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 »

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

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  [jwplayer mediaid=”433657″]   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

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 Photo provided by Jerry White of 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 »

Writing Sessions America Educates About the New Music Industry

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  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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »