MICHAEL WRIGHT (AKA) Michael Arkk
Michael Wright (AKA) Michael Arkk is an entrepreneur that has been investing in the entertainments industry for more than 20 years. He began his career in the music industry as a Gospel singer after successful tours around the United Kingdom and Europe. He, along with his Band, ‘’The Channels’’, left their home land Jamaica and have been settled in London since 1989.
Michael is now the Director of Heritage Of Ska Entertainments a company that specializes in promoting live music events. He is also Director of Events and Entertainments of Numen Records
After many years of life in the Music Industry Michael has gained valuable experiences as a Singer, Song Writer, Records Producer, and Events Promoter. Michael fully embraces the adjustments necessary to succeed in the new era of the Digital, Information Technology.
Adjusting to the demands of the new age has vastly expanded the scope of Live Entertainments. At Heritage Of Ska Entertainments we endeavour to help in creating a more balanced entertainments industry by unifying the Arts. Our plan is to have more multi disciplined events where the Painter, the Acrobat, the Sculptor, the Author, and the Fashion designer could be a part of any of our major entertainments events.
This we believe will be a key to open the door to greater financial access for more Artist to experience a fairer and reasonable standard of living which will in turn generate more and higher standard of Arts and a better quality of life for more communities around the world.
After more than 25 years in the Music Industry it became apparent that the kind of unreasonable Contracts we were being offered were not going to get any better. We decided in 2011 to set up HOS Entertainments to help us and our fellow Artistes improve our lives by producing and performing at our own events. This decision has been very demanding and also very rewarding. We quickly realized that it is not as hard as we thought. Producing our own events as the major music companies would have done, even though we did them on a much smaller scale, gave us confidence and greater belief in our decision to set up our own company. HOS Entertainments differs from the mainstream industry because we endeavour to be more inclusive of other Art forms and the Local Community in our Productions and Performances wherever we present an event. This is the main reason why HOS Entertainments as an Entertainment Development Company, with the motto: “Develop to Achieve”, differs from the mainstream that mainly invests in Artists that are already developed.
Music and the Arts have always been a large part of the Cultural development of the human family and HOS Entertainments will be continuing the strengthening of this union as we proceed through the 21st Century.
Our view is that the unification of the Arts will benefit the global community significantly. It is very easy to continue in the dis-unified and profiteering approach to the Arts by only promoting Music and leaving the other Art forms behind to languish in un-necessary poverty.
We are very fortunate to be at a point in time where we are able to share in the transitional development of the global community in the early decades of the 21st Century.
We want to play a part in this development where we have not only globally recognised Music superstars but also globally renowned Arts communities where the profits gained will be shared more fairly.
The potential of this approach is phenomenal. Abba of Sweden and the Jamaica Music industry already set the precedent in building the future that we envisage.
The technology and skills available to us give us confidence in our belief that our vision will come to fruition.
Our first major event, ‘The Heritage of Ska Festival’, set for July 2012 in London is a prototype of our dream. We will including the local community as much as is possible. We will assess its talent pool, develop it where necessary, and promote it. The infrastructure necessary for our events will be sourced from the local community where possible. Local businesses will be offered the opportunity to support the events as they see fit.
We have the skill and technology to make the HOS Entertainments Brand a global success and as we develop and achieve we will replicate our success.
The second half of the 20th Century has been arguably the most advanced period in human history. However we did not benefit fully from this period of great success because we failed to master the art of Fairness and Equity.
We aim to bring about a more level playing field so that the contributors to Music and the Arts will benefit more fairly from the contributions they make. The combination of Music and the Arts in the same Events Village is an idea that has the potential to gradually correct the imbalance.
Market forces have helped Music to enhance its ability to communicate more effectively and because of help music has received it has succeeded enormously on a global level! Unfortunately, it is curtailing its success by neglecting the other Art forms.
We at HOS Entertainments believe that our idea of inclusiveness will grow and continue to succeed in a way the world has never before experienced.
Imagine a combination of Musical Artistes, Performing Artistes, and Visual Artists all presenting their work in the same Events Village:
Musical and Performing Artistes like: Burning Spear, and Cold Play, Toots and the Maytals, U2, Third World, Britney Spears, Ziggy Marley, Lady Gaga, Baaba Maal, Marcia Griffiths, and Lenny Kravitz… Poets, Rappers, and Gugglers. Writers…
Sculptors and Painters like: Marijah IvI, Charles Borrell, Faith Ringgold, Suzanne Ouedranogo, Anish Kapoor, Nancy Doyle, Owusu Ankomah, Mallica (Kapo) Reynolds, and Ai Wei Wei… Dance forms and Dancers from:Modern and Creative, the Bolshoi Ballet, Swan Lake, Quadrille, Mash Potato, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Tap.
The Socio Economic benefits to the local and global communities would be unquantifiable.
HOS Entertainments will be endeavouring to harness the unifying ability of all the Arts when and where possible for the benefit of the Human Family. Gradually we will develop to a stage of maturity where we are better able to appreciate our variety as we share the wealth we create.
We will have achieved a part of this dream at the close of each event.
To begin the process of fulfilling this dream we are guided by our able Team.
About Numen Records
London based Numen Records was founded by Mozez (OsmondWright) the music virtuoso and former front man from Zero 7. Mozez conceived Numen Records through a passion to bring an independent pioneering label releasing sounds from musicians from all genres of music that have talent and wish to leave a mark on this planet. The label also uses innovative methods in releasing music while being user friendly with the music consumer. Numen Records has no boundaries.
Mozez, head of Numen Records, has dedicated his life to music and heading Numen Records is another chapter in his musical career. Mozez is passionate about music and through Numen Records he can fulfill his dream by introducing new music to the world and be in control of his own career.
“I have formed Numen Records because over the years I have heard countless stories and experienced personally the difficulties for innovative and talented artists to become a part of a musical family. At Numen we promise to listen and work with our artists individually and build a solid foundation from which we can advance their musical career. Our label works with each artist in assisting and supporting them in writing, producing, developing, promoting from their earliest stage. Numen Records is a family and we want our artists to grow with us”.
We decided in 2011 to set up HOS Entertainments to help us and our fellow Artistes improve our lives by producing and performing at our own events. This decision has been very demanding and also very rewarding. We quickly realized that it is not as hard as we thought. Producing our own events as the major music companies would have done, even though we did them on a much smaller scale, this gave us confidence and greater belief in our decision to set up our own company.
HOS Entertainments differs from the mainstream industry because we endeavor to be more inclusive of other Art forms and the Local Community in our Productions and Performances wherever we present an event. This is the main reason HOS Entertainments a Development Company for entertainment products, with the motto: “Develop to Achieve”, differs from the mainstream.
Music and the Arts have always been a large part of the Cultural development of the human family and HOS Entertainments will be continuing the strengthening of this union as we proceed through the 21st Century. Our view is that the unification of the Arts will benefit the global community significantly.