LIVE NATION URBAN PRESENTS BLACK MUSIC MONTH TO COLLABORATE WITH VARIOUS ICONIC RECORD LABELS AND RELEASE EXCLUSIVE MUSICAL CONTENT ACROSS THE MONTH OF JUNE
Today, Live Nation Urban presents Black Music Month. Across the month of June, The Live Nation Urban team will collaborate with various iconic record labels each week on the release of exclusive musical content celebrating the footprint and evolution of black culture within the music industry. Content will include various music videos, artist clips, live show recaps and interviews reflecting on the history and success of each label, interviews and live performances.
The content will be available across each specific record label and Live Nation Urban’s social channels. Five labels have partnered with Live Nation Urban to partake in their celebration of Black Music Month. The list of labels include Atlantic Records, Columbia Records, Epic Records, Interscope Records, and Motown Records. Live Nation Urban’s “Meet The Founders” series airs weekly and serves as an explorative conversation with executives, crew and staff from a variety of brands, entertainment events and live shows on building their brands and experiences within the industry.
Each upcoming episode for the month of June will feature a record label executive in conversation about their history within the industry and how Black music has influenced their career. Past participants have included Brandon McEachern (Broccoli City Festival), Simone Mari & Gia Lowe (CURLFEST/Curly Girl Collective), Joi Brown (The Culture Creators & SVP of Marketing & Brand Partnerships at Atlantic Records), Ron Hill (Inspiration and Partner of Exodus Music & Arts Festival & VP of Artist Development at RCA), and Shawn Gee (Live Nation Urban & Partner of Maverick). Additionally, Live Nation Urban’s Black Music Month will include various performances including Comfort Covers and Soundcheck Performances.
Comfort Covers is a series featuring a select group of musicians from each record label roster performing renditions of a track or medley of tracks from a particular artist that they favor or have been inspired by. Past participants have included Alex Mali, Sebastian Mikael, Kevin Ross and Savannah Cristina.
Soundcheck Performances, a series which serves as an acoustic and scaled back performance for artists. Past participants have included Rayana Jay, Rileyy Lanez, JAHMED and Brave Williams. These performances will be featured on Live Nation Urban’s Instagram and YouTube channels.
“Black Music has been at the epicenter of global culture for generations. Live Nation Urban is proud to partner with iconic labels across Black Music Month to celebrate our music in a time of transformative change in the United States and in the world.” – Brandon Pankey, Live Nation Urban Live Nation Urban in conjunction with The Roots and Two One Five Entertainment have been at the forefront of promoting and producing impactful virtual content during this time. Click HERE to view more on The Roots YouTube channel.
About Live Nation Urban:
Live Nation Urban (LNU) is a partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company. Specifically focusing on Hip-Hop, R&B and Gospel, LNU builds platforms, events, and festivals globally and develops dynamic content strategies based upon the live properties created. Live Nation Urban considers itself the most powerful source for live urban music.
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