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Dion “No I.D.” Wilson Appointed Exec VP, Capitol Music Group

Dion "No I.D." Wilson has been named Executive Vice President of Capitol Music Group (CMG), recently announced by CMG President Ashley Newton, to whom Wilson reports.  In his newly...

Holding Company Buys Power 106, Los Angeles

When stuck in traffic on the 405 freeway in the heart of Los Angeles, Power 106 - Where Hip-Hop Lives - has entertained millions of listeners for more than...

L.A. Reid Departs Epic Record (by Jordan Duboff)

At a time when Hip-Hop continues to move like a freight train, especially for Epic Records, L.A. Reid's departure leaves a hole at Sony that will be difficult to fill....

Universal Music Publishing Group Appoints Walter Jones VP of Creative

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) recently announced that Walter Jones has been appointed VP Creative. Reporting to David Gray, UMPG EVP/Head of West Coast A&R, Jones will relocate to...

Q&A with Hurricane Dave Smith, VP of Programming & Operations, Radio One, Atlanta

Q: You’ve been in radio for quite some time. Tell us which stations you are currently overseeing. A: WHTA Hot 107.9; WAMJ Majic 107.5/97.5; WPZE Praise 102.5; WUMJ Boom 102.9....

2016: An Unprecedented Year For Farewells To Musical Greatness by A. Scott Galloway

When many of us awoke on New Year’s Day (2016) to the heartbreak that Natalie Cole had quietly slipped from this Earth, we had no idea that this valiant...

Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys Brings out a Legend, a Queen and a...

On a personal note, the Christmas season officially begins for me upon attending Stevie Wonder’s Annual House of Toys Concert. This was billed as the 20th anniversary of the...

Book Release: On the Innovative Toronto Sound and How It’s Influenced Hip-Hop

“Battle of the Beat Makers” Innovator Drops Tell-All Memoir on the Legendary Come Up of Toronto’s Producers Behind Drake’s Rise to Fame Hip Hop is no stranger to Canada’s groundbreaking...

Yesi Ortiz of Power 106 and Smirnoff Announce Brand Collaboration

Yesi Ortiz is known for her heartwarming, larger than life personality and Smirnoff is the vodka that stands for inclusivity and good times for everyone; making them a perfect...

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Sudano: Starting Over Again

For some of our younger readers, know that the name Bruce Sudano conjures up memories of a nostalgic period in music - an era when he co-wrote songs and...

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