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Black to The Future – part 2 image

i2 Music Group

Back in the dark ages, one ignorant, lazy, egotistical person (who was quite possibly racist, sexist, ageist and moronic too) could pretty much decide the fate of someone else’s’ career – thank the heavens those days are long gone. Much of the rapid growth in internet speed and efficiency was driven by the porn industry, yet despite its dubious heritage, internet speed has made the movement, creation, manipulation, marketing, sales and general monetisation of music more possible than at any time in history. While many people bemoan the death of the old establishment, I celebrate the endless possibilities that new technology affords us all. If black music acts of yester year were born in this age, all talk of ...

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Black to The Future – part 1 image

The debate about the reasons why purveyors of what is broadly (and often lazily) categorised as ‘black music’ have fared less well than creators of less ‘ethnic’ music - has raged long and hard for many a year. Some cite racism, while others claim fiscal imbalances or social divisions as the central cause. The simple truth is less complicated and is perhaps even less attractive. The real problems for black music began when people started calling it that! There are a substantial number of people who swear that Elvis Presley was the king of rock and roll – Chuck Berry might have a very different point of view. The Rolling Stones, The Beatles (Little Richard called and wants his ‘oohs’ ...

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i2 Recordings Welcomes A2MG and Phillippia image

Phillippia Williams

i2 Recordings have signed a long-term agreement with A2MG for the services of Atlanta based songstress Phillippia. Legendary UK producer and i2 Recordings label boss Errol Michael Henry says: "When Bernard (i2's A&R Executive for the USA/North American Division) first sent me a recording of Phillippia I was just blown away. I get sent demos all of the time and very few give me any reason to stop what I am already doing. When I heard Phillippia's voice I immediately called Bernard and asked him to get her on the phone. I spoke to Phillippia and her husband Mac at some length and offered them a deal right there and then. I was already well down the road with producing the new Sound ...

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