MEET OUR CEO
Upfront Megatainment was founded in 2005 by Devyne Stephens, who many refer to as the Berry Gordy of this generation, is the taciturn founding father of Atlanta’s mega success on the music landscape.
Undaunted, Stephens found his niche In the early 90’s as a choreographer and imaging expert for LaFace Records. He worked with everyone from Pebbles, Toni Braxton and Pink to TLC, Usher and Boyz II Men. Stephens discovered and signed Senegalese R&B singer Akon to UpFront Megatainment and secured a distribution deal with SRC/Universal.
UpFront Records' roster includes Akon, R&B quartet Red Dirt, and rap group FA (Free Agents).
At Upfront Megatainment, we teach our artists individuality, style and authenticity.
Our passion for artist development made Upfront Megatainment the home of choice for legendary artists including _________________and many more.
With over 20 years of recorded music history, our love for artistry in music continues today as a new generation of incredible artists and more to continue further the Upfront Megatainment legacy.
Upfront Megatainment works directly with artist through extensive artist development. Because of our network of professionals, we offer everything an artist needs under one roof.
Upfront Megatainment is an Artist Development Firm based in Atlanta, Ga with a mandate to help artists, touring professionals and artist managers evolve from starter companies into sustainable businesses through hands-on networking, mentoring and collaboration.