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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...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About SoundExchange

SoundExchange is the nonprofit organization at the center of digital music, developing solutions to benefit the entire music industry. We collect and distribute digital performance royalties on behalf of...

Famed Photographer Bill Jones Dies at 84‏

Bill Jones, the highly distinguish and published African American photographer has passed away at 83. According to Jones’ granddaughter, Latoya “Toy” Jones, he died on Saturday, June 25, 2016...

Spotlight on James Leach, VP, Writer/Publisher Relations, SESAC

Since joining SESAC in 2001, James Leach has played a prominent role in the growth of the performance rights organization (PRO). As one of SESAC’s top executives for its...

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