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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 […]
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” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
SoSo Def took over Atlanta, not just for the weekend, but for over two decades. This weekend, SoSo Def family and friends celebrated 20 years of success along with Vibe, Ciroc, and many music industry insiders and Atlanta taste makers. Aside from SoSo Def pioneers, Jermaine Dupri and Michael Mauldin, Da Brat, T-Pain, Carl […]
Toni Braxton, the oldest and by far the most successful of the Braxton sisters, admitted on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” that she has come to the end of the road in her music career and doesn’t feel like making anymore harmonies. Braxton, best known for her R&B classics “Un-break My Heart,” “Another Sad Love […]
Writing Sessions America decided to make their songwriters celebration a big larger this year. During the last weekend of October, young and ambitious songwriters from all areas of the U.S. traveled to Atlanta, GA for the WSAATL weekend. The events, which consisted of a VIP reception to honor Grammy Award-winning producer, Blac Elvis; a […]
Missy Elliott and Timbaland Get Emotional About Music Industry; Ciara and 50 Cent Back Together? More New Music Inside
J. Cole releases a new track, and Diggy Simmons acts fast with a J. Cole diss, Missy Elliott not only touches on the Drake and Aalyiah situation, but she and Timabland also get emotional when talking about the new music industry. Ciara and 50 Cent have put their feelings on the table, and though […]
Atlanta, get ready! In just three short weeks, the International Music Conference will return to the Capital of the South for four more days of showcases, panel discussions, and invaluable networking. The special gathering is becoming established as the main music event for industry collaborations, making musical connections, and showcasing opportunities throughout the international music […]
Kirk Franklin helped to bring the spiritual message to a younger generation by relating to the styles and sounds of contemporary culture. With 11 albums under his belt, Franklin continues to preach the word and lead others on the right path through music and on the big screen. Franklin makes a cameo appearance in Queen […]
Diddy Retiring From Music Industry? Find Out His New Career Plan: 5 Artists Pouring Into the Liquor Industry
Throughout his decades-long career, Diddy has made himself a million-dollar force in fashion, film, TV and his first love, music. But now the high-powered mogul is apparently ready to leave the world of music behind and focus his energy on film and TV as well his newfound love for the liquor industry. In a recent […]
It was more than just a “Tuesday Girls’ Night Out” at AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar in New York City, it was an opportunity for industry influencers and accomplished women to gather and share intellectual capital. The NABFEME “Smart Women Meet Up” was one of many get-togethers around the country, including Toronto, on a mission […]
Do you know how to jerk? If not, rappers Oktane and Price Tag of Audio Push can teach you. Upon the success of their widely praised first single, “Teach Me How To Jerk,” the young duo now appears intent on building upon their early successes. From humble beginnings in Southern California, the duo, friends since […]
The impact of the Internet in music marketing and the evolution of the term “beast” in modern lexicon are no small coincidence. Once used exclusively to demean, “beast” now denotes a tireless worker, a go-getter and one who can be counted on for results. An online marketing specialist, Seneca Doss, was nicknamed “The Beast” by […]
One week after reaching a musical zenith by winning a Grammy Award, reggae legend Buju Banton was convicted of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine. Banton claimed that he was attempting to impress Florida drug dealers when he was arrested in December of 2009. But Banton’s fate was sealed once prosecutors showed […]
Published by Atlantic Library, Kola Boof’s new novel, Virgins in the Beehive, explores what it takes for a woman to survive in the music industry. Sharing the sensational story of a female singing trio — JennaSet, Darling Nikki and Destiny Matthew — Boof exposes how popular culture’s obsession with European beauty standards affects her characters. Needless […]
Macy Gray Singer Macy Gray, whose new album, The Sellout, will be released next month, admitted that it is difficult being a black artist and dodging the R&B tag. In an interview with The Guardian, she said: […]
Asia Bryant continues to find alternative ways to market her music to the masses. After releasing her debut single, “Can’t Help It,” only on Twitter, Facebook and her Web site, AsiaBryant.com, Bryant created a tremendous online buzz as thousands downloaded the single within days of its release in February. To get more musicians and fans […]
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Tony Mercedes, a 20-year veteran in the music industry, is the CEO of his eponymous record label. He believes in giving back so he mentors young artists, producers and songwriters. Here he shares his latest projects and how he plans to educate blacks on why the industry wasn’t designed for them to profit. What projects […]
Many people would only be too happy to auction off a couple of their internal organs to make it in one of the most glamorous and coveted genres in the world — the music industry. But the music industry is one that’s wrought with invisible hazards, teeming with temptations and filled with predators that pounce […]
The Internet revolutionizing the music industry is old news. At the dawn of the millenium century, it was obvious that things were changing — quickly. Now, the digital revolution is fully upon us. One need not look any further than artists like Drake, Soulja Boy, Wale and even R&B singers such as Ryan Leslie (who’s […]
Compiled by Jacinta Howard Shawty Lo, rapper How I’ll Feel When Obama is Sworn In: “Proud. I feel confident in his abilities to lead this country and regardless of how people feel about him, you can’t take away the fact that this man is making history.” What Song Best Represents This Moment: Sam Cooke, “A Change […]
The inaugural Music Atlanta Conference 2013 was a huge success and achieved its mission of bringing together writers, producers, artists and the business people behind the scenes who share the common goal of putting out quality music, predominantly in the R&B genre. MAC founder and visionary Kevin Shine beamed with pleasure at the closing night […]
Ian Burke didn’t come to “Industry Connect” with a prepared speech and a bunch of cliche tag lines. A real conversation was finally had between the man and the machine. The man behind some of the most iconic names and songs in the music history got down to the real business and issues in […]
Music producer Inferno, aka Marshaun Dunigan, CEO of the The Administration Production Team, may be by far one of the most personable players on Detroit’s multi-layered music scene. And in an industry where so many complain about the cut throat nature of the industry, that speaks volumes. Inferno skillfully maintains a balance between outright enthusiasm […]
The International Music Conference welcomed industry movers and shakers to a wonderful weekend in Atlanta at their “Welcome to Atlanta” Meet and Greet Mixer. Hosted by Rikaya Tagoe also known as Miss Black Britain, guests started off a weekend of showcasing, networking, and resource sharing by rubbing elbows with the key people that made this […]
Grammy Award winner, singer-songwriter Cri$tyle is a renaissance woman. She’s a unique artist that has written songs for some heavyweights in the industry like Mariah Carey, Rihanna and Monica. Born and raised in Atlanta, she has become truly recognizable and, now, has a new single out called “Pinch Me.” We caught up with this true […]
Freddie Jackson spoke to rolling out about his approach to crafting new music. He reveals that he doesn’t walk into the studio with lofty ambitions and he’s at peace with just making music that he enjoys.
Tommie Ingram is quickly making a name for herself in the film industry and doing it on her own terms. Since making the transition from full time photographer to filmmaker, the native Chicagoan has immersed herself in a number of well received projects that have made some of the top players in the industry take notice. Throughout her […]