Wednesday, August 12, 2020

One on One with BET President of Music Programming Stephen Hill

With a theme that says, “Anything Can Happen,” Black Entertainment Television’s President of Music Programming, Stephen Hill, wouldn’t want things to get too unpredictable. After all, the 13th Annual BET...

On the Move with Kirk Franklin

With so much currently going on in his career, even Kirk Franklin has taken on the philosophy of working smarter and not just harder. He is involved in a...

Executive Profile: Meet Sean Glover, Senior Manager, Industry Relations, Soundexchange

What’s an average day for Sean Glover? My role at SoundExchange is to increase our industry presence and visibility in both the entertainment and tech community. I talk to lots...

Eighty4Fly: In Full Flight

A computer scientist might say that Eighty4 Fly is a skilled developer of user experience. A chemist might remark on the mixture of elements found in his style and...

Jermaine Dupri & So So Def – 20 Years & Counting

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since So So Def first made its mark, becoming the sound, look and lifestyle for a whole generation. It began...

Amalgamation Q&A with Neil Portnow, President of the Recording Academy

It’s award show season, and who better to offer some perspective and insight on the season’s top-rated show than Mr. Neil Portnow. In the following Q&A, he discusses a...

Jamie Foxx: The “Django Unchained” Interview with Kam Williams

Academy Award-winning actor, talented Grammy Award-winning musical artist and comedian Jamie Foxx is one of Hollywood's rare, elite multi-faceted performers. He was last seen in Horrible Bosses and also...

Lecrae: Balancing Spirituality and Mainstream Acceptance One Rhyme at a Time (by Ural Garrett)

It was only a matter of time during the growth of Hip-Hop that a sect of rappers would spit rhymes with a Christian slant. Outside of Kirk Franklin’s domination...

Rondor Music Celebrates 50 Years!

Rondor Music Publishing has an increasingly strong presence in Urban music. They have picked up Future, one of the hottest up and coming artists in the game. Future is...

Executive Spotlight: Music Publishing Vet David Renzer

For this special edition of Amalgamation, we speak with one of the most accomplished executives in music publishing, Mr. David Renzer. Most recently, he joined forces with Saban Capital...
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