Former GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles Member Tapped By BET

Former GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles Member Tapped By BET

Former GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles Member Tapped By BET
Former GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles member Damien Sneed has been named the new musical director for BET's gospel singing competition show "Sunday Best." During his career, Sneed has served as music director for artists such as Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp and Vickie Winans, among others, and appeared on Winans' GRAMMY-nominated How I Got Over. Sneed is a graduate of Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School in Augusta, Ga., which was the recipient of the GRAMMY Foundation's National GRAMMY Signature Schools award in 2004 and the GRAMMY Signature Schools (Gold) award in 2005. (5/4)

Arcade Fire, Bieber, Snoop Dogg Among Webby Award Winners
Winners of the 15th Annual Webby Awards were announced on May 3 with GRAMMY winners Arcade Fire's video for "The Wilderness Downtown" garnering the Webby and People's Voice Awards in the Experimental & Weird category. Justin Bieber won the People's Voice award in the Comedy: Individual Short or Episode category for "Justin Bieber Takes Over Funny Or Die," and LL Cool J and Snoop Dogg won the People's Voice award in the Branded Entertainment category for "Snoop Dogg Vs LL Cool J: The Ultimate Halo Smack Down." Other winners included Internet radio provider Pandora for best Music website and its Pandora Radio app in the Music: Mobile & Apps category. The Webby Awards, established in 1996 by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, honor excellence on the Internet.  (5/4)

Sirius XM Radio Reports First-Quarter Profit
Sirius XM Radio
reported a net income of $78 million for the first quarter ending March 31, up from $42 million in the year-ago quarter. Total subscribers grew to 20.6 million with 373,000 added during the quarter and company revenue increased 9 percent to $724 million. (5/4)

 

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