Black Music Month

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) 90 Warren St, Roxbury, MA 02119 When: March 1973 What: In March 1973, Boston’s WILD was sold to Sheridan Broadcasting Network, who switched the station from rock and roll to an urban contemporary format. At points WILD was the only station playing R&B music in Boston. «  PREVIOUS […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)CBS 30th Street Studio 270 E 30th Street, New York, NY 10001 When: April 1970 What: Miles Davis’ first certified gold record sold more than half a million copies, later being recognized as one of jazz’s greatest albums and a progenitor of the jazz rock genre. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) 1540 Brewster Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207 When: September 1943 What: King Records was found by Syd Nathan in 1943 and released music from a wide breadth of genres. King’s legacy includes hiring a racially integrated staff, and the signing of James Brown and his Famous Flames to […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) 1215 U Street NW, Washington DC When: The 1920s What: The section of U-Street between 9th St. and 18th St. in Washington, DC came to be known as “Black Broadway” thanks to numerous African-American owned establishments including banks, bowling alleys and dance halls. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) 2121 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 When: July 4, 1995 What: The Essence Music Festival debuted in 1995 and is now the largest festival to celebrate African-American contemporary music and culture in the United States. The three day celebration has always been held in New Orleans, […]

Black music means so many things to each of us, but what does it mean to you? Below we have a list with 25 artists who in one way or another represent what is going on in Black Music in 2011. Here is your chance to voice your opinion on who YOU think best represents […]

Imagine physically going to some of the greatest locations in music: Kool Herc’s apartment, Rick Rubin’s dorm, Kanye’s High School, Aretha Franklin’s childhood home. Wild, right?! As part of our Black Music Month celebration in June, we’ve lined up a partnership with Foursquare to help bring a local, real world context to all the great […]

This June, Radio One is harnessing the power of all its properties in a month-long, companywide, synergistic campaign called “It’s All Black Music!” This 360 multi-platform, national promotion was created in celebration of Black Music Month by Radio One’s and Interactive One’s digital core  and Radio One’s national web content editorial team. Black music is […]