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Gina Miller who is currently the vice president and general manager of urban inspirational music at Entertainment One has impacted the music industry by continuing to align the numbers with talent in gospel music. Generating 42.5 million and 39.6 million streams respectively for gospel artists John P. Kee and Jonathan McReynolds, shows Miller’s 15-year journey…

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If he could tell his younger self anything, R&B mainstay Tank would advise against being overly sensitive about his art. The business side of the industry, he concedes, doesn’t care about creativity. It’s a process that governs productivity based on earning potential. “They don’t have an understanding of how the creative feel and how connected…

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Joey Price is from the West Side of Chicago. He does not follow mainstream trends of the mainstream. As an artist, he likens his skill to that of Common and Lupe Fiasco. We spoke to Price recently in honor of Black Music Month and asked him a few questions. What does Black music mean to…

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Ashley DuBose’s singing has captivated millions of fans in the Twin Cities and worldwide. She gained even more fans after her show-stopping appearance on NBC’s “The Voice.”  “My music comes from my life experiences,” DuBose says about her songwriting. As we continue to highlight some of the Twin Cities’ phenomenal musical talents, we caught up…

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Dyana Williams is a Black woman power player who has had a powerful impact and incredible career in the music industry. Williams has been a radio and music industry professional, journalist, community activist, and documentarian. She’s also the co-founder of the International Association of African American Music Foundation, a Pennsylvania-based, non-profit advocacy organization. She is…

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As opposed to examining modern-day critiques centered on commercialization versus creativity, the purpose of this article is to highlight the vast and undeniable benefits of music. Whether stimulated by lyrical content or mesmerizing beats, music moves and empowers us in many ways. It has been shown to increase attention span and memory. It spreads awareness…

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Thirty years ago Prince released what has arguably become his quintessential LP, the immaculate soundtrack album, Purple Rain. Dropped in the summer of 1984, The Purple One’s sixth album was the blockbuster that catapulted him to the forefront of pop music and culture. Purple Rain isn’t his boldest classic album (Dirty Mind), nor is his…

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In a matter of hours, OutKast sold out three concerts that will be held at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park in September. The shows will likely serve as the finale for the group’s reunion tour that began at Coachella in April. But the high demand for OutKast’s Atlanta shows extends beyond the duo’s success. OutKast laid…

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Do we celebrate Black Music Month today? What is it about black music that would make us proud today? Marvin Gaye’s question “What’s Going On?” seems to be lost in the lack of dignity and purpose in music other than to get a hit single and now that person is the most popular idea and…

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