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Harman Pro Provides AFM & SAG AFTRA Fund with K92’s HARMAN Professional Solutions, a leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, has contributed to the AFM & SAG AFTRA Fund. The Fund, which distributes over $60 million in royalties annually to session musicians and background vocalists, was provided with 25 sets of AKG K92 headphones for the researchers in the Sound Recording, Audio Visual and Symphonic departments. Pictured (l-r): Senior Dept. researchers Andy Creighton and Keith Palmer, Supervisor Lavonne Murlowski, Senior Manager Julie Sandell and researcher Sebastian Bailey.

Tidbits From Our Tattered Past

Industry Pro’s Rock in Vegas Executive producer Al Bowman, who for 27 years produced the L.A. Music Awards and The Hollywood Fame Awards, has now created the Las Vegas Fame Awards presented by BOSE Professionals & The Producers Choice Honors, which took place at Hard Rock LIVE on Las Vegas Blvd. Bowman said, “It was time to honor the icons and legends in Las Vegas and I am thrilled to produce this show.” Bowman also announced that comedy legend Marty Allen will receive the Las Vegas Fame Comedy Legend Award on the red carpet in a special presentation at the Hard Rock LIVE. Pictured (l-r): Anita Mann, Bowman, Olivia Newton-John and Ed Presley.

1992–Faith No More–#17 Faith No More were out promoting their Angel Dust album when MC spoke by phone with singer Mike Patton. Said the hardcore frontman, "More than anything, we didn't want to make it anything like the last one. ... There's nothing worse than seeing somebody hit themselves in the same place, keep repeating themselves, over and over."


A Fabolous Award Icon Talks honored philanthropist and entertainment mogul Fabolous at Brooklyn, NY’s landmark Grand Courtroom in Borough Hall. Fabolous talked about his life as well as his business, music and philanthropic endeavors and success with Icon Talks founder Johnathan Burns. At the end of the talk, Sharon Carpenter and fellow Icon Talks founder John Hartsfield presented Fabolous with an Icon Award. The evening concluded with Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, honoring Fabolous with The Key to Brooklyn and Proclamation for his contributions to the community. For more, visit myfabolouslife.com.

2001–Jill Scott–#5

The Gingio Connection is a new monthly exclusive music-networking event held in several cities around the globe simultaneously via Skype and other social media platforms. The Event connected with its counterparts in Barcelona, London, Dubai, Malta, Lugano and Berlin to discuss new technologies and music distribution services that affect the music industry. Pictured at The Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood (l-r): social media consultant Pip Moore, engineer Rafa Sardina, event planer Jane Scobie, engineer Lenise Bent and engineer Irko Maurizio Sera. For more, contact jane@ janescobieeventplanning.com.


The Gingio Connection Goes Global

In an issue in which we interviewed "12 Managers Accepting Material Now," we also sat down for a lengthy discussion with Jill Scott, who drew the line between artists and entertainers: "I'm an artist entertaining, but I'm not an entertainer. I think the industry has massed produced kids who can dance and sing and they call them artists. They are not. They haven't created anything. They've mimcked." April 2017



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