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Sway Calloway Takes His Morning Show to TV

Flipps, a unique platform for streaming entertainment from the cloud to the TV screen using only a smartphone, has partnered with acclaimed radio host, record producer, and TV personality, Sway Calloway, to cast exclusive video interviews to connected TVs globally….

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Live Nation Secures Los Angeles Treasure Despite Rigorous Battle

Live Nation was involved in a rigorous bidding war with Nederlander/AEG over the right to operate Los Angeles’ legendary Greek Theatre. Now that the battle has come to an end, Live Nation released a statement regarding their victory. Live Nation…

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T.I. Doesn’t Pull Any Punches with Larry King

T.I. returns to Larry King’s hot seat on the Emmy nominated series “Larry King Now” for a revealing discussion about what influenced his newest album ‘Paperwork,’ the on-going situation in Ferguson, Mo. & his recipe for longevity in the ever-changing…

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Mac Miller’s Indie Success Leads to Major Situation

Warner Bros.. Records (WBR) announced that it has signed a global recording contract with renowned rapper Mac Miller, as well as with his record label REMember Music. Since beginning his career, in 2007 aged 15, Mac has released two studio albums,…

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Rapper ILOVEMAKONNEN attacked while Performing

Drake protege ILOVEMAKONNEN was attacked during a recent performance for CMJ at SOB’s in NY. While performing his hit “Tuesday” a patron in a gray hoodie reaches out to shake his hand then when the rapper responds the man punches…

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Chief Keef dropped by Interscope, Calls Staff “Whitehonkies”

Controversial rapper Chief Keef was dropped from Interscope Records reportedly two weeks ago. The rapper vented about the label (post signee Jimmy Iovine’s departure) on twitter stating the label fell off afer Iovine and Dre departed. “When Jimmy n Dre left that’s…

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10 Artists to Watch

Tis the season of new music which is just on time for your holiday needs. As 2014 comes to a close, urban music is making a huge push into 2015. Major labels are releasing new Hip-Hop and R&B projects, developing…

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2015 CES Innovations in Lifestyle Technologies

2015 International CES to Feature Latest Innovations in Lifestyle Technologies Lifestyle-focused conferences and exhibits produced by Living in Digital Times to highlight technology advancements in education, family connectivity, the aging population, wearable tech and fashion, fitness and health Paris and…

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iHeartMedia Ready to Celebrate Latin Music in a Major Way

Saturday, November 22nd the Los Angeles Forum will never be the same as iHeartMedia invades the legendary venue. iHeartMedia announced Pitbull, J. Balvin and Becky G as new additions to its first-ever “iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina presented by Sprint” line-up. The…

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SiriusXM Puts Listeners in a Scary Situation

SiriusXM announced its exclusive Halloween-themed programming beginning Friday, October 24 at 6:00 pm ET. The extensive programming, which will include everything from scary stories for adults to party sounds for kids and families and more, will air across SiriusXM’s multiple…

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Garcelle Beauvais Talks about Being Mistaken for a Nanny

Tune in as today’s show features Garcelle Beauvais discussing her latest children’s book, I Am Living In 2 Homes,  which was written to educate children that are living with parents in separate homes. Garcelle also speaks about raising biracial children and…

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DJ Fired after Sex Change, Listeners Retaliate

This would not have gone over well in the States. ENGLAND: Capital FM DJ has Sex Change, Listeners Urge Station to Rehire Stephanie Hirst (previously Simon Hirst) underwent a sex change this past June. Station bosses relieved the vet DJ…

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President Obama Pitches Urban Radio for Midterm Votes

The President turned to urban radio stations yesterday to encourage black voters to participate in the midterm elections. Black turnout will be vital to Democrats to help determine control of the senate.  “This isn’t about my feelings being hurt,” Obama…