Five months ago Presidential Style met up with Mali on the red carpet in Atlanta GA at the premiere of Captain America. Although it was a brief in encounter we will never forgot her. She is a very spiritual, laid back individual. Very successful, yet very humble and she is a little hippy at heart. She loves being behind the scenes but her work speaks for her. She has worked with T.I, Neyo, 2 Chain, Ludacris, Anthony Hamilton just to name a few. Sit back and enjoy the ride as we take you into the life of one of the biggest influences in the music industry today.
Mali Hunter hasn’t always lived her current inspirational lifestyle. In her teen years, she struggled, heading down a wrong path that landed her in trouble with the law.
“I had many bad influences in my life,” she said.
Today this musician and music and film industry leader sings a different tune. She strives to influence young people, particularly young girls, to stay out of trouble.
A partner in TeaLeaf Music and a general manger of TreeSound Studios, an 18,000-square-foot recording facility that utilizes sustainable and green practices, Hunter has worked with popular artists including B.o.B, Justin Bieber, Drake, Lil Wayne, the Goo Goo Dolls, Fantasia, Toni Braxton and Usher.
Hunter started her music career more than 20 years ago — creating music for commercials through her marketing and public relations firm, Retnuh Productions Inc.
Hunter believes music is a gift that should be shared. She does numerous workshops and events with kids at TreeSound, including kids from Foster Kids of America and Girl Scouts of America. She recently welcomed Girl Scouts from all over the nation to learn about self-esteem through the Dove Uniquely Me program.
“We invite girls into the studio to talk to them about issues facing them. We also teach them about being green and environmentally friendly,” she said. “We get other women in the industry to talk to them and tell them that life wasn’t perfect for them either but everything happens for a reason and you can use those challenges to better your life.”
She also supports the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and has participated in educational panels and speaking engagements with the Dallas Austin Foundation. She also organizes and hosts women’s mixers and conferences for women from various careers, ethnic backgrounds and regions.
The entertainment industry is filled with people who yes you to no and blow you off before you are even out the door. Not so for this weeks”Good Girl” Mali Hunter. In short Mali is a breath of fresh air. She makes the good girl list because she is who she is and doesn’t apologize for it. From her hair to her tennis shoes we just love her. More than that though, she’s so down to earth and willing to share good advice. In an industry dominated by men, Mali runs the best studio in Atlanta.
The Tree Sound Family is on a mission to educate the world on the importance of sustainable living and the impact of conscious consumerism through the power of music.
Mali started her music career in Chicago on the advertising side creating music for commercials through her company Retnuh Productions. She was successful in creating musical campaigns for Leo Burnett, Foote Cone & Belding, DDB and more. She has traveled the world making music and has built a wealth of friends and allies in the business like no other. After owning her own recording studio in Chicago and NY she decided to move down to Atlanta where she now manages Tree Sound while partnering her company Retnuh Productions with Treesound/Treeleaf.
Mali shows us all how you don’t have to hoe yourself out (uh hmm, we aren’t calling any names) or be a biatch to make it. We can’t wait to get out to her studio!
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