Tag Archives: Music Industry


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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Timbaland Invests in New Tech Company That Lets You ‘Feel’ Sound

Timbaland backs company with an innovative way to let users experience sound throughout their body

“SubPac is a game changing experience for both artists and fans,” said Timbaland

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International and African Hip-Hop Connects Globally

The global fusion of American hip-hop, African Afrobeat and Caribbean rhythms

This is not the first time a global Hip Hop artist has collaborated with a…

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Publicist Confirms: Music Icon Prince Dead at 57

Fans initially thought it was a hoax, but reports indicate sad news indeed true

According to reports, 57-year-old music icon, whose birth name is Prince Rogers Nelson, was found…

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BET Acquires ‘Soul Train’ Franchise With Hopes To Preserve Legacy

Find out why BET Networks recently acquired the 'Soul Train' franchise from InterMedia Partners and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies

Learn how BET Networks recently acquired the ‘Soul Train’ franchise from InterMedia Partners and Ron…

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Q&A with Music Artist Advocate Nicole George-Middleton

The senior vice president of membership for the advocacy organization talks about about her role, navigating the business and the legacy she’s building

The senior vice president of membership for the advocacy organization talks about about her role,…

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Michael Jackson’s Estate Reaps $750 Million in Sony Venture Exit

The deal would give Sony control over the rights to almost 4 million songs

On Monday, March 14, Sony Corp. agreed to purchase Michael Jackson’s stake in a jointly…

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Then & Now: 10 Global Influencers of Color in Activism, Arts, Fashion and More

Innovators who set legacies and the international members of the new school carrying the torch

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, here’s 10 global influencers of color from…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Decoded in ‘Formation’: Beyonce’s Powerful–and Profitable–Tour Legacy

Take a look back at Queen Bey's top multimillion-dollar performances

Beyonce made major waves announcing a new world tour called “Formation” during Super Bowl 50.…

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Decoded: Rihanna’s Brand is Definitely Not ‘Anti’ Profitability

Check out the Bajan pop singer's biggest business wins

Rihanna, who recently released her latest album ‘Anti,’ has a brand bankability not to be…

By Janell Hazelwood

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From Local to Global: How One Young Woman Followed Her Dreams to Win in Africa

Nigerian entertainer Emma Nyra details career journey and advice for women of the Diaspora

Nigerian pop star Emma Nyra talks about her journey from her hometown in Houston, Texas,…

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La La Anthony and Timbaland Developing Hip-Hop Docuseries

Project centers on story of Jeff Janvier and Session Cruz’s Face Time Agency

Actress, author and producer La La Anthony, and Grammy-winning producer Timbaland are teaming up to…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] David Bowie’s ‘Dance’ with Financial Markets Inspired Tupac and Others to Follow

How 'Bowie Bonds' changed the financial landscape for artists

As the world mourns the loss of David Bowie, it’s interesting to reflect on a…

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Reports: Janet Jackson Having Surgery to Remove Tumor on Vocal Cords

Family, supporters and fans send well wishes via social media

Actress and singer Janet Jackson will have throat surgery to treat a suspected cancerous growth.

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Kanye West’s New ‘Yeezy Boost 350’ Sneaker Sells Out Immediately

On Dec. 26, the official Adidas Twitter account tweeted: "#YEEZYBOOST 350 is now sold out online in the U.S."

On Saturday, Dec. 26, Kanye West’s new sneaker line, Yeezy Boost 350 launched worldwide and…

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NWA nominated for 2015 rock and roll hall of fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: N.W.A. and Chicago Among Inductees

Subjects of "Straight Outta Compton" finally land honor after five considerations

More than 800 members of the Hall’s voting committee, which includes artists, historians, and music…

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘The Passion’: Tyler Perry Hosting TV Musical About Jesus

Fox greenlights deal for two-hour event set to coincide with Palm Sunday 2016

Fox has ordered a two-hour live musical event hosted and narrated by Tyler Perry called…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Hot Lip Bling? Tom Ford’s ‘Drake’ Lipstick Shade Sells Out Within Minutes

Shade going for up to $118 on eBay

Drake’s Tom Ford lip hue has sold at luxury brand’s boutiques and online and is…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Young & Disrupting: Okayafrica CEO Talks Journey From Wall Street to Emerging Culture Brand

Abiola Oke is taking corporate savvy to expand footprint of the continent

Abiola Oke, CEO of Okayafrica, is among young business leaders beginning journeys to disrupt the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Nas Executive Producing Erykah Badu Film

Movie will premier at Sundance in January

Super soul icon Erykah Badu is releasing an indie drama called “The Land” and has…

By Janell Hazelwood

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