Karen Civil: The music industry’s social media maven

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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… Read more »

Music industry execs give artist showcase tips at IMC 2013

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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 »

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

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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 »

5 books for young women in the music industry

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    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 »

Monifah talks being gay in the music industry

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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 »

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

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 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 »

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

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  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… Read more »

Toni Braxton quitting music industry

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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… Read more »