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Epic Records' Ray Daniels gets real about the music industry

Epic Records’ Ray Daniels gets real about the music industry

Swizz Beatz discusses Harvard, blacks in music industry and rumors

Swizz Beatz discusses Harvard, blacks in music industry and rumors

Erica Campbell shares music industry business tips on 'rolling out' TV

Erica Campbell shares music industry business tips on ‘rolling out’ TV

Jermaine Dupri gets real on Mariah, Jay Z, disrespect in music industry

Jermaine Dupri gets real on Mariah, Jay Z, disrespect in music industry

Karen Civil: The music industry's social media maven

Karen Civil: The music industry’s social media maven

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 […]

Music industry execs give artist showcase tips at IMC 2013

Music industry execs give artist showcase tips at IMC 2013

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” […]

World Famous G-Mack inspires other DJs with advice on the music industry

World Famous G-Mack inspires other DJs with advice on the music industry

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 […]

5 books for young women in the music industry

5 books for young women in the music industry

    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 […]

DJ Drama talks Father's Day plans and parenting in the music industry

DJ Drama talks Father’s Day plans and parenting in the music industry

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.  

Father's Day music industry dads: Lil Wayne, Usher, Big Boi, Jay-Z and more

Father’s Day music industry dads: Lil Wayne, Usher, Big Boi, Jay-Z and more

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 talks being gay in the music industry

Monifah talks being gay in the music industry

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 […]

Rihanna's producer, Soundz, breaks down how to make it in the music industry

Rihanna’s producer, Soundz, breaks down how to make it in the music industry

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 […]

Stevie J talks music industry beginnings, Biggie, and Diddy with Cipha Sounds

Stevie J talks music industry beginnings, Biggie, and Diddy with Cipha Sounds

  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 […]

Jay-Z's DJ, Young Guru, shares innovative music industry career options

Jay-Z’s DJ, Young Guru, shares innovative music industry career options

    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.

Celebrities party with music industry tastemakers at Atlanta BMI concert with Curren$y

Celebrities party with music industry tastemakers at Atlanta BMI concert with Curren$y

 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 […]

So So Def Anniversary party brings out Da Brat, T-Pain, Carl Thomas, and more music industry celebs

So So Def Anniversary party brings out Da Brat, T-Pain, Carl Thomas, and more music industry celebs

  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 quitting music industry

Toni Braxton quitting music industry

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 Educates About the New Music Industry

Writing Sessions America Educates About the New Music Industry

  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

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 […]

Hopsin Interview: 'Real Skateboarders Don't Like Lil Wayne,' Talks About Negative Music Industry

Hopsin Interview: ‘Real Skateboarders Don’t Like Lil Wayne,’ Talks About Negative Music Industry

   

Julia Huie-Martin Talks Atlanta’s Main Music Industry Event

Julia Huie-Martin Talks Atlanta’s Main Music Industry Event

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 Continues to Make a 'Joyful' Impact in the Music Industry

Kirk Franklin Continues to Make a ‘Joyful’ Impact in the Music Industry

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

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 […]

Music Industry Veterans Johnnie Walker, Sheila Jenkins Declare the ‘Regeneration’ of NABFEME

Music Industry Veterans Johnnie Walker, Sheila Jenkins Declare the ‘Regeneration’ of NABFEME

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 […]

New artist Karmella Daniel speaks on her new single, and what she will bring to the music industry

New artist Karmella Daniel speaks on her new single, and what she will bring to the music industry

Audio Push, Fresh New Duo, is Pushing the Music Industry Forward

Audio Push, Fresh New Duo, is Pushing the Music Industry Forward

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 […]

Keke Wyatt speaks on her early days in the music industry

Keke Wyatt speaks on her early days in the music industry

Dj Montay weighs in on the music industry

Dj Montay weighs in on the music industry

Music Industry eMarketer Seneca 'The Beast' Doss Emerges from Behind the Screen

Music Industry eMarketer Seneca ‘The Beast’ Doss Emerges from Behind the Screen

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 […]

