I’d like to thank the great folks at RCA Music Group for including me in on the big Usher listening party weekend. I was taken back in time to the great industry days of conferences and the Jack the Rapper Family Affairs thanks to RCA Music Group. On Friday evening we got to hang out with the staff from the label which included: SVP/Urban Promotions Geo Bivins, Brad Davidson and Samantha Selolwane, artist Sterling Simms was also there to play tracks from his new album for us. Then on Saturday everyone attended a private dinner at N9NE Steakhouse while Usher played tracks from his upcoming seventh studio album Looking for Myself including some exclusives that he played especially for some of the nations most respected
urban programmers and radio attendees. Usher’s album is set for release June 12. A great time was had by all as we enjoyed a great dinner, great conversation and laughs. It was great to see iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) SVP Urban Radio -Doc Wynter, KKDA/Dallas PD-George Cook, Program Director WJLB and WMXD/Detroit-KJ Holiday, OM/PD Radio One/Hot 107.9 Atlanta-Hurricane Dave, WPEG/WBAV Charolotte OM/PD-Terri Avery, PD K97 Memphis-Devin Steel, PD 92Q Baltimore-Al Payne, WGCI/V103 Chicago-Kris Kelly, KMEL/MD San Francisco-Kenard Karter, OM Radio One Cleveland-Colby Colb, Radio One OM/PD, St Louis Boogie D, Record Systems “The Industry Groove Source For Las Vegas-Rory McAlister, Warner Bros SVP Urban Promotions-Juliette Jones and RFFocus ‘ kevRoss (Oh, that’s me). Thanks again RCA, enjoy the pics.