Mathew Knowles Continues Professorship at Texas Southern Unversity for Spring 2012 Sememster with His Popular Course on The Recording Industry
Mathew Knowles, founder, President and CEO of Music World Entertainment, will resume his signature course, The Recording Industry, during the Spring 2012 semester at the Texas Southern University School of Communication. The course begins on January 23 and will meet weekly in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center. The Recording Industry course offers students the opportunity to learn a 21st Century approach to the music business in an interactive setting. Professor Knowles gives his students a rare glimpse of the functions of a record company and the 20 departments that are within the label. Students will learn the function of each department, such as-A&R, business affairs, marketing, digital marketing, radio promotions, sales, public relations and publicity, international, distribution, video production, art and creative services, production and others. This course also explores other specialized areas of the music industry, including artist management, artist development, branding, merchandising, songwriting, music publishing, booking agents, touring and concert promotions and more. At the end of the semester, students create audio and video presentations for a new music company and/or record label based on what they have learned, and present it to Professor Knowles. Students travel from the TSU campus to Music World Entertainment’s campus to make their final project presentations at the renowned House of Deréon Media Center. Read more…
We got a chance to check out the Xperia PLAY 4G for the last few weeks and I’ve definitely got some opinions on the phone. Read further to find out what they are!
When looking at the phone, it honestly looks like a business device. The chrome and shiny back really look sleek. The 4″ screen doesn’t look over-sized and it’s not a device you would be ashamed to pull out on the train or around others. You really can’t tell that this device is meant for gaming until you slide out the game pad.
Sony has skinned Android Gingerbread (Ice Cream Sandwich’s predecessor) and overall its pretty nice. It’s mostly visual tweaks like widgets and the way you get around the app-tray. None of these tweaks are groundbreaking but they add some extra pizzazz.
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By Denene Millner
Chaney’s “Fatherhood,” with it’s delicious neo-soul guitar lick set to a military-styled beat, is a celebration of fathers getting it right and a clarion call to dads falling down on the job. The clear-eyed, to-the-point takeaway: Square your shoulders, step up and be a father to your child. The video, directed by BlackAndMarriedWithKids.com’s Lamar Tyler of Tyler New Media, features Chaney with both his (adorable!) son and his father, as well as a myriad of more incredible, dedicated dads and their children, including Kris Richards, the husband of Execumama.com’s Akilah Richards, and their beautiful daughters, and my man, Nick Chiles, and our three babies. Read more…
There’s nothing more awkward than to be the one southern black man in the room who says that he’s not quite sure about Christianity. No one attacks you for asking questions, they just “pray” for you. Some will talk to you like a mentally-disabled two year old who has never been taught to see the light. You might even get the crooked brow and pursed lips of concern, like they feel sorry for you or that your parents somehow didn’t raise you right. If only you could understand the consequences that come with thinking for yourself and questioning the ideas that have been accepted by everyone else around you, you might be better off.
It’s not a matter of being criticized for how you actually live. Rather, the penalty comes from your unwillingness to play the game, sort of like the teenage girl who actually admits that she likes having sex, instead of pretending that she’s a virgin to make her daddy feel better. While most of my devout church-going friends don’t openly attack me for having a unique perspective, they certainly feel that I’ve somehow been led astray. Read more…