Chicago, IL-JBTV and Global Mixx Media Group have formed a ground breaking partnership to provide new Urban music content on JBTV channels. JBTV has always had a resolute commitment to breaking new music artists and gave The Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Jeff Buckley, Fall Out Boy, No Doubt, Oasis, and Radiohead their first American television exposure. A partnership with Global Mixx Media Group will serve high quality Urban artists, music labels, brand sponsors, and audiences while growing JBTV’s reach and influence world wide.
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, JBTV operates production studios in Chicago’s River North area and broadcasts a one hour music television show on WJYS - Channel 18 (Comcast), Channel 62 (AT&T U-Verse), a national late night music show carried in over 42 markets on the Tuff TV network, and a recently launched 24-7 streaming Live Music video network. JBTV has a one-of-a-kind HD music entertainment studio that enables music artists to perform and interview; and provides fans, music labels, and media partners an up close and intimate live performance experience.
Global Mixx Media Group President and longtime music veteran, Mary Datcher states, "It is a great honor to form a partnership with JBTV and Jerry Bryant who has consistently brought quality television programming for artists. In an industry that is constantly changing every day and becoming harder for Independent labels and their clients whether they are new on the scene or former Major label artists transitioning to the Indie game; JBTV provides that outlet of exposure. It is much needed to integrate great Urban musical talent into this platform and expand its rich tradition."
Global Mixx Media Group will act as a creative liaison to identify and secure talent bookings for Urban music i.e. Hip Hop, R&B, House & Alternative Soul for JBTV. Global Mixx Media Group will also help produce key programs and segments to bring more fans, media partners, sponsors, special events, and other opportunities to JBTV.
JBTV Host and Executive Producer, Jerry Bryant says, “This is an exciting and challenging time in music. The advance of technology and growth of social media have been equally disruptive forces. On one hand it’s never been easier for new artists to create and distribute music; and on the other it’s become more challenging for artists to be found in a crowded and noisy space. JBTV has always been committed to helping artists rise to new levels and reach passionate music fans. JBTV Music Director Greg Corner and Mary Datcher are just the right people to discover new artists and curate great music that audiences will be thrilled to watch. I love great music and I’m excited that this development will offer more Urban music and artists to new and loyal JBTV fans.”
BeanSoupTimes.com congratulates one of Chicago's finest: Kandