We are a global business development company dedicated to providing premium entrepreneurship training for artists to create full­ time careers. We teach artists how to create a profitable business from their art and a powerful brand experience so they make a thriving income, create a raving fans and start living their dream...on their terms.

We believe that the days of “starving artist” are OVER and it’s time for artists be empowered by creating their own economy; their own industry.

Entrepreneurship is the best way to be personally, financially and creatively empowered and we’re excited to bring you the most innovative and high quality workshops, classes, programs and training so you have the edge and you finally create the career and life you never thought was possible. It is.

We found on 3 Power Principles to help artists create a profitable business foundation:

Brand Power - How to create a brand that feel authentic and is a clear communication about your art that creates a magnetic draw, bringing people to you.

Personal Power - How to create the mindset and habits of a person in control of their destiny, their art and their life.

Business Power
- How to create a profitable business to support your art by helping you create the core foundations to start making money that can sustain you full-time as an artist.

Our Core Values.

Passion- Create your vision and Live it everyday.
Quality - Don’t skimp on quality.Excellence is the only option.  
Daily Commitment - Mastery and growth through consistency.
Authenticity - Live your truth always.
Global Network  - Develop your network. Give generously. Ask for support.
Strategic Action - Have your vision, create your strategy, take action and be unstoppable.
Power-  Access your power and create true freedom.
Empowered mindset - Develop a winner’s mind. Thoughts become reality.

What We Do.

We offer workshops, classes, trainings, live events and programs or you can visit our business academy and take classes on tax planning, financial strategy, effective crowdfunding practices, team building, social media, authentic branding, advanced marketing campaigns, and many others, from instructors and companies committed to empowering artists with the BEST tools in a way that supports your lifestyle; online and when you’re ready.

Who Are Our Classes For?

Our programs are for you if you’re a great artist yet you’re still broke, you’re frustrated with the lack of results with other info or advisors you’ve received and you’re ready to embark on your entrepreneurial journey, successfully.

If you’re an artist of any medium: musician, author, blogger, dancer, DJ, visual artist, graphic designer, fashion designer, filmmaker, photographer, comedian, writer, actor, speaker, own a creative company or anyone serious about creating a profitable business with their art.

Our programs are for you if you’re:
Serious about your art.
Willing to take risks and step outside your comfort zone.
Love to learn new skills and be challenged.
Ready to invest in yourself.
Ready to embrace the business-side of your career.
Willing to commit fully to make your dreams happen.

It’s time to stop merely surviving, invest in your development and create the life you want, on your terms. We’re ready to help you create your own industry.

Our Founder
Jo-Ná Williams
CEO and Founder

Jo-Ná A. Williams, Esq. founded J.A. Williams Law P.C in 2011 to provide artists and entrepreneurs with ways to successfully navigate their careers and provide assistance with business, Internet, entertainment and intellectual property matters. She founded Artist Empowerment  in 2013 to advise artists on business, branding and marketing because she believes that artist are a population highly vulnerable to exploitation without proper knowledge.

Some of her clients have written best-selling books, reached the Billboard Top 100, and been nominated for Grammys. She’s been featured in Marie TV, The Vocalist Magazine, Women In Music, ReverbNation, CDBaby and The New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal.

What comes to mind when you hear the words, Artist Empowerment? Freedom and control. It’s about accessing your personal power and freedom and not letting anyone else define that for you. It’s about deciding who you want to be in world and choosing to create that image everyday.

I am empowered because I make my own rules and I choose myself.

Our Board
Veronica King
Vocalist and Songwriter

Based out of Washington, D.C., songstress/ songwriter Veronica King was as unsuspecting natural for music. Though not having received formal vocal training, Veronica discovered her gift while in college. She recorded at studios around the Hampton Roads but it wasn't until several years after graduating that she began to explore the music scene. Today, Veronica King has emerged with a style that is in a category all her own where sweet soul meets electronica. Her hypnotic angelic voice gives you sweet soul of Tweet and Sade while blending the modern electronic synth sounds of FKA Twigs.

What comes to mind when you hear the words, Artist Empowerment?

When I think of Artist Empowerment what comes to mind is turning obstacles into stepping stones.

I am empowered because I know who I am and I know where I'm going.

Caits Meissner
Writer and Facilitator

Caits Meissner is an award-winning poet, educator and vibrant creative force dedicated to transformation and healing through storytelling. For over ten years, Caits has extensively facilitated youth and adults in poetry and multi-media expression in prisons, schools and community centers, and has worked long-term instituting innovative arts education programming at cultural institutions such as Tribeca Film Institute. Caits' poetry of witness has been awarded first place prizes from the Pan-African Literary Forum and the Ja'Nai Foundation and she serves as a Founding Editor of The Wide Shore global women's poetry magazine. Caits developed Digging Deep, Facing Self - a 30 day online intensive writing course designed to uplift, heal & transform women into their boldest selves. Widening access, Caits has facilitated the curriculum in live spaces, including incarcerated women, adolescents and various communities across the globe.

