Excerpt 2: Racism Today

It has bubbled to the surface in many of us just like that—young and old, black and white, rich and poor. With some speaking out, marching, protesting, holding up signs and fists, singing protest anthems made for a new generation—that’s what ‘Woke’ is all about. The end of that closed lip complacency. The end of […]

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Excerpt 1: Colorism & Eroticized Rage

“I was seeing this therapist when the racial dynamic surfaced again, and that shifted me into the direction that led to my ultimate progress. As a part of my therapy, a series of men groups of all ages, sizes, and colors were available to join. In my groups, there were always men my age that […]

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Mathew Knowles Named Houston’s Top Music Mogul

Houston, Texas–August 7, 2017 Internationally renowned music executive Mathew Knowles was recently honored by the Go DJ Awards as “Houston’s Top Music Mogul”. As the founder of Music World Entertainment, which recently celebrated its 25th year in business, the label’s record sales exceeds 300 million worldwide. During his acceptance speech in front of a sold-out […]

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Successful A&Rs

Now that we know what an A&R does, let’s take a look at a few that really shook up the game. Rick Rubin Any hip-hop head will be familiar with the bearded wonder that is Rick Rubin. He and co-founder Russell Simmons established Def Jam Recordings as the first label with hip-hop music as it’s […]

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Who’s Your A&R?

In a previous post we looked at various jobs within the music industry. While that was covered in broad strokes, we figured it would be a good idea to explore each one in depth. To kick it all off, we’re going to be looking at the role of A&R, a few examples of successful A&R […]

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Roles within the Music Industry

The music industry is more than just the creative minds in the studio booth. Their artistic careers depend on the talent of the team surrounding them. So if you’re looking to get involved with the music business, know that your options are not limited— there’s most likely a role for you! Check out some of […]

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