Coming from a non-musical background in the Healthcare Field this self taught Musical Engineer, Producer and Female Disc Jockey have always had a thing for great sound and music production since the age of 22. Born in Washington D.C, “Queen” began hanging out with local producers and artist in her area providing them with her knowledge and skills that she has learned while recording, editing, mixing, and mastering.
Courtney- further mastered the art of music production by putting in long nights and hours with a friend who goes by the name of “Chop Beatz” Mr. Beatz who is a well known Drummer of a local GO-GO Band and a young rising Producer helped this Queen to develop a great understanding of extensive technical detail of recording equipment, engineering, and acoustics.
In 2016 Courtney put her knowledge and skill of mixing and mastering behind studio doors to the test further earning her name “Queen of the Turntables” often showcasing her amazing beats, using percussion breaks, baselines and other musical content sampled from pre-existing records that she herself has worked on and other Hip-Hop music from various genres and artist as well. Often sought out after finishing her sets by local artist and producers Courtney “Queen of the Turntables” earned her well needed respect and recognition for preparing and educating the youth about music, entrepreneurship and the importance of education.
Courtney has been a disc jockey and a public speaker at local youth and women empowerment events in her area such as We Are Phenomenal Young Women a nonprofit organization that inspires young women to be their best while learning the necessary skills to become a leaders and The Women Group a organization dedicated to women all across the globe nationally and internationally.
Courtney- is always on the move educating others while perfecting her craft as a Music Producer and a female Disc Jockey, in February 2017 she became the Dj for a weekly internet show segment titled: Black Gold Radio this segment airs every other Sunday from 3:30-5pm EST providing a platform for indie-music, fashion and small business owners she also commits herself to future projects like owning her own recording studio and music school. Courtney is a young and amazing public figure for the youth and also young women. This dynamic diva is defiantly on her way! (PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MAKE IT SHORT AND SWEET)
What inspired you to enter the music industry at this capacity?
What inspired me to enter the music industry was the Gender Diversity and how when it comes to a women’s ability to contribute and lead we have been shut out of the process for years. this made me want to be a part of changing that dynamic.
What advice would you share with readers interested in a similar pursuit?
What I would share with readers is this, be confident in what you plan to pursuit being a Female Disc Jockey is all in what you make it. you either sink or swim the choice is yours.
What challenges do women DJ's face most?
Being a Full Figured DJ has its challenges I’ve been rejected from performing at events just because of my size. In reality for the club scene most promoters want a perfect Betty and I’m pretty satisfied with not fitting that bill.
What is next for you in 2019?
2019 will be a big year for “Queen” I plan on continuing to make an a lane for myself as a Plus Size women in the music industry, also I’ve been reading a couple of scripts and acting may be in my near further as well stay tuned for that,
How can readers connect with you online and through social media?