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Eric Dawkins

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By Nigeria Anderson

President of A&R of LMG

Legacy Music Group has tapped multi-talented GRAMMY® nominated singer, producer, songwriter Eric Dawkins as President of A&R of Legacy Music GroupEric Dawkins has experienced a string of success penning, producing and collaborating with; Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Toni Braxton, Mary Mary, BeBe Winans, Fred Hammond, Babyface, Tyrese and more. As a member of the dynamic Christian duo Dawkins & Dawkins (with brother Anson), the group has delivered many hits including: God In You, Focus, Need To Know and Praisin’ On My Mind to name a few. I had  the pleasure of speaking with Eric Dawkins. He’s not your normal behind the desk President of A&R as you find out. Eric Dawkins is more than capable of creating major hits out of Legacy Music Group.

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Nat Robinson

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By Nigeria Anderson

Making Recording Artists A First Priority

Nat Robinson CEO/President of First Priority Music relaunched the F.P.M. label. Now known as First Priority Media.  F.P.M. goals are to work hands-on through an artist development program. Create a legitimate social media footprint for each artist, while keeping them connected with their fan base. Nat Robinson is known for signing artists such as Audio Two with their anthem Top Billing, which continues to generate revenue today. Mc Lyte, their first female hip-hop artist to perform at Carnegie Hall. Eamon who had a number one hit worldwide. Nat Robinson is known for helping recording artists reach their goal.  Yes, there is success as an independent artist. So why sign with a label? Well, there are other important principles to add if you want legacy.

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ChinahBlac

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By Nigeria Anderson

KEEP YOUR WORD

ChinahBlac is a complete musical package, singer, songwriter, producer and arranger. Classically trained ChinahBlac has an unique ability to fuse, soul, classical, rock and hip hop together to create what she calls her signature sound.  ChinahBlac has broken the genre cycle of music by simply performing good music.  All great recording artist(s) obtain their masterful blends from their personal archive formulas of sound. ChinahBlac is bringing to you her masterfully blended recordings off her new project. Her new single Keep Your Word, is not just another song on the market, it is an anthem in a world that no longer is embarrassed about a lie.  A world where a lie can now become a bill passed.  I had the pleasure of interviewing this dynamic woman of sound and it was everything.

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Chuck Harmony

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by Nigeria

Writing A Song Is A Gift Says Songwriter Chuck Harmony

Chuck Harmony is a Grammy award nominee songwriter, producer and musician. Harmony is one of music’s most talented and prolific composers of our time.  He penned a host of successful albums and songs with such artist as Celine Dion, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Keri Huilson, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi and Le’Andria Johnson to name a few. It is evident that Chuck Harmony is well on his way of being an industry songwriter/producer gem.

Chuck Harmony is a diverse lyricists as demonstrated in the songs he has penned and co-penned. Just when R&B was fading behind the hip-hop culture. Chuck Harmony collaborated on the following albums “Pieces of Me,” “Year of the Gentleman” and “Evolver” bringing back hope. Harmony has now come full circle to keep the hits coming with “Harmony House” partners Carlos Taylor, Michael “Trak Guru” Johnson and Trevor Gates.With much gained recognition Chuck Harmony is a very busy man. However, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with him about his blossomed career and Grammy nomination this year 2012. It is safe to say that Chuck Harmony has propelled well into the spotlight as a songwriter.
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Madonna’s Fragrance

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Madonna will soon launch her fragrance Truth or Dare.

Madonna will soon launch “Truth or Dare” a lifestyle brand aimed at “older women.”  Madonna a well loved icon of entertainment, will start with her new fragrance “Truth or Dare.”  Then she will expand to clothing, handbags and accessories in the years to come.  This is not Madonna’s first time at this.  Earlier this year Kelly Osbourne was chosen by Madonna to front her junior fashion brand “Material Girl” which can be found in Macy’s. However, she will now move her line for the older woman. The celebrity fragrance market continues to expand. However, there are some true loyal fans when it comes to fragrances. I bet you didn’t know that.

Well the late Elizabeth Taylor’s “White Diamonds” is still the number one seller of celebrity fragrances. Last year Elizabeth Taylor’s fragrance sold an estimated $56.3 million.  Britney Spears “Curious” has sold more than 10 million bottles since its release in 2004.  J. Lo “Glow”  fragrance launched back in 2002, its first-year sales totaled over $100 million.  Paris Hilton’s fragrances have top the sales of Jessica Simpson. We couldn’t obtain actual numbers but read that Paris increased her fragrance company sales by 40%. Sarah Jessica Parker fragrances NYC continue to be a top seller grossing $18. million.  Gabriela Sabatini’s fragrance collection last year grossed $31.4 million. The Argentine tennis star has been making fragrances since 1989.   We are wondering if she is putting some of her sweat in the bottles. That is a lot of money. She is known for her honesty about the game of tennis. “The women’s prize money should be equal to men, the effort men and women put into the competition is exactly the same.” Well, she found her niche.  “Heat” by Beyoncé sold $21 million in sales last year. What about the men?

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Mary J. Blige

Urbanbuzzmag.com MY LIFE II. THE JOURNEY CONTINUES Mary J. Blige has come a long way.  Blige  is a singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. A recipient of almost every award in…

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