Tag: New York

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BLACKBIRD Film Announces Theaters

The BLACKBIRD film starring Academy Award Winner Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington has been getting quite the buzz and now the wait is over. Fans can see the film at the theaters listed below. NEW YORK CITY AMC Empire 25 –…

Sony/ATV Takes New Approach in Nashville

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has adopted a pioneering approach among major music publishers by installing an A&R executive to work in Nashville and specialize in non-country music. Mark Abramowitz, who was previously A&R Coordinator in Sony/ATV’s New York office, has relocated…

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103.9 Changes in New York/Terri Avery

The industry is talking about 103.9 in New York. Many are trying to figure out what’s next for the station now that PD Ken Johnson has exited for another Cumulus property in Birmingham. Many PDs and I have had discussions about…

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Taraji P Henson appears on Angie Martinez Show

Taraji P. Henson has a ton of charisma and Angie Martinez really does great radio interviews. It’s truly amazing how, in radio, we learn so many skills as communicators, and the BEST broadcasters are those who can be natural on…

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Robin Thicke and Pharrell lose lawsuit for Blurred Lines

Sending shockwaves through the music community, Marvin Gaye’s children Nona, Frankie and Marvin Gaye III, will receive $4 million in damages and $3.3 million of the profits from the song “Blurred Lines” a song the Gaye children site was a…

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Real 92.3 Wins Big Boy

Looks like iHeartMedia has won Big Boy over Emmis’ Power 106 who was hoping a judge would continue an injunction to keep the LA vet off the air while they forged ahead with their lawsuit, Emmis going up against behemoth…

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Rick Krim Appointed to Major Role at Sony/ATV

Rick Krim Appointed to Major Role at Sony/ATV Sony/ATV Music Publishing has appointed Rick Krim as Co-President, U.S., a role in which he will lead the company’s A&R operations in Los Angeles. The announcement was made by Martin Bandier, the…

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Jack the Rapper Book Signing at Sugar Bar (pic)

Caption: The Living Legend Foundation hosts a book signing at Ashford & Simpson Sugar Bar in New York City for author, Walker Smith. Celebrating the release “Mello Yello, the Incredible Story of Jack the Rapper”.  Photo credit: Ronnie Wright

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New Radio One OM for Detroit Cluster Named

RADIO ONE DETROIT ANNOUNCES NEW OPERATIONS MANAGER (DETROIT, MI…February 19, 2015) – Effective Monday, April 20, 2015 Nate Bell will transition from Radio One Raleigh to the Operations Manager role overseeing four of the leading urban and talk radio stations…

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NAB CRYSTAL RADIO AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

NAB CRYSTAL RADIO AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Broadcasters announced the 50 finalists for the 28th Annual Crystal Radio Awards. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round…

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Beats by Dre Presents & Hot 97’s The Tip Off (pics)

“THE TIP-OFF” SHUTS DOWN NEW YORK CITY PRESENTED BY HOT 97 & BEATS BY DRE Performances By PUFF DADDY | SNOOP DOGG FRENCH MONTANA | A$AP FERG Surprise Appearances From DR. DRE | KANYE WEST | NAS | BUSTA RHYMES…

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WBLS INTRODUCES “CIROC SATURDAYS” WITH DJ CHUCK CHILLOUT

WBLS INTRODUCES “CIROC SATURDAYS” WITH DJ CHUCK CHILLOUT February 9, 2015 (New York, NY) – WBLS 107.5 FM, your #1 source for R&B, is paving the way for innovative radio programming. Recently, the premier R&B radio station introduced “Ciroc Saturdays”…

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S.I.N Founder Vince Pellegrino has Passed Away

Vince Pellegrino founder of the S.I.N. (Street Information Network) and Pellegrino Entertainment Group over 30 years ago has passed from cancer. He was surrounded by loved ones.  Pellegrino was also known for his S.I.N Awards at the end of every year held…