Industry insider drops jewels to aspiring artists

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photos by Steed Media Service Industry Insider “Tubby” Holiday’s Tips For Young Artists Music industry tastemaker Shawn “Tubby” Holiday may know a thing or two about steering one’s entertainment career in the right direction. An A&R executive at Interscope Records, Holiday has worked with a host of superstars, including Akon, Jazze Pha and Sean Garrett…. Read more »

k-jon – music maveric

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singer, songwriter and producer Music is the universal language and Detroit native K-Jon speaks it well. A masterful, singer, songwriter and producer, K-Jon has broad appeal to audiences in all demographics. His music is soulful enough for R&B lovers but smooth enough for adult contemporary. After writing and recording demos for other established artists through… Read more »

Behind the Music: The Executives who Make it Happen

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Bryan Calhoun – the innovator Founder, Label Management Systems Bryan Calhoun was working for a major label when he saw the writing on the wall. The music industry was changing and he could either change with it, or get left in the digital dust. “I decided that I need to branch out and effectively be… Read more »

USHER – Making Grown Folks’ Music

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Story and Images by Todd Williams for Steed Media ServiceIllustration by Craig SingletonChange. There’s been a lot written and said about change. “The more things change, the more they stay the same”; “the only constant is change”; “a change is gonna come.” Pick whichever cliché you like, but the point remains clear; change is something… Read more »

steve harvey – what the entertainment industry needs

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steve harvey – what the entertainment industry needs photo by steed media service As told by amir shaw Comedian Comedy has changed a lot since I started. There are a couple of funny comedians coming up today, but many of them are going about it the wrong way. With comedy, you want to make the crowd… Read more »

kid capri- resurrecting an industry

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kid capri- resurrecting an industry photo by steed media service Hip-Hop DJ The concert is completely sold out in an arena that seats thousands of fans. The lights dim, and every person’s heart races rapidly in anticipation. The music bumps through the speakers simultaneously as that familiar voice explodes over the microphone, “I am your… Read more »

Lalah Hathaway wows at star-studded event for live recording of her album

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On April 21, two time Grammy-winning songstress Lalah Hathaway shut down the house at Troubadour in Los Angeles, in front of a celebrity-filled audience. On deck for the live recording for her upcoming album, Lalah Hathaway LIVE!, celebrities including Patti LaBelle, Anita Baker, Erica Campbell, Kenny Lattimore, Daley, Laurieann Gibson, Deitrick Haddon, Yvette Nicole Brown,… Read more »

New album. New movie. New Ludacris.

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There is something happening in the life of Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. You could sense it as he strolled into our Midtown Atlanta photo studio to shoot his exclusive rolling out cover. When the talented rapper-actor sat down for his interview, his passion for the host of upcoming projects — Furious 7 in theaters April 3,… Read more »

Chris Brown baby’s mama, Nia Amey, is a video star

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Nia Amey Gonzalez, 31, is no stranger to the music industry. The mother of two daughters, a 15-year-old and 9-month-old, has been making headlines for the past two days since it was reported that she made Chris Brown, 25, a dad. The Houston-area native allegedly has been spotted hanging out with Drake, Carl Thomas and… Read more »

Notable DJs and rappers attend Ludacris’ listening party for new album, ‘Ludaversal’

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Notable DJs, rappers and media filled the room at Atlanta’s Means Street Studios where Ludacris and his longtime manager, Chaka Zulu, held a listening party for the rapper’s eighth studio album, Ludaversal, on Tuesday. DJs Drama, Common, Sense, Infamous, Swamp Izzo, Ace, Hot 97’s PD Hurricane Dave, and producers Drumma Boy and Big K.R.I.T. as… Read more »

Rick Ross makes big announcement at private event in Atlanta

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Rick Ross’ awesome team sent out private invites to the who’s who in the music industry of Atlanta and media outlets. We were so curious to hear what the Rich Forever rapper had to say as we hustled to the studio in inclement weather.  Once we saw industry faces like Catherine Brewton, Johnta Austin, Atlanta… Read more »

Songstress Keisha Jackson is soulful, honest

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Keisha Jackson is a seasoned vocalist with a musical background that many can only dream about. For more than a decade she has traversed all over the world singing background for mainstream acts, including OutKast, Angie Stone, Erykah Badu and Toni Braxton, among others. But despite her résumé, she still has much more to prove… Read more »

Despite recent drama Cash Money makes ‘Billboard’s’ Power 100 list

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Despite currently having their hands full with two separate lawsuits and their star artist trying to make a very public exit from the label, Cash Money Records executives Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Baby” Williams are still among the most powerful people in the business, according to Billboard magazine. The music industry trade recently released its… Read more »

Charlie Wilson: Comeback king inspires Snoop Dogg and more

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Former Gap Band member Charlie Wilson has certainly come a long way since his humble beginnings. For many years Wilson endured the perils of unscrupulous music management — in addition to being blackballed in the music industry — but he pulled out of that tailspin, and today he is able to hold his head high (drug… Read more »

Jhené Aiko, Mona Scott-Young celebrate the Grammys with Hennessy

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Over the weekend, Hennessy V.S bottle parades filled Hooray Henry’s in West Hollywood, where reality star Malaysia Pargo and NY Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. vibed to beats by DJ Drama. Hennessy supported Grammy nominee Jhené Aiko’s private dinner at STK, Beverly Hills, Saturday evening, by gifting bottles of Hennessy V.S to her guests… Read more »

Kevin McCall explains his feud with Chris Brown

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Kevin McCall and Chris Brown were once close buddies in the music industry, with both singers helping each other with their music careers. But in recent times, the pair haven’t been as close they used to be and McCall recently explained why he and Brown had a falling out. In an interview with Vlad TV,… Read more »