Category: Industry News

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Iggy Azalea and Demi Lovato to Co-Headline Major Event

Vevo, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, announced today Iggy Azalea and Demi Lovato will co-headline its first-ever Vevo CERTIFIED SuperFanFest concert event presented by Honda Stage. To be held at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica,…

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The Concert Stevie Wonder Fans Have Always Wanted

Legendary singer, songwriter, musician and producer Stevie Wonder announced today the SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE PERFORMANCE, a 10+ city tour across North America this fall. Produced and promoted by Live Nation, the performances which are a live adaptation…

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THE WALLS GROUP Makes Huge Debut on Charts

FAST FORWARD, the increasingly popular new release by The Walls Group, grossed the most album sales this week according to Nielsen SoundScan figures and debuted at #1 on the Gospel Album Sales Chart and Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart. This…

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Bacardi Brings in Halloween with Star Studded Caribbean Party

Three superstar artists, three genres, three action-packed nights; one untameable experience. BACARDÍ rum today unleashes BACARDÍ Triangle, an event that will see 1,862 invited guests and competition winners take on one of the world’s most mysterious forces of nature in…

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Icon and Rising Star Join Kid Ink on New Single

Chart-topping, multi-platinum selling hip-hop artist Kid Ink releases his brand new single “Body Language” featuring renowned Grammy Award winner Usher and burgeoning R&B superstar Tinashe. Produced by the Grammy Award winning team Stargate, along with Cashmere Cat, the bonafide club…

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Indie Label Scores Landmark Distribution Deal with RED

The influential independent reissue label Sundazed Music has announced its new distribution arrangement with the equally innovative RED. Beginning on October 1, 2014, RED will distribute Sundazed’s new releases, as well as its massive catalogue of vintage garage, surf, psychedelia,…

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UPLIFTING ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORS GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA

The Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation (@gmhmonth) is proud to announce that UPLIFTING ENTERTAINMENT (@UPtv) will sponsor and help promote the annual “Evolution of Gospel” celebration at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The sixth…

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The Kids of Ferguson Release Powerful PSA: “Hey White People”

It’s been exactly one month since officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed teen, Michael Brown. Despite evidence of several inconsistencies between his alleged story and multiple accounts by witnesses, the officer has not yet been charged or arrested. The streets of…

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Pitbull and More to Honor RCA’s Tom Corson

The T.J. Martell Foundation is proud to announce the addition of Bleachers, Us The Duo and Bea Miller to their impressive lineup of performers for its 15th Annual Family Day on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New…

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Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Involved in Family Feud

Jimmy Fallon is winning!” That aforementioned quote is from a friend of mine who works as a television producer in the industry. Monday night Steve Harvey made an appearance on The Tonight Show in a capacity in which Steve is very familiar….

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Queen Latifah Makes Valiant Return

Sony Pictures Television’s The Queen Latifah Show, hosted by global entertainment icon Queen Latifah, returns with an all new season on Monday, September 15 (visit queenlatifah.com for “Where to Watch” in your local market). This season Queen will expand her…

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SiriusXM Slated to “Disrupt” The Airwaves

TechCrunch and SiriusXM announced it will launch “TechCrunch Radio,” a limited-run series premiering at Disrupt San Francisco 2014, one of the most anticipated tech conferences of the year. TechCrunch’s East Coast Editor, John Biggs, and writer and reporter, Jordan Crook,…

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Usher Ready to Open Endless Possibilities for the Youth

Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, today announced that Usher is joining with the company to launch a new “Open a World of Possible” initiative, designed to elevate the importance and joy of reading for all…

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Arsenio Hall Inspired King of Comedy and Radio

King of Comedy legend and now iconic radio host, steve harvey appeared on Oprah’s “Life Class” series and he told the most amazing story about arsenio hall. You never know where your inspiration will come from and Steve tells the…

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Rickey Smiley Pleads the Fifth

Comedian Rickey Smiley, host of the much-acclaimed Rickey Smiley Morning Show and star of the new hit series under the same name on Dish Nation, has now decided to take his knack for making people have a good time, to…