Portia Mazone-Carroll is a member of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP), the Recording Academy and ASCAP as a songwriter and publisher. She graduated from Florida A&M University (FAMU) with her B.S. in Journalism and her Masters in Applied Social Science. She has earned a certificate in Music Recording from FAMU in addition to, her Juris Masters in Intellectual Property Law from Emory University School of Law.
Portia found Econtii Music Group (formally known as Econtii Entertainment) in 2009, to give entertainment professionals resource tools to navigate throughout the entertainment industry.
In 2015, she co-founded the non-profit Sports, Music and Entertainment Summit (SMES), a one-day summit featuring panels, workshops, and a networking mixer that provides education and networking opportunities for students and professionals interested in breaking into the entertainment field.
In 2018, Portia became the Music Supervisor for Season 2 of the Emmy nominated show "GIANTS." GIANTS is a coming-of-adulthood drama series that chronicles the journey of three friends, each battling their own inner giants as they approach the age of 30. Praised for authentically capturing the black millennial experience GIANTS has accumulated over 3 million views on Issa Rae's (HBO's Insecure) YouTube channel. Additionally, the show has been picked up on major networks such as Cleo TV, a new Comcast network from TV One and BET+, on all streaming platforms.
In 2019, Portia was nominated for Best Soundtrack at the Indie Series Awards for her work in GIANTS. Additionally, Portia was the Music Supervisor for the short digital series "Unapologetically Black," which has received rave reviews in the indie film community.
Portia continues to grow her brand and gives back by speaking at conferences and summits about the importance of intellectual property law. Portia also travels around the country teaching workshops on artist resources.
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