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Educator Offers Free College Courses on the Business of Music

With more people eager to launch a career in a fast-changing industry, one prominent attorney…

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4 Secrets to Success From Mathew Knowles

If you just think of him as Beyoncé's dad, you're not awake. The accomplished businessman and author shares valuable keys to high achievement

Mathew Knowles, accomplished businessman, educator and author—and yes, Beyonce’s dad, shares valuable keys to high…

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(Part 2) New Platform Plans to Find and Market Entertainers Without Sacrificing Artistic Freedom

Para Music Group CEO, Corey Stanford, talks about lessons learned from previous tech venture, Blazetrak

Para Music Group CEO, Corey Stanford, talks about lessons learned from previous tech venture, Blazetrak

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(Part 1) New Platform Finds and Markets Entertainers Without Sacrificing Artistic Freedom

CEO Corey Stanford introduces Para Music Group, a technology platform used to discover talent and engage fans

“Imagine an up-and-coming artist with a small local following becoming a worldwide phenomenon in a…

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Jay Z Speaks to NYU Students About Tidal, the Music Business and Responding to Ferguson

Rapper and entrepreneur says Tidal isn't "here to compete with anyone"

Jay Z and Tidal executive Vania Schlogel spoke to a group of NYU students about…

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Diddy Announces Revolt TV Music Conference

Event to help shape the next generation of music moguls

Striving to be the leading voice in music, arts and culture, Diddy has announced the…

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Preview Our World: Music Industry Titan Quincy Jones

The legendary "Q" discusses his work with music icons Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson, and the future of the recording industry

This week on a special edition of Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont…

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Kevin Liles: More Than Music

Former Def Jam music man talks about the importance of expanding his brand beyond the industry and giving back by paying it forward

How the former Def Jam music man has expanded his brand beyond the industry and…

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Hot Ad Mess: Is Lack of Color in the Advertising Biz to Blame for MJB/Burger King Snafu??

After official Mary J. Blige response, I'm still shaking my head

As the Burger King chicken wrap hoopla continues, questions arise about lack of diversity in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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BMI’s First African American Woman Chairperson on Changing Music Business

Susan Davenport Austin speaks on her historic role at the long-running music company

As first woman & African American chairperson of BMI, Susan Davenport Austin continues company’s legacy…

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Icon Dionne Warwick Talks Reality TV, Songwriting, and Protecting Her Legacy

Award-winning composer releasing new album, expanding audience

Dionne Warwick, a Black Enterprise Legacy Award winner, has seen more than 50 years of…

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6 Best Black Career Films of All Time

These movies taught lessons on workplace and career issues

These are six of the best films with black actors that incorporated everyday workplace issues.

By Janell Hazelwood

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UBR Spotlight: Producer Leon Huff On Success In the Music Industry

More on the entrepreneurs, business strategies and economic news on The Urban Business Roundtable

his week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Renita D. Young kicks off the…

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Leading the Band

A classically trained musician, Katreese Barnes began playing the piano at age 10. By age…

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Jason Geter, the Brains Behind T.I.’s Brand Hustle

T.I.’s business partner and manager explains how he brings order to the King's court while carving out his own career path

In addition to being T.I.’s business partner and manager, Jason Geter keeps his plate full…

By Benè Viera

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6 Tips for Success in Rebranding

Taking over Don Cornelius' legendary Soul Train, Kenard Gibbs shares his plans for driving the brand into the 21st century

Kenard Gibbs’ introduction of the Soul Train Awards was just a small step in the…

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WATCH: Heavy D’s Final Interview on Music, Death & A Cultural Odyssey

Exclusive video interview with the rap star a few short months before his sudden death

In his final interview rap legend Heavy D speaks on the business of hip-hop, his…

By Anslem Samuel

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‘Basketball Wives’ Evelyn Lozada Gets Six-Figure Book and Film Deal

Series to be based on true accounts of life dating athletes

Evelyn Lozada, co-star of VH1’s hit reality series, Basketball Wives will launch fiction book series…

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Backtalk with Antonio “L.A. Reid

Antonio “L.A.” Reid has stayed professionally in tune since the 1980s, when he was part…

By Malecia S. Walker

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Backtalk with Quincy Jones

Renowned musician and producer Quincy Jones started his six-decade career as a trumpet player before…

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