Backstage with Bella


Backstage with Bella ~~*

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Bella Starr -Radio Host, TV Host, Blogger, and Photographer.
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Hi everyone! I am Bella Starr, and creator of Music Assent. I am a certified Radio & TV Personality. I have been a seat usher at a music theater, dancer, party promoter, event specialist, worked in artist development, radio host, tv host, commercial editor, actress, photographer, and model (promotions). I have also been writing about Music for about 7 years now.

Since a little girl I have loved music, concerts, award shows, and listening to the radio. I would call up to the radio stations and record it on my cassette tapes at home, ALOT (LOL). My first concert was at the age of two (ZZ Top). I was front row on my dad’s shoulders, and that was the start of a 40-year passion for Music. I had seen over 50 concerts before I was 5 years old. I have been to over 1,000 music concerts in my lifetime (so far). Front row, or backstage for a lot of those shows throughout the years. In my teen years I was a seat usher at the Music Theater in Tinley Park, IL. There, is where I met Eminem, Insane Clown Posse, and Black-Eyed Peas (Backstage).

I absolutely love to dance. I was self-taught by watching the music greats Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul, Prince, and Madonna. Also, watching Soul Train, American Band Stand, and Star Search on the weekends. I even made it a career in my late teens into my early 20’s. and loved every minute of it. I’ve danced along many different artists, and crowds in the thousands.

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In my 20’s I worked with some of the biggest music event promoters in Chicago bringing many big named artists to the area and organizing sold-out shows. It was a lot of networking, number crunching, down to passing out flyers, and taking tickets at the door.

From there I went into TV and hosting Real Recognize Real TV on CAN TV in Chicago. I interviewed some of my favorite artists that came into town. My very first interview was with Musiq Soulchild.

About the same time, I also became a Radio Host on Raw TV Radio on 92.3FM and The Show (Fridays) on 1030AM. I was on the radio for about 13 years, and then continued to work behind the scenes for another 2 years.


I have met so many wonderful and amazing people over the years in the music business and will forever be grateful for every amazing moment.

Will I go back on the Radio one day? Maybe! A lot has changed since I started, and Music has changed drastically over the years. Maybe a different genre, format, and if works for my life I would.

Currently, I am working on my very own Podcast & YouTube show in 2024. I will post the links as its up and running.

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Music Assent was created in 2017 after a 15-year career in radio, tv, and film in Chicago, IL.
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