Eric Roberson: Singer, Songwriter

ERIC ROBERSON With one note, Eric Roberson’s melodic voice can be identified. His talent and ability to connect with listeners through the universal language of love have sold out performances nationally and internationally and garnered him two Grammy nods. A New Jersey native, Roberson loves black women. From the strong relationship forged with his mother to the close […]

DJ Cannon: CEO & Producer

DJ DON CANNON DJ Don Cannon has been blowing out our speakers with his infectious beats for well over a decade, teaming up with hip hop’s A-list rappers including Outkast (“Da Art of Storytellin’- Part 2”), Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z (“Go Crazy”), Ludac- ris (“Everybody Hates Chris”) and the list continues. Dubbed a celebrity DJ, […]

DJ Nabs: DJ & Filmmaker

DJ NABS When the King of Pop waved his glittered-glove over someone, the public endorse- ment is almost like being knighted by the Queen of England. As the only DJ to ever tour with Michael Jackson, DJ Nabs has been elevated to rarified air in the public’s consciousness. But make no mistake about it: The vast international spotlight […]

Ethiopia Habtemariam: Senior Vice President

ETHIOPIA HABTEMARIAM When Ethiopia Habtemariam walked through the doors of LaFace Records as a 14-year- old starry-eyed intern, her fate in the music industry was sealed. Now, Habtemariam is the senior vice president of Motown Records and head of Urban Music for Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), making her the highest-ranking African American female at […]

Bryan-Michael Cox: Songwriter and Producer

BRYAN-MICHAEL COX Observing B. Michael Cox paying homage to music impresario Diddy at his own private pre-Grammy party a few years back at the ultra-exclusive Four Seasons Hotel on the edge of Beverly Hills, you would think this resplendent production savant had inherited his seat on the musical throne. To be sure, Bryan-Michael Cox seemed destined for […]

Ne-Yo: Songwriter and Producer

NE-YO Multi-platinum, three-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist NE-YO, after taking a few years off to work on several films, is now back with his fifth project, R.E.D (Realizing Every Dream), a stellar effort that’s sure to race up the charts and catapult the R&B superstar to even greater heights. As one of the industry’s most sought after […]

Byron Wright: Director of Writer-Publisher Relations

BYRON WRIGHT We’ve all heard the sob stories: singer writes great song, song gets airplay and is used in commercials, songwriter gets no royalty checks. Byron Wright, director of writer-publisher relations at Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) is making sure that tale isn’t told as often. “It’s shocking the number of phone calls I get from […]

Nicole George: Vice President of Rhythm & Soul Membership, ASCAP

NICOLE GEORGE Nicole George is at the height of her powers as one of the highest ranking females in the music industry. The vice president of Rhythm & Soul membership at ASCAP has been at best “relentless” in building the talent roster at the performing rights organization and overseeing daily operational management of ASCAP’s Rhythm […]

DJ Drama: DJ and Producer

DJ DRAMA If you’re giving credit to artists who’ve jump-started careers of rappers and kept the buzz going for megastars, DJ Drama’s name should top the list. His Gangsta Grillz brand changed how rappers are promoted. Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne and T.I. gained prominence during the early 2000s after teaming up with DJ Drama to […]

Algebra Blessett: Singer and Songwriter

When you ask someone about Atlanta’s neo-soul vibe, the first name they will likely utter is singer-songwriter Algebra Blessett’s. With her definitive vocals and acoustic guitar skills, she’s been electrifying the Southern city and well beyond its borders in Japan and Europe since graduating from North Atlanta High School of Performing Arts. The songbird’s lush […]

Avery Sunshine: Singer, Pianist and Composer

Avery Sunshine knows how to light up a stage. The consummate entertainer has been performing for more than 15 years and has built an enviable body of work. The songstress-pianist-composer got her big break as a soundtrack vocalist for the Paramount Pictures movie, The Fighting Temptations, and was then asked to be a keyboardist for […]

Kem: Singer, Songwriter and Producer

Kem, Detroit’s own Grammy-nominated Universal Motown recording artist, was absent from the music scene for nearly five years, leaving fans longing for his soulful and soothing voice. His comeback with Intimacy: Album III introduced a deeper, even more authentic Kem. Earlier this year, it was officially certified gold. A likely outcome considering he’d witnessed the […]