Songwriter

The Karyn White Experience – Beyond Superwoman

R&B singer and songwriter Karyn White calls singing the heartbeat of her life. She also acknowledges loving the attention singing has brought to her, especially now returning to her craft after a self-imposed hiatus.

“Take A Dose” of Kenny Lattimore

“When you really think about why you did music in the first place, if you can get back to that place of loving it, I think that’s the place I want to stay,” expressed Lattimore.

Smallwood Book Reveals the Man Behind the Music

Legendary songwriter discusses his fascinating career and struggles with depression in new book When the name Richard Smallwood is mentioned, some of his most famous songs come to mind. Compositions such as “I Shall Wear A Crown,” “Center of My Joy,” “Holy, Holy” and “I Love the Lord” elicits tears and shouts whenever they are heard. The top names in the music industry have recorded his works ranging from Yolanda Adams to Karen Clark Sheard to Whitney Houston to Aretha Franklin. Other artists singing his songs include Chaka Khan, Ledisi, Reuben Stoddard and the father of contemporary gospel, Edwin Hawkins.

Exclusive: ASCAP’s Women Behind The Music Panel

ASCAP sheds light on the fierce women changing the landscape of female executives in the entertainment industry. This year’s honorees included music executives Ashley Calhoun, the Vice Present of A&R at Pulse Music Group, Ericka Coulter, the Senior Director of A&R at Epic Records and Roc Nation singer-songwriter Kirby Lauryen. Host Cristina Chavez moderated the panel.