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This September 21st, the timeless Prince back catalogue welcomes a new, special addition – Piano & A Microphone 1983: 9 tracks and 35 minutes of Prince – solo with just a piano and a microphone. More: https://t.co/cypEBCWjz5 pic.twitter.com/sh0oUc0rKq — Warner Bros. Records (@wbr) June 7, 2018 Piano & a Microphone 1983 We’re celebrating more than…

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Minneapolis is a mecca for music. The city’s musical roots run deep and stem from a diverse cultural makeup. The late Prince Rogers Nelson is obviously the most notable musician from the city. His influence is undeniable and because of him, Minneapolis maintains its stature as one of the great music cities in the world.…

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Toki Wright

In the words of Toki Wright, “Windows open when doors close. Glad to announce that I’ve accepted the position of Assistant Chair of Professional Music at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Honored to have a leadership role at an institution that has graduated Quincy Jones, Lalah Hathaway, Steven Tyler, Esperanza Spalding, John Mayer and many more. Looking forward to creating more…

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Jay-Z’s streaming service has been given the seal of approval from the late “Purple Rain” hitmaker’s estate, bringing an end to their legal battle. The service will put out the material for 14 days exclusively, before it’s made available in physical form. The “Encore” rapper, who has promised to “honor Prince’s enduring legacy” says, “Our…

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Prince’s estate and Warner Bros. Records have released the original version of his hit song “Nothing Compares 2 U” to mark the second anniversary of the music legend’s death. To mark the second anniversary of his death on Saturday, April 21, 2018, Warner Bros. Records dropped the hit song which the “Purple Rain” hitmaker originally…

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It was hardly a secret that the late, legendary Prince and superstar songstress Janelle Monae formed a powerful and mutual admiration. But little was known about how Monae’s late mentor, the prodigiously talented Prince, served as a sounding board and collaborator on her upcoming album Dirty Computer, reports Billboard. Their respect for one another goes…

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For Prince’s former band The Revolution, their much-anticipated concert at The Tabernacle in Atlanta on Feb. 24 is both a homecoming celebration and closure for their loss of their leader. The Grammy-winning, Diamond-certified quintet comprised of bassist BrownMark, keyboardists “Dr.” Matt Fink and Lisa Coleman, guitarist Wendy Melvoin and drummer Bobby “Z.” Rivkin intentionally curated…

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Jovonta Patton

Billboard chart-topping independent artist Jovonta Patton returns to the forefront with his new single, “Way Maker,” a song written by South African artist Sinach. Patton now has debuted at No. 1 twice as an independent artist. During Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis, Patton and his team wanted to take advantage of the millions of visitors, as…

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Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime performance was mostly pedestrian. He performed his hits with a multitude of dancers, singers, and a marching band. Good show, but nothing spectacular. Timberlake needed an awe-inspiring moment. That moment could have come during a tribute to Prince. A large white sheet hung from the ceiling of U.S. Bank Stadium…

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Prince’s unreleased music is currently being remixed and is “coming soon,” his estate adviser has promised. The “Purple Rain” hitmaker died in April 2016 leaving behind vast vaults of unheard music, and now his estate adviser Troy Carter has revealed the “mind-blowing” music is finally set for release. Troy, who is also global head of…

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Najee is an international saxophonist and flutist with over three decades of experience in the music industry. Not only has this Grammy-nominated artist collaborated with the likes of Prince, Quincy Jones and Chaka Khan as an instrumentalist, he has released 17 musical projects of his own, including his latest, Poetry in Motion. Najee has become one…

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Lenny Kravitz still doesn’t wear underwear, despite accidentally exposing himself on stage when his trousers split. The 53-year-old musician was left red-faced when he went commando and his tight leather trousers ripped along the crotch to reveal his bare genitalia to the massive audience in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2015, and two years later, he still…

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