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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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House Introduces Comprehensive Music Licensing Reform Legislation

SoundExchange Urges Support of New Music Modernization Act House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and 28 original cosponsors today introduced sweeping bipartisan legislation to overhaul the nation’s antiquated music licensing laws, including providing federal copyright protection for sound recordings made prior to February 15, 1972. The Music Modernization Act (H.R. 5447) is …

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International Classical Recording Artist Audrey DuBois Harris Releases New CD ‘God Bless America’

Millions know Audrey DuBois Harris for singing for President Barack Obama and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Now Harris has released her new CD, “God Bless America,” with longtime collaborator and music maestro, Damien Sneed. The five-song EP features the title track along with classics and contemporary compositions: “Amazing Grace,” “God Can Do Anything But Fail,” “Give Me Jesus,” and …

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Just In Time for Rock & Roll Honors, Verve/UMe is Making Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s Catalog Available, Digitally

  As The Godmother of Rock & Roll Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s highly-anticipated induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Early Influences wing approaches, Verve/UMe is bringing the trailblazer’s vaunted catalog into the digital age, making more than 200 songs available for download and streaming, most for the first time ever. The initiative, which includes seven long out-of-print albums and all …

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John Coltrane’s Iconic ‘Blue Train’ Album To Be Released In A Limited 60th Anniversary Color Vinyl LP Edition Available Exclusively From The Sound Of Vinyl

Special Edition 180-Gram LP on Opaque Blue with Black Swirls Vinyl Limited to 1000 Copies Worldwide On March 9, John Coltrane’s transcendent Blue Train album will be released in a limited 60th Anniversary color vinyl LP edition by Blue Note/UMe. Limited to 1000 copies worldwide and available exclusively from The Sound of Vinyl, the collectible special edition presents the classic album’s …

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