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Views From The Studio: Producer P2J Discusses ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ Album

P2J discusses "Brown Skin Girl," the sonic marriage between dancehall and Afrobeats, and making music definitive of the Diaspora.

Views From The Studio: Tiffany Stevenson Tracks Background Singing Journey And Beyond

From singing background for Ro James to lending her talents for Tyler, The Creator’s Igor<span…

The Art Of Soundtracking Netflix’s Soul-Stirring Miniseries, ‘When They See Us’

Composer Kris Bowers and KCRW 89.9FM radio host Aaron Byrd share their approach to soundtracking Netflix’s latest program.

Views From The Studio: Nova Wav’s Seismic Industry Presence Swells With Faith And Confidence

The South is known for producing some of music’s most notable songwriters and producers. From Bryan-Michael Cox to The Neptunes to Jermaine Dupri to Polow Da Don, the…

Views From The Studio: Tone Stith’s Golden Pen Sets His Emerging Career On The Right Path

If one thing is abundantly clear, Tone Stith is just doing his own thing. A newcomer in the music industry, Stith oozes humility but lacks every reason to be humble…

Young Guru And Anthony Cruz Discuss Engineering Meek Mill’s ‘Championships’ Album

It all started at the 40/40 Club and Roc the Mic Studios. For Anthony Cruz, working two jobs to fulfill his passion was a path he didn’t mind walking for a significant…

15 Years Later: The Oral History Of Alicia Keys’ ‘Diary of Alicia Keys’ Album

Given the success of 2001’s Songs in A Minor (five Grammy Awards and a No. 1 position on the Billboard 200), Alicia Keys‘ deep breath of fresh air in an airtight music…

Views From The Studio: Producer Key Wane Dissects Jazmine Sullivan And Bryson Tiller’s “Insecure”

The rich music history and soul of Detroit engraved its presence within Key Wane’s soundscapes the moment he decided to become a producer. Serving as the home of Motown…

Views From The Studio: 7 Producers On The Global Spread Of Afrobeats & Dancehall

From West Africa to the West Indies, the sounds that preserve the history of these regions remain an undeniable influence in pop music. Whether it’s Ed Sheeran’s “Shape…