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YOLANDA ADAMS, GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, MEMBERS OF THE METERS, AND ANNE AKIKO MEYERS ADDED TO THE LINEUP FOR “GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS®” TELEVISION SPECIAL AS PART OF PBS’ “GREAT PERFORMANCES”

AWARDS SHOW AND TRIBUTE CONCERT CELEBRATES RECORDING ACADEMY™ 2018 SPECIAL MERIT AWARDS RECIPIENTS  The Recording Academy™ has expanded its lineup for the “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,” an awards ceremony and live tribute concert celebrating the 2018 Special Merit Awards honorees on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Added to the lineup …

YOLANDA ADAMS, GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, MEMBERS OF THE METERS, AND ANNE AKIKO MEYERS ADDED TO THE LINEUP FOR “GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS®” TELEVISION SPECIAL AS PART OF PBS’ “GREAT PERFORMANCES”Read More »

The Prince Estate and TIDAL Announce Agreement to Debut New and Unreleased Prince Album and Settlement of Prior Legal Disputes

The Prince Estate and global music and entertainment platform TIDAL confirm plans to debut highly anticipated new Prince music exclusively via the TIDAL streaming service.  The new album will contain previously unreleased music sourced from Prince’s vast archive of Vault recordings.  The album – expected to be released in 2019 – will stream exclusively on TIDAL for fourteen …

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R&B Group Xscape To Be Honored With The ASCAP Golden Note Award At The 2018 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards On June 21st In Los Angeles

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will host its 31st annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday, June 21, 2018in Los Angeles. ASCAP will honor the popular 90s R&B group Xscape with the ASCAP Golden Note Award during this year’s ceremony, and members Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, Tamika Scott and LaTocha Scott will be on hand to accept. The event will also honor ASCAP songwriter …

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The Recording Academy™ Remembers Reggie Lucas

As an accomplished guitarist, producer, and songwriter, GRAMMY® winner Reggie Lucas was highly regarded as a versatile music creator. Having first achieved success playing guitar in Miles Davis’ band while still a teenager, Reggie went on to work with a wide range of impressive acts including the Four Tops, Lou Rawls, and Madonna. Along with James Mtume, he earned a GRAMMY Award for Best Rhythm & Blues …

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Are Crossed Up Crossovers a Thing of the Past?

Kirk Franklin has done it successfully for years and it has become his M.O. In his heyday, Kirk collaborated with everybody because as a gospel artist he was equally attractive to mainstream audiences! Who could forget the R. Kelly collaborations and interpolations of secular hits made his own! His biggest was “Stomp”, the remix featured …

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Teddy Riley Becomes International Ambassador for Mother’s of Humanity Monument Foundation

MUSICIAN EXTRAORDINAIRE TEDDY RILEY BECOMES AN INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR FOR THE MOTHER OF HUMANITY® MONUMENT FOUNDATION, INC. Music producer/songwriter and performer Teddy Riley, acknowledged as “King of New Jack Swing,” who’s enviable list of platinum-laced credits include Guy, the Winans, Joe (the Riley-produced “Stutter” topped both the R&B/pop charts in early 2001), Johnny Kemp, Blackstreet, Keith …

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Travis Greene Receives Three BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD Nominations Across All Gospel Categories

Travis Greene continues to cement his place as a top Gospel artist by securing three Billboard Music Award nominations across all Gospel categories, as announced live this morning on NBC’s “Today” show. Travis is nominated for “Top Gospel Artist,” “Top Gospel Song” and “Top Gospel Album” for his chart-topping album titled CROSSOVER:  LIVE FROM MUSIC CITY.  The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will air on NBC …

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Has Any Good Come From Donald Trump’s Presidency/ Jay-Z Thinks So!

Hip-hop icon and entrepreneur Jay-Z addressed different topics, including his opinion on President Trump, in the latest episode of David Letterman’s Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. What surprised the viewers is when he said that Trump’s presidency is “actually a good thing.” “I think that what he’s forcing people to do is have conversations and [forcing] …

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The “Beychella” Effect Continues as Beyoncé Announces HBCU Scholarship Initiative

Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, has established the Homecoming Scholars Award Program for students attending Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University – all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Beyoncé announced the program when she made history at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival by becoming the first Black woman …

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American Addiction Centers’ Donation to MusiCares Provides Free Treatment to Musicians

Headquartered in the country music capital, American Addiction Centers (AAC) announced today its donation of 30 free days of inpatient treatment to 12 musicians who seek assistance through MusiCares® in 2018. MusiCares, an affiliated charity of the Recording Academy™, provides resources for struggling musicians, including those battling drug and/or alcohol addiction. While the public often …

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