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2016 Global Citizen Music Festival announces Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Metallica and More

It's the 5th year for the Global Citizens Music Festival and the lineup has just been announced. Headlining this year's music festival include Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Metallica, Selena Gomez and Major Lazer. Guest appearances by Usher, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Elle Goulding, Yandel, Yusuf/Cat Stevens and many more.

Held on September 24th at Central Park in New York City, this party with a purpose is one highly anticipated event. Although this is a FREE (yep, I said Free!), there is some work to be done in order for you to be selected to get tickets. CLICK HERE for more information and instructions on how to get them!

 

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Major Keys! DJ Khaled, Nas and more announced for 2016 Revolt Music Conference 

 

 

The 3rd Annual Revolt Music Conference will be held October 16-15 at Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach, FL. Renowned, DJ, record producer, and social media mogul DJ Khaled will take the stage for an #AskKhaled Q&A panel where attendees will have the opportunity to personally interact with Khaled and ask questions of their choosing. The keynote speakers announced include Lyor Cohen, Founder of 300 Entertainment, and Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of Atlantic Records, with more names to be announced soon.

REVOLT also announced that hip-hop icon Nas will be presented with this year’s “Started From The Bottom Now We Here” award at the annual Gala Dinner, which is presented to an industry leader who has had a lasting impact and unique influence on music. Previous award recipients include Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Jimmy Iovine. The RMC Gala will also feature a special performance by singer and songwriter, BiBi Bourelly.

The first round of industry influencers were announced who will take the stage as panelists to discuss a diverse range of topics including leveraging the power of social media, the relevance of radio, podcast and streaming platforms, and a deep dive with today’s top DJs. Panelist include Funk Master Flex, DJ and Radio Host; DJ Envy, DJ and Radio Host; Cool and Dre, Producers and Songwriters; DJ Marcos “Kosine” Palaios, Producer / Da Internz; Tuma Basa, Head of Global Programming, Hip Hop at Spotify; James Cruz, President, Bad Boy Management; Darrale Jones, Executive Vice President, A&R, Def Jam Recordings; Aubrey Flynn, Vice President of Digital at Combs Enterprises; Angie Nwandu, Founder of The Shade Room; and Ernest “Tuo” Clark, A&R at Def Jam Recordings, with more names to be announced soon.

If you are really serious about learning about the music industry and getting your foot in the door and having a seat at the table, this conference is for you! Check out www.revoltmusicconference.com for registration, schedule and additional information. 

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iHeartRadio Music Festival announces lineup

iHeartRadio announces their 2016 lineup for their highly anticipated 2016 music festival in Las Vegas September 23-24 at the T-Mobile Arena. Performers include U2, Drake, Usher, Sting, Britney Spears, Billy Idol, and Florida Georgia Line just to name a few. Presale tickets are on sale now for Mastercard cardholders today through July 27th. General sales start on July 30th at 10am PDT. Check out the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival promo video and let us know who you want to see! #CuzEventsRock 

 

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#WeGotYou BET Awards Recap

The 2016 BET Awards was LIT Sunday night in L.A.! The awards show started with an electrifying performance from none other than Beyonce herself! Singing “Freedom” from her new album Lemonade, Kendrick Lamar made a surprise appearance and even walked on water with Beyonce!

 

Other performances included the oh so hype Desiigner “Panda,” Alicia Keys with her remix rendition of “In Common,” Fat Joe, Remy Ma, and French Montana who sang “All The Way Up,” 2 time BET Award winner Bryson Tiller, Maxwell who sang “Lake by the Ocean,” Future who sang his new song “Wicked,” and Usher and Young Thug sang “No Limit.”

Let’s not forget to mention the phenomenal Prince tributes! Erykah Badu and The Roots performed “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker,” Bilal tore the stage down with “The Beautiful Ones,” Stevie Wonder and Tori Kelly sang “Take Me With U,” Jennifer Hudson brought it home with a beautiful performance of “Purple Rain,” Maxwell did “Nothing Compares 2 U,” Janelle Monae performed “Delirious,” “Kiss,” “Post Life,” and “I Would Die 4 U” and Sheila E., Liv Warfield, Elisa Fiorillo, Jerome Benton, and Mayte Garcia (Prince’s ex-wife) tore down the house with performances of "Housequake," "Erotic City," "U Got the Look," "A Love Bizarre," "The Glamorous Life," "America," and "Baby I'm a Star."

Winners included Beyonce for Video of the Year and Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award for Formation, Beyonce for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Drake & Future for Best Group, Bryson Tiller for Best New Artist, Taraji P. Henson for Best Actress, Bryson Tiller for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Drake for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Kirk Franklin for Best Gospel Artist, and Michael B. Jordan for Best Actor.

