Sunday, July 5, 2020

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...

2020 Executive Watch List

The decade closed with the music business experiencing its biggest resurgence in years due to streaming becoming the dominant driving force behind consumer consumption. Independents and emerging talent have...

Max Gousse: The Anatomy of an A&R Executive

As CEO and founder of the Los Angeles-based Artistry Group Inc., Max Gousse is firmly associated with another successful hit record and artist. Saweetie, who has been on the Artistry roster...

Tainy: Global Hits, Global Sound

These are the best of times and then some for super producer Marco Masis Fernandez artistically known as Tainy. Just look at the past two years. He has scored...

Craig Nobles & Swagg Media: Talks Digital Essentials for Now & The Future

When new digital media influencer Craig Nobles launched Swagg Media back in 2008, little did the company CEO realize how much push back and resistance he would receive. He...

Saweetie: Straight Boss & Unapologetic (by Ronda Racha Penrice)

It was nearly impossible to miss Saweetie’s “My Type” in 2019. It was such a breakout single for the Bay Area rapper that the hit TNT show Claws, starring...

Executive Spotlight On… Len Brown, Project Manager, Rap, R&B, Reggae Music, Awards, Recording Academy

With the Grammys airing from Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, 2020, MIQ thought it would be an excellent time to speak with Len Brown. Having been with the...
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