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Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” to Receive Award @ Songwriters Gala


Previously Announced Inductees Include Tony Hatch, Mick Jones & Lou Gramm, Holly Knight, JD Souther, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry

New York – April 22 – The 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame Towering Song Award will be presented to “A Change Is Gonna Come” at the 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 13th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, SHOF Chairman Jimmy Webb announced today.  The song, written and originally performed by the legendary Sam Cooke, is published by ABKCO Music.

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Legacy Recordings Honors Sly & The Family Stone as Artist of the Month | March 2013

Sly & the Family Stone Honored As Legacy Recordings’ Artist of the Month for
March 2013



NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — On the occasion of Sly Stone’s 70th birthday on March 15th, his life and the music of Sly & the Family Stone will be commemorated as the Artist of the Month for March 2013, by Legacy Recordings, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.  Legacy’s celebration of Sly & the Family Stone will continue throughout the year.

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Legacy Recordings Celebrates Nina Simone in New Video of Memorable Live Performance Moments

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Legacy Recordings Celebrates Nina Simone in New Video of Live Performance Moments
Happy 80th Birthday Nina!
Legacy Recordings has released a new video of memorable performances moments from the High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone, singing her hit “To Be Free” in honor of the Artist of the Month. (Click HERE for more information)

Legacy Recordings Honors Nina Simone as Artist of the Month for February 2013



Activist Singer’s 80th Birthday Celebrated During Black History Month

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“I think she was the greatest female artist of the 20th century” – Elton John

“I always loved the passion in her voice. She’s inspired me as a composer, a pianist, a singer and as a woman with a voice.” – Alicia Keys
” Nina Simone’s impact on both jazz and culture will remain monumental; there was simply no one like her..”  – Bonnie Raitt
“She was ahead of her time as a concert-level piano player who sang, wrote and spoke her mind…I aspire to be more like her.” – india.arie

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Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, commemorates the life and music of Nina Simone on the occasion of the singer’s 80th birthday and celebrates the iconic High Priestess of Soul as the label’s Artist of the Month for February 2013. 

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A. Scott Galloways’ Appreciation of “Sugarfoot” of The Ohio Players

Remembering Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner of the Ohio Players: “Free at 69”
by A. Scott Galloway
January 27, 2013
Some kids claim Superman their hero. Mine was “Sugarfoot.” Small in stature yet larger than life, Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner was a Black Rock Star – the alter ego I could not have dreamed nor conjured better…and secretly wished I could be.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Gospel Artist Kevin LeVar Dedicates “You Are Not Alone” to the People of Newtown, Connecticut

Gospel Artist Kevin LeVar Promises Newtown, Connecticut: “You Are Not Alone”
Hit single now available for free as an offering of hope and healing

Click pic above to access FREE DOWNLOAD!

(WASHINGTON, DC) — In 2007, Gospel artist Kevin LeVar wrote the song, “You Are Not Alone,” as a response to the deadly Virginia Tech massacre that left 32 dead and 17 others wounded. LeVar wanted to bring comfort to the survivors and family members, and he sincerely believed that the timeliness of the song would one day fade. Unfortunately for us all, he was mistaken.

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The BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2012 Special premieres Nov. 4th, 2012 | Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross & Regina King

Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King Set to Return as Co-Hosts to Affirm that


BET Networks and Beverly Bond Reunite to Shine the Spotlight on Black Girls Who Rock: Dionne Warwick, Kerry Washington, Susan Taylor, Alicia Keys and Dr. Hawa Abdi and Her Daughters for Their Achievements

Taping at the Loews Paradise Theatre October 13, 2012 in New York City; Network Premiere November 4, 2012 @ 8:00 pm/ET

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ 2012 special on BET is back for a third televised installment with heartfelt performances, tributes and special awards to celebrate the achievements of remarkable women of color.

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Michael Jackson’s Album, “Bad” to Celebrate 25th Anniv. with Special Sept. 18th Release

25th Anniversary Of Michael Jackson’s Landmark Album Bad Celebrated With September 18 Release Of New Bad 25 Packages

Michael’s Personal VHS Copy Of His
July 16, 1988 Performance At Wembley Stadium Unearthed For The Release;
Newly Discovered Outtakes And Demos From Bad Album Recording Sessions To
Be Released.

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2012

Twenty-five years after the phrase “Who’s Bad” became a generation’s
cultural catchphrase, Epic/Legacy Recordings, in collaboration with the
Estate of Michael Jackson, will celebrate the legendary album and record
breaking BAD tour on September 18, 2012 with the release of a deluxe
package, BAD 25, which includes three CDs, two collectible booklets, and
features the first ever authorized DVD release of a concert from the
record breaking BAD tour. To continue, please click “MORE”!

“Bounce TV Remembers Donna Summer” – A Tribute on Friday, May 18th, 2012

Bounce TV to Pay Tribute to Donna Summer With Soul Train Episode and Film Thank God It’s Friday on Fri. May 18


ATLANTA, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Bounce TV (, the nation’s first and only broadcast television network for African Americans, will pay tribute to the legendary Donna Summer with “Bounce TV Remembers Donna Summer,” featuring an episode of Soul Train and her film Thank God It’s Friday this Friday, May 18 beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. To continue, please click “MORE”!

BET HONORS to Recognize 7 Legends for Outstanding Achievements | To Broadcast in Early 2012

BET Networks Recognizes Phenomenal Individuals Legendary in African-American Culture for Music, Literature, Entertainment, Media, Service and Education Achievements in the Fifth Annual BET Honors

Maya Angelou, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Spike Lee, The Tuskegee Airmen and Beverly Kearney Will Be Honored For Their Achievements On Saturday, January 14, From The Historic Warner Theater In Washington, D.C.

Hosted by Gabrielle Union the BET HONORS Premieres Early 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — In its fifth consecutive year, BET Networks presents BET HONORS, a memorable night celebrating the outstanding achievements of seven extraordinary legends in music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education. Hosted by talented actress Gabrielle Union at the historic Warner Theater in Washington, D.C., BET HONORS celebrates the lifetime contributions and exceptional service of certain individuals to African-American culture in music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education. The star-studded, unforgettable special will premiere during 1st quarter 2012 on BET. To continue, please click “MORE”!