For this interview ENCATC spoke to Cartier Pitts a native from Cleveland, Ohio. Cartier attended The Ohio State University where she studied Arts Management with minors in Spanish, Dance and Music, Media and Enterprise (MME) minor hopes of working in the global music business as an A&R. She began getting her feet wet in the music industry in Columbus with managing other college students in the autumn of 2018. Cartier officially obtained the LLC for Carnelian Productions during her junior year in March 2019. Recently, Carnelian Productions was granted a position in the inaugural year-long Black Independent Music Accelerator (BIMA) organized by the American Association for Independent Music (A2IM).