- Beverly Hills, CA, August 15, 2008, Michael Blakey, born in London, England, moved to the United States in the late 80's. Coming to the United States with a vast array of experience, including a previous position of Managing Director of Maserati UK LTD, he formed Platinum Productions and through its success enabled him to work with many superstar artists and producers such as Willie Nelson, Engelbert Humperdink, Gloria Gaynor, Glen Campbell, and many more. In 1999, Mr. Blakey co-founded 2KSounds, a new record label, and was one of the first to integrate the Internet into daily operations for the successful distribution of music. 2KSounds went public in early 2002. Shortly thereafter, 2KSounds entered into a joint venture with Virgin Records America. Mr. Blakey was then appointed as President of the record division and has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who
for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in all aspects of production, promotion, marketing and all related areas of the entertainment industry.
With more than 20 years of professional experience, Mr. Blakey specializes in business operations, managing complex and diverse companies, business development, marketing and consulting. He became involved in music through the marriage of his affinity for business and his passion for music.
In addition to receiving numerous certifications in Europe, Mr. Blakey is also a certified marksman and has a Fixed-Wing aircraft pilot's certification from both the Federal Aviation Administration as well as the Civil Aviation Authority. He is a member of the Institute of the Motor Industry from England and is licensed to drive Formula 1 race cars as well as RAC Rally vehicles.
Mr. Blakey has received several honors and awards including: Honorary Sheriff of Pasco County in 2005, Honorary Sheriff of Hillsborough County in 2004, Business Management Award from Globe Entertainment in 2002, Business Who's Who Award in 1994-1995, was recognized by President George Bush for business leadership in 1990 and received the Young Managing Director of the Year Award in 1987. In addition, he is fluent in both Spanish and German. Mr. Blakey attributes his success to his dedication and drive, focus and hard work, self-confidence, experience, troubleshooting skills and having the wisdom to surround himself with great people.
Mr. Blakey was honored by the Special Olympics for his ongoing support for their cause; he also supports local children's charities and children's cancer organizations.
Mr. Blakey has been also been involved in motion pictures; most recently working with Don Johnson of Miami Vice fame. Mr. Blakey is always looking for new business opportunities and great ideas of all genres. He can be contacted at
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