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Thursday, December 1, 2011


Since December 1, 1992, he has formed Marshall Arts Music Productions producing some of the hottest up and coming artists in Chicago. Under this production label, he began to build musical relationships with National Recording Artists such as Jive recording artists Public Announcement, Bad Boy Entertainment’s spoken word artists Malik Yusaf and Avant to name a few.
While maintaining a strong music relationship with them, he joined BMI June of 1997 and began to build his production catalog. Beginning the new millennium 2000 year as a trend setter, DJ Hershey became Chicago’s #1 E2 nightclub resident DJ influenced by DJ Jazzy Jeff, Mike Love and Steve “Silk” Hurley. Soon after he was hired as Program Director/Head and Disc Jockey/Personality, positioning him as a major influence in the internet radio phenomenon in Chicago.
As an award winning DJ, he has rocked the spot for the hottest acts in the industry along side Sean Puffy Combs, Avant, R Kelly, Jay Z, Usher and countless others! He is also noted for being the first major internet DJ to open live chat rooms to interact with the listeners of his Live Streaming “Kiss Radio Show”. This bold move created heightened interest from both major and independent record labels to want to include their headliner and rising artists’ music on their rosters. DJ Hershey was then introduced and welcomed by ASCAP’s Vice President of Creative Film/TV & Special Projects, Jeanie Weems (Los Angeles) in the spring of 2002,
Hershey was recognized and accepted for his creative influence by ASCAP and by the guidance of the former manager of OUTKAST and ASCAP’s Director of Creative Affairs; Ian Burke, I (Atlanta) to polish his craft. More of his accomplishments began as a VIP member of NARAS (GRAMMY) Chicago chapter, Team leader and account representative for the number one Entertainment Marketing Team (Jaguar Entertainment) in the Midwest and Soul Selector DJ Crew member. He produced and scored his first Movie Soundtrack for comedy independent film "2 Getogther" written by BET Comic B. Cole in the summer of 2002, and the second score and soundtrack which was released in 2006-07.
Hershey worked with Oprah's "Make a Wish Foundation" to grant a wish of an inspiring R&B artist and also was nominated for a Grammy with the Gerald Levert "Didn’t We" Remix. His work does not stop here. As a DJ, the number one DJ Coalition Midwest representative Malik Shabazz of Core DJ’s recruited Hershey May of 2006 to further his professional artistry career as a DJ in the Chicago area with the world wide accredited Core DJs!
As a producer in 2011, he is now working with a major Atlanta based production team to create more amazing music with industry heavy hitters! He has also been added to the Scratch Academy Celebrity DJ Roster in Chicago and currently working on a new autobiographical feature film.
Currently, DJ Hershey can be heard by millions over the internet airways as lead DJ and Assistant Program Director for internet radio!
Be sure to Google Chicago’s own Dark Knight, the original “DJ HERSHEY”. His success as a producer is unlimited and professional career has no boundaries

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