Born in North Carolina, Michael Mauldin established a strong work ethic early in his life with high hopes of obtaining an opportunity in the music business. While pursuing his goal, he had a son named Jermaine Dupri, and individually, they share a hallmark-like status in Atlanta. With over 35 years of experience, Mauldin has worked… Read more »
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Young Foxx shares thoughts on making it in the music industry. Video director: Justin Dennis
Name: Karen Civil The Business: KarenCivil.com Industry: Entertainment/Media Twitter: @KarenCivil Every so often, behind-the-scenes players get their chance to shine in the spotlight. Music insider and Beats by Dre entertainment manager Karen Civil is not stepping out of the limelight any time soon. With her self-titled blog bringing in over 1.2 million monthly visitors, it’s… Read more »
The International Music Conference invited some of our favorite music industry execs to provide feedback to emerging artists at their Artist Showcase. Held at Atlanta’s Harlem Nights, GRAMMY award-winning producer, Jon Jon Traxx, Radio One’s Hurricane Dave, Vicki Mack Lataillade, Rocky Bivens, and Ron “Tricky” Montgomery sat front in center to scout new talent. While rapper Chief with his “You See Me”… Read more »
Advice to your peers is one of those topics that is necessary but not always openly given. World Famous G-Mack, an Atlanta-based DJ, took the time to sit with rolling out to offer advice to up-and-coming DJs. Hope this helps! – Joi Pearson @JoiAPearson www.twitter.com/JoiAPearsonwww.facebook.com/JoiAPearson What got you into deejaying? How long have you been doing it? I’ve always… Read more »
When you’re out in the club or networking at events, it’s rare to hear the conversation between women in the music industry travel to their latest reads, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t reading. Many of the useful tips that help women like industry executives, Shanti Das, Amber Grimes, and Treesound Studios’ Mali Hunter, succeed in… Read more »
Hot 107.9‘s DJ Drama sits down with rollingout and shares his Father’s Day plans and how he balances raising his daughters and being successful in the music industry.
Happy Father’s Day to a few of our favorite musical artists and their kids. We all know it isn’t easy juggling career and family but they have figured out the balance. Check out photos below.
Monifah had already woven herself into the tapestry of R&B music history with her slew of ‘90s R&B hits. The singer made another major impact on the music scene when she came out as a lesbian last year and shared her relationship with her longtime girlfriend, Terez, on TV One’s “R&B Divas.” Now, in a… Read more »
Soundz made a name for himself in music after working with the singing group One Chance and linking with Usher in Atlanta. He was soon signed by Usher as a producer and eventually caught the ears of top notch artists such as Rihanna, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber and Pit Bull. After seven years in the… Read more »
GRAMMY award-winning producer and musician, Stevie J, is most recently known for his star quality performance on “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” but what many seem to forget is that Stevie J is responsible for many of the classic R&B and hip-hop songs we have cherished from Biggie, Mariah Carey, and more. Learn about… Read more »
Young Guru, best known for his role as Jay-Z‘s tour DJ and go-to engineer, brings his music industry insight to GrammyU’s “Era of the Engineer” college tour. As rollingout caught Young Guru in Atlanta at Emory University, Guru shared the career opportunities for engineers in all facets of the music industry.
Photo provided by Jerry White of WhyCauseICan.com As the crowd enjoyed performances from BMI‘s talented independent artists, much of the crowd was waiting on clouds for the New Orleans rapper to take the stage. Curren$y, who has always moved on his own time, has a large underground following in Atlanta, that packed out King Plow’s… Read more »