Category: Industry News

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Revolt Music Conference Lives Up to the Hype (PICS)

Day One of the inaugural REVOLT Music Conference rocked Miami Beach and marked REVOLT TV’s one year on-air anniversary. With welcome remarks from CEO Keith Clinkscales, the day featured rousing keynote addresses by Guy Oseary (Manager and Founder of Maverick)…

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‘Dear White People’ Star Dishes on the Movie

There is a huge buzz about the film, ‘Dear White People.’ The film’s star Tyler James Williams stopped by the Dish Nation studio in Atlanta to talk about the synopsis of the film, it’s popularity, what he has in common…

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Iyanla Vanzant Joins Forces with Radio to Tackle Hot Button Issue

WHUR 96.3 FM and HUR-Voices SiriusXM 141, part of the Howard University Radio Network, are joining forces with Verizon to host a domestic violence forum featuring life coach Iyanla Vanzant on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 7:30-9 p.m. at Cramton Auditorium….

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Ice Cube Explains Not Giving His Son the Role in the NWA Movie

Ice Cube sat down with BlackTree TV to talk about the film “Book of Life” but during the interview he was also asked about the upcoming NWA movie, “Straight Outta Compton.’ The rapper/actor talks about the process his son went through…

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Historic Black Record Label Building Prepares to be Destroyed for Hotel

PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL RECORDS SAYS GOODBYE AS ‘SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA’ BUILDING FOREVER SILENCED – FORMER HOME OF GAMBLE & HUFF’S WORLD-RENOWNED PHILLY SOUND AND CAMEO-PARKWAY RECORDS TO MAKE WAY FOR HI-RISE HOTEL AND LUXURY CONDOMINIUM Lowering and Removal of Iconic Neon Sign…

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Raheem DeVaughn Embodies the Spirit of Democracy

Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and founder of the LoveLife Foundation, Raheem DeVaughn, told the audience he was attempting to lead by example with his music and foundation as he accepted the Ruby Campbell Pulliam “Love You More” Servant Leadership and Community…

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Fight Over Pendergrass Estate Ends In Fraud Ruling

We have witnessed all sort of shenanigans when celebrities die in regard to who controls their estates. Let’s add acclaimed and deceased soul singer Teddy Pendergrass to the mix of entertainers whose family embarked in a feud after their death….

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R&B SINGER/SONGWRITER INKS MAJOR DISTRIBUTION DEAL

In Entertainment news, R&B sensation singer/songwriter Tocarra Hamilton inks major worldwide distribution deal via joint venture with Atlanta-based record label AE Music Group (distributed by Rebel Hill Music/Warner Music Group): for her imprint Tocarra Music. Tocarra, best known for her…

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will.i.am Unveils the Future of Wearable Devices

Musician, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and Founder of i.am+™ will.i.am unveiled his new smartband wearable device, i.amPULS, at the i.am+ keynote presentation during Dreamforce 2014. The industry-first PULS wearable is untethered and has the ability to make/receive calls and operates independently of…

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Looking for a Job in Radio Promotions?

SummitMedia Greenville has a position for a Promotions Coordinator open. All interested internal/external applicants are encouraged to apply and submit resumes to greenville.jobs@summitmediacorp.com (position will be posted on websites 10/16) JOB DESCRIPTION The Promotions Coordinator is responsible for assisting the…

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iHeartMedia Takes Halloween Broadcasting to Monumental Heights

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. and its partner iHeartMedia officially announced its annual Empire State Building (ESB) Halloween LED tower music-to-light show. The global icon will synchronize its world-famous LED tower lights to classic Halloween hits broadcast on iHeartMedia’s powerhouse…

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Want to Know What’s Going On with Radio One?

Radio One, Inc. will be holding a conference call for investors, analysts and other interested parties to discuss its results for the third fiscal quarter of 2014. The conference call is scheduled for Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m….

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The Berklee City Music Network Conference Adds Legendary Guest Speakers

Wow! The Berklee City Music Network Conference c has announced new guests speakers. Just Announced! Bill Withers Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, known for hits such as “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Just the Two Of Us” Gladys Knight The incomparable seven-time Grammy…

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iHeartMedia Chicago Enhances the Brand with New Hire

iHeartMedia Chicago announced today that Anne Hudson has been named Local Sales Manager of 107.5 WGCI-FM, V103 [WVAZ-FM] and Inspiration 1390 [WGRB-AM], effective immediately. “Anne Hudson will be an excellent addition to our local sales team,” said Jason Courtemanche, Vice…