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Grammy Award-Winning Songwriter LaShawn 'Big Shiz" Daniels Dies At 41

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urban radio personalities, rap radio stations,r&b radio station, hip hop music radio, black female singers (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BMI)[/caption] Radio Facts is sad to report that industry vet and Grammy Award-winning songwriter LaShawn Daniels has died at 41. He was known as "Bi Shiz" and he wrote many songs in the 90s and 2000's for major artists including Michael Jackson, Destiny's Child and Brandy and Monica. His music industry peers expressed their condolences and memories on social media.
 
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Grammy Award-Winning Songwriter LaShawn ‘Big Shiz” Daniels Dies At 41

Radio Facts is sad to report that industry vet and Grammy Award-winning songwriter LaShawn Daniels has died at 41.

Delia Orjuela Vice President of Latin Music, BMI

Deja Orjuela was featured in our 2018 Women of Color in Media MagazineDelia Orjuela Vice President of Latin Music, BMILatin music artists and rhythms are driving pop and urban music these days. As Vice President of Latin Music within BMI’s Creative department, Delia Orjuela works closely to develop and support new songwriters and publishers, serving as a liaison between the Latin music community and the music industry at large. She’s worked with a who’s who’s who of Latin music talent, including Pitbull, Luis Fonsi, Juanes, J Balvin, and many others.

Playboy.TV Expected to Enable Payments Via Cryptocurrencies Later This Year

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BMI Founders Award Deadline Extended for Broadcasting Students Nationwide

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SONGWRITERS TELL THE STORIES BEHIND THEIR BIGGEST HITS AT BMI’S HOW I WROTE THAT SONG®

[caption id="attachment_184301" align="alignnone" width="600"]radiofacts.com NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Rodney Jerkins, Tory Lanez, RedOne, Faith Evans, Mark Batson with BMI staff onstage during BMI's How I Wrote That Song 2018 on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for BMI)[/caption] MARK BATSON, FAITH EVANS, TORY LANEZ AND REDONE SHARE THE STORIES BEHIND THEIR BIGGEST HITS AT BMI’S HOW I WROTE THAT SONG® New York, New York (January 29, 2017) – On Saturday, January 27th, Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI®) presented its annual pre-GRAMMY event How I Wrote That Song® (HIWTS), in partnership with the Apollo Theater, at the legendary performance hall. The audience was treated to an enlightening panel discussion that featured multi-platinum and GRAMMY award-winning music producer Mark Batson, GRAMMY award-winning R&B royalty Faith Evans, GRAMMY-nominated R&B sensation Tory Lanez and GRAMMY award-winning super producer RedOne. Moderated by BMI’s VP, Creative, Catherine Brewton, attendees were given first-hand insight into the making of some of the participants most successful hits. During the conversation, Faith Evans spoke about the process of creating the Notorious B.I.G. tribute “I’ll Be Missing You” and how it made her a household name with people unfamiliar with her catalogue. Relative newcomer Tory Lanez stressed the importance of quality over quantity in an artists’ work and setting the bar high for his art, while Mark Batson talked about working with everyone from India.Arie to LeAnn Rimes, even sharing the funny story behind crafting Anthony Hamilton’s breakout single “Charlene.” RedOne, who is responsible for radio favorites such as Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” and Enrique Iglesias’ “I Like It,” talked collaboration and the significance of working with artists he believes in, regardless of where they are in their career. Before closing out the panel, Brewton called surprise guest GRAMMY award-winning songwriter/producer Rodney Jerkins to the stage, who was in the audience sitting among with industry tastemakers, students and aspiring songwriters. The renowned hitmaker, also known as DarkChild and whose signature sound shaped the careers of Brandy, Destiny’s Child, Michael Jackson and more, provided invaluable advice and encouraged the crowd to never give up on their craft. For over ten years BMI's How I Wrote That Song ® has provided aspiring songwriters with the unique opportunity to learn about the art of songwriting, producing and performing straight from the industry’s hottest GRAMMY-nominated and award-winning artists. Previous participants have included Nas, Fat Joe, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, will.i.am, Zac Brown, Cee Lo Green, B.o.B, Kara DioGuardi, Seal, Luke Laird, Claude Kelly, John Legend, Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Wilson, Common, Colbie Caillat, Dallas Davidson, Lauren Christy, Alex Da Kid, Linda Perry, Salaam Remi, Rev Run, RZA, The Madden Brothers and more. [caption id="attachment_184300" align="alignnone" width="600"]radiofacts.com NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Tory Lanez discusses his creative process during BMI's How I Wrote That Song 2018 on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for BMI)[/caption]

BMI Names Randall McMillan Vice President, Business Affairs, Creative & Licensing

BMI Names Randall McMillan Vice President, Business Affairs, Creative & LicensingBroadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is pleased to announce that Randall McMillan has been named to the newly created position of Vice President, Business Affairs, Creative & Licensing, effective immediately.

Radio Facts Podcast: WUFO Radio owner Sheila Brown

WUFO in Buffalo is a heritage AM radio station that just got an FM position Power 96.5. The station has been the only black owned Black station for close to 60 years in the market. MANY super famous Radio DJs came out of WUFO including Frankie Crocker, Keith Pollard, Lynn Haze, Danny Harris, Byron Pitts and many others.

Bounce TV To Premiere “The Jackie Robinson Story”

On April 15 every year, players across Major League Baseball wear the number 42 to honor the late Jackie Robinson, the man who broke baseball's color barrier on that date in 1947.

WESTWOOD ONE, INC. REPORTS RESULTS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER 2010

WESTWOOD ONE, INC. REPORTS RESULTS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER 2010New York, NY - May 17, 2010 "“ Westwood One, Inc.

Radio One’s Shareholders Approve Reverse Stock Split

I'm bored talking about Radio One. You probably won't see a lot of stories on the corp in 2010.Radio One Inc., an owner of urban radio stations mostly aimed at African-Americans, said Tuesday that its shareholders have approved a reverse stock split.

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