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Gospel Singer Kirk Franklin Receives Billionaire Honor from Pandora


 
KIRK FRANKLIN
RECEIVES BILLIONAIRE HONOR
FROM PANDORA
 
Becomes First Gospel Artist to Receive Honor
 
Nashville, TN (August 21, 2019) – On Thursday, August 15th fourteen-time GRAMMY®-winning artist/songwriter/producer, Kirk Franklin, was honored with a Billionaire plaque from Pandora. The music streaming company surprised Franklin…

The 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominees Announced | Show Airs on Oct. 20th, 2019


 
THE 50TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED TODAY WITH LAUREN DAIGLE LEADING ARTIST NOMINATIONS WITH SIX FOR KING & COUNTRY AND KIRK FRANKLIN HONORED WITH FIVE NODS EACH
 
Awards to be held live Tuesday, October 15 in Nashville, Tennessee and will air on TBN on Sunday, October 20, 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 14, 2019) - The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced today the nominees for the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards, revealed exclusively on Facebook ‘Live’ with the help of Natalie Grant, Jekalyn Carr and Karen Peck.

Apple Music Launches Celebration of Blue Note Records in Honor of 80th Anniversary


 
APPLE MUSIC LAUNCHES CELEBRATION OF BLUE NOTE RECORDS
IN HONOR OF THE LEGENDARY JAZZ LABEL’S 80th ANNIVERSARY
 
EXPLORE THE FEATURE BLUE NOTE: THE 1500 SERIES
A CURATION OF BLUE NOTE’S FABLED CLASSICS PRESENTED
WITH STUDIO QUALITY SOUND AS APPLE DIGITAL MASTERS
 
On January 6, 1939, a German Jewish immigrant and passionate Jazz fan named Alfred Lion produced his first recording session in New York City with two Boogie Woogie pianists—Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis—founding what would become the most-respected and longest-running Jazz label in the world.

The Philadelphia Music Alliance Announces New Honorees to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame, Class of 2019


 
PHILADELPHIA MUSIC ALLIANCE WELCOMES
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA, THE HOOTERS, THE O’JAYS,
EVELYN ‘CHAMPAGNE’ KING, WMMR’S PIERRE ROBERT,
JODY GERSON AND DORRANCE ‘DODO’ HAMILTON AS INDUCTEES
TO THE PHILADELPHIA MUSIC WALK OF FAME, CLASS OF 2019
 
PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 7, 2019) – The Philadelphia Music Alliance (PMA) today announced that The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Hooters, The O’Jays, Evelyn “Champagne” King, WMMR air personality Pierre Robert, music industry executive Jody Gerson, and philanthropist Dorrance “Dodo” Hamilton will be added to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame as members of its Class of 2019.

Brandy To Be Honored With The BMI President’s Award At The 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards


 
Brandy To Be Honored With The BMI President’s Award At The 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards
 
ATLANTA, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) will honor multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter and actress Brandy with the BMI President’s Award at its 2019 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards on Thursday, August 29th.

Gregory Porter Announces New Podcast Series, “The Hang” | LISTEN!


 
GREGORY PORTER ANNOUNCES
“THE HANG”
 
A BRAND NEW PODCAST SERIES
 
“It’s beautifully simple – in each episode I sit down and talk with a close friend of mine, we shoot the breeze about music, life, cars, food, wine, whatever…” – Gregory Porter
 
He has made chart history and brought jazz to the masses around the globe, won GRAMMYs, graced the world’s most prestigious stages, appeared on the biggest TV shows, and now he has his very own podcast.

A&M/Virgin/UMe and Janet Jackson Announces Reissue Series of Iconic Albums on Vinyl


 
Janet Jackson Takes Full ‘Control’ Of Her Vinyl Legacy
 
The Latest Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee Welcomes Six Entries From Her Groundbreaking A&M and Virgin Catalog, Coinciding With ‘Metamorphosis’ Las Vegas Residency
 
LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — This summer, A&M/Virgin/UMe and Janet Jackson will see key entries in the artist’s acclaimed canon reissued on vinyl, including A&M and Virgin albums.

Singer Brian Courtney Wilson Announces National Tour | Kicks Off Aug. 23rd, 2019


 
3x GRAMMY Nominee Brian Courtney Wilson Announces National Tour – JUST B(E) plays 11 Cities Across The Country
 
HOUSTON (PRWEB) JULY 14, 2019 – Prolific, singer-songwriter Brian Courtney Wilson announced his JUST B(E) Tour today following an exclusive announcement on Instagram. JUST B(E) will kick off on Friday, August 23 in Atlanta, GA at Center Stage with dates across the country including Charleston, Charlotte, New Orleans, St . Louis, Orlando, Philadelphia and others.

Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff to Celebrate Patti LaBelle Way Street Renaming Dedication


 
LEGENDARY ‘SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA’ ARCHITECTS KENNETH GAMBLE AND LEON HUFF
CONGRATULATE ‘DEAR FRIEND’ PATTI LaBELLE ON STREET RENAMING HONORS
 
PHILADELPHIA (Tuesday, July 2, 2019) – Legendary Sound of Philadelphia architects Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff joined today’s celebration of homegrown R&B living legend Patti LaBelle with a street naming dedication,…

BeBe Winans’ “Born For This: A New Musical,” Receives 5 NAACP Theatre Awards


 
BEBE WINANS’ BORN FOR THIS
RECEIVES FIVE NAACP THEATRE AWARDS
FOR THE LOS ANGELES PRODUCTION
 
(Los Angeles – June 20, 2019) – Six-time Grammy Award winner BeBe Winans“Born For This: A New Musical,” received five NAACP Theatre Awards on Monday in Los Angeles. The musical garnered 13 nominations for the Los Angeles production and won in the following categories:…