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Profession

Category:
EntertainmentMakers
MusicMakers
Occupation(s):
Entertainment Manager
Record Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black, White
Favorite Food:
Sushi, Italian, Soul Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall, Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Murphy, North Carolina
Favorite Quote:
The World Is A Ghetto.

Birthplace

Born:
10/30/1953
Birth Location:
Murphy, North Carolina

Profession

Category:
EntertainmentMakers
MusicMakers
Occupation(s):
Entertainment Manager
Record Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black, White
Favorite Food:
Sushi, Italian, Soul Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall, Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Murphy, North Carolina
Favorite Quote:
The World Is A Ghetto.

Birthplace

Born:
10/30/1953
Birth Location:
Murphy
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Biography

Music and entertainment executive Michael Mauldin was born in Murphy, North Carolina in 1953. Mauldin began his musical career in the late 1960s and early 1970s when he started as a musician playing with the racially integrated band, the Other Side. After briefly attending DeVry Institute of Technology, Mauldin moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he married and had a son, Jermaine.

In 1975, Mauldin received his first break in the music industry when the funk band, Brick, needed a van to haul their equipment to a gig in North Atlanta. After helping Brick with his van, Mauldin was hired by them as their stage manager and later he became their production manager. In the mid-1970s, he began working tours which involved many R&B and Funk band acts such as: the Bar Kays, LTD and others. Through this work, Mauldin decided to start the touring company, MTM Roadwork’s (Making Tours Move) that provided staff and crews for groups such as: Sister Sledge, Cameo and the SOS Band.

In 1984, 1985 and 1986, Mauldin produced the New York City Fresh Festival where his son, Jermaine Dupri was the opening act. The Festival featured rap pioneers: Whodini, Kurtis Blow, Run DMC and the Fat Boys, and in the late 1980s, he honed his production and tour management skills with R&B artists: Cameo, Luther Vandross and Anita Baker and formed an artists management group. Through the management group, Mauldin helped spearhead the musical careers of: Arrested Development, Kris Kross, Da Brat and Xscape. In 1995, Mauldin served as the President of Columbia Records Black Music Division while simultaneously holding the position of Senior Vice President of Columbia Records Group which included joint venture deals with Ruffhouse Records, So So Def Records and Trackmasters.

In 1999, Mauldin left Columbia Records and moved back to Atlanta to work with his son at So So Def Recordings, and he founded the Artistic Control Group. The Artistic Control Group is a small Atlanta based entertainment firm which includes the Mauldin Brand Agency. The firm also has a music publishing component and a tour management division. In 2002, Mauldin was the executive producer for the film, Like Mike starring rapper Bow Wow. Mauldin is currently working with NASCAR to help penetrate the urban market place and has a deal to produce a motorsports inspired apparel line aimed at the crossover market which he refers to as, “the Fast Life.” Mauldin also runs a non-profit organization called Hip Hop 4 Humanity (HH4H), which he founded after the 9/11 attacks.

Mauldin was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on September 12, 2007.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Michael Mauldin's interview, session 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Michael Mauldin lists his favorites, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Michael Mauldin lists his favorites, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Michael Mauldin describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Michael Mauldin remembers his maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Michael Mauldin describes his maternal family's Native American ancestry
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Michael Mauldin describes his mother's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Michael Mauldin talks about his mother's education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Michael Mauldin describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Michael Mauldin describes the Texana section of Murphy, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Michael Mauldin talks about segregation in Murphy, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Michael Mauldin describes the poverty in Murphy, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Michael Mauldin describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Michael Mauldin lists his siblings
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Michael Mauldin remembers Christmas celebrations
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Michael Mauldin talks about his Catholic upbringing
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Michael Mauldin remembers Marie de Porres Cress
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Michael Mauldin describes his father's personality
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Michael Mauldin talks about race relations in Murphy, North Carolina
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Michael Mauldin remembers Principal Ella B. Ragsdale
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Michael Mauldin recalls his childhood asthma
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Michael Mauldin remembers his bicycle accident
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Michael Mauldin recalls a murder in Murphy, North Carolina
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Michael Mauldin remembers the residents of the Texana community in Murphy, North Carolina
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Michael Mauldin describes his home in Murphy, North Carolina
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Michael Mauldin recalls his family's television and telephone
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Michael Mauldin describes the Texana School in Murphy, North Carolina
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Michael Mauldin remembers his involvement with the Cub Scouts
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Michael Mauldin recalls his experiences at summer camp
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Michael Mauldin describes his father's involvement with car racing
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Slating of Michael Mauldin's interview, session 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Michael Mauldin describes his high school band, Other Side
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Michael Mauldin recalls his decision to attend the DeVry Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Michael Mauldin describes his first impression of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Michael Mauldin remembers the shooting of a friend from college
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Michael Mauldin describes his experiences at the DeVry Institute of Technology
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Michael Mauldin recalls his first marriage
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Michael Mauldin talks about the origin of his son's name
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Michael Mauldin recalls his early work experiences
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Michael Mauldin recalls his return to Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Michael Mauldin talks about his musical experiences in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Michael Mauldin remembers meeting the band Brick
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Michael Mauldin recalls touring with Brick
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Michael Mauldin recalls founding MTM Roadworks, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Michael Mauldin recalls his collaborations with Bunnie Jackson-Ransom
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Michael Mauldin describes his reasons for starting a business
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Michael Mauldin recalls managing the arcades at the William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Michael Mauldin talks about his early experiences in the music industry
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Michael Mauldin recalls cofounding the New York City Fresh Festival
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Michael Mauldin recalls working with Diana Ross
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Michael Mauldin talks about the emergence of hip hop music in the South
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Michael Mauldin describes the culture of hip hop music
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Michael Mauldin recalls the artists involved with the Fresh Festival
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Michael Mauldin remembers founding the Rock Label
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Michael Mauldin describes the role of a music producer
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Michael Mauldin talks about managing Silk Tymes Leather and Annie G.
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Michael Mauldin recalls his work with The Reddings
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Michael Mauldin talks about the music industry in the South