On June 7, 1979, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month after tireless lobbying from Kenny Gamble of legendary songwriting team Gamble & Huff. Before and since then, black entertainers have experienced tremendous success, some unprecedented, within the music industry and far beyond.
Throughout the month of June, BlackEnterprise.com has a diffrerent spin, exploring the business of black music–from the power players who are changing the game to the women who are making waves, from the legends who set the foundation to the artists of the future. We examine all through articles, photo galleries, timelines, videos and more.
Whether you’re interested in getting into the biz or you’re simply intrigued by those behind the scenes, be sure to visit BlackEnterprise.com each day in June to see, and learn from, those who are rising, rocking and ruling in black music.