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You can’t have a professional website without a formal bio. Well here’s mine…

Patrice K. Cokley is a music business and marketing consultant that specializes in brand development, social media marketing, and content strategy. Holding both a BS and MBA in Marketing, Patrice took the entrepreneurial route to kickoff her career by serving local small business owners, entrepreneurs, artists and entertainers for nearly 12 years. During that time, she has gained practical experience in the areas of branding, digital marketing, event coordinating, public relations, graphic design and web design.

As a Detroit native who played the piano as an adolescent and started her collegiate years as a Music major with a strong passion for the Music Business, Patrice knew it was time to bridge the gap between her profession and passion by launching The Bassline Group, a talent development & management company.

Patrice is known for her undeniable work ethic, passion for learning and educating, and encouraging others to pursue their dreams. She doesn’t just talk about it, she actually does it.

With her most notable client being Mathew Knowles (Beyoncé & Solange’s dad/former manager), Patrice has spoken at Soho House Chicago 2112/Chicago Urban LeagueLakeFX ChicagoSocial Media Week Chicago, and Sprout Social; and her work has been featured in many well known media outlets such as The Wendy Williams ShowBBCVIBEThe SourceHOT97BillboardPeopleiHeartRadioEntertainment TonightThe Insider, and many more.

She is also a brand ambassador for Lugz footwear, and was a college professor at SAE Institute: Chicago for 3 years where she taught Music Business & Marketing and received the 2019 Mentor of the Year Award.

Condensed Bio

Patrice K. Cokley is a marketing consultant, music business advisor, and owner of The Bassline Group, a talent development and management agency. Patrice is widely known for her work with Mathew Knowles (Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, Solange) and prides herself on her laser focus toward helping industry underdogs become successful entrepreneurs while maintaining their authenticity. Patrice’s focus and objectives have led her to successfully brand and manage emerging artists. As a result of her initial guidance, her clients later secured partnerships with major brands (Fashion Fair cosmetics & Lugz Footwear); booked opportunities to be a supporting act for major artists (Lalah Hathaway, Big Boi of Outkast, Slum Village, and Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy); and landed TV appearances on Empire and The Voice (Top 9).