Chanel Anomaly Lanae is a Music and Business Consultant, Brand Manager, philanthropist, and entrepreneur acclaimed for her cutting-edge marketing strategies and blunt business savvy. Anomaly nurtures the development of some of the industry’s most sought-after songwriters and producers of Drake, Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, Nipsey Hussle, Janelle Monae, and more.
In the beginning of her career, Anomaly worked as a freelance writer, and independent A&R consultant who sourced talent and pitched music to blogs and music discovery sites like ThisIsRealMusic.com. Chronicling the road to success for new artists fueled Anomaly’s desire to embark on her own entrepreneurial journey. Pairing business savvy with street smarts, Anomaly became a catalyst and digital sounding board for untapped talent by founding A1Caliber LLC. Although technology transformed the music industry, it didn’t circumvent the need for music business education and artist development.
Anomaly viewed this disconnect as an opportunity to strengthen the financial literacy, leadership and professional mindset of every enterprising creative and entrepreneur.
Her ability to forecast market trends, leverage resources and maximize exposure brought in new lines of business as brand manager and marketing strategist. But, her off the cuff approach to driving sales and increasing profits piqued the interest of execs at Universal Music Publishing, Warner Music, Atlantic Records, Republic Records, and others. To accentuate her professional brand, Anomaly worked as small business mentor, curator and digital marketer for Operation Hope’s annual Hope Global Forum. While there, she captured media coverage for Sean “P Diddy” Combs’ appointed President of Combs Enterprises, Dia Simms, Barack Obama’s former advisor, and CNN contributor Van Jones, TV One’s host Roland S. Martin, and other high-profile influencers and political figures. To foster relationships with the international music market Anomaly was invited to become a brand ambassador for Midem -the world’s largest international music conference held in Cannes France throughout 2016 to current.
With an exclusive roster, growing resume, and global network of knowledge, Anomaly channeled her personal and professional experiences into her community. As a founding member of Change.org, Anomaly amassed a career well beyond the parameters of the arts. Her civic engagement is being put to use in Maryland as a campaign contributor for the former president and CEO of the N.A.A.C.P, Ben Jealous, in support of his bid for governor.
Anomaly volunteers at several nonprofit organizations including Lift Up Atlanta and Medshare by shipping humanitarian aid to Nigeria, Ghana, Ecuador, Haiti, The Philippines, Nepal, Malawi, Sierra Leone and 13 additional countries around the world.
Anomaly’s delegation and empowerment are backed by a proven track record of success as a professional powerhouse and compassionate philanthropist. Above all, Anomaly is a self-motivated leader, unfiltered influencer, and advocate for progressive learning, economic education and financial literacy for creatives and communities alike!