EBONY and The Recording Academy have joined forces to commemorate Black Music Month with a new six-part podcast series, Recording Academy x EBONY: Black Music Collective Podcast. Hosted by MC Lyte, the show will explore the stories and contributions of several members of The Recording Academy's Black Music Collective.
"We are so excited to highlight the great work of our Black Music Collective members and honor Black Music Month through our joint podcast series in partnership with EBONY," said Adam Roth, Senior Vice President, Partnerships & Business Development of the Recording Academy, in a press release. "We look forward to sharing these powerful discussions that elevate Black music creators within the music community and continue to inspire a new generation of talent."
Among the guests for the series include Yolanda Adams, General Counsel and EVP of Business & Legal Affairs for Universal Music Group Jeff Harleston, H.E.R., Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Debra Lee, and Ledisi.
"We are thrilled to partner with the Recording Academy to celebrate and spotlight the artists and creators within the Black Music Collective and to be able to share their incredible journeys and stories through this dynamic, new series with our audiences. EBONY remains committed to ensuring that the Black experience and perspective is always amplified and music is at the epicenter of that experience. Black music is and has always been the connector of all communities across the globe and its creators’ contribution is immeasurable," said Michele Ghee, EBONY's CEO. "These conversations are compelling and so necessary to ignite ways to tell the stories of our rich musical legacy and to recognize those who have contributed so greatly to it."
Conversations will touch on the subjects of maintaining longevity in the music industry, the keys to a long-lasting and fruitful partnership, the power of faith, and more.
The premiere episode of Recording Academy x EBONY: Black Music Collective Podcast will debut on June 24 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. New episodes will drop every Thursday for six weeks. Tune in at EBONY.com and on EBONY's YouTube and Facebook pages, GRAMMY.com/BlackMusicCollectivePodcast, and the Recording Academy's official Facebook channel.