BLACKOUT: My 40 Years in the Music Business by Paul PorterBLACKOUT: My 40 Years in the Music Business by Paul Porter

BLACKOUT: My 40 Years in the Music Business

byPaul Porter

Paperback | May 31, 2017

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Since 1976, when the busing riots in Boston sent me scrambling into the radio station at WRBB at Northeastern University, the music industry has been my life. During my very first stint in radio, I was Paul “Pure Love” Porter from midnight to 3 a.m., and I fell in love with the medium of radio and the impact I had on my community. Radio introduced me to women. Radio introduced me to cocaine. Radio introduced me to some of my best friends. And radio killed some of them too. Blackout is a ride through my whirlwind of media jobs, working for and with some of the music industry’s most colorful, well-known and scandalous players. Blackout is an explosive look at the corruption that is running rampant in the industry. And Blackout is an inside account of how corporations erased Black identity from Black radio and mainstream music — and why I chose to fight back.

Title:BLACKOUT: My 40 Years in the Music BusinessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.3 inPublished:May 31, IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1634923847

ISBN - 13:9781634923842

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: I Got the Message
Chapter 2: The Queens Kid
Chapter 3: Music Education
Chapter 4: Music as Business
Chapter 5: Being Pimped
Chapter 6: Now I See It
Chapter 7: Crossing the Line
Chapter 8: The Era of the Shock Jock
Chapter 9: Regulating the Industry
Chapter 10: Corporate Decisions
Chapter 11: Music, Media and Modern Youth Culture
Chapter 12: Lessons Learned