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ONE Musicfest Brings the Heat Again to Atlanta

In about 2 weeks, if your are a true R&B, Neo Soul, Hip Hop, and Funk, pack up your car or grab a plane ticket and make it to Atlanta for ONE Musicfest on Saturday, September 10th. 

Now in its 7th year, ONE Musicfest has drawn more than 60,000 music lovers from all over the country to Atlanta to enjoy performances from artists including Kendrick Lamar, Nas, The Roots, Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill and Janelle Monae. In addition to seeing many of hip-hop's biggest legends, alongside some of today's most popular hitmakers, attendees will get the opportunity to experience an artist village, graffiti walls, and a separate stage with over 30 DJs. Each year, festival organizers make it a point to top the previous year's ONE Musicfest, and 2016 promises to be no exception.
The festival's hip-hop-meets-hipster vibe and consistently amazing lineup of performers inspired Billboard magazine to crown the event, "one of the late summer's mandatory activities for music lovers in The Peach State."
Check out the lineup for this year's show: 
  • Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
  • Andra Day
  • A$AP Ferg
  • BJ The Chicago Kid
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Dungeon Family and Organized Noize reunion featuring: Big Boi, CeeLo Green, Rico Wade, Big Gipp,
  • T-Mo, Killer Mike, Cool Breeze, Witchdoctor, Backbone, Big Rube, Sleepy Brown, Ray Murray, Slimm
  • Calhoun, and special guests
  • Erykah Badu
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Ice Cube
  • Jazmine Sullivan

Tickets are still available at www.onemusicfest.com so get them now and meet us in the A!


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Ms Lauryn Hill Announces 2016 Tour

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Ms Lauryn Hill announced yesterday that she has curated her 2016 concert series MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Starting August 27th in Philly and concluding her tour on November 13th in Phoenix. Presale tickets went on sale yesterday at 10am for Tidal members but tickets are now for the general public today on livenation.com.  As this is an anticipated show (because you know she will kill it), we surely hope she makes it on time. Maybe she will prove us all wrong and we won’t have to talk about this again… 


MLH Caravan: A Dispora Calling! Tour Dates:

08/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center
09/01 – Chicago, IL @ Ravinia
09/02 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
09/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/13 – Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace
09/16 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
09/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Hard Rock Live Rocksino
09/22 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Murat Theatre
09/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park
09/25 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
10/01 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
11/01 – San Diego, CA @ Copley Symphony Hall
11/06 – Seattle, WA @ McCaw Hall
11/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
11/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Foundry at SLS
11/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre

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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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