Honorary Awards included the Lifetime Achievement Award for actor Samuel L. Jackson and the Humanitarian Award for actor Jesse Williams who gave an outstanding speech on racism that emotionally moved the crowd and received a powerful response from social media.

 

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So Long... That's What She Said! Erykah Badu and Robert Glasper present Maiysha (SO LONG)

Erykah Badu the singer, song writer, activist and can we add thespian puts on her acting hat in the new video “Maiysha (so long)” by Robert Glasper & Miles Davis feat Erykah Badu. 

The “Window Seat” singer plays the role of Sarah Bellam an upset, erratic and over dramatic jazz singer who lashes out against her band and lover/pianist played by Robert Glasper.

The short written and directed by Badu places the singer and her band in a 1940’s setting that opens up for a calm and intimate Miles Davis inspired performance in the mist of chaos and confusion. It's cheeky and clever and in E Badu/Sarah Bellam fashion. 

Let us know what you think about it in the comments below! #CuzEvents Rock

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Chance The Rapper Announces Magnificent Coloring World Tour

 

Date  City  Venue
8/7/16 San Francisco Outside Lands
8/12/16 Minneapolis Summer Set
9/3/16 Philadelphia Made in America Festival
9/15/16 San Diego Calcoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
9/17/16 Los Angeles The Greek Theatre
9/18/16 Las Vegas Brooklyn Bowl
9/20/16 Denver Fillmore Auditorium
9/21/16 Kansas City Arvest Bank Theatre @ The Midland
TBA Chicago  
9/25/16 Detroit Fox Theatre
9/27/16 Toronto Canada Echo Beach
9/29/16 Boston Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
10/2/16 New York The Meadows
10/6/16 Washington, D.C. Eaglebank Arena
10/7/16 Raleigh Red Hat Amphitheater
10/8/16 Atlanta The Fox Theater
10/10/16 Miami The Fillmore Miami Beach
10/13/16 New Orleans mardi Gras Ballroom
10/15/16 Houston Revention Music Center
10/16/16 Dallas The Bomb Factory
10/19/16 Phoenix Mesa Amphitheatre
10/21/16 San Francisco Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
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Kanye West Announces North American Tour starting August 25th

We knew there was buzz that Kanye West was going out on tour but we had no idea when that would actually take place. And low and behold here it is! This morning the K West camp announced that his Saint Pablo Tour is coming to a city near you, kicking off in Indianapolis on August 25th and ending in Las Vegas on October 29th. Check out the listing of tour dates: 

8/25/2016 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse
8/27/2016 Buffalo First Niagara Center
8/30/2016 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
9/2/2016 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
9/3/2016 Boston  TD Garden
9/5/2016 New York Madison Square Garden
9/6/2016 New York Madison Square Garden
9/8/2016 Washington, DC Verizon Center
9/12/2016 Atlanta Philips Arena
9/14/2016 Tampa Amalie Arena
9/16/2016 Miami American Airlines Arena
9/20/2016 Houston Toyota Center
9/21/2016 Austin Frank Erwin Center
9/22/2016 Dallas American Airlines Center
9/24/2016 Nashville Bridgestone Arena
9/25/2016 Columbus Schottenstein
9/28/2016 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
9/30/2016 University Park Bryce Jordan Center
10/1/2016 Cleveland Quicken Loans
10/4/2016 Philadelphia Wells Fargo
10/6/2016 Detroit Palace at Auburn Hills
10/7/2016 Chicago United Center
10/8/2016 Chicago Allstate Arena
10/10/2016 Minneapolis Xcel Center
10/12/2016 Winnipeg MTS Centre
10/15/2016 Edmonton Roger's Place
10/17/2016 Vancouver Rogers Arena
10/19/2016 Seattle Key Arena
10/22/2016 Oakland Oracle Arena
10/25/2016 Los Angeles Forum
10/26/2016 Los Angeles Forum
10/29/2016 Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena

Tickets go on sale June 18 via Live Nation/Ticketmaster and today if you are an American Express Cardholder. If you have TIDAL you get early access starting June 16 at 10am through Friday, Jun 19.

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Roots Picnic Comes to NYC

The Iconic Roots Picnic is making its debut in New York City this fall in Bryant Park. They have curated a pretty decent picnic lineup with some of our favorite artists like The Roots (Obviously), D'Angelo, John Mayer, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Swizz Beats, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and many others. Not to mention, the ENTIRE Wu Tang Clan will be performing on the second day of the two day music festival as apart of a super group with David Bryne and Niles Rodger backed by The Roots. 

Check out the promo video narrated by Chris Rock and tell us who you want to see!

 

 

Tickets go on sale today at 10:00 am at Ticketmaster.com with individual day tickets, 2-Day Pass tickets and VIP tickets. Will you be there?! #CuzEventsRock

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