Son of former basketball legend, Julius "Dr J" Erving, II (Philadelphia 76ers)
Co-Founder, Partner - Erving Wonder - Executive Vice President - Erving Wonder/Sanctuary Group Inc., New York City
While a student at Clark University in Atlanta, Erving learned the fundamentals of music marketing and promotion during an internship at Steve Rifkin’s Loud Records. In 1996, he launched his own management company, J. Erving Group, and secured his first client, a female R&B group out of Chicago. Erving later teamed up with longtime friend Troy Carter to form Erving/Wonder Management in Philadelphia, a city described by music executives as one of the most fertile breeding grounds for developing new talent in the genres of hip-hop and R&B.
Erving has managed to discover dynamic performers and position himself as a music mogul. One of Erving/Wonder’s success stories is the London-born duo Floetry, whose 2002 debut album received Grammy nominations. Erving’s roster of talent also includes such top names as Angie Stone, Rodney Jerkins, and hip-hop artists Freeway and Journalist.
In 2004, Erving/Wonder became a division of Sanctuary Group, one of the largest international music companies. Erving is now executive vice president of Sanctuary Group’s urban division, which represents such artists as Nelly, Tweet and D12.