We exist to reimagine the American music industry.
The National Collegiate Entertainers Group (NCEG) is a platform designed to incubate the next generation of global talent by providing a safe place for professional development.
Every success story, and every dollar donated, puts us one step closer to our goal of launching a national scholarship program for aspiring music entrepreneurs.
NCEG began as a single group of college students.
Together, with a shared passion for music, we created a system for pursuing success in the music industry while in college.
Beginning in 2013, as the organization formally known as "Panther Entertainment Group", NCEG started on the campus of Georgia State University with the objective of training students via hands-on experience. Our members learn about marketing, branding, artist development, audio production, and various other facets of the music industry, by creating content and performing for their peers.
10 years of research has resulted in an ever-expanding network of up-and-coming talent on both sides of the industry equation.
Here are a few highlights from our members & alumni:
Follow the complete story of our movement.
Starting with a single campus in 2013, to today...
Students from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA meet to discuss their challenges in navigating the music industry as young professionals.
"PEG" members begin experimenting with various strategies for finding and developing talent on campus.
"PEG" original roster of artists is formed and begins operations on campus to test market feedback.
NCEG is welcomed into the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) of Georgia State University to help facilitate a community for music entrepreneurship & innovation on campus.
NCEG students host first-ever college A3C Music Festival stage, sponsored by Squarespace.
Founder, Derek Jackson, publishes "NCEG: The Manual"; a complete guide to starting an NCEG chapter on any college campus.
NCEG expands to 5 campuses in the Metro Atlanta area and launches "MOGULS"; a college music competition.
The people behind the magic.
Professional music technologist, Aaron Neal serves as the Chief Technical Officer for NCEG
Founding member, experienced digital marketer, and community organizer for The Digilogue
Specializing in artist management & public relations, Dasha Ware is the Owner & CEO of RSG Agency
Serial entrepreneur and author of "NCEG:The Manual", Derek Jackson is one of the founding members of NCEG
Owner & CEO of Top X Management, Taryn is a accomplished alumni of the alpha chapter of NCEG