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Jerry Calliste Jr at Caliistecomm office 2011

Jerry Calliste Jr at Callistecomm office (circa 2011).

Gerald C. Calliste Jr, (professionally known as Jerry Calliste Jr.) born in Bronx, New York on November 26, 1965, also raised in the Bronx and North Manhattan in Inwood/ Washington Heights. Calliste Jr. is a proven leader, lateral thinker, management consultant, angel investor, C-suite executive, award-winning record company executive, music producer and artist, keyboardist, eligible bachelor (“I’m single by design!”), father of two daughters 32 and 28 years old respectively and five grand-kids by the oldest.

For over 32 years Calliste Jr. recruited successful business teams, founded companies, developed and partnered music companies, and in the recorded music business sold an estimated 5.0 million units, generating an estimated $25 million in global sales and in events management grew sales at venues by 350%. His peers say he’s “an authority on music marketing, licensing, and independent talent development.” and “…a natural at identifying new trends and opportunities related to start-ups and strategic business.”

Commencing in 2006, Calliste Jr. studied dual majors in B.Sc. in Information Technology & B.Sc. Management Information Sciences at the Ross School of Management and Leadership at Franklin University where he maintained an average 3.75 GPA. He’s fluent in English, speaks some Spanish and Arabic, and is learning French and Mandarin Chinese.

In 1983, Calliste Jr., 17, founded his first company popular dance music label New York City based Cutting Records Inc. with two co-founder Aldo Marin and Amado Marin. He also created the seminal and now classic Electro HipHop tune “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” or as most DJ’s refer to the song “It’s Time” that launched the label and sold close to 2.5 million copies collectively.

Calliste Jr ‘s success in the music business is phenomenal. His songs are licensed on over 150 “Best Of”, “Definitive”, “Classic Hip Hop”, “Trance” and “EDM” music MP3’s, CD’s, compilations, singles by DJ’s, artists and producers Rick, Rubin, Dr. Dre, David Guetta, Diplo, Carl Cox, Johnny Vicious, Scratch Perverts (and many more) and his music appears on numerous independent and major record labels Sony, Epic, Virgin, Universal Music TV, Universal Music, Fabric London, Ministry of Sound, Ninja TuneCarrere Records, Streetsounds/ Streetwave, Kontor, SuSu, Global Underground, Tommy Boy and more in 7 major countries U.S.A., U.K., Germany, France, The Netherlands, Canada, and Japan.

Calliste Jr.’s music appears on 3 popular video games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, DJ Hero: Renegade Edition, FIFA 13, his story appears in two books and a web commercial for the German company Native Instruments DJ Qbert’s Breakfast of Champions | YouTube promoting the essential DJ gearTraktor Scratch Pro II.

Calliste Jr.’s music has recently been licensed (but are not limited) to Universal Pictures for Dr Dre’s blockbuster movie “Straight Outta Compton” (2015), HBO’s series “Ballers” featuring The Rock (2015), Red Bull Music Academy (2014), Def Jam Records (2013), Universal Music (Netherlands) for EA Sports FIFA 13 (2012), Native Instruments (2011), Activision Blizzard’s DJ Hero: Renegade Edition (2009), SCEA’s NBA Shootout 2004 (2004) and Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2003) and many more.

He received two RIAA Gold awards for 500,000 units sold on each song for Cutting Records recording artist 2 In A Room’s “Wiggle It” and Giant Records Ahmad’s “Back in the Day”.

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