Daily Archives: November 10, 2008

Atlantic Records Group Superstars Team Gap For Hip-Hop Holiday Campaign- Flo Rida, Trey Songz & Janelle Monae

Three of the Atlantic Records Group’s brightest stars are partnering with Gap for a major holiday marketing campaign. Poe Boy/Atlantic recording artist Flo Rida, Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic recording artist Trey Songz, and Bad Boy/Wondaland Arts Society recording artist Janelle Monáe were specifically selected to bring their unique brand of hip-hop cool to the international specialty retailer’s upcoming “Merry Mix It” campaign, slated to debut online, in Gap stores, and in movie theatres nationwide on November 13th.

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Yo! Awards Voting Starts Today [VOTE NOW]

New York, NY – November 10, 2008 – The voting for the 2008 Yo! Awards started today. Yo! Raps visitors can go to www.yoraps.com to cast their vote for their favorite artist in 30 categories. The first annual Yo! Awards is set to take place in mid-December.

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MUSICIANS INSTITUTE Program Releases 5 Vol. Series on Music Business Contracts

After nearly four years and more than three thousand hours of research, analysis and compilation, Music Law Press (www.musiclawpress.com) has published the first volume of Robert Nathan’s and Burgundy Morgan’s comprehensive guide to music industry legal issues entitled, “…but where do I sign? Volume One: The Essentials” Both Robert Nathan and Burgundy Morgan teach Music Contracts courses at Musicians Institute’s Music Business Program in Hollywood (www.mi.edu).

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RUSSELL SIMMONS: The Fight Is Far From Over

President Elect Obama is receiving well deserved best wishes and congratulations from millions of people across America and throughout the world. The hip-hop community in particular came out in record numbers to vote and to help provide the margin of victory for Obama.

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New VH1 Soul Original Series “Soul Cities” Premieres Tomorrow November 11 at 9PM!

New York, NY, November 10, 2008 –vh1 Soul is hitting the road to visit some of the most famous metropolises around the country with its first original series “Soul Cities.” Viewers will accompany host Nelson George as he embarks on his search to experience the soul in some of America’s greatest cities. Nelson, an award-winning author, filmmaker, television producer, and African-American culture critic, will provide viewers a unique perspective of the music, culture, history, food, people, and famous spaces and places that makes each city soulful in its own way. “Soul Cities” visits the recording studios, churches, radio stations and restaurants that produced some of the most influential music and moments of soul culture. The cities featured in this original series are Chicago, Los Angeles, Memphis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and the Bay Area- which includes San Francisco and Oakland.

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