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From MusicWorld, posted 10.15.06. The spotlight that has shined on urban centers ranging from New York to Los Angeles to Atlanta, where some of today’s hottest r&b and rap songs have been produced, is now focused on Miami, where two of today’s hottest producers — Marcello Valenzano and Andre Lyon, better known as Cool &… Read more...


Reggaetón Makes Its Mark in Today’s Multicultural Music Market

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.09.06. Levitating from the underground to the top of the Latin charts, the genre known as reggaetón has pumped a much-needed shot of vitality into a complex and shifting record market. In the first half of 2005, unit shipments of various formats of Latin music increased a monumental 27.7 percent, a figure… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Urban Music at 2004 Awards with Top Writers, Producers, Publishers

From News, posted 8.26.04. Al Green Honored as BMI ICON BMI saluted the premier R&B, rap and hip-hop songwriters, producers and publishers at its 2004 BMI Urban Awards, staged tonight (8/27) at the Grand Ballroom at the Fontainebleau Hilton Resorts & Towers in Miami Beach. … Read more...


BMI Plays ‘The Game of Love’ for Song of the Year at 52nd Annual Pop Awards

From News, posted 5.10.04. BMI saluted the past year's 50 most performed songs during the 52nd Annual Pop Awards on May 11, with superlatives reserved for "The Game of Love" as Song of the Year, Lauren Christy and Scott Spock as Songwriters of the Year and… Read more...


BMI Honors Top UK, European Writers and Publishers at London Awards

From News, posted 9.15.03. BMI tonight (9/16) saluted the top UK and European songwriters and publishers in the pop, urban, country, dance, college and film/TV music genres at its 2003 London Awards. The gala dinner and awards ceremony, which honors the most performed songs on US radio and television written by members of its sister… Read more...


Irv Gotti Makes Murder Inc. a Metaphor for Success

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.26.03. Songs are often metaphoric messages, with lyrics often working on a variety of levels. But metaphors also can be effective, if not controversial, in other cases, such as when it comes to choosing a name for your record company. Just ask Irv Gotti, CEO of Murder Inc., a label that… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Urban Music at 2003 Awards Ceremony

From News, posted 8.05.03. Isaac Hayes Honored as BMI ICON BMI saluted the top R&B, rap and hip-hop songwriters, producers and publishers at its 2003 Urban Awards, staged last night (8/5) at Club Tropigala at the Fontainebleau Hilton Resorts & Towers in Miami. The black-tie ceremony was hosted by BMI President and CEO… Read more...


Stars Coming Out For BMI Urban Awards 2003

From News, posted 7.27.03. BMI announced today the first confirmed attendees to its Urban Awards 2003, to be held Tuesday, August 5 at Club Tropigala at the Fountainebleau Hilton Resorts & Towers in Miami Beach. Scheduled to perform a salute to Isaac Hayes are Anthony Hamilton (Arista Records), former backup singer for D'Angelo and one… Read more...


BMI Salutes Top Names in Music at 51st Annual Pop Awards

From News, posted 5.13.03. Legendary Songwriting Trio Holland-Dozier-Holland Honored as ICONS BMI saluted the past year's 50 most performed songs during the 51st Annual BMI Pop Awards tonight, with superlatives reserved for Nickelback's "How You Remind Me" as Song of the Year, Irv Gotti as Songwriter of the Year and… Read more...


N.O.R.E.

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.17.02. “I feel like I’m a new artist.” So says hip-hop maven N.O.R.E., whose third solo album, Grimey: God’s Favorite (Def Jam), has won back most of the crowd who had gobbled up his previous offerings as part of Capone-n-Noreaga. Born Victor Santiago, he first picked up the… Read more...


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