John Monopoly has been added to event tech company Eventnoire’s advisory board. Prior to this, the “cultural genius” was known for discovering and managing designers Virgil Abloh and Don C., as well as rapper and shoe mogul Kanye West–he has dedicated his full time to the past few years as his facilitator and on Ye’s development of his new label.
Despite COVID-19 wrecking havoc on many businesses, Eventnoire is pushing toward the forefront in the events and entertainment industry and providing the connections and tools for Black professionals to gain leverage and have options to celebrate and embrace the Black culture.
Monopoly first started out promoting shows in the Chicago area. He’s been in the music industry for a little over a decade and has since become a mogul in the game. He’s worked at Violator and Jive Records. Also on his resume is management roles with Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliot.
“Their management and back of the house is comprised of some highly educated entrepreneurs from my hometown of Chicago. I’m always looking to align myself with the next greats out of the city from an executive talent standpoint and an artist talent standpoint,” says Monopoly. He adds, “I think I bring a lot of connectivity from not just artist relationships, but with executives and promoters and event planners all over the world.”
It’s safe to call him a vet in the game, and with this new executive position, he hopes to utilize his knowledge to gain more partnerships within the field of music and entertainment. “John is a proven leader and innovator who got his start out in events, and his experience and relationships within the entertainment industry are going to be pivotal to our growth,” said Eventnoire co-founder Jeff Osuji in a statement. Osuji worked with partner Femi Masha to create Eventnoire, allowing event planners to use its software to help manage event registrations and venue selections. It also specializes in mobile apps for events, as well as email marketing. The platform was created with the Black culture in mind, “a for us, by us” ideology when it comes to providing spaces and events.
“John Monopoly has been an instrumental figure and has had global impact in the music and culture spaces working with talents such as myself from early stages of my journey,” said Abloh in a statement. “Without a doubt, his future endeavors show tremendous promise.
According to Billboard, the key focus of Eventnoire is in the ticketing market for Black promoters, specifically those who have strived with other similar platforms such as Ticketmaster and Eventbrite.
“Especially with the kind of relationships that we have and the kind of board that we have and the team that we have of great entrepreneurs, it’s been nothing but great response thus far,” says Monopoly. “I’m really looking forward to what the future holds.”
Be on the lookout for Eventnoire’s upcoming virtual plans that are set to begin at the end of 2020. A winter concert series is on the horizon.