Tag: music industry

Is Dolly Parton the Voice of America?

A cornerstone of Smarsh’s book is the tracing of Parton’s career alongside the victories and setbacks of the feminist movement. Parton gained professional independence amid the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s and ’70s, and she has built her career on deftly navigating the mixed messages America sends to working women about sex and power. […]

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Retired—and Hired! Teyana Taylor Announces New Creative Director Role With PrettyLittleThing

Teyana Taylor attends the launch of PrettyLittleThing by Kourtney Kardashian at Poppy on October 25, 2017, in Los Angeles, Calif.Photo: Rich Fury (Getty Images) Those of you old enough to remember Teyana Taylor’s national television debut on a 2007 episode of MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 will no doubt also remember the outspoken and already […]

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Why Would Bob Dylan Sell His Entire Catalog?

On Monday, Universal Music Publishing Group announced that it will buy up Bob Dylan’s entire songwriting catalog—over 600 songs spanning six decades from 1962’s influential Blowin’ In The Wind to this year’s well-reviewed Murder Most Foul—in a landmark deal estimated to be around $400 million. It’s a sale that the New York Times speculates “may […]

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Universal Music Group Launches Music Internship Program For HBCU Students

Universal Music Group is investing in the futures of HBCU students who aspire to pursue careers in the realm of music. According to Rolling Stone, the global music corporation has teamed up with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund for the creation of an internship program designed for students who attend historically Black colleges and universities. […]

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Recording Academy Announces Black Leadership Council to Amplify Black Voices

Aloe Blacc, left; H.E.R.; DJ D-Nice; Yolanda AdamsPhoto: Mike Coppola/Getty Images (Getty Images), Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images (Getty Images), Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Mark Pitts & Bystorm Ent (Getty Images), Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for BET (Getty Images) Imagine a Grammy-based Guardians of the Galaxy elite force of equity and inclusion heroes, whose mission […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Names Tory Lanez as Her Shooter, Says She Tried to Protect Him Because ‘Police Are Killing Black People for No Reason’

Megan Thee Stallion attends the 2019 American Music Awards on Nov. 24, 2019 in Los Angeles.Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for dcp Megan Thee Stallion is fed up. On Thursday night, following her post showing her gunshot wound, the 25-year-old rapper took to Instagram Live to address the elephant in the room—by directly naming the person […]

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Quinn Coleman, Capitol Records Executive, DJ and Son of Debra Lee, Dies at 31

Quinn Coleman (1989-2020)Screenshot: YouTube Quinn Coleman, the Senior Director of A&R at Capitol Records and son of former BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee, has died at the age of 31, Billboard reports. Coleman’s cause of death hasn’t been confirmed at this time. Advertisement “Quinn was a loving son, brother, cousin and friend, a passionate […]

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