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Industry Attorney Says Music Industry Needs to Address the Elephant in the Room Too

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THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOMBy Ron SweeneyRon SweeneyI’m happy that Universal, Warner, and Sony Music want to donate money to support the Black Lives Matter movement.  But what the Movement needs is meaningful change, not window dressing.  Address the elephant in the room.  Why is it that Black music generates millions and millions of dollars a year and yet none of the companies have a meaningful number of employees of color, let alone in the executive suite?  The few employees there work only Black music.  Minority employees are virtually non-existent in many other areas of the company. 

Interview with Lolita Files the legendary NY Times Best-Selling Author Tupac/Biggie/Compton Expert

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Digital and Radio Facts had the opportunity to interview the very charismatic and insightful Lolita Files.

Jussie Smollett Raises $40,000 to Fight HIV/AIDS in Black Communities

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When you ask Jussie Smollett—one of the breakthrough stars from Fox's uber-successful TV show Empire—how he wants to be introduced, he always leads with the word activist. For many actors in Hollywood, that's just a public-relations gimmick; not Smollett.

Heritage WUFO in Buffalo Gets Signal on the FM Dial

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This is SUCH great news coming from my hometown and Loooooooooooooong overdue.Heritage outlet WUFO, which just celebrated 56 years of broadcasting, will now be simulcast on the FM dial at 107-fm. The AM which is on 1080 AM has survived for decades when many AM black stations have died off. WUFO-AM will broadcast from sun up to sun down as always but the FM will operate for 24 hours.“Every sales person and announcer who’s been here has wished for this,” Sheila Brown, majority owner of the station, stated about the new FM channel.

Tyler Perry”s new “White” Scripted Series Ascends Marketing Genius

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Radio Facts: Tyler Perry is brilliant, the story should just end there. He has learned the Hollywood game and he plays it like a...

Tyler Perry’s new “White” Scripted Series Ascends Marketing Genius

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Tyler Perry is brilliant, the story should just end there. He has learned the Hollywood game and he plays it like a pro. After having a series of hits on both the big and the small screen, he recently premiered TLC's first scripted series Too Close to Home with almost an all white cast.

Want to Hear About the Time Kevin Hart Pissed Off Michael Jordan?

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I'm a huge fan of Kevin's Hart hustle,  work ethic, and business acumen. I think his comedy is pretty good but I'm not overwhelmed...

Prayers for Tom Joyner and Family

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Tom Joyner 's Black America Web site reports that Tom Joyner 's brother Albert Joyner has died. Albert was one of the nation’s most successful owners of McDonald’s franchises and a philanthropist. He passed away in Jackson, Mississippi on Wednesday June 3, 2015. He was 69. The Black America Web site states:Joyner was a fervent family man and is survived by his wife, Danita, and four children – Michael, Allison, Danielle and Albert Jr.  He is also survived by his brother, Tom, and nephews Thomas Joyner, Jr.

Universal Music Publishing Promotes Martin Ingestrom

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Universal Music Publishing (UMP) has announced the promotion of one its key European executives to a new role overseeing Sweden and the Nordic...

Industry Challenge: Is Donald Sterling Audio Doctored?

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Let's face it, all white people may not be racist but it certainly appears Donald Sterling is but how can he be racist (according to his grand Hair Club-ness)? He has black people working for him doesn't he? Shame on you and your thoughts! Perhaps it is YOU that are the racists? Clippers owner Donald Sterling is stating the audio tape that has now made the international rounds (knocking the Mimi and Nikko sex tape out of the number one position) is inaccurate. We would like to take THIS time to thank Mr.

10 Things We Can Learn from Beyonce Knowles

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10 Things We Can Learn from Beyonce KnowlesFor this first time in her illustrious career, Beyonce came under severe scrutiny for singing the national...

DJ Charged With DUI After 3-Car Accident

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State police arrest a popular Baltimore radio DJ for driving under the influence after a car crash in Bel Air over the...

Hot 102.7’s Ms Smiley Breaks Record for Industry’s SHORTEST PD Term

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This is no laughing matter but one has to ask if it's a joke? Ms Smiley has to have the record for the shortest...

Hank Spann’s Final Send Off

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Hank Spann's son Master DJ Tony Soul reports that he is going to spread the legend's ashes in the ocean today. Soul is a world renown respected DJ as well.

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