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,...
If you listened to radio and heard concrete news from a Black perspective, then you are of the Black Information Network. Radio Factssat down with the President of BIN, Tony Coles. [...]
What can be said about the one and only Charlamagne Tha God? His growth over the last 15 years from a sidekick for Wendy Williams to where he is now is nothing less than stellar. He wants to become (and already is) a major media mogul and we wanted to spotlight his successes for this issue as we did 5 years ago, except this time, he has a lot more on his plate. Kevin: First thing I want to ask you about is the new project with Comedy Central. [...]
What has Frank Ski not done? Radio Host, Journalist, Music Producer, Deejay, Restauranteur, Motivational Speaker & Philanthropist, and more, Frank Ski has truly done it all. He is sort of like industry gumbo – full of flavor, classic, fulfilling, and cultured. Jasmine Sanders, in only the way she can, uncovers the many layers of Frank Ski. From radio, music deals, to his children's foundation, Frank Ski is a force in the industry and beyond. Just when you think Frank Ski will go left, he pivots and then goes right toward God's plan according to the media juggernaut. [...]
ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 10: Michael Baisden on stage at the 2010 Soul Train Awards at the Cobb Energy Center on November 10, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images) Michael Baisden Commentary: A Man With A Plan And A Man Of PrinciplesI don't understand why people get so angry when they get fired from a job or dumped in a relationship. [...]
Without a doubt nobody can ever forget Leon Haywood's huge 1975 smash "I Want'a Do Something Freaky to You" an infectious song that raced up the charts and was considered racy for the time was also re-introduced to a whole new generation (the sample) by Dr. [...]
Frank Ski is one of my favorite industry people. His energy is always great and he's a great businessman with many ideas. He is obviously not afraid to guarantee his own peace of mind and happiness even at the risk of losing wealth, as he explains in more detail why he left a what many Radio DJs consider to be a GREAT job at V103 in Atlanta this past December. Over the past eight months, I have seen Frank's postings on social networks and I have greatly admired that he never missed a beat. [...]
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To put it simply, music licensing is the licensed use of copyrighted music. You would be surprised or maybe you wouldn't be as to how many artists don't generate any income via this revenue stream. I personally know of one legendary hip-hop music artists that sought out my help a few years ago regarding music licensing because he surprisingly didn't have any of his music synced in any television shows, films, commercials, or otherwise. [...]
There are several reasons why so many record stores have closed over the years, including the Rise of digital music: The advent of digital music...
Best Cities to Live in For Musicians and Average Rent Prices per City "Back in the day on the boulevard of Linden, we use to kick routines..." Ok, I never grew up on Linden in Queens, NY as A Tribe Called Quest did but back in the day, most musicians would tell you that you had to journey to New York or Los Angeles if were seeking that priceless record deal. [...]
Digital and Radio Facts In the last few years, the world has become obsessed with headphones, especially those that come with a celebrity endorsement. Dr. Dre and 50 Cent are just two of the celebrity moguls that have leaped into the world of sound from a different perspective. [...]