Anshia "Briclyn" Crooms, M.A.
CEO / Founder / Chief Booking Agent
Anshia "Briclyn" Crooms, M.A. is the CEO of Briclyn Entertainment Group, LLC a Boutique Booking and Creative Agency. Briclyn specializes in Talent Booking, Talent Buying and Event Programming. Briclyn’s roster includes: GRAMMY Nominated Artist Eric Roberson, GRAMMY Nominated Artist Maimouna Youssef, GRAMMY Award Winning Artist PJ Morton, and more.
After obtaining her B.S. in Communication Broadcast Journalism from Bowie State University, Anshia moved to New York City to pursue her Master’s degree. By the age of 23 she not only obtained her Master’s degree from The New School in New York, but she also launched her own company in 2007. Utilizing all the skills and knowledge she obtained from impressive internships with Hidden Beach Recordings, Island Def Jam, and TV One to name a few, Crooms drive to make her mark was insatiable; and some of her hard work paid off when she was recognized in 2011 as a nominee for the Billboard Women in Music Special Feature.
In 2015, Briclyn Entertainment secured contracts for Bowie State University Homecoming, produced The Language of Love Music Festival sponsored by Toyota, and for the last eight years has booked clients at legendary music venues and festivals domestically and internationally. Such venues and festivals have been The Jazz Cafe, The Howard Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Performance Arts Center, Winter Park Music Fest and Essence Music Festival. Since 2016, Anshia has been the sole Producer and Talent Buyer for the East Orange New Jersey Music Arts Festival (MACFest). In 2018, Anshia along with her business partner Tiffany Taylor created “Crush Your Craft” a monthly workshop series that features creative individuals within the Entertainment Industry such as Film, Music and Marketing. This series is held at City Winery DC.
As her roster and philanthropic efforts continue to grow, Crooms remains just as excited about her work now as she was in the beginning as a bright eyed college graduate working six seasons in Music Programming at Central Park Summerstage and falling in love with the live show production process. Anshia is also the Co-Founder of Project Hygiene, Inc, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization established to support underprivileged youth ages 10-18 to enhance health and wellness while denouncing bullying by providing toiletries.
When she is not booking clients or producing events you can find her volunteering her time with the DC GRAMMY Chapter where she serves as Executive Board Secretary, Music Business Committee Member, Board Member to Creative Nomads LTD and she is a member of the Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Inc.
Tiffany "Sweetlocs" Taylor
Creative Project Manager
"Music is the air that I breathe," states Tiffany. From R&B to soulful ballads to jazz and possibly some classic. Over eight years experience in helping dreams become a reality. Tiffany has worked with clients from New York to overseas. From marketing to scouting for video locations, weddings, GRAMMY-nominated recording artist, - some say she can do it all. She's known by my family and friends as someone who gets it done. Her motto is “see a need, fill a need”. She was whispered in my ear as a young child to always help others and it stuck.
Tiffany considers herself a humanitarian who loves to pay it forward. She's worked on projects to help others (Katrina Relief Event, Feed the Children, Pink Alive & Project Hygiene iniatives) sharing my gifts and talents with others is her way of paying it forward.
International Booking Agent
Kevin Zavier is the international asset of Briclyn Ent, managing the overseas bookings.
Passionate about music since his early age, he is always eager to get new opportunities. With a definite eye - and ears! - for talent, he always goes the extra mile for his clients, and makes sure the world knows about them.
Based in Paris (France), Kevin has been working with a great variety of artists such as Jussie Smollett, Titiyo, Daley, Christina Milian, pushing the boundaries for music all over Europe.
Marketing & PR Manager
Tierra helps Briclyn put its best face forward and extend its reach through strategic, creative communication about Briclyn bookings, events and other initiatives.
After studying Public Relations and Marketing and receiving her B.A. from Salisbury University, Tierra set out to “connect people to products, resources, programs and ideas that reflect positively on the world we live in” through her work. Her early experiences in the non-profit and government spaces led her to the belief that every brand can benefit from using meaningful messaging to emotionally connect with the audiences who matter most.
As a marketing and communications manager, Tierra’s areas of expertise are integrated marketing campaign development, event promotion and brand management. Her portfolio includes award-winning social media campaigns, national public service announcement campaigns for leading government agencies and successful lead generation campaigns for a higher education institution.
Tierra also holds a M.S. in Communication Management from Towson University. Her graduate studies allowed her to expand her understanding of strategic communication and research, and begin to explore avenues to marry her skills with an important part of her everyday life: music. Tierra’s mission is to use her marketing and PR prowess to connect the masses to music and other artful experiences that inspire, heal and spread joy.
Booking & Events Coordinator
In addition to planning and managing events hosted by Briclyn Ent, Courtney helps coordinate booking duties for Briclyn clients and helps secure talent for Briclyn programming.
Courtney Scott is a multi-faceted marketing, media and project manager who specializes in event planning and management. She received her B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Bowie State University. While at Bowie State, Courtney held various student leadership positions including Resident Assistant, Student Activities Coordinator and Student Government Association Vice President. She also was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Zeta Delta chapter. Through her experiences with Howerton + Wooten Events, Viacom and BET Networks, Apple and WebbMason Marketing Agency, Courtney developed a passion for joining her marketing expertise with her interest in curating events and her love for music.
Inspired to take the next steps in her entertainment and media career, Courtney pursued her M.S. in Media Management from The New School. Upon completing the program, Courtney developed an invaluable resource for young artists called the “Emerging Music Guide.” The guide used cutting-edge research to identify the five elements that set the foundation for success in the careers of future music industry moguls. Her goal was to help young artists, creators, and music professionals successfully manage and understand the music business - creatively, financially, and economically.
Those aspirations still ring true for Courtney today as she aims to become an artist manager with a focus on artist development in business. She also plans to continue to curate events in the music industry that help aspiring artists and professionals reach their own goals.
Melissa assists with logistics and client and vendor interactions at Briclyn-affiliated events and assists with the company’s social media accounts.
A graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), Melissa Witherspoon jump started her career in entertainment and media while pursuing her B.A. in English. At UMES, she was the creator and executive producer of “HawksNTheNest,” a weekly broadcast show that discussed newsworthy topics and highlighted student life on campus.
Melissa went on to hone her TV and radio skills through positions with Urban One, Inc., Rojo Broadcasting and Howard University Television, where she provided administrative, technical and production support for on-air talent and other programming.
Having set her sights on the film industry, Melissa is currently pursuing her MFA in Film in Howard University’s renowned School of Communication. She aspires to create “movies that move people” as a film director.