Monthly Archives: August 2014

Keyshia Cole Sets October 7 Release Date For Point Of No Return

K. ColeMulti-platinum recording artist Keyshia Cole will release her sixth studio album, Point Of No Return, on October 7.  The album features her sexy new single “She” which depicts Cole’s commitment to self love. Among the guest artists featured on the album are Wale, Future, 2 Chainz, Juicy J, andAugust Alsina. Prominent producers on Point Of No Return are Mike WiLL (Miley Cyrus,Kanye West, Rihanna, 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Lil Wayne), Stargate (Beyonce, Rihanna), DJ Mustard (YG, 2 Chainz).

With two top-rated series under her belt at BET Networks, Cole returns this fall with her new show “THE UNTITLED KEYSHIA COLE PROJECT” This 6-episode docu-series reveals her continued struggles with the real-life issues that face all of us including career complications, marital strife, and motherhood challenges. Laced with humor, drama and a hefty dose of love, the series will document Keyshia’s painful setbacks and personal victories as she continues to defy her critics.


Revolt Music Conference Unveils Programming Line-Up

RMC-logo-knockoutREVOLT TV unveiled additional speakers and panel names for the inaugural REVOLT Music Conference taking place Thursday October 16th through Sunday, October 19th at Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, FL. Speaker names, panels and registration information is now available on the conference site:

In addition to Clear Channel Chairman/CEO and MTV co-founder Bob Pittman providing a keynote address, marketing and technology industry veterans joining the inaugural conference as panelists include:

  • Frank Cooper, Chief Marketing Officer at PepsiCo
  • Rio Caraeff, CEO of VEVO
  • Bob Moczydlowsky, Head of Music at Twitter
  • Kevin McGurn, Chief Revenue Officer at Shazam
  • Josh Rabinowitz, EVP Director Of Music at GREY
  • Omar Johnson, EVP Marketing at Beats by Dre
  • Britt Morgan-Saks, Head of Artist Services at Spotify
  • Lee “Q” O’Denat, Founder of World Star Hip Hop
  • Necole Bitchie, Blogger and Founder of Necole Bitchie

“It’s an honor to have executives from the most influential companies joining us at our inaugural conference to discuss the importance of music to their brands and customers,” said REVOLT TV Vice Chairman and Conference Chair Andre Harrell. “We look forward to them sharing their insights and expertise with our audience and breaking down topics such as the business of celebrity, the influence of social media and what brands truly want from artists.”

Confirmed panels include:

The State of Women in Music
Shaking up the balance of power in the music industry, these successful women are leading the charge in the C-suite as managers and as leaders. Learn from their secrets of success in navigating the changing music industry.

Social Media: Influence, Currency and Monetization
A strong point of view and consistency are two elements in a winning social media strategy. Learn how you and your brand can get traction in social media, leading to monetization.

Disruptors: The New Record Business
Technology, media and social media have disrupted the record business. Learn how and why you should care about where the record business is going and who is in control.

The Lost Art Form of A&R
The ability to spot talent and surround them with people to help facilitate the artist vision is core to A&R. Hear lessons for developing and working with talent in the age of social media, digital sales and global branding.

How to Start Your Own Independent Label
With so many artists crowding the music landscape, it is necessary to take matters into your own hands in order to break through the noise. Learn from experts in building a brand independently (pros, cons, financials and pitfalls), and hear how brands can best work with independent artists/labels.

Coming to America: EDM
From underground culture in Europe, electronic dance music has breathed new life into American clubs, commercials and concerts. Hear why the fan army is growing with an EDM festival coming to a city near you.

The Business of Music Publishing
#newrules in music publishing are being written by these leaders that are at the top of their game. Hear lessons for how they achieved success and steward hits for others and what’s next for the future of subscription radio.

360 Degrees of the Music Business
Managers share secrets of building businesses around artists, extending their brands beyond tracks, albums, and concerts and turning them into products.

The New Deal: Brands and Artists
Music is a bridge, and marketers have worked with artists as talent, spokespeople, and creative directors to create and move product. Learn what senior marketers think about the new relationship between brands and artists.

Designed to inspire thought-provoking discussions about navigating and understanding the evolution of the music business, the conference will combine education and entertainment over the course of two and a half days for 500 industry executives and 100 students, as well as a remote audience through the recently launched REVOLT TV iOS and iPhone apps.

Individuals can now register for conference packages, which include access to panels, artist showcases, pool parties, a gala awards dinner, and weekend access to one of America’s top clubs, LIV. The REVOLT Music Conference is being produced by BMF Media.

Other panelists previously announced include L.A. Reid, Chairman and CEO, Epic Records;Julie Greenwald, Group Chairman/COO, Atlantic Records; Guy Oseary, Partner, Untitled Entertainment and Manager; Rodney Jerkins, Songwriter, Producer, and Musician; Dallas Austin, Songwriter, Producer, and Musician; Jon Platt, President at Warner/ Chappel Music; and Rob Stone, Co-founder, The Fader.

