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Meet LaToya Dowdell-Burger with La Ti Do Music Co.

LaToya Dowdell-BurgerMy name is LaToya Dowdell-Burger and I am the owner of La Ti Do Music Co.  I look forward to joining a committee in the very near future.

Tell us about your business.

La Ti Do Music Co. is a full-service music production and consulting firm established in 2009.  Our team has over 20 years of experience in sound engineering/installation, electronics and the electrical trade.  There is also 15 years of Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Marketing, Public Relations and military/civilian government experience.  Our team members are musicians, composers and singers/and songwriters in their own right.  This is an added value to our clients who come to La Ti Do.  We have a recording studio and offer an array of services such as... 

  1. Rehearsal Space
  2. Public Relations/Marketing
  3. Artist/Band Business/Brand Development
  4. Live Sound
  5. Church Sound Consultation/Installation 
  6. Songwriting 
  7. Commercial Writing/Production
  8. Voice Over

 We provide the following instruments for rehearsal & recording...

  1.  Drums
  2. Organ w/ Leslie Hammond A 100
  3. 2 Electric Guitars
  4. 1 Acoustic Guitar
  5. 1 Keyboard with Midi capability

Recently Men of God's Heart recorded their latest album at La Ti Do. Their highly anticipated sophomore album (self-titled Men of God's Heart) has been on the Billboard Gospel Top Album sales since its debut.  They have reached #6 in July and they made two more charts (The Heat Seekers Charts) and ranked #22 on the Top Albums in Gospel.

What inspired you to get into your business?

I have been singing since I was 3 and love Christian music.  As an artist working on my own project and after several friends approached me in the industry, the light went off to open the company.  We have been doing well ever since.

What are your three best practices or best tips that every NAWBO member needs to hear?

Stay true to yourself, your vision and your brand.  Your instincts don't lie. You know more than you think. (Not saying you are a know it all.) - Understand the power of NO.  You must ensure you have a great balance with work and family.  You are no good to anyone, if you do not take time for yourself and those who love you and support you.  Surround yourself with people who believe in what you are doing.  You do not need a YES corner.  But a corner that will tell you the truth.  Thank them as this will help you grow in ways you never knew.  A songwriter said, "If you never had any rain, how would you grow...".  (Not sure who the writer is.)

LaToya Dowdell-BurgerWhat does your future look like?

My goal is to continue to provide artists/bands help in achieving their goals in the entertainment industry.  Also, we would like to open an event center and expand our services to our client base. 

 What do you do in your free time?

We have an amazing family and we enjoy going to concerts and music clinics.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends as this is very important to me.  We are a musical/artistic family, so you can catch us writing music or hanging out at an amusement park.  I volunteer at my church as a worship leader and marketing director as well as various other organizations.   Our family life is very busy as well. We have 1 freshman college student (nursing), 2 high school seniors (one very involved in music and the other involved in music and business), 1 high school freshman (IT and art) and 1 second grader (who is also involved in IT and art).  My husband and I wouldn't have it any other way and are hopeful that we will be able to add to our family again very soon.

What is your company website?

My business website is www.latidomusicco.com