Business

Mar 18, 2019

Little Brother’s Phonte Executive Producing Dope Original Web Series On Hip-Hop And Startups

Phonte is working with a bunch of talented actors, producers and directors from Durham to create a new web series about startup businesses.

Mar 15, 2019

NBA All-Star Baron Davis Launches His L.A. Unified Label With Rising Rapper Young Bugatti

Baron Davis does it all, from balling, to acting and hosting. Now his brand L.A. Unified is getting into the music business.

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Mar 12, 2019

Fyre Debacle Shows How Smaller Acts Can Get Burned In Modern Music Economy

The Fyre Festival was more than just a scam. It also shows how hard it can be for artists to make a living in the new music economy.

Mar 11, 2019

Jasmine Daniels Is Making Power Moves In The Fashion Business

Jasmine Daniels is more than just arm candy for Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky.

Mar 11, 2019

Jermaine Dupri Takes Minority Stake In A Vegan Juice Company That’s About To Blow Up

JD just took a minority stake in a new company aiming to shake up the beverage business with a cool, healthy product.

Mar 4, 2019

Rapper Dessa Heads To Scripps College To Inspire Women In Business

Rapper Dessa will be the guest of honor at Scripps College during a conversation about her experiences in the business as a woman.

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Feb 28, 2019

Do You Want To Master Production? Let Timbaland Teach You

Timbaland is one of the most successful producers in the music business, and now he's teaching his secrets in a new Masterclass.

St. Louis Rapper Mvstermind Jumps Feet First Into New Deal With Dr. Scholl’s Shoes

The rising rapper is walking a different path in a brand new deal with Dr. Scholl's Shoes.

Entrepreneur Mixes Liquor With Black History To Serve Up Uncle Nearest Whiskey

Uncle Nearest's Fawn Weaver explains why Uncle Nearest is not your average whiskey business.

Vice’s New Series Shows What Kind Of “Hustle” It Takes To Succeed As An Entrepreneur

Vice goes on the road to showcase some of the country's brightest business minds.

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Feb 19, 2019

Acclaimed Video Director Matt Alonzo Becomes The Teacher In New Pop Up Class “The Film League”

Video Director Matt Alonzo will host and teach an exclusive pop-up class called The Film League.

Feb 12, 2019

Marshmello And Fortnite Prove Hip-Hop & Gaming Are The Next Frontier Of Business

Marshmello and Fortnite hosted a groundbreaking, 10-minute event, which drew in some huge numbers.

Jan 23, 2019

Questlove Is Getting It Poppin With His Popcorn Business

Questlove is taking his popcorn business Sneakies nationwide.

Jan 17, 2019

Rapper Nas Is Quietly Planning A Takeover Of The Ad Business

The legendary rapper has put his money behind another new tech company.

Jan 11, 2019

Multi-Millionaire Author Vercie Lark Explains How To “Make It Rain”

Vercie Lark grew up in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Columbus, Ohio and turned himself into a multi-millionaire. Now he's giving up the game.

Dec 18, 2018

Quality Control Label Bosses Heading To Prison – For A Good Cause

Coach K and CEO P will mentor inmates and turn them into entrepreneurs.

Dec 11, 2018

7 Music Marketing Strategies to Try In 2019

Check out these seven tips for getting your music to new audiences.

Dec 10, 2018

Melissa Keklak, The Woman Powering Blac Youngsta’s Heavy Camp Label

Blac Youngsta adds new executive talent to his Heavy Camp record label.

Dec 3, 2018

Four Tips To Physically Rewire Your Brain for Savings

Follow these tips to rewire your brain, and your bank account too!

Nov 21, 2018

How to Turn Your Side Hustle Into A Business

Here is some advice on how to turn that side hustle into a full-time gig.

Nov 13, 2018

Jay-Z Earns The Average US Salary In 5 Hours 12 Minutes

A new study shows how fast your favorite hip-hop at earns the average U.S. salary.

Nov 9, 2018

Rapper iAmMoshow Is Blowing Up – Rapping About Cats

A rapper from Baltimore has identified a pretty interesting niche, and now he is cashing in on it.

Nov 7, 2018

Loyola Teaching Valuable Music Biz Skills With New Hip-Hop Degree

A one-of-a-kind Undergraduate Degree program honors culture, history, music, and industry skills of hip-hop.

Oct 30, 2018

MBAs, Higher Salaries and Success Don’t Solve Problems

A higher education is one way to success. But does it have to come through college?

Oct 29, 2018

What Brands Can Learn From Musicians

Jesse Kay of The Nue Agency checks in to drop off a business plan that will work for all sized brands.

Oct 25, 2018

KRS-One Schools Students And Teachers On Global Hip-Hop Business

KRS-One was a recent lecturer at Kingston College, when he broke down to the Global business of Hip-Hop.

Oct 22, 2018

AXE Is Pivoting Into Music With Lil Yachty And Zaytoven

AXE is known for producing body sprays, but now they hope to put out hit records.

Oct 18, 2018

FAMU Is Changing Students Into “Rattlers For Justice”

Florida A&M recently unveiled a brand-spanking-new website for their law students.

Sep 20, 2018

Diggy Simmons Explains How To Be Financially Successful During “Young Money” Day

Diggy Simmons comes from a rich, wealth family. Now he is giving out some advice on how to be a successful brand or business.

Aug 28, 2018

Here Is How Jay-Z Plans To Revolutionize Music In Uganda And Africa

Tidal and MTN Uganda are organizing an exclusive Collaboration Conference in Uganda.

Aug 20, 2018

A Public Relations Degree Takes Howard Alum To Hollywood

Landrie Hatcher is putting his Public Relations degree to work for him in Hollywood.

Jul 31, 2018

Lil Flip Gets His Own Device So You Can Make Contactless Payments With Bitcoin

Lil Flip just did a deal that will produce his own contactless payment device.

Jul 30, 2018

Ice-T Is Still A Gangster Rapper, But He Has A New Electronic Dance Music Record Label

Gangsta rap pioneer Ice-T and his longtime partner Mr. X launched an Electronic Dance Music record label. Check out what the legend is up to.

Jul 24, 2018

World Music: A Defunct Label In A Globalized World Of Sounds

The term world music may have been a useful way to signpost non-Western music to listeners who had previously only known performers from the UK and US.