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Malissa "Mali" Hunter

Partner, Tree Sound Studios

Malissa "Mali" Hunter is music industry leader, executive producer, brand marketer and Emmy and Grammy nominated artist. She is a renaissance woman with a reputation for results in the entertainment industry. Mali serves as the the Chief Operating Officer/Partner at the world-famous Tree Sound Studios, the largest and most unique studio in the country. The 22,000 square foot eco conscious studio is known as the preferred space for top artists across all genres.

As an executive producer and producer, she is known for her “midas touch” with some of the industry’s most successful artists. She has been thanked and credited for her work of guiding the careers of artists like J.Cole, T.I., David Banner, Chris Brown, Carly Simon, Usher, Drake, Rick Ross, Future, Rae Sremmurd, Wiz Khalifa, Lenny Kravitz and a plethora of other artists that trust and respect her vision. Her advocacy and altruistic work with celebrities within the walls of the world-famous Tree Sound Studios has also helped support and shape a new generation of artists, managers, and sports/entertainment VIPs.

As President/Owner of The Retnuh Agency, Mali’s expertise in brand management and experiential marketing has helped bring national and worldwide exposure to artists and brands. Being at the epicenter of where some of the most popular music is created, she has been an invaluable source for those who desire to embrace and understand the culture. Mali and the Retnuh team specialize in joining artists and brands together to find synergies while creating unique and one of a kind content. Currently, The Retnuh Agency is on retainer with Coca-Cola and Beam Suntory as an exposure specialist within the African-American market. Mali’s is also an ambassador for Toyota, Constellation Brands, Cholula Hot Sauce and Courvoisier.

As a celebrity chef, cooking for her clients is just one of the selfless things that she does to make everyone at Tree Sound feel at home. She focuses on organic cuisine and spreading the message of clean eating, health and wellness. Her famous #ChefMali dinners were created in 2005 to merge her celebrity friends with the press and media during her coveted listening events and book signing parties. Her sought after events and recipes have also been seen on Oprah's Own Network, A&E's Emmy Award nominated “Born This Way’ and NBC's ATL&Co.

Mali is also known for her philanthropy and connecting celebrities with non-profits and charitable causes. She has contributed and worked alongside Richard Branson’s “Necker Open and Necker Cup”, Guy Laliberte’s “One Drop Foundation” with Cirque du Soleil, The Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, The Foster Kids of America, Wednesday's Child, Mark Ruffalo’s 100 is Now “Clean Energy for All” campaign and many more. Through their efforts, Mali and her community have been able to help raise millions of dollars to uplift and change lives worldwide.

(Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter: @IAM_MALI)

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