Named President of Chamber Music America
The composer and jazz pianist begins his term July 1
New York, NY June 27, 2016—Chamber Music America (CMA) today announced the appointment of pianist and composer Billy Childs as president of its board of directors, effective July 1. Childs is the organization’s ninth board president, and the first jazz musician elected to the position. The CMA board of directors unanimously approved his first three-year term at its June 6th meeting.
JENNIFER HUDSON SIGNS WITH EPIC RECORDS AND BEGINS WORK ON NEW ALBUM, MARKING THE FIRST-EVER EXECUTIVE PRODUCER COLLABORATION OF LA REID & CLIVE DAVIS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE MOVE COMES ON THE HEELS OF HER SHOWSTOPPING TRIBUTE PERFORMANCE OF PRINCE’S “PURPLE RAIN” AT THE BET AWARDS
(June 28, 2016 – New York, NY) – Jennifer Hudson has been signed to an exclusive contract with Epic Records, it was announced today by Epic Chairman and CEO LA Reid, following up Ms. Hudson’s historic showstopping tribute performance of Prince’s “Purple Rain” at the 16th annual BET Awards.
Watch the Erykah Badu-Directed Video For “Maiysha (So Long)”
New Video From The New Album of Miles Davis Recordings Reimagined by Robert Glasper – EVERYTHING’S BEAUTIFUL
NEW YORK, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Longtime friends, collaborators and Grammy-winning musicians Erykah Badu and Robert Glasper have teamed up again for the track & video for “Maiysha (So Long)”, from new album Everything’s Beautiful–the visionary exploration of Miles Davis’ music, featuring reimagined interpretations of his music produced by Glasper. The track’s lyrics were written by Badu, and were based on “Maiysha” by Davis.
DEON KIPPING GARNERS #1 DEBUT
WITH NEW ALBUM
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT
New York, NY (June 28, 2016) – Acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer Deon Kipping has created a refreshing and thoughtful album with his new chart-topping release of SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT, which debuted at #1 on the Current Gospel Albums chart. Embraced by fans for the contemporary sound and worship experience, the 15 track album includes songs such as “By Myself,” “Place Called Victory,” “The Blessing Is Yours,” and more.