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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....

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...

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...

BMG’s Alternative to the Traditional Record Deal

If the digital revolution gave artists greater power, then BMG’s Masters Model is the natural evolution of that empowerment. Setting the focus on the artist and writers’ needs was...

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...

Sound Royalties Breaks the Mold in Music Industry Financing

A specialty finance firm is disrupting the status quo in the music industry, forever changing – for the better – how songwriters, producers and artist fund their work. Sound Royalties...

Does The AFM & SAG AFTRA Fund Have Royalties For You?

The AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund distributes royalties to session musicians and background vocalists for their performance on songs that are played on satellite radio, webcasting,...

Executive Spotlight: Q&A with Jennifer Horton

A&R, Manager, Talent Curator, Entrepreneur, Educator Whether she’s working with up and coming producers/songwriters, getting songs placed in movies and various projects, or consulting for superstar artists like Chris Brown,...

Executive Spotlight: Trevor Gale, Sr. VP, Writer Publisher Relations, SESAC

How does it feel going into your 20th year with the performance rights organization? It’s been a blessing. I get to work with so many talented and amazing songwriters....

Sean “Diddy” Combs & Cîroc Vodka Partner with Esquire to Launch “Ultra Premium Cut”...

The countdown to 2013 has officially begun at www.esquire.com/CÎROC. CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka – the “Official Vodka of New Year's Eve” – Sean “Diddy” Combs and Esquire will spread an important message throughout...

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