Here’s How ‘Urban,’ A Term Plagued By Racial Stereotypes, Came To Be Used To Describe Black Musicians

TOPLINE Major record labels, radio stations, and even the Grammys are now distancing themselves from the category “urban” amid calls for racial equality in the U.S., signaling the downfall of an industry term that has been used to reinforce stereotypes and marginalize black musicians for decades. NEW YORK – CIRCA 1977: WBLS Program Director Frankie… Continue reading Here’s How ‘Urban,’ A Term Plagued By Racial Stereotypes, Came To Be Used To Describe Black Musicians

‘Mozart would have made video game music’: composer Eímear Noone on a winning art form | Games

Eímear Noone got into composing and conducting video game music by accident. One day, while studying music at Trinity College Dublin, a fourth-year student came to the bar she was drinking in with members of the college chapel choir and offered them a few quid to help with the orchestration on a project of his.… Continue reading ‘Mozart would have made video game music’: composer Eímear Noone on a winning art form | Games

Country Music Radio Personality Bob Kingsley Dies At 80

Legendary country music radio personality Bob Kingsley at the 11th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman … [+] Auditorium on August 23, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic) FilmMagic The country music world lost one of its champions on October 17th with the death of legendary country music radio personality Bob Kingsley at… Continue reading Country Music Radio Personality Bob Kingsley Dies At 80

Howie Nave chats with Dan Aykroyd on Music, Movies and Vodka | South Lake Tahoe

Dan Aykroyd called my morning radio show on 93.9FM Friday to talk about his appearance Sunday over at the Hard Rock Hotel Lake Tahoe. There he will present an evening of Q & A, tell some fascinating stories in an exclusive evening presented by his business, Crystal Head Vodka billed as ‘An Evening with Dan… Continue reading Howie Nave chats with Dan Aykroyd on Music, Movies and Vodka | South Lake Tahoe