Sunday, July 5, 2020

Despite Pandemic, MTV VMAs To Take Place Aug. 30 In Brooklyn

(By MESFIN FEKADU) The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will still go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic. An MTV spokesperson confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that the show will take...

Jay-Z’s Made in America festival canceled due to pandemic

(By MESFIN FEKADU) Jay-Z’s annual festival in Philadelphia, Made in America, won’t take place Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement Wednesday, the rap mogul’s Roc Nation...

21 Savage Announces Free Online Financial Program for Youth

  21 Savage and his foundation, Leading by Example, are launching a free online financial literacy education program for youth who are staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as Associated Press reports. Partnering...

Lindsay Guion Named President and COO of Music Industry Quarterly

Music Industry Quarterly announces the appointment of media executive Lindsay Guion to the positions of President and Chief Operations Officer. Los Angeles, California July 1, 2020: The influential print publication and online platform, Music Industry...

Huey, St. Louis “Pop, Lock & Drop It” Hip-Hop Artist Dies at 32

  St Louis rapper Huey, best known for his 2007 single “Pop, Lock and Drop It”, was killed in a double shooting on Thursday, June 25th in Kinloch, Missouri. Huey, whose...

John Legend & Alicia Keys Delight with Epic Verzuz Battle

  The Verzuz battle between R&B legends John Legend and Alicia Keys was a celebration of modern soul music spanning two decades. The duo opened their Juneteenth battle with a dueling piano...

Andre Harrell, legendary founder of Uptown Records, dies at 59

(Associated Press by Mark Kennedy) Andre Harrell, the Uptown Records founder who shaped the sound of hip-hop and R&B in the late ’80s and ’90s with acts such as...

Singer-Songwriter Bill Withers Dies at 81

(Associated Press by Mark Kennedy) Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean...

Rapper Pop Smoke Tragically Killed in Los Angeles

Music Industry Quarterly sends it condolences to the family, friends and fans of Bashar Jackson aka Pop Smoke (20). The Brooklyn born rapper was shot and killed during a home invasion...
Executive Announcement-Shawn Barron-Motown Records

Shawn Barron Appointed to Executive Post at Motown Records

Shawn Barron has been appointed Vice President of A&R for Motown/Capitol Records, based at the iconic tower in Hollywood, Calif. Shawn comes to Motown from Atlantic Records, where he...
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