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Where Will The ESSENCE Festival Be Next Year?

Essence Communications President Michelle Ebanks announced an extended agreement with the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans to host the Essence Festival ™ through 2019. “We are so pleased to extend our partnership with the State of…


Iggy Azalea Gives “Millionaire” Strategy

As the iHeartRadio Music Festival approaches, several artists are participating in the “Road to Vegas” promo. Chart topping female rapper, Iggy Azalea, was one of the first to answer a few questions about what she likes about Las Vegas and…


Chris Brown, Nelly, Wale And Other Artists PUT HANDS Up for Ferguson

As the story continues to develop surrounding the shooting death of unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri many people are “Putting Hands Up” to show solidarity for Ferguson.  During a Celebrity flag football game held last weekend…


Jagged Edge Talks Gift and Curse of Radio

  Jermaine Dupri recently said that R&B music changed because too many artists try to cater to the sound that is on the radio. The words that JD uttered resonated with me and stayed with me for a while to…

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Red Bull Honors Legendary Hip Hop Producer

Saturday, August 16, 2014 marked the first time in history that legendary hip-hop producer Mannie Fresh was publically honored for his life’s achievements. Red Bull Music Academy Presents: The Mind of Mannie Fresh showcased a series of artists who have…


Hip Hop Vet Gives 10 Reasons why Hip Hop Artists should Support Ferguson

Why now or why this particular cause, you may be asking. Talib Kweli actually tweeted his 10 reasons why he needed to go to Ferguson, MO as he is slated to arrive in the city on Tuesday. These 10 reasons alone may inspire, encourage, or spark the brain of other hip hop artists to once again become a voice for the voiceless.


Hip Hop Veteran Headed to Ferguson

There are many people who believe hip hop has failed the community. Many would argue that a culture that once gave a voice to the voiceless seems to be suffering from a bad case of laryngitis when it comes to…


Pandora and Merlin Partner To Help Independent Labels And Artists

Merlin, the global rights agency for the independent label sector, and Pandora, the leading internet radio service, announced a comprehensive partnership designed to help independent labels and artists grow the audiences they reach and the royalties they receive. The deal…


Warner Bros. Records Promotes Peter Gray to EVP, Head of Promotions

Warner Bros. Records (WBR) today announced the promotion of Peter Gray to Executive Vice President, Head of Promotion. Based at the company’s Burbank headquarters, Gray reports to WBR Chairman & CEO Cameron Strang. As a member of WBR’s senior management team,…

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Will.i.am Says The Music Industry is Dead

Here we go again with another artist proclaiming that the music industry is dead. Nas said, “Hip Hop” was dead some time ago but now Will.i.am, in an interview where he also talks about embracing technology, states vehemently that the music…

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Rightscorp’s Copyright Monetization Service Increases Representation

Rightscorp, the leading provider of monetization services for artists and holders of copyrighted Intellectual Property (IP), today reported a significant increase in the number of titles it represents on the Billboard Charts, including a recent #1 song on the Billboard…