Rob Fields, who once handled PR for the Black Rock Coalition, has just launched a new blog called “Bold as Love,” where he’s exploring the question of “how to bring more black folks to the music.” As Rob points out, it’s not necessarily a “music business” issue — the industry is happy to promote a band that’s got a strong fan base. The question is really: why are black musicians — especially young black musicians — limiting themselves to R&B and hip-hop when there are so many other genres to play with? I’m looking forward to reading Rob’s exploration of the answers.
About Joe Taylor Jr.
Joe Taylor Jr. has worked with professional musicians for over fifteen years. As the author of "Grow Your Band's Audience" and three other books for working musicians, he helps artists grow audiences that support them without the help of managers, labels, or industry insiders.