What comes to mind when you hear the words, Artist Empowerment?

It’s bravery. It’s risk-taking. It’s definitely creative people that want to live beyond boundaries and live beyond boundaries and take back some of that power.

I am empowered because I find strength in vulnerability.

Phia Lynne

Phia Lynne is a Canadian-born, Ottawa raised, Pop/Adult Contemporary singer. Phia works predominantly as a vocalist, with experiences and education in Event Management, as well as Business Management & Entrepreneurship from Algonquin College in Ottawa. She is an award-winning performer, with several 1st place honors in local shows and competitions, especially in 2009. She was also recognized as the Jazz Ensemble - Most Valuable member - in high school by playing the Alto Saxophone and regularly improving her musicianship skills. Phia is currently working as a solo entrepreneur and aspires to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a full-time musician.

What comes to mind when you hear the words, Artist Empowerment?

What comes to mind is being able to pursue your artistic passion, without seeking permission from an outside source, and making a living doing something that is a natural reflection of who YOU are.

I am empowered because I know that I have my own unique message and vision as an artist, which has the potential to not only satisfy my artistic passions, but also has tremendous potential to change lives and make a positive difference in the world. The number of times that I fail will be greatly exceeded by the number of times that I succeed – that’s what makes me the empowered artist that I am today.

Arielle Peri
Musician and Songwriter

Arielle is a musician and songwriter with a courageous and raw soul. In 2011, she was a guitarist for Cee Lo Green at Coachella, after which she was signed to Open E entertainment. By the age of sixteen, she had already worked with such notables in the music industry as Nuno Bettencourt, Michael Angelo Batio, and Uli Jon Roth of Scorpions. Arielle also gained the approval of Brian May of Queen band. Arielle was featured on the cover of Guitar Player Magazine's online magazine, 'Guts & Glitter', in 2011.She teamed with Red Decibel Music Group (Adam Watts & Gannin Arnold) to produce her EP, California,  an acoustic guitar folk/pop track, that became one of her notable and played songs. Her video of the song ranked #3 on CMT Country Pure Charts. Arielle sang with a number of global activists in Taiji to protest dolphin slaughter. She also opened for Heart, Joan Jett & Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills & Nash) at Kiss the Sky in 2014, a concert raising awareness for captive whales and dolphins.

What comes to mind when you hear the words, Artist Empowerment?

FINALLY! It's been too long that artists have been deemed powerless over record labels, managers and agencies. To me, it symbolizes a new era of artists finally taking back what is rightfully theirs. Their music, their power, their life.

I am empowered because I know nothing outside of me is needed in order to get my music where it needs to be. I am a co-creator of my life, and the only person who can block the dream from manifesting is myself.

Aly Tadros
Songwriter and Guitarist

Take the cool intimacy of Norah Jones, the guttural growl of Fiona Apple, and unorthodox guitar work of Ani Difranco - and you've got Aly Tadros. The Half-Egyptian/Half-Texan songstress has performed over 700 shows worldwide since her 2009 debut. Her unique folk-stylings can be traced everywhere from her Egyptian roots, to the instruments she uses on stage. In addition to numerous national radio, print and digital press press, Aly has been featured in, NPR Austin, Paste Magazine, MTV Buzzworthy and spoke at TEDxYouth. Her performance has been named best live show to catch in NYC by The Village Voice.

What comes to mind when you hear the words, Artist Empowerment?

Freedom & independence.

I am empowered because I choose to be.

Deuce Ellis
Musician, Artist

Music is the universal language and Hip Hop artists Deuce Ellis speaks it well. He is a breath of fresh air in an era where "material minded" rappers rule. Deuce embodies the essence of a true poet. His music combines a combination of Hip Hop, Rock and Roll, Dub­Step and more. Deuce Ellis' music is integrity driven. The topics are passionate, ardent and forthright. He writes about observations and personal revelations of the everyday struggle as well as love, war, passion and sex. His latest single is a track entitled "Sanctuary of Holy Colours." The visual for the song is laced with spiritual and mystical images. He writes about a place where "the nobodies meet." Deuce Ellis is on a mission to spark a cult like following with his potent brand of New Age Hip­Hop.

What comes to mind when you hear the words, Artist Empowerment?

"When I think of Artist Empowerment what comes to mind is Freedom. And power. Before being introduced to the concept of artist empowerment, I was talented & driven, but I was waiting for a miracle.

I am empowered because I create my own miracles.