Industry Ears

"A New Generation Think Tank Dedicated to Promoting Justice in media"


A consortium of entertainment and broadcast industry professionals with more than 60 years of experience dedicated to revealing truth and promoting justice in media.



"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think."

--Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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I will be moderating the following panel session at the Congressional Black Caucus

It is undeniable that music has been a bedrock component of African American

culture. African Americans have excelled at creating and performing popular

forms and styles of music, and these contributions are deeply woven into our

nation’s rich musical history. Currently, African American consumers and

households are spending an approximate $12 billion per year on entertainment

related goods and services, including recorded and downloaded music and

music-influenced merchandise. Despite our creative and economic positioning

as prolific musical artists and hungry consumers for music industry products,

smooth-talking scouts and agents, opportunistic talent managers, and

controlling record company executives abound and prey upon emerging and

established African American artists and musicians.

Join us on Friday, September 21, 2012

Rm 202b

Host: Rep. Bobby L Rush

Session: UnSung, UnShaken, and

UnCompensated: The plight of African

American Musicians

At this issue forum, hear personal accounts from George Clinton, Rock & Roll

Music Hall of Famer and leader of the legendary Parliament and Funkadelic

bands, and other music industry professionals. They will share their insights

and opinions on a wide range of questions regarding the importance of

maintaining control over one’s musical and intellectual property.