Buju Banton Convicted of Drug Charges; Drugs Are Destroying the Music Industry and Black Community

Buju Banton Convicted of Drug Charges; Drugs Are Destroying the Music Industry and Black Community

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 […]

Lust, Lies and Murder: 'Virgins in the Beehive' Puts the Drama in the Music Industry on Blast

Lust, Lies and Murder: ‘Virgins in the Beehive’ Puts the Drama in the Music Industry on Blast

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 […]

Jim Jones Teaches High School Classes on the Music Industry

Jim Jones Teaches High School Classes on the Music Industry

Macy Gray Cries Creative Racism Against Music Industry; Readies New Album (video)

Macy Gray Cries Creative Racism Against Music Industry; Readies New Album (video)

                                     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 Explains How Innovative Marketing Will Change the Music Industry

Asia Bryant Explains How Innovative Marketing Will Change the Music Industry

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 […]

Mya & Melanie Fiona Talk About the Changes in the Music Industry

Mya & Melanie Fiona Talk About the Changes in the Music Industry

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Tony Mercedes Discusses the Music Industry

Tony Mercedes Discusses the Music Industry

Abou Thiam on Music Industry Transition

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Music Industry Veteran Shares that the Business Isn't a Place for Blacks to Make Money

Music Industry Veteran Shares that the Business Isn’t a Place for Blacks to Make Money

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 […]

How to Diffuse, Eliminate Stress While Working to Succeed in the Music Industry

How to Diffuse, Eliminate Stress While Working to Succeed in the Music Industry

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 […]

How the Internet Revolutionized the Music Industry

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 […]

The Music Industry Sounds Off On the Inauguration

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 […]

Inaugural Music Atlanta Conference 2013 brings out industry leaders

Inaugural Music Atlanta Conference 2013 brings out industry leaders

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 […]

Music manager Ian Burke shares secrets of hip-hop industry

Music manager Ian Burke shares secrets of hip-hop industry

  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, Blazing Hot in Detroit Industry

Music Producer Inferno, Blazing Hot in Detroit Industry

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 […]

Rapper Dose Defines His Musical Style, Influences, and Being Successful in the Industry

Rapper Dose Defines His Musical Style, Influences, and Being Successful in the Industry

International Music Conference Welcomes Industry Insiders to Atlanta

International Music Conference Welcomes Industry Insiders to Atlanta

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 Cri$tyle Chats About Music, the Industry and New Single, 'Pinch Me'

Grammy Award Winner Cri$tyle Chats About Music, the Industry and New Single, ‘Pinch Me’

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 […]

Filmmaker Tommie Ingram talks black women in the film industry and her new movie, 'Trespassers'

Filmmaker Tommie Ingram talks black women in the film industry and her new movie, ‘Trespassers’

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 […]

Patrice Covington of 'Motown The Musical' talks stage and song

Patrice Covington of ‘Motown The Musical’ talks stage and song

(Photo credit: Dirty Sugar Photography) (Hair/Make-up credit: Camille Thompson) Having graced stages in countries such as Germany, Japan, France, Turkey and The Bahamas, actress and singer Patrice Covington has literally been around the world while fulfilling her wildest dreams. The Chesapeake, Virginia, native has been seen internationally belting tunes with all-star Broadway casts of such smash hit […]

ONE Musicfest 2014 hosts Atlanta music history tour

ONE Musicfest 2014 hosts Atlanta music history tour

This past weekend, the ONE Musicfest hosted their first ever Atlanta Music Culture Crawl powered by Uber ATL, which journeyed through Atlanta‘s rich music history and iconic locations that have made invaluable contributions to Atlanta’s music culture. The media crawl, hosted by the self-titled “Atlantapologist,” Maurice Garland, treated the intimate tour group to complimentary beverages, courtesy of […]