Sujit Kundu is by far one of the hardest working professionals in the Nightclub Industry today.
As a 16-year-old party kid and hip-hop fan in Fullerton, California, SKAM founder/owner Sujit Kundu once boasted to friends that he could fill a local club with flagging attendance. His friends laughed, and made a bet he’d fail. By the end of the summer, Kundu was offered a job to run the venue. – source
Sujit Kundu is an artist and major “behind-the-scenes” music executive. He is the current owner of SKAM Artist, Inc. He has worked with (and still continues to work with) everyone from Lil Jon, Drake, Lil Wayne, Jermaine Dupri, Nicki Minaj, Havana Brown, and more. – source
There is not a single professional out there that is as dedicated to this industry as Sujit Kundu. And no matter how busy Sujit is, he always seems to still find time to answer the phone, answer emails and find new ways to continuously grow his business and his brand. SKAM Artists.
When we decided to launch The Official Nightclub Hall of Fame™, Sujit Kundu was first on the list, as one of the Top Industry Mavens that deserved to be honored in The Official Nightclub Hall of Fame™. Im glad more and more people are now giving Sujit and his team (the #SKAMFam) the recognition and respect that he deserves.
“Congratulations Sujit, and Thank You for everything you have done and continue to do for our industry.” – Ryan Dahlstrom (President and Founder of the Nightclub Hall of Fame™)
Sujit Kundu didn’t grow up dreaming of being an artist or a major behind the scenes music executive. In fact, if it hadn’t of been for some of his high school boys he might be a doctor or an accountant instead of the CEO of a thriving management company and Vice President at the world’s biggest music label. As life would have it though, in the early nineties, his Orange County California buddies were throwing some unsuccessfully attended Rave parties, and he thought he could do better.
His own parties started small, but before graduation rolled around his Raves were drawing crowds of up to 4000. That success grew into him promoting parties and performances that featured some of hip hop and R&B’s biggest acts at the time. “I had Warren G, Cypress Hill, KRS-One, Mobb Deep’s first California show,” he says, then adds, “And I would of have Biggie too, but he canceled on me.” After high school, Sujit attended University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) where he majored in Economics and Accounting. Although he considered abandoning promotion in favor focusing exclusively on academics, three weeks after classes began he was out scouting venues. “I went to this young guy who owned a little bar and explained my concept to him,” Sujit remembers. “And he was down.”
By the time he graduated from UCSB, Sujit had expanded his party promotion business into radio promotions and mix shows. He also teamed with the then music director of LA’s Power 106 to form a production and DJ management company. As a production company they landed a top ten radio hit with Shade Sheist’s “Where I Wanna Be.” Meanwhile, Sujit took a radio promotions job at MCA Records. That position didn’t last long, but it did give him his first experience working for a major record label. A few years later when his production / management company disbanded, his partner kept the production arm and Sujit kept the DJ management side, renaming itSKAM (Sujit Kundu Artist Management).