Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Announced as 2021 Honorees for GRAMMYs on the Hill® 20th Anniversary

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Announced as 2021 Honorees for GRAMMYs on the Hill® 20th Anniversary Music Returns to Congress in Celebration of Music Advocacy on Sept. 22 GRAMMY® Winners and Nominees to Join Congressional Leaders for a Night of Celebration and Musical Surprises WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Sept. 22, music will return to the nation’s capital… Continue reading Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Announced as 2021 Honorees for GRAMMYs on the Hill® 20th Anniversary

President Barack Obama’s 2021 Summer Playlist Includes Jay-Z, H.E.R., Lil Baby, J. Cole, Drake and Rihanna

President Barack Obama’s 2021 Summer Playlist Includes Jay-Z, H.E.R., Lil Baby, J. Cole, Drake and Rihanna It’s that time of year again!! Oh, what do I listen to while laying on the beach or riding a bicycle on the road or if I am just in the mood for some music? Luckily, we have a… Continue reading President Barack Obama’s 2021 Summer Playlist Includes Jay-Z, H.E.R., Lil Baby, J. Cole, Drake and Rihanna

The Recording Academy Names Valeisha Butterfield Jones and Panos A Panay as Co-Presidents

The Recording Academy, which is the organization that presents The GRAMMY Awards, has added more “color” to its leadership team. The Recording Academy President/CEO Harvey Mason jr. has announced that the Academy has named Valeisha Butterfield Jones and Panos A. Panay as Co-Presidents, effective on Aug. 16, 2021. The news comes after The Recording Academy… Continue reading The Recording Academy Names Valeisha Butterfield Jones and Panos A Panay as Co-Presidents

Kenya Barris Partners With Interscope Records to Launch Record Label

Kenya Barris Partners With Interscope Records to Launch Record Label He has made an indelible mark in the world of television with his series, “Black-ish” which spawned two other shows, “Grown-ish” and “mixed-ish.” He has decided to try his hand in the world of music by signing a joint venture with a major recording label.… Continue reading Kenya Barris Partners With Interscope Records to Launch Record Label

Macy Gray: The American Flag ‘No Longer Represents Democracy and Freedom’

Macy Gray: The American Flag ‘No Longer Represents Democracy and Freedom’ Musically, we haven’t heard anything from Natalie Hinds recently. The woman with the raspy voice and powerful lungs who uses the stage name, Macy Gray, last released a studio album, “Stripped” on September 9, 2016. Yet, she is using her voice in a different… Continue reading Macy Gray: The American Flag ‘No Longer Represents Democracy and Freedom’

Chloe Bailey Gains Praise From Nina Simone’s Granddaughter After Racy ‘Feeling Good’ Performance

Chloe Bailey Gains Praise From Nina Simone’s Granddaughter After Racy ‘Feeling Good’ Performance Chloe Bailey gave a very surprising and shockingly provocative performance that has many people talking about the movements and the way she came across as she gave a rendition of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” song. The performance took place on a special… Continue reading Chloe Bailey Gains Praise From Nina Simone’s Granddaughter After Racy ‘Feeling Good’ Performance

Megan Thee Stallion to Provide One Student a Full-Ride Scholarship to Attend Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment at Long Island University

Megan Thee Stallion to Provide One Student a Full-Ride Scholarship to Attend Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment at Long Island University Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, who the world knows as Megan Thee Stallion is making money moves towards the advancing of a young student looking for higher education. The Grammy Award-winning musician… Continue reading Megan Thee Stallion to Provide One Student a Full-Ride Scholarship to Attend Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment at Long Island University

Spotify Announces the Launch of Frequency, a New Initiative Geared Towards Amplifying Black Voices

Spotify Announces the Launch of Frequency, a New Initiative Geared Towards Amplifying Black Voices Spotify has announced the launch of a new initiative that will help amplify the voices of Black people on their music streaming platform. Spotify has revealed that it has recently released Frequency. This is a global initiative and destination for the… Continue reading Spotify Announces the Launch of Frequency, a New Initiative Geared Towards Amplifying Black Voices

Terri Lyne Carrington Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Terri Lyne Carrington Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences   2021 NEA Jazz Master and Multiple Grammy Award Winner Among Prestigious Academy’s Distinguished New Cohort   (New York, NY – May 3, 2021) – Three-time Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Terri Lyne Carrington has been elected to the board of the… Continue reading Terri Lyne Carrington Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

NAACP Reschedules the 52nd NAACP Image Awards to March 27, 2021

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52ND NAACP Image Awards Has Been Rescheduled to Air LIVE on BET Saturday, March 27th at 8 pm ET The following is a joint statement from Karen Boykin-Towns, Vice-Chair of the NAACP National Board of Directors and Chairman of the NAACP Image Awards Committee; Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, BET;… Continue reading NAACP Reschedules the 52nd NAACP Image Awards to March 27, 2021

The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards Has Been Rescheduled to March 14, 2021 Due to the Coronavirus

The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards Has Been Rescheduled to March 14, 2021, Due to the Coronavirus The Recording Academy has announced that this year’s 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, which was originally scheduled to air and take place on January 31st, has been pushed back to March. As with many entertainment and sporting events since last… Continue reading The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards Has Been Rescheduled to March 14, 2021 Due to the Coronavirus

#ChangeMusic Roadmap Initiative Launched by The Recording Academy And Color Of Change

The Recording Academy (Home of the Grammys) and Color Of Change (the nation’s largest online racial justice organization), have announced the collaborative release of the #ChangeMusic Roadmap. #ChangeMusic Roadmap is a guide created to help move the music industry beyond conversation and intention and move it towards actionable racial justice. This collaborative effort is the… Continue reading #ChangeMusic Roadmap Initiative Launched by The Recording Academy And Color Of Change

‘Verve Wishes You A Swinging Christmas’

This holiday season, Verve Records/UMe is boxing up some of the most classic jazz holiday titles and wrapping them in a new vinyl box set titled Verve Wishes You a Swinging Christmas. This lavish collection brings together Ella Fitzgerald‘s Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (1960), Kenny Burrell‘s Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (1966),… Continue reading ‘Verve Wishes You A Swinging Christmas’

Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker New Vinyl Box Set, ‘The Mercury & Clef 10-Inch LP Collection’ Available December 18th

Charlie “Bird” Parker, an architect of modern music nearly universally regarded as the greatest alto saxophonist who ever lived, released five 10-inch LPs via Mercury Records and producer Norman Granz‘s pre-Verve label Clef Records in the early 1950s. For the first time, these building-blocks of bebop — 1950’s Charlie Parker With Strings, 1952’s Bird and… Continue reading Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker New Vinyl Box Set, ‘The Mercury & Clef 10-Inch LP Collection’ Available December 18th

Black American Music Association (BAM) And Georgia Entertainment Caucus (GEC) Announce The Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame

Today the Black American Music Association (BAM) and the Georgia Entertainment Caucus (GEC) announced the formation of the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame (WOF). The momentous event featured remarks from BAM Founders, Michael T Mauldin and Demmette Guidry, and GEC Founders Georgia State Representative Erica Thomas and Catherine Brewton.  Also in attendance, was renowned artist,… Continue reading Black American Music Association (BAM) And Georgia Entertainment Caucus (GEC) Announce The Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame