EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, TOUR MANAGER, DJ
Omar Blanco Valentin, known as DJ BLANCO, is a young entrepreneur from Iowa with a focus in music business, artist development, and live music production. As a promising capitalist with a keen ability to anticipate problems, Omar is well-versed in creating exceptional entertainment such as Musical Genius Productions -- Iowa's Leading Mobile DJ!
Well educated in the music industry on subjects like music publishing, copyright law, tour, and live sound management, Omar drives Summerfoam Live to become the Nation's Hottest Foam & Glow Party! Omar is certified by the Small Business Administration, in 2014, in entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and general business.
Omar's responsibilities involve budgeting, advancing with venues, booking agents and artists, hiring and training road staff, and advertising. Following high school, Omar accumulated strong interpersonal skills through the management of Devotion Live Entertainment and Devotion Music group, LLC.
As a sound engineer, since 2009, Omar has mixed sound for local bands and venues. At age fourteen, he started DJ Thriller-Musical Genius (now known as Musical Genius Productions), a wedding DJ service. In 2018 Omar became an audio and lighting tech for M&D Sound, a local production company. In less than 1.5 years as a stagehand, he's climbed up to work for Premier Global Productions, the largest staging company in the US.
Omar is the recipient of the 2014 Iowa DAR North East Good Citizen Award and Iowa State Bar Association American Citizenship Award. Music awards include the John Philip Sousa Award and Iowa Choral Directors Association Award.
- Silver Cord Citizenship Award
- Iowa State Bar Foundation Citizenship Award
- Iowa DAR State Good Citizen Nominee
- Globe Gazette Star Class Language Recipient
- Audio & Lighting Tech - M&D Sound
- Stagehand, Rigger, Spot Op, Tech - North Iowa Area Auditorium
- Stagehand, Rigger, Spot Op - United Hands
- Stagehand, Rigger - IATSE Local 67
- Steel Stage Tech - Premier Global Productions (PGP)
- Wedding DJ - Musical Genius Productions