An Industry Quarterly


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    Meet Music Producer Ken Will

    Multi-talented producer Ken Will grew up in New Jersey and attended Burlington City Hish School, where he majored in music productions and played the keyboard, trumpet, drums and violin.  He took advantage of his time and s...
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    Meet Recording Academy Executive Bill Freimuth

    As Senior VP of Awards for the Recording Academy, Bill Freimuth’s job is to oversee the entire process for the prestigious Grammy Awards. There are many moving parts prior to hearing, “And the Grammy goes to…” They cons...
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    Jhené Aiko: Sailing to R&B’s Promise Land

    “See, I got a lot to say and I ain‘t afraid to say it,” declares Def Jam signee Jhené Aiko on the track “Sailing Not Selling,” taken from her mixtape Sailing Soul(s). Those statement lyrics have become an indispensab...
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    Notting Hill Music Group: It’s a Celebration!

    10 Years in the U.S. and Counting… Their West Hollywood-based offices nestled at the end of the vibrant Sunset Strip may be modest, but the U.S. arm of The Notting Hill Music Group Limited is home to a coveted group of songw...
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    Shawn Tubby Holiday Named Sr. VP, Columbia Records

    Columbia Records has named Shawn ‘Tubby’ Holiday as SVP/Urban A&R. Previously SVP/A&R for RCA Records, Holiday will continue to discover, break and develop new talent as well as integrate his adventurous approach to...
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    Amalgamation Mag Chats with Rico Love at BET Hip Hop Awards

    Amalgamation made its way to the recent BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta (thanks to our colleagues at Skywalk Entertainment and Taylord Vision). While on the red carpet, our crew got a chance to chat with a number of celebs from A...
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    Amalgamation Executive Spotlight: Jesse Flores, VP, Business Development, Lyric Financial

    Q: Jesse, please provide some brief background on your industry history, and how a company like Lyric Financial can be beneficial to the creative community. A: I am proud to announce that I have recently joined Lyric Financial ...
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    Roll Call: Songwriter-Producer Career Defining Moments (Pgs 5 & 6)

    Nola Darling (Alex and Jaq) – Memory Lane Music Group (BMI) This female duo specializes as lyricists, top line writers, vocal arrangers and production, in addition to being recording artists.  Check out their single ...
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    Roll Call Songwriter-Producer Career Defining Moments (Pg 4)

    Leland Wayne a/k/a Metro Boomin – Leland Wayne/Astronaut Music/Rondor Music Publishing (BMI) Metro Boomin is one of the industry’s go-to guys—a producer whose growing list of credits include rappers Future (“Karate ...
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    Roll Call: Songwriter-Producer Career Defining Moments (Pg 3)

    Denisia “Blu June” Andrews – Universal Tunes, A.D.O. Songs of Universal, Inc. / Bu Music Publishing LLC/Denisia Andrews Songs (SESAC) Blu June has put her pen to use as a lyric-melody writer on Rihanna featuri...
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