BandLab, the world’s largest social music creation platform, is proud to announce exciting new integrations with Airbit, a leading global beat marketplace, that enables Airbit users to seamlessly share their beats to BandLab’s worldwide audience of creators. With a unified commitment to amplifying the...
Last night, REFORM Alliance hosted its first Casino Night Event at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, which raised $24 million for criminal justice reform. Hosted by REFORM co-chairs Michael Rubin, Meek Mill, founding partner Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, and emceed by Kevin Hart, the invite-only, black-tie event supported the work of REFORM Alliance,...
Nobody can deny the incredible chemistry amongst the hosts of one of the most popular and successful shows in syndicated radio, which is recorded from the iHeartMedia’s Power 105 studios in NYC each morning – The Breakfast Club Born in Brooklyn, Angela Yee has an interesting background which led her to her current success on The Breakfast Club. Her break came when Paul Rosenberg offered her a position on Eminem’s SiriusXM Channel “Shade 45” at its inception. [...]
"Radio is not about winging it. You truly have to have a personality. You truly have to know HOW to connect." We have noticed something that is greatly lacking in the few surviving and relevant industry trades: Spotlights. Radio Facts would like to lead the way by introducing you to some of the industry's stars. We will be featuring various fresh-faced talent from this point on. Please meet Toshamakia Acevedo. How long have you been in radio?Wow! Well, radio was kind of an accident. [...]
Isaac Hayes III has made a name for himself in the tech world. He has a brilliant plan to build his empire like Facebook and Instagram by giving users their own platform within a platform for users to garner subscribers. It's called Fanbase. He's just raised 6 million in seed capital to get it off the ground. Here he gives us a little more information about his new venture. Isaac Hayes III Kevin Ross: I want to talk to you from an entrepreneur perspective. [...]
Radio Facts Talks Branding with Hard Rock Hotels Global Director of Music Marketing, Matt Watts Bali, Macau, Punta Cana, Singapore, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, and Ibiza are all places on the [...]
CLINTON KANE RELEASES NEW SONG “i don’t want to watch the world end with someone else”Today, rising singer/songwriter Clinton Kane has released his latest song “i don’t want to watch the world end with someone else” – listen HERE. Inspired by recent events, Clinton wrote the song while self-isolating in Amsterdam. Clinton also shared a lyric video to accompany the track – watch HERE. In speaking about “i don’t want to watch the world end with someone else,” Clinton says: “This song was inspired by everything that’s going on right now. [...]
Marzz is one of 2022's Artists To Watch according to Billboard and is only just beginning on her musical journey. Up and coming singer, Marzz is one of 2022's 'Artists to Watch, and has already caught the attention of one super-producer, by the name of, Timbaland. We got a chance to sit down and talk with her about how Timbaland came in contact with her, artists she's looked up to, and much more. Marzz Interview Quincy: Where are you at right now? Marzz: I’m at home! Quincy: You’re at home, back in Kentucky? Marzz: Yes sir! Quincy: Ok. [...]
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Get Paid Faster from Clients? When a client takes their time paying a small business, it creates enormous stress on the business owner who is probably already behind. Get Paid Faster. Asking for money from slow-paying clients can be tricky. We want them to keep doing business with us but we also want to pay our bills. We can all trade war stories on how hard it is to get paid by clients and how frustrated it makes us. I certainly understand. I also know that we, sometimes, are a part of the problem as well. [...]
This segment is dedicated to those 90s Hip-Hop and R&B 90s songs from the 90s that still go hard in the club, although they are more than a decade old.
There are SO many Hitmaking 80s and 90s R&B Groups that came and went very quickly but few were like these groups.This list has several of the black male singers and black female singers who should have been bigger stars but for whatever reason, their success brief. Some still have successful behind-the-scenes careers and others might be struggling with health issues or living out of the limelight. It is most unfortunate that the 15 minutes of fame for some was short-lived. Here is an update on a few past successful groups and/or singers. Click Next for next group.
PM DawnThe two brothers slammed onto the music scene in the early 90s with an across the board smash "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" using a sample from Spandau Ballet's catchy mid-tempo ballad "True." The musical group PM Dawn is still around except that the original members are gone and their cousin has taken over. The original members, Attrell Cordes and Jarrett Cordes, who started PM Dawn in 1988, found moderate success in their early years. They put out five albums and one compilation album before 2005. In 2005, Attrell (the big guy) suffered a stroke which left him paralyzed on the left side of his body. Attrell had another stroke in 2009 and a partial leg amputation due to an infection. On June 17, 2016, Attrell, known within the group as Prince Be, died of renal disease, caused by complications of diabetes, at the age of 46 at a hospital in Neptune City, New Jersey. Soon after that, Jarrett decided to embark on a solo career. So he was replaced by his cousin, Doctor Giggles (Doc G). So now, neither of the original members of the music group PM Dawn are performing and the group continues with Doc G.
Eugene WildeIn 1984, Eugene Wilde joined Philly World Records, and wrote and recorded his first hit, "Gotta Get You Home Tonight." It rose to #1 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and also made #18 on the UK Singles Chart. After a couple of less successful follow-ups, he hit #1 again a year later with "Don't Say No Tonight." He also had some lesser hits, including "Diana" (1986). His track "Personality" peaked at #34 in the UK. Subsequent releases on the MCA label, solo and with the group Cabo Frio, were less successful. What a lot of people don't know is once Wilde's singing career started to fall off he found success behind the scenes as a songwriter, having penned "I'll Never Break Your Heart" with Albert Manno for the Backstreet Boys] He co-wrote album track "Dear Diary" with Jason Blume and Britney Spears for Spears's 2000 album, Oops!... I Did It Again He co-wrote the song "I Wish" with Peter Biker, and Kenneth Karlin and Carsten Schack (who are better known as the Danish production/songwriting duo Soulshock & Karlin) for Victoria Beckham for her 2001 album, Victoria Beckham - which was planned as Beckham's third single, a duet with Robbie Craig, but the release was canceled. Willde recently released music digitally with a CD "Get Comfortable" with the lead single "Catch me I'm Fallin."
Soul II SoulThe group also had some success in the United States, where "Back To Life" reached the Top 10 and was certified platinum, and the album (renamed as Keep On Moving for the US market) reached the Top 20 and sold over two million copies but they had greater success in Europe. It appears the group was just not ready for success with an undefined and confusing concept in which Jazzy B stated Soul II Soul was not a group it was a collective. This proved to be true with constant changes in the line-up and the first female lead Caron Wheeler, who sang on the group's first hits Keep on Movin' and Back to Life, leaving the group after the first album to start a failed solo career. In 2002, Doreen Waddell, a former singer with Soul II Soul living in Hove, died after being hit by three cars while fleeing from a shoplifting incident. The 36-year-old, who left a 4-year-old son, sang some lead vocals on Soul II Soul's 1989 Club Classics Vol. One album. The daughter of former member Melissa Bell, Alexandra Burke, was the winner of the 2008 series of the UK television talent contest The X Factor and has since gone on to a successful music career of her own. On 2 December 2008, a radio program about Soul II Soul was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The original Soul II Soul Sound featuring Caron Wheeler toured Australia nationally in February 2009.
Force MDsThe Force MDs most memorable hit "Tender Love," was featured in the 1985 feature film and soundtrack Krush Groove. The single proved to be a huge success, peaking at #10 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming an instant R&B classic after it stayed on the chart for 19 weeks. "Tender Love," written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, is a ballad that was WAY off the beaten path of the funk laced rhythmic percussion the producing duo was more known for. It was also one of the tracks that helped Jam & Lewis garner a Grammy Award for Producer of the Year. The Force M.D.'s finally scored its first R&B #1 hit in 1987, "Love is a House," from the group's third album, Touch & Go. However, the group's popularity began to wane the following year. Tragedy struck the group three times with the passing of three of its members: Charles "Mercury" Nelson suffered a fatal heart attack in 1995; Antoine "T.C.D." Lundy died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1998, and DJ Dr. Rock died under unknown circumstances. The Remaining MDs returned with a comeback album titled The Reunion in 2000 and appeared with a new line-up on the recently canceled Monique Show on BET.
Damian DameLaFace Records premiere group Damian Dame consisted of Debra Jean Hurd aka "Deah Dame," and Bruce Edward Brodus aka Damian. They were famous for the following hits, "Exclusivity," "Right Down To It," and "Gotta Learn My Rhythm." Deah tragically died in a car accident on June 27, 1994. She was 35 years old. Damian would die on the exact same day (June 27th) two years later from Cancer.
MantronixKurtis Mantronik was working at a record store when he met a rapper and they formed the duo Mantronix. Oddly Kurtis was working 20 jobs at Sleeping Bag records while he was also a star on the roster, promoting, marketing and producing other acts on the label like Joyce Simms. He eventually quit the industry and move to Europe. "I dropped out of the scene from 1991 to about '98. I stopped making music because I was burned out. I had to deal with some legal issues and it all took its toll on me. I started doing all this stuff when I was 17" I was working for the label (Sleeping Bag Records) day-in-day-out and I had no time for myself. Sometimes I'd stay in the studio for two or three days and sleep on the studio floor because I didn't want to lose the settings on the console ... [B]y the time we'd come out of that place we were green! I began to resent it and eventually started backing off from a lot of stuff. Then new jack started coming in and house started to take over."
Ne-Yo, the man known to his mother as Shaffer Chimere Smith and to the world as Ne-Yo has significantly impacted the industry as a singer, songwriter, actor, and now label executive. Whether accepting a Grammy Award, putting on a show-stopping performance, flying high above the sky in RedTails, signing artists to Motown, or running his label, Compound University, Ne-Yo is not settling for the standard 15 minutes of fame in this industry tends to offer. [...]
I was talking to a good friend that lives in the state of Wisconsin and she shared some alarming news with me that I felt more people need to know about. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress test, which serves as the universal barometer that compares one state with another, this state does not fair well for Black folks. Here are four reasons that Black people might want to keep going and not get stuck living in Wisconsin. [...]