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Phylicia Fant

Senior Vice President of Publicity and Lifestyle Strategy, Warner Bros. Records

Los Angeles

Phylicia Fant has established herself as a preeminent publicist in the entertainment industry since 2000.

The Senior Vice President of Publicity and Lifestyle Strategy for Warner Bros. Records envisions, enacts, and executes high-profile and innovative media campaigns for award-winning, multiplatinum, and influential artists. Past and present campaigns include Jason Derulo, Maybach Music Group, Wu-Tang, Drake’s OVO Sound, Nile Rodgers, Prince, Nico& Vinz, Common, Cher, Bebe Rexha, Gary Clark Jr., Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Andra Day, and more. Transcending the scope of traditional media, she illuminates the intersection between her projects and film, television, fashion, nightlife, hospitality, charity, politics, and sports, yielding cultural moments that demand coverage.

Along the way, she has received personal recognition for her accomplishments from the likes of Sister 2 Sister Magazine, E! Online, and the alumnae publication of her alma mater Spelman College. Moreover, she’s garnered several honors: the NAASC NY chapter “Rising Star Award,” the Culture Creators “Innovators Award,” and the Urban Music Executive Award.

Beginning at Motown Records, she played an instrumental part in raising public awareness of the revolutionary “neo-soul movement” and proved integral to the launch of leaders such as Erykah Badu and India.Arie.

Although Phylicia always possessed a "knack" for publicity, she eagerly honed her skills. This eventually led to her promotion to Universal’s Pop music department where she would work diverse marquee acts such as Amy Winehouse, Lindsay Lohan, JoJo, Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Qtip, Akon, Kelly Rowland, Swizz Beatz, Kid Cudi, and Michael Bolton, to name a few. She left Universal Music Group in 2011 and moved on to WBR.

Phylicia has been a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) since 2004. She is a consultant for Music Unites and a member of the Entertainment Publicist Professional Society (EPPS), the Women in Entertainment Empowerment (WEEN), the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC), and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She serves as co-founder of “Honorable Women in Music” in addition to founding the Annual Entertainment Summit at Spelman College. She sits on the Soho House – Music Committee, The Recording Academy – LA Chapter Foundations Committee, is a founding member of Worldz, a curator and community member of Neuehouse, and Summit community member. She also serves on the advisory board of the International Black Film Festival (IBFF) and the advisory board of SBDC Film & Entertainment for Clayton State University and the University of Georgia.

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