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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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Jussie Smollett Releases Debut Album Available Everywhere Today March 2, 2018

Sum Of My Music Showcases The Empire Star As An Independent Singer/Songwriter/Producer Today, singer/songwriter/actor/director/producer/activist Jussie Smollett announces the release of his debut full-length studio album, Sum Of My Music. An offering from his own Music Of Sound company, it also marks his debut as an independent artist and executive producer. Steeped in soulful R&B, pop and hip-hop, and seasoned …

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JENNIFER HOLLIDAY AND FRENCHIE DAVIS TO HEADLINE STAR-STUDDED GALA TO RAISE MONEY FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED PEOPLE OF COLOR LIVING WITH ADVANCED AIDS

Celebrating 31 Years Of Service, Bliss 2018 Will Feature The Grammy & Tony Award Winning Singer/Actress Jennifer Holliday With Appearances by Frenchie Davis, Jason Stuart, Jonny Zywiciel and hosted by Dale Johannes. On May 6th, 2018, at the iconic Julia Morgan Ballroom located at 465 California Street, San Francisco CA, Maitri Compassionate Care (Maitri) will …

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Join Quennel Gaskin & Friends Live at Steinway in Fort Worth

  Genius. Virtuoso. Savant. Whichever word you choose to describe the dexterity of Quennel Gaskin, he’ll surely answer. He is one of the world’s most gifted musicians, mastering the organ, piano, drums and vocals. His cunning on the instruments is of biblical proportion and has set him in high regard with both listeners and his …

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Inspirational Soul Band Sensere Release New Love Ballad “BABY” Featuring Paula Champion To All Digital Platforms Today

If you’re anything like us, you can never have too many love songs. Variety is the spice of life and great lovers, know the value of variety! Know what we’re saying…?!? Inspirational soul group SENSERE has released a love ballad featuring Paula Champion. We think you’ll like it. We’re provided a link to the song …

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White Hot Hits: Mercury Records/UMe Launches Yearlong Series Of 45th Anniversary Reissues Honoring The Soulful Legacy Of Barry White On 20th Century Records

From his hitmaking ’70s heyday until his untimely passing in 2003, Barry White set an unmatched standard for sexy, seductive, soulful R&B. As a vocalist, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, White created music that was unmatched in its sonic and romantic intensity, highlighted by lush, widescreen arrangements and the artist’s deep, dark baritone voice. Over the course of …

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So So Def 25 Coming This Summer Through SONY/Legacy/Certified Classics

Essential Compilation–Available Digitally or 12″ Vinyl–Celebrates 25 Years of Music from Groundbreaking Atlanta Label So So Def Founder Jermaine Dupri Becomes 2nd Hip-Hop Artist Ever to be Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will commemorate the 25th anniversary of Atlanta’s hottest hip-hop label with the release of So So …

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