Sunday, April 11, 2021

R&B Legend DJ Rogers Dies At 72

R&B legend DJ Rogers has died. He was 72 years of age. Rogers had a string of popular R&B albums in the 70s and several songs that are revered...

HOT 97 Executive Paddy Duke Released After Involvement In Yusef Hawkins Death Uncovered

Legendary New York hip hop station Hot 97 announced Sunday that it cut ties with Pasquale Raucci, also known as Paddy Duke, amid accusations made against him contained within the HBO...

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...
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