To register or learn more about the conference, visit

Sean “Diddy” Combs Brings The Inaugural REVOLT Music Conference to Miami Oct. 16 – 19, 2014

RMC-logo-knockoutREVOLT TV announced it will host their first annual REVOLT Music Conference (RMC) Thursday, October 16th through Sunday, October 19th at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami Beach, FL. The curated, weekend-long experience will pair technology leaders and brand marketers with influencers, music executives, songwriters, producers and artists, all with the intention of understanding and navigating the evolution of the music business.

“Arguably the most luxurious hotel on all of Miami Beach, Fontainebleau Miami Beach has a dynamic music history – from Frank Sinatra to Elvis Presley to Neil Young – making it the perfect backdrop for our inaugural conference,” said REVOLT Vice Chairman and Conference Chair Andre Harrell.

“Music plays a significant role in our heritage, from first opening in 1954 to our incredible Fontainebleau BleauLive concert series of today, and we’re delighted to have been selected as the home of the inaugural music conference and welcome REVOLT, business influencers and their guests to our hotel,” stated Fontainebleau Miami Beach Vice President of Sales & Marketing Scott Flexman.

Featuring eight panels with over 35 influential speakers and eight artists showcases across three days of programming and two nights of events, the inaugural conference along the shores of Florida’s most pristine beach will provide attendees the opportunity to immerse themselves in the ins-and-outs of the industry alongside some of the biggest names in music. Panelists will be announced on a rolling basis through August with artist showcases to be revealed in September.

Starting today, individuals can register for conference packages, which include access to panels, artist showcases, pool parties, a gala dinner, an awards dinner and entree into one of America’s top clubs, LIV.

“We are honored to take part in the first REVOLT Music Conference and look forward to providing a world class experience to some of the biggest influencers in the music industry,” says LIV Operating Partner Dave Grutman.

Registration and Conference Information:

 is the new #1 name in music. Focused on expertly curating the best of the best in music and engaging youth in social conversation, the multi-genre, multi-platform network offers breaking music news, videos, artist interviews, exclusive performances, and original programming. Attracting over 50 million young adults through television, digital properties, social and mobile, REVOLT is accessible 24/7 – anytime, anywhere, any screen. Launched in broadcast in October 2013, REVOLT is available on Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Century Link in over 40 of the top 50 U.S. markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Boston, Atlanta, and DC.

Black Milk Reveals Cover Art and Release Date For If There’s A Hell Below

Black Milk“I’m never one to say which album of mine is the best, that’s for the fans to decide,” says critically acclaimed rapper/producer Black Milk, “but at this point I feel like I’m making the best music of my career on a creative level and on a technical level. I think you’ll hear that in this new album.” If There’s A Hell Below will be released on October 28th via Black’s independent label, Computer Ugly.

This information about the album follows the announcement of U.S. and Europe tours, and also the release of “What It’s Worth”, the first single from the album. “Detroit’s New Dance Show” is the second track to be released from the album, featuring  thumping, dark electronic production layered beneath pitch-lowered vocals on the chorus, with some hard-hitting lyrics in the verses. The “new-wave-tinged rocker,” as Okayplayer dubbed it, pays homage to a television series that aired in Black’s hometown of Detroit back in 1988 called “The New Dance Show.” “If There’s A Hell a Below isn’t as dark as No Poison No Paradise but it is somewhat of a continuation of that album,” he explains. “I’m still giving you a glimpse of different struggles for the point of view of an inner city youth but rhyming in different patterns over instrumentals that sound different from anything I’ve done in the past.”

Black Milk will be touring this August with his Loops Don’t Lie Tour, which will feature the Detroit native performing live beat sets. The tour will stop in five U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Charlotte, and Tampa. Soon after, the multi-talented artist will be heading to Europe with his four-person live band for the Black Milk Live With Nat Turner Tour. This segment of the tour includes dates in major cities such as London and Amsterdam, and three dates in Germany, before returning back to the U.S. Speaking on his previous tour, LA Weekly shares praises, saying “Master of Ceremonies Black Milk was expertly both directing and starring in this show.”

Purchase tickets for Black Milk’s tour:

Purchase “Detroit’s New Dance Show”:

Listen to “Detroit’s New Dance Show”:

Black Milk’s Loops Don’t Lie Tour:

Aug 6 – Asheville, NC – One Stop

Aug 7 – Atlanta, GA – 529

Aug 8 – Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor

Aug 9 – Jacksonville, Fl – Rain Dogs

Aug 10 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

Black Milk With Live Band Nat Turner Europe Tour:

Aug 21 – London, United Kingdom – Jazz Cafe

Aug 22 – Hradec Králové, Czech Republic – Hip Hop Kemp Festival

Aug 23 – Orpund, Switzerland – Royal Arena Festival

Aug 24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso

Aug 27 – Berlin, Germany – Cassiopeia

Aug 28 – Gent, Belgium – Dok

Aug 29 – Munster, Germany – Hot Jazz Club

Aug 31 – Riverview, MI – Rocky’s Pub
Sept 27 – Austin, TX – Red 7 (Black Milk Beat Set at Weird City Fest)
Oct 17 – New York, NY – Studio at Webster Hall