”! A special thank’s to Prof. McKinley at Westwood College, for inviting me to her business class as guest speaker on the topic “Entrepreneur- ethics, values and promoting your product”. It was an honor!
    Thank you all so much for your support, I asked that you continue to follow us as we excel. If you haven’t become a fan on one of my sites, please go to:
    http://www.twitter.com/CloseCustodyEnt
    http://www.soundcloud.com//CloseCustodyEnt
    http://www.facebook.com/CloseCustodyEntertainment,LLC

    Thanks you and God Bless!

  72. Carla is a personal friend of mine, I believe her business ethics, strong morals, mixed with aggressive tenacity will propel her brand and all associated with the close custody movement to the next level… Salute!!!

    • GS Hero, thanks for being a follower of Close Custody Ent and a part of our movement. I appreciate you and Doo-doo Brown for being in our video “Money In My Hand” and providing leads to get us heard.
      Salute to you as well!!!

  73. To everyone who has been following and keeping up with what’s going on with Close Custody Ent., it’s amazing to see how people can get together and spread good news, for something like this to happen. You all have been more than fantastic, you’ve been “Commastic”. My definition,”commenting on my contents”! A special thank’s to Prof. McKinley at Westwood College, for inviting me to her business class as guest speaker on the topic “Entrepreneur- ethics, values and promoting your product”. It was an honor!
    Thank you all so much for your support, I asked that you continue to follow us as we excel. If you haven’t become a fan on one of my sites, please go to:
    http://www.twitter.com/CloseCustodyEnt
    http://www.facebook.com/CloseCustodyEntertainment,LLC

    Thank you and God Bless!

  74. Carla handles her business very professionally. She’s dedicated to her work and gives it a 110% all day every day. I’ve listed to several of the albums produced and have been blown away by the quality and great music. I would love to see her and your business come to fruition, the world needs to know these amazing artists… Carla keep up the hard work, it will pay dividends in the upcoming future!

    • I appreciate that compliment Javier, thanks for the encouraging words and having confidence in us as well as our product. Thank you for your support and following our movement! I will keep you posted on the latest so you can spread the good news!

    • It’s great to see people interested in what you’re doing and commenting with huge support. Lol, I’m hoping for a viral effect!!! THANKS!

  75. Congratulations Carla! The article is great and just another stepping stone to your career and success to come. Keep up the good work this should be an inspiration to African American women all over the world!

    • Thanks for the comment Robert Boykin (Young Tank), I appreciate the feedback and your support. Yo, I’m glad you’re a part of my team!!! Keep spreading the word!!!!!!!!

  76. Carla I have not got to meet you yet, but have heard wonderful things about you even before this article. The article just shows you are doing an amazing job. You are handling business like a true manager would and not only are you coming up in your career for you, but it benefits all those around you! Congratulations, Keep up the great work!

    • Liz I know we haven’t met yet, but I’ve heard some awesome things about you as well. I’m glad you’re holding it down with my clan (Extraordinaire Music Group) and I appreciate your following support. When I’m in town (Gulfport, Ms.), I will make an effort to hook up so you can see how my peeps get down in the studio. I appreciate your comment!

    • I appreciate that! Thank you for taking the time out to read my article, if you need any additional information please contact me at carlawins7gmail.com

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