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 »

Musicwerks.com Founder “DJ Eddie F” Ferrell Honored for Work with Beyoncé, Will Smith, Diddy, OutKast, Usher, Mary J. Blige

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Edward “DJ Eddie F” Ferrell, co-founder of the online music label Musicwerks.com, boasts an astounding portfolio of A-list musicians he’s discovered, worked with and produced hits for over his two decades in the music business. The former VP of LaFace Records and Motown Records and founder of Untouchables Entertainment was honored by the Wells Luxury… Read more »

Gorilla Zoe: Man and His Music

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“I’m not on Mars looking back at Earth.” Gorilla Zoe pauses to let the statement sink in. He’s in the studio at Block Entertainment’s on the eastside of Atlanta, explaining why he so easily resonates with ordinary people. “I’m dealing with the same problems [as other people] on a different scale every day,” he continues…. Read more »

RO Music News 2-17

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Suge Knight Assaulted During NBA All-Star WeekendHip-Hop’s most notorious bully got a taste of his own medicine during All-Star weekend. Reports out of Scottsdale, AZ state that Suge Knight was severely beaten at an event hosted by Akon at the W Hotel. Apparently, tension arose between ‘Kon’s camp and Knight’s, and the Death Row Records… Read more »

DJ Fokis: bull of the industry

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 Representin’: ChicagoSounds like: Just Blaze meets DJ Quik DJ Fokis likes to joke that he’s old school. A 15 year veteran in the hip-hop game, the Chicago native has been called the “Funkmaster Flex of the Windy City.” Starting out deejaying for college radio, battling other turnablists and doing graffiti around the city in the… Read more »

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 »