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CD Baby Pro Sees150% growth in Royalty Collection

Collecting certain types of royalties as a self-releasing artist was once a pipe dream, especially in markets outside their home country. Since indie music powerhouse CD Baby launched its Pro service in 2013, more than 110,000 musicians and songwriters have…

Universal Music Group Names New SVP of Film & Television Synchronization

Universal Music Group (UMG) announced that Maria Alonte has been appointed to Senior Vice President of Film & Television Synchronization for Def Jam Recordings, Island Records and Republic Records, effective immediately. Alonte will oversee licensing music from Def Jam, Island…

Throwback Hip Hop Station Makes Debut in Detroit

Greater Media has officially unveiled the All New 105.1 The Bounce… Detroit’s Throwback Hip Hop and R&B! 105.1 The Bounce features throwback hip hop and R&B songs from the 90’s and 2000’s, including artists that span from 2Pac and Ice…

Jay Z’s Business Acumen Bites an Apple

Why is anyone surprised that Apple is in negotiations with TIDAL? While there may be more to the deal behind the scenes, Apple music wants to be Number One at ALL costs. Just this week there was a report that Spotify’s…

WGCI Kicks Off Summertime Chi with the Summer Jam (PICS)

Something about this time of year keeps me in a nostalgic state of mind.  In Chicago, summer is not taken lightly due to the severity of the winters.  As Kanye so eloquently stated, “aaahh summertime Chi,” it’s not just the…

Magnum Condoms Ventures into Hip Hop with Compound Gold

Magnum™ Large Size Condoms Launches the “Compound Gold Project” Magnum™ Partners with the Compound, Dave East, BJ The Chicago Kid, Jim Jones, Joey Bada$$, Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss on hip-hop music collaboration The Compound Gold Project includes three songs, behind-the-scenes…

What’s Better Than a Free Concert Featuring Monica?

  What’s better than a free concert featuring Monica?  Not much but how about free concert that features Monica, Bilal, and a few others. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw is partnering with BET & AEG to host the kickoff concert for the…

A Tribe Called Quest to Be Honored by ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will host its 29th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. A Tribe Called Quest, one of the most…