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Meet Reggie Hawkins: PD, Hip-Hop Nation; Talent Manager, Shade 45

As Program Director of Sirius XM’s Hip Hop Nation (channel 44) and Talent Manager for the satellite network’s Shade 45 (channel 45, produced by Eminem), Reggie Hawkins oversees one...

Musicians Corner: Oscar Seaton of E-Collective

When a precocious 5 year-old Oscar Seaton created his own drum set out of his mom’s pots and pans, his parents knew something special was at work here. His...

Six Questions w/Wardell Malloy – Executive. Dir., Writer/Publisher Relations, BMI

Performance rights executives are typically on the front lines when it comes to the development, compensation and advocacy for songwriters’ rights. Wardell Malloy is one such executive. He recently...

Meet The Warner/Chappell Creative Team

Execs Discuss Collaborative Chemistry, What Goes into Writing Great Songs, and Writer-Publisher Relations The music industry, now more than ever, continues to be an evolving arena with genres, trends and...

Walker Smith Pens “The Incredible Life Story of Jack the Rapper” (Interview w/A. Scott...

In the early `80s, a female Urban AC singer on Casablanca Records going by the name “Bobbi Walker” was introduced to Black radio legend Jack “The Rapper” Gibson at...

Radio Spotlight: Up Close with Doc Wynter and the Real 92.3

Back in February, Los Angeles urban radio got a much needed injection with the launch of the REAL 92.3. It’s the new home for Hip-Hop and R&B—and perhaps even...

Executive Q&A: Amilcar “PRO” Welton/CEO of CREATE.Digital Music

In the music and entertainment industry, you often come across a number of A&R’s, publicists, executives, and founders. However, how many of them are accessible to where all you...

Ladies & Gentlemen: The Incomparable Faith Evans

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since Faith Evans made her debut under the banner of Sean “Puffy” Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment. Fans of real R&B...

Executive Spotlight: Zach Katz, Chief Creative Officer, BMG Chrysalis North America

Zach Katz was recently appointed Chief Creative Officer for BMG Chrysalis North America, which represents, administers and exploits the music rights of some of the biggest names in contemporary...

Rock City: A Dollar and a Dream Fulfilled

Hailing from the Virgin Islands, brothers Theron Thomas and Timothy Thomas, a.k.a. Rock City candidly admit it was a leap of faith landing in the U.S. with just a...

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