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Prince Hits YouTube (by Jordan Duboff)

Could Prince be rolling over in his grave since his estate has given YouTube permission to post his videos? A similar sentiment was expressed a few months ago when...

Music in Film & TV: Legal and Practical Issues (By Glenn Litwak)

This article will discuss some of the basic legal and practical issues when licensing music for film and TV in a question and answer format. 1 What copyrights are involved...

The Black Business Association Honors Clarence Avant & Lee Bailey

Pictured are...Danny Bakewell, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Clarence Avant, Quincy Jones and Lee Bailey Hundreds filled the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Ballroom to witness the Black Business Association (BBA), the oldest ethnic business...

Katy Perry: First Artist Ever To Earn Three RIAA Diamond Song Awards

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently announced that Katy Perry's iconic song "Roar" (Capitol Records) has earned a Diamond certification surpassing the 10-million threshold counting song sales...

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...

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