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UK NEWS: YOUTH BROADCASTER SB.TV WINS PRIVATE EQUITY BACKING

via The Guardian Jamal Edwards’s popular YouTube video channel SB.TV is to bring on board its first private equity backer, in a deal valuing the business at £8m. Edwards, who started SB.TV seven years ago at the age of just 16, has struck a deal with technology and music investment specialists Miroma Ventures. Edwards has built SB.TV from its roots in urban music to more mainstream appeal – its most popular video is an exclusive of Ed Sheeran singing You Need Me, []

BBC ONE TO BROADCAST THE STEPHEN LAWRENCE ‘UNITY’ CONCERT

Via The BBC Media Centre The BBC will broadcast highlights from The Stephen Lawrence Unity Concert on Tuesday 1 October at 10.35-11.35pm on BBC One. The concert, in memory of Stephen Lawrence, comes 20 years after the 18 year old was stabbed to death by racists in South East London, and unites some of music’s biggest names for a special show. BBC One will broadcast a 60-minute show from the performance held on Sunday 29 September, with the concert also being repeated []

JAY-Z RELEASES NEW ALBUM AND THE HERO WORSHIP AND HYSTERIA GOES THROUGH THE ROOF

Yesterday there was mass hysteria worldwide folks after Jay-Z in partnership with Samsung Galaxy released his “highly anticipated” new album ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’. Now whenever Jay-Z releases a new album his admirers cannot wait to gush all over it and then go on to proclaim that it’s the greatest piece of work since Thriller. But yesterday’s reaction to his latest album release was just insane. This was next level hero-worship. The way people were behaving, anyone would have thought that Jesus Christ []

UK TV: BRITISH SOUL SINGER NATE JAMES, FORMER CLEOPATRA STAR, DANNY FROM HEAR’SAY ALL AUDITION FOR ‘THE VOICE’

The Daily Mirror reports that Danny from Hear’Say (remember that short lived group), former Cleopatra lead singer Cleo Higgins and soul singer Nate James will all appear on the second series of the BBC show ‘The Voice’. CLICK HERE to read more… I wish them all the best of luck. I am however surprised to read that Nate James is auditioning.  He enjoyed success in the mid-late noughties and sold a lot of records in Europe and Japan. Nate has also been nominated for two MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards for Best []