Gab & Jam Ep 132 Getting Rid Of Urban Music Category; Now What? Podcast


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Ep 132 Getting Rid of Urban Music Category; Now What? This is a response to the Callie Ahlgrim (from The, “The music industry is finally getting rid of the term 'urban' to categorize Black music — but it's not enough.” The post discusses the idea that, in the midst of showing solidarity with Black issues, Republic Records—followed by the Grammys—called themselves getting rid of labels that simply group all Black artists, but don’t reflect the actual genre that they are representing. (The example is Frank Ocean winning the 2013 Grammy in the Best Urban Contemporary category for his “Channel Orange” album.) Basically, as Tyler, the Creator noted, the categories designated for Black music is the only places you will see Black artists. Typically, they will not be noted in pop, rock, country, etc., and certainly not for album of the year. –The biggest example is Beyonce’s “Lemonade” losing to Adele’s “25” at the Grammys in 2017. The question is does getting rid of the label, “urban”—a place where you would chuck ALL Black artists—going to solve the problem of this inequity? @callieahlgrim #theinsider #musiccategories #prejippie #bloomingprejippie #coronavirus #quarantine #musicianlifestyle #blackartists #contemporaryrnb #beyonce #grammys #onpurpose What do you think? What strategies can the music industry use to exhibit true equity of art? We would LOVE to hear about it! Please share in the comments below. If you like this, you might enjoy: • Musical Discoveries #3: • Coronavirus for the D.I.Y. Rock Star Playlist: • Beyond Blooming Backstage Grove Studios Tour: • “Inspiration for a D.I.Y. Music Lyric Video: How We Improved Our Video Making During Coronavirus Quarantine” • “First Music Video? 10 Best Websites for Free Stock Video Footage” • “Further Confessions: I Hate Video Editing” • “YouTube Frenzy: But the Beauty of this Rabbit Hole” • “Tips for Competing with Yourself (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)” • “Tips for Video Making (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)” UPCOMING: • More London-related posts coming • Special Record Store Day Release in the works (Funk album called “Sugar Fit” by Bourgeoisie Paper Jam) Mentioned/seen in video: • Stars in Your Eyes Eyewear (Austin, TX) • Apple Watch • Necklace (Bruce): • Hartke Amp (see unboxing at ) Recorded with:  iPhone 6s:  MacBook Pro  Final Cut Pro X  Canon T6i  Fodera Bass:  Alesis Speakers:  Logic Pro X:  Canon Powershot G7x Markii Camera:  Zoom H1n audio recorder: MUSIC: “I Get Faded (No Voce),” courtesy of PMG Cool & Quirky Custom Music (available through Songtradr at ) *This is an unsponsored post. #makersgonnamake #makegreatshit More Ways to experience B L O O M I N G P R E J I P P I E : • Blog: • Facebook: • Twitter: • Instagram: • Pinterest: • YouTube: • SoundCloud (Gab & Jam podcast): • SoundCloud (music): • Funky Happy People (Who Listen to a Variety of Genres of Music) Facebook Group: • Be the Next D.I.Y. Rock Star Facebook Group: Please subscribe. Thanks. Until next Monday, here’s wishing love, peace, and chicken grease!

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