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Access All Areas is Your Triple-A Pass To The Music Industry ™

A Music Education Brand

Access All Areas is a music education brand launched by music business executive and lecturer Hakeem Stevens in 2020 with a unique monthly seminar, new artist showcase and networking event. Its first sell-out event occurred in March 2020, before the first lockdown, and it continued as a virtual event series throughout the pandemic. Our events primarily target 15-24-year-old NEET and Ethnic minority creatives and executives. In the next year, the Access All Areas brand is expanding with plans to tour its unique event around the UK and internationally, its first music conference, a music education book series, mentoring programme, a radio show and much more! Access All Areas is Your Triple-A Pass To The Music Industry™

TEAM

Host & Resident DJ

DJ Longers

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DJ Longers is a mainstay on London’s clubbing circuit, leading to him rocking crowds at Celebrity parties and concerts throughout the nation. This includes red carpet events for A-Listers & Black Music luminaries such as Idris Elba's wedding in Morocco, MOBO Awards 2017 after-party and the BET Awards 2019 launch party. As well as exclusive parties and tours with Will Smith, Jay Z, Cardi B, Kevin Hart, Dave Chapelle, Amber Rose, Bill Bellamy, Wu-Tang Clan, Wiz Khalifa & Jodeci to name just a few. Longers music career has now spanned over two decades and seen him tour extensively throughout UK & Europe spinning in some of the world’s hottest nightclubs in countries such as Cyprus; Spain; Germany; Sweden; Denmark & Ireland and as far field as Mexico, Canada, Virgin Islands & Antigua.

He has hosted successful radio shows on top London pirate stations Xtreme, Juice and Station FM, as well as community station Bang FM and US internet radio station Be100. Throughout his radio career, he has interviewed superstars such as Rihanna; Kanye West; Busta Rhymes; Ne-Yo & T.I., which lead to two prestigious UMA 2014 (Urban Music Awards) Nominations for Best DJ & Best Radio Show for Longers.
Resident Moderator

Anna-Marie

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Anna-Marie is the new moderator for Access All Areas.

She kickstarted her in career 2016, Anna-Marie Descartes began hosting Vox Pop content on her YouTube channel and quickly navigated her way to hosting live events for Sanctuary LDN, a stage at The Great Escape Festival and red carpets for MOBO.

In 2018, launched her own talk show called Live With Anna-Marie. Set in a house party, Anna-Marie brings together her favourite faces for chats, drinks and games. Previous guests include, R.A.E, Emiko and Kaniva. To date she has worked with several notable brands including So Far Sounds, Brazza, and Astrid & Miyu.

In 2021, Anna-Marie won the Future
Presenter award at Edinburgh TV Festival and launched the New Music Friday show on No Signal radio. She is also resident host for both 180 Soho House and the Wired 4 Music webinars. To date Anna-Marie has interviewed stars such as Michael B. Jordan, Grace Jones, DVSN, Afro B, JVCK JAMES and Samm Henshaw to name a few.

When she is not on camera, Anna-Marie is the founder of natural skincare and modern wellness company, House of Embrace that supports healthy living and embracing one's natural beauty.
Founder & CEO

Hakeem Stevens

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Hakeem Stevens has thirty years of music industry experience in various disciplines from marketing, promotion and A&R to PR, event and talent management. Starting his career as a club and pirate radio DJ, Hakeem has worked in various roles in the music business, including positions as Senior Urban A&R / Promotions Manager for Warner Music UK; European Marketing & Promotions Manager at VP Records; New Media & Special Projects Co-Ordinator at Choice FM; Promotions & Marketing Manager for Trace magazine. Hakeem also spent 3 1/2 years as a music journalist writing for various publications in the UK & US, including XXL Magazine, Vibe, Hip Hop Connection, Trace, Rap Sheet & more. In 2004 he launched a 360 music company USM Media Group covering marketing, promotions, A&R and event management consultancy, and talent management. USM has worked with high profile clients such as Universal Music, Warner Music, Ministry of Sound, BlackBerry, BFI and Choice FM. Alongside talent such as Kano, Lethal B, Estelle, Big Narstie, BBC 1Xtra's Ace, Pitbull, Lil’ Jon, Spragga Benz, Alison Hinds and Grammy award-winning producer Salaam Remi to name a few. He has been responsible for marketing and promoting almost twenty five Gold and Platinum-certified albums and over fifty national top 40 hit singles throughout his career. He recently passed his MA in Music Business Management & CMI in Strategic Management at the University of West London with a Distinction and is a BA Music Business Lecturer at UWL and the founder of Access All Areas.
Operations Manager

Stacey Natasha

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As a music lover, Stacey has always been surrounded by industry creatives supporting their careers, so she decided to take the next step into the business and start her organisation, ‘Envi Entertainment’. Founded in 2017 as a music promotion organisation and formed by a small collective of passionate people and planning to support artists and provide them with various opportunities. She now manages a roster of international acts and is one of the Caribbean Afro Music Awards founders. As an experienced Music Promoter and budding DJ, Stacey is now the Operations Manager for Access All Areas.

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