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Radio Facts: Bob Marley’s 70th birthday year-long celebration (2015) continues with the release of two new box sets, The Complete Island Recordings and The Complete Island Recordings: Collector’s Edition. These two stunning vinyl collection sets will release September 25th, 2015, and feature 11 albums on 180-gram vinyl spanning a decade’s worth of Bob Marley & The Wailers releases on Island Records. The Complete Island Recordings will include 11-LPs packaged in a rigid card box with lift top lid, and wrapped in silver paper that simulates the brushed metal finish of a hinged lighter. The Complete Island Recordings: Collector’s Edition will included 11-LPs, a 70th anniversary slip mat and two photos in glassine envelopes, all packaged in a unique metal box set, numbered and lined with velvet and connected to truly emulate a hinged lighter. Both boxes will include Bob’s 70th Birthday logo and all nine Bob Marley & The Wailers studio albums recorded for Island Records, featuring some of their most celebrated releases, including “Catch A Fire,” their 1973 label debut, and “Rastaman Vibration,” their 1976 breakthrough album in the United States, along with two live albums “Live!” and “Babylon By Bus.” The 11 LP’s from the box set will also be broken out and released individually on 180-gram vinyl beginning September 25th. Apart from the actual disc labels which will feature more recently reissued artwork, the LP’s will faithfully replicate the original album pressings. The “Live!” album will include the original poster with the vinyl, while the “Exodus” album will feature the original gold metallic jacket with embossed lettering. The “Babylon By Bus” album will feature the die-cut cover with the color printed inner sleeves showing through.
Jermaine Dupri is "WYNNing!" Today, the super-producer announced that his dj residency at the iconic Wynn Las Vegas has expanded from his five-year gig at Tryst to include additional Wynn hotspots XS, Surrender and Encore Beach Club. Dupri will perform a total of 18 shows at the four hotel venues beginning July 18 through the end of 2015."DJing at Wynn nightclubs doesn't compare to anywhere else," says Dupri. "It's like your one and only time to rock a party for damn near everybody - West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, the South, London, and Paris.
I can honestly say that I actually enjoyed the Soul Train Music Awards. I haven't said that about any awards show in long time. The last awards show that I really enjoyed was the 1999 MTV Music Awards. I must say that BET, Centric, and Soul Train did their thing this year.
Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), will be inducted into the 2013 Giants of Broadcasting Honors, an annual distinction established by the Library of American Broadcasting that recognizes outstanding leadership and innovation in broadcasting and media. In 1991, under Mr.
NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) and its digital industry hub digitalmusic.org will collectively be known as the Music Business Association (MusicBiz.org), to fully encompass everyone involved in music commerce in the United States.
Black and Latino Wealth Plummets as Homeownership Rate Drops to Record Lows, According to New ReportSeven Years After Start of Great Recession, Households of Color Face Staggering Economic LossesTo be released at 9/19/13 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference in Washington DCWashington, DC – As the United States continues its recovery from the Great Recession, a new report finds that millions of African American and Latino families are facing increased financial instability due to the massive loss of wealth and assets within the housing market.
Pandora, the leading internet radio service, today announced that the company's popular mobile application for both iOS and Android smartphones has undergone its biggest...
AARON NEVILLE SIGNS WITH BLUE NOTE RECORDSFULL-LENGTH ALBUM OF CLASSIC DOO-WOP CUTSPRODUCEDBY KEITH RICHARDS & DON WAS SET FOR FALL RELEASE
The 33rd annual Detroit Jazz Festival, the world's largest free jazz festival, will feature the most celebrated names in jazz including: Sonny Rollins; Wynton...
If you've noticed some changes on your favorite "lite rock" station over the past few years, your ears have not deceived you. A...