Friday, September 18, 2020

Republic Promotes Michael Horton to Executive VP

Longtime promotion executive Michael Horton has been promoted to Executive VP. Based out of Republic's New York office, Horton will continue overseeing promotion for Republic and Island's hip hop and...

Apple Music Rebrands Beats 1 As Apple Music 1 And Launches Two New Stations

After five years of largely keeping the focus on Beats 1, Apple is changing up its Apple Music radio offerings. On Tuesday the iPhone maker announced that starting at 9 a.m. PT (noon ET) today...

Capitol Records A&R Quinn Coleman Passes Away

Quinn Coleman has passed away. Quinn is the son of former BET CEO Debra Lee and was the senior director of A&R at Capitol Records. On Monday (Aug. 17), tributes...

2 Men Charged In Killing of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay

Nearly two decades after the slaying of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay, federal prosecutors said Monday they have solved one of New York City’s most enduring mysteries, charging two...

Hipgnosis Buys Music Catalog From Producer Ernest Dion ‘NO I.D’ Wilson

Hipgnosis has acquired 100% of the artist’s worldwide copyrights and publishing royalties, including writer’s share of income, in the catalog which comprises 273 songs. Undisputedly the Godfather of Chicago hip...

2021 NAMM Conference Cancelled

For the first time since 1945, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has been canceled. Known as the world's largest trade show for musical equipment, pro audio, and...

Lizzo Signs First Look Deal With Amazon Studios

On Thursday, August 6th it was announced that Lizzo will develop TV projects for Amazon Studios as apart of a first-look production deal. The announcement was apart of a...

Bobby Fishscale Signs To Roc Nation

Quincy, Florida native Bobby Fishcale has officially joined the Roc Nation family. The Southern rapper touted for his unique sound buoyed by a relentless flow and endless metaphors, gained...

Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles Lands Role As Lead Cultural Curator For Apple Music

Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles has been appointed a host and the lead cultural curator, black music, UK for Apple Music. "This really is my dream job. I started in this business...

Grammy-Winning Producer Detail Arrested On 15 Counts Of Sexual Assault

On Wednesday, August 5, it was reported that Detail had been arrested as he faces a slew of additional sexual assault charges. ABC News stated that the producer "was charged...
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