Verizon Wireless Songwriters and Producers Series Panelists’ Say There Is a Message in the Music

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DETROIT; Saturday May 1, Verizon Wireless hosted the remarkably informative Songwriters and Producers workshop at Grace Church on the city’s northwest side. The illustrious panel of speakers included music producers Rev. Rudolph Stanfield and Paul “PDA” Allen, along with songwriter and producer songwriter Carnell Murrell. The trio of accomplished gospel acts and industry expert Donna… Read more »

100 Musicians Signed Up for ‘We Are the World’ Remake, Smokey Robinson Says Backstage at Grammys

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In the wake of the devastating tragedy in Haiti, and in honor of the late Michael Jackson, approximately 100 current musicians signed up to re-record the “We are the World” mega-single following the Grammy Awards, announced legend Smokey Robinson. The King of Pop, who was honored with a moving tribute and a posthumous Lifetime Achievement… Read more »

Wanna Be a Hitmaker? The Man Behind ‘Blame It’ Shares the Secrets of Industry Success

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“Blame It” was one of the biggest hit singles of 2009. The Jamie Foxx–T-Pain smash had one of the most instantly catchy hooks and benefited from stellar production from one of the industry’s most respected producers — Chris “Deep” Henderson. The song’s primary songwriter, Henderson, knew as a youngster that he was drawn to music,… Read more »

Bryan-Michael Cox Loves Working With McDonald’s and Creating Music

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Singer Bryan-Michael Cox, a DJ in the McDonald’s Flavor Battle, talked to ro about working with the corporate giant and what DJs brings to the music industry. Why has the DJ’s role continued to grow? The DJ is the whole foundation of the process of breaking records. The DJ is probably one of the most… Read more »

Stacy Quarterman- The Urban Music Marketer

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Stacy Quarterman- The Urban Music Marketer brand builder photo by steed media service Urban Marketing Manager, Sony Music Stacy Quarterman knows music and his impressive track record suggests as much. With over 20 years of entertainment experience already under his belt, Quarterman has developed an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the music industry…. Read more »

cocoa chanelle – opening music’s doors

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A lot has changed in music, television and radio in recent years. However, for New Yorkers, there has been at least one constant on the airwaves. For the past 12 years, DJ Cocoa Chanelle has held it down at one of NYC’s staple stations, Hot 97; prior to that, she served as a resident DJ… Read more »

I do MUSIC Weekend Brings DJ Toomp, Don Cannon and More Out

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The music community gathered to celebrate the I do MUSIC Weekend in Atlanta March 5–8. The jam-packed weekend featured a slew of events including a DJ/Producer Clinic featuring DJ Toomp, Don Cannon and DJ Jelly, along with classes on artist development, music production, management and audio engineering. Past panelists have included David Banner, Rico Wade,… Read more »

Universal Music Executive Shanti Das Offers Keys to Success

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For Shanti Das, executive vice president of marketing for Universal Music, falling in love with music was as natural as the endless ambition and drive she exudes. A native Atlantan, Das had a front-row seat to the ascension of the urban music scene in the mid-‘90s. And after she returned from Syracuse University, she used… Read more »

Behind The Industry with Diamond

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Behind The Industry with Diamond

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  Behind The Industry with Diamond Tune in as we get a rare look into the life and style of the music business with Diamond, former member of Crime Mob     More videos : Business | Health | Style | Sports | Music | Events | Travel | Publisher’s Page | Cover

Hip Hop Phenom Drake, Signals a New Day in Music

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Usher, Jermaine Dupri, Kenny Burns and Teyanna Taylor are among the industry movers and shakers who came to see rap’s latest “it” boy, Drake, perform on May 2 at the Loft in Atlanta. But the stars took second place to Drake’s charismatic performance. The show, which sold out in only five hours and was put… Read more »

Slique: Bridging Music’s Generation Gap

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 Being a member of a Boy bands can be a gift — and a curse. On one hand, each member is afforded the luxury of devoted fans, VIP treatment and sold-out concerts. The other side of the spectrum involves bad break-ups and dangerous addictions, which are a just a couple of the perils young men… Read more »