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The Fourth Annual “My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon” to Honor Patti LaBelle, Kirk Franklin, Teddy Riley and David Porter | June 1st 2017


 
National Museum of African American Music to Host
2017 My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon
 
Annual Celebration will Honor Patti LaBelle, Kirk Franklin, Teddy Riley and David Porter
 
Nashville, TN (April 20, 2017) – The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) will kick off Black Music Month in June with its fourth annual My Music Matters: A Celebration of Legends Luncheon on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at City Winery in Nashville, TN.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Le’Andria Releases New Single “Bigger Than Me”


 
LE’ANDRIA INTRODUCES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR “BIGGER THAN ME”, AVAILABLE NOW
 
“Bigger Than Me” Marks Lead Single from Upcoming New Album
 
NASHVILLE, TN – April 14, 2017 – GRAMMY® and Stellar Award-winning artist Le’Andria introduces a dose of joyful sunshine with the release of the uplifting new single “Bigger Than Me”, available at digital providers now and at radio beginning April 17th.

Mariah Carey Forms “Butterfly MC Records” As Exclusive Joint Venture With Epic Records


 
Mariah Carey Forms “Butterfly MC Records” As Exclusive Joint Venture With Epic Records
 
LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Multi-platinum global superstar Mariah Carey, the best-selling female artist of all time with18 Hot 100 #1 hits, inks an exclusive joint partnership of Butterfly MC Records and Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Enter­tainment, it was announced today by LA Reid, Chair­man and CEO, Epic Records.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Band Soul Understated Releases New Single “Wibble Wobble” feat Mavis “SWAN” Poole


 
SOUL UNDERSTATED
FEATURING MAVIS ‘SWAN’ POOLE RELEASES
WIBBLE WOBBLE
DEBUT SLICE OF FUNK IS FIRST TASTE OF EXCITING NEW EP ON SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT
 
These days in the commercial Black music universe, production is dominated by tracks created by producers. There are precious few bands….and the sound of musicians expressing themselves in real time is an increasingly rare commodity.

Legendary Soul Jazz Guitarist Melvin Sparks Album “Live at Nectar’s” Coming April 28th, 2017


 
The Legacy of Late Great Soul Jazz Guitarist MELVIN SPARKS
To Be Celebrated With Release of LIVE AT NECTAR’S
Due April 28th on ONE NOTE RECORDS
 
The legacy of legendary soul jazz guitarist Melvin Sparks will be celebrated on April 28, 2017 with the release of Live At Nectars on One Note Records. The recording, to be issued on digital formats, as well as limited edition vinyl, documents Melvin’s final band on December 30, 2010 just a few months before his passing in March 2011.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Neo-Soul Singer Lydell Williams Releases New Album “The Sound Of My Melodies”


 
LYDELL WILLIAMS KEEPS THE RAW, HEARTFELT NEO-SOUL
FLOWING ON HIS EPIC 17-TRACK SET ‘THE SOUND OF
MY MELODIES’ – FROM WHICH HE PLANS TO DROP
AN UNPRECEDENTED EIGHT SINGLES!
 
Continuing to fulfill his mission to get back to the roots of R&B and Neo-soul with substance, raw emotions and the no holds barred baring of his deep life experiences, multi-talented singer, songwriter and producer Lydell Williams is set to drop The Sound of My Melodies.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! James Fortune & FIYA Releases New Single “I Forgive Me”


 
JAMES FORTUNE UNVEILS NEW VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE “I FORGIVE ME”
 
“I Forgive Me” Continues to Rise Up the Charts
 
NASHVILLE, TN (April 10, 2017) – Multiple GRAMMY® nominated and Stellar Award-winning chart-topper James Fortune unveils a stirring new video for the rising hit radio single “I Forgive Me”. Filmed in Atlanta and directed by Terrance Crowley.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Jazz Standard Begins New “MoBetta Tuesdays” Residency with Trumpeter Maurice “Mobetta” Brown


 
Jazz Standard Begins New “Mobetta Tuesdays” Weekly Residency Led by Grammy Award-Winning Trumpeter/Producer Maurice “Mobetta” Brown
 
New York, NY — One of the nation’s premier jazz clubs, Jazz Standard, today announced the inauguration of “Mobetta Tuesdays,” a new Tuesday night residency by mastermind trumpeter/composer/arranger/producer Maurice “Mobetta” Brown.
 

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Latin-Tropical-Soul Band, 3D Rhythm of Life to Release New Album “Fantasy” in Summer 2017


 
ACCLAIMED LATIN-TROPICAL- SOUL BAND 3D RHYTHM OF LIFE RELEASES NEW ALBUM “FANTASY”
 
New York, NY – Acclaimed Latin-Tropical-Soul band, 3D Rhythm of Life led by drummer Michael Tate, announces the up and coming release of their new album, “Fantasy” (Summer 2017). This project details their multi-dimensional sound, a fusion of Latin and Afro-Caribbean grooves, blended with a variety of genres including Blues, Jazz, Reggae, and Rock.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Trombone Shorty Drops New Single “Dirty Water” | Announces Additional Tour Dates 2017


 
TROMBONE SHORTY RELEASES “DIRTY WATER”
NEW SINGLE FROM PARKING LOT SYMPHONY
BLUE NOTE DEBUT OUT APRIL 28
 
Trombone Shorty has released “Dirty Water,” a new single from Parking Lot Symphony, the forthcoming Blue Note debut by the beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower born Troy Andrews.