Living Legends in the News

The State of Black Music and Beyond: We’ve Had Three Musical Revolutions—I Participated in One…By Jackie Rhinehart

My perspective on music and the music industry is drawn from my 30+ years in the business. I came to New York City in the fall of 1981 with the express purpose of working in the music industry―marketing and publicity, specifically. Since then... more

The State of Black Music and Beyond: Looking Through the Rearview Mirror…By David Linton

For someone who grew up loving music of all genres—especially black music—and turned that love into a career, it’s bittersweet to look at the current state of black music. Now when I look at black music, I don’t look at the creative process as much as I look at the business side. Creatively, every generation... more

The State of Black Music and Beyond: Maintaining Our Legacy…By Marilyn Batchelor

While driving my teens in the car, I turn over the reins of music programmer to them as they navigate through the thousands of songs available for streaming via my paid Spotify account. From Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé to Jennifer Hudson and Jay-Z, we take turns picking songs while I play the sample or song that influenced today’s hit. I find... more

The State of Black Music and Beyond: Where’s the Music? By Kendall A. Minter, Esq.

For the baby boomers among us, you may recall the days when we listened to music on vinyl discs: first 78 rpm, then singles on 45 rpm with albums and 12” singles on 33 rpm vinyl discs. It was cumbersome and required a bulky phonograph-record player to listen to our favorite songs. For a short spell... more

The State of Black Music and Beyond: Looking at a Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty? By Ramon Hervey II

I’ve devoted my career to developing, guiding and protecting successful artist brands as a manager and former public relations practitioner. I’ve chased the dream of grabbing “15 minutes of fame” for my clients and probably over 90% have been African-American. My view... more

The State of Black Music and Beyond: The Battle of the Sexes…By Thembisa S. Mshaka

Next year, I’ll be celebrating 25 years in the entertainment industry. I have been blessed beyond measure to be part of the executive class that laid the foundation for what we now recognize as the modern hip-hop industry—as Rap Editor for Gavin. Later... more

The State of Black Music and Beyond: The Healing Power of Music by Tammy McCrary

The technology through which we experience music has advanced significantly over the last century: The phonograph... more

Special Edition: The Living Legends Foundation Series with Regina Jones

In this special edition of The Living Legends Series, EURweb.com contributor Gwendolyn Quinn talks with living legend Regina Jones, who... more

Special Edition: The Living Legends Foundation Series with Tony Gray

In this special edition of The Living Legends Series, EURWEB.com’s contributor Gwendolyn Quinn talks with radio legend Tony Gray. As... more

Special Edition: The Living Legends Foundation Series with Miller London

In this special edition of The Living Legends Series, EURweb.com contributor Gwendolyn Quinn talks with music executive pioneer Miller London. On... more

Special Edition: The Living Legends Foundation Series with Sheila Eldridge

In this special edition of The Living Legends Series, EURweb.com contributor Gwendolyn Quinn talks with Sheila Eldridge, founder... more

Special Edition: The Living Legends Foundation Series with Jamie Foster Brown

In this special edition of The Living Legends Series, media legend Jamie Foster Brown talks with EURweb’s contributor Gwendolyn Quinn and reflects... more