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

Snoop Dogg Becomes Executive Creative and Strategic Consultant at Def Jam Recordings

Snoop Dogg Becomes Executive Creative and Strategic Consultant at Def Jam Recordings Calvin Broadus is now affiliated with one of the most historical Hip-Hop labels. The rapper we all know as Snoop Dogg has become an executive creative and strategic consultant at Def Jam Recordings. He made the announcement on his Instagram account on Monday.… Continue reading Snoop Dogg Becomes Executive Creative and Strategic Consultant at Def Jam Recordings

MC Serch Joins VIDSIG

MC Serch Joins VIDSIG Live, global video platform VIDSIG (Video Signature) announced earlier today that hip hop artist and music executive Michael Berrin, aka MC Serch, has joined VIDSIG as Chief Creative Consultant, adding elevated strength to its entertainment division. One of the most respected artists in the entertainment industry, Serch is a former member… Continue reading MC Serch Joins VIDSIG

Cashmere Agency Promotes Ryan Ford and Rona Mercado

Today, lifestyle marketing agency Cashmere, announced two major C-suite promotions. The agency continues to thrive and has grown into one of the go-to agencies for global brands, operating at the intersection of culture, entertainment, advertising and digital media. As a part of the executive-level announcement, Ryan Ford was promoted to President and Chief Creative Officer,… Continue reading Cashmere Agency Promotes Ryan Ford and Rona Mercado

Joshua ‘J1’ Raiford Named Director of Hip Hop at Pandora and Program Director for SiriusXM Pandora Now

JOSHUA “J1” RAIFORD NAMED DIRECTOR OF HIP HOP AT PANDORA & DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING AT SIRIUSXM Raiford Will Oversee All Hip Hop Streaming, Programming and Playlisting    Joshua “J1” Raiford is currently the Director of Hip Hop at Pandora and now also the Program Director for SiriusXM Pandora Now; channel 3. Previously Raiford was Head… Continue reading Joshua ‘J1’ Raiford Named Director of Hip Hop at Pandora and Program Director for SiriusXM Pandora Now

Rachel Noerdlinger Makes Partner at Mercury Becoming First Black Woman to Do So

A great start for Black History Month for an award-winning communications strategist! Mercury, which is a leading global, bipartisan public strategy firm, has announced that it has promoted Communications Strategist Rachel Noerdlinger to partner. In making this historic move, Noerdlinger becomes the first Black female partner in the firm’s history. Serving as the firm’s Managing… Continue reading Rachel Noerdlinger Makes Partner at Mercury Becoming First Black Woman to Do So

Jesse Washington Agrees to Multi-Year Extension with ESPN’s The Undefeated

Jesse Washington Agrees to Multi-Year Extension with ESPN’s The Undefeated The Undefeated, ESPN’s content initiative exploring the intersection of sports, race, and culture, has reached a multi-year contract extension with senior writer Jesse Washington to continue as one of the platform’s leading narrative journalists. Washington, who joined ESPN in January 2015 as one of the… Continue reading Jesse Washington Agrees to Multi-Year Extension with ESPN’s The Undefeated

Roe Williams Named Global Head Of Talent And Artist Partnerships at LiveXLive

Roe Williams Named Global Head Of Talent And Artist Partnerships at LiveXLive LiveXLive Media (Nasdaq: LIVX) (“LiveXLive”), a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy and pop culture, and owner of PodcastOne, Slacker Radio and React Presents, announced today that Roe Williams has been named as LiveXLive’s Global Head… Continue reading Roe Williams Named Global Head Of Talent And Artist Partnerships at LiveXLive

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson Joins Nickelodeon as Vice President of News Programming

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson Joins Nickelodeon as Vice President of News Programming Nickelodeon has named CBS News’ 60 Minutes veteran producer and Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson as Vice President of News Programming for the leading kids’ network, as well as Executive Producer of the recently rebooted Nick News series. In her newly created role, Laguerre-Wilkinson… Continue reading Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson Joins Nickelodeon as Vice President of News Programming

Kerby Jean-Raymond Named Reebok’s Vice President of Creative Direction

Reebok announced the appointment of Kerby Jean-Raymond to Vice President, Creative Direction. In this role, Jean-Raymond will provide creative leadership across all design disciplines for Reebok. He will work closely with Reebok’s Product, Global Marketing, and Development organizations to ensure his design strategy is consistently implemented across all brand touchpoints. Jean-Raymond will serve on the… Continue reading Kerby Jean-Raymond Named Reebok’s Vice President of Creative Direction

Joseph ‘Joe’ Handy Announced as President & CEO Elect NBMBAA

Joseph Handy President NBMBAA On behalf of the National Black MBA Association® Board of Directors, it is with great pleasure that we inform you that the next National Black MBA Association® President and CEO has been identified. We welcome Joseph “Joe” Handy to the NBMBAA® family as President and CEO, effective October 5, 2020. Joe… Continue reading Joseph ‘Joe’ Handy Announced as President & CEO Elect NBMBAA

Warner Bros. Television Group Signs First-Look Deal With Academy Award Winner Matthew A. Cherry

Warner Bros. Television Group announced that it has signed a new first-look development deal with Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry (“Hair Love”). Per Studio practice, financial terms were not disclosed, but WBTVG can confirm that it is a multi-year agreement. This marks the first deal for Cherry with WBTVG. Under terms of the pact,… Continue reading Warner Bros. Television Group Signs First-Look Deal With Academy Award Winner Matthew A. Cherry

Cashmere Launches New Digital Experiential Division, Nice Sweater

Award-winning marketing shop, Cashmere, announced a new division, Nice Sweater – a cross-functional practice which focuses on creating brand-driven, digital experiences rooted in culture via social platforms and remote conferencing technology. Nice Sweater connects audiences with impactful content & talent, virtual gatherings, and- most importantly- each other globally. As a social-first agency, Cashmere has always… Continue reading Cashmere Launches New Digital Experiential Division, Nice Sweater

James Cuthbert Joins BET Networks as Senior Vice President of Brand Strategy & Marketing

BET (a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), the nation’s leading provider of quality content for African-American audiences, announced today that James Cuthbert has joined BET as Senior Vice President, Brand Strategy & Marketing, reporting to Chief Marketing Officer, Kimberly Paige. In his new role, Cuthbert will lead marketing strategy and execution, including initiatives… Continue reading James Cuthbert Joins BET Networks as Senior Vice President of Brand Strategy & Marketing

STACI HALLMON PROMOTED TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF LIVE EVENTS, BET EXPERIENCE

BET Networks, (a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), the nation’s leading provider of quality content for African-American audiences, announced today that Staci Hallmon has been promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager, Live Events, BET Experience, effective immediately. Hallmon will lead strategy, operations, P&L management, sponsorship development, and activation, as well as… Continue reading STACI HALLMON PROMOTED TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF LIVE EVENTS, BET EXPERIENCE