Republic Records Promotes Kevin Lipson to Exec. VP of Commerce, Streaming and Digital StrategyRepublic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, advances Kevin Lipson to Executive Vice President of Commerce, Streaming, and Digital Strategy—as announced by EVP/General Manager Jim Roppo.“It’s an honor to continue working with Jim, Monte and Avery Lipman, and the entire team,” says Mr. Lipson. “This isn’t just a job; this is a lifestyle for everyone in the building. We’re all highly competitive, supportive of each other, and focused on achieving the same goal. The Republic leadership is constantly pushing for innovation, and it’s a call our department is excited to heed. I love what I do, and I can’t imagine a better place to do it.”Since 2014, Mr. Lipson has served as Senio
The Prince Estate is Keeping The Purple One's Legacy AliveThe Prince Estate and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has announced which will be the first albums to be re-released from Prince's music catalog.According to Sony Music, three essential full-length Prince albums, Musicology, 3121 and Planet Earth, will be available on CD and – for the first time ever – on vinyl beginning Friday, February 8, 2019. Each of the vinyl titles will be pressed on highly collectible, limited edition purple vinyl.The physical release of Musicology (1CD and 2LPs), 3121 (1CD and 2LPs) and Planet Earth (1CD and 1LP) follow from the historic exclusive agreement inked between The Prince Estate and SME/Legacy i
Students want diversity in Visual CommunicationsHoward University is making its mark in the media / tech world. Howard has been selected to attend the Adobe Worldwide Sales Conference from December 15-20 in Las Vegas. HU will be the only historically Black college or university at the conference, joining the University of California, Berkeley and University of North Carolina.Representing Howard will be award-winning photojournalist and digital design adjunct professor, Cheriss May, along with two students – senior Sydne Barard and sophomore Kiara Hardy. The conference will include leaders in industries of photography, video production, documentary filmmaking and storytelling.“This conference is an opportuni
Meitu Offering Al-Based Real-Time AvatarsIf you're looking for a digital, anime version of yourself, Meitu Inc., an AI-driven mobile internet company has launched the Anime Avatar feature on the Meitu App.The new feature not only automatically generates a highly personalized cartoon image of an individual but also has the ability to mirror the user's facial expressions and movements in real time. Meitu said their Anime Avatar is the world's first Artificial Intelligence based real-time anime avatar generator on a mainstream consumer app.The technology works like this: users provide the initial data input for analysis by taking a photo or uploading an image. The AI technologies will then detect and analyze the image's attributes including but not limited to gender, age, facial and eye shape, eyebrows, skin color, fac
Janet Jackson's Induction Ceremony Will Take Place on March 29, 2019
Christina Aguilera performing live before ball dropsWe've just learned Christina Aguilera will headline “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019.” Aguilera will perform live in front of more than one million people, just mere minutes before the ball drops in New York's Times Square.Aguilera last performed on the show in 2007, and this year she will be joined by Bastille, Dan + Shay and New Kids On The Block in the hours leading up to the 2019 countdown.The show, which airs yearly on ABC, will take place on Monday, December 31 beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST on the ABC Television Network.Meanwhile, multi-platinum music superstar Ciara will ring in the New Year from the West Coast as the host of the Hollywood Party, joined by performances from Lauren Alain
Robert Townsend today on The Breakfast Club talks about ‘The Five Heartbeats’ Documentary, Whitney Houston and more.Watch the full interview below:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic9Ws912Ntw
Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” was named the year’s Best Film today by the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), the world’s largest group of black film critics comprised of leading film critics from across the country.
The groundbreaking blockbuster also won Best Director (Ryan Coogler) and Best Song (“All the Stars” performed by Kendrick Lamar and SZA with music and lyrics by Kendrick Lamar, Anthony Tiffith, Mark Spears, Solana Rowe and Al Shuckburgh) making it AAFCA’s top award-winner of 2018.
AAFCA also announced winners in several other categories, along with its annual top ten list, with all categories voted on by AAFCA members.
AAFCA Awards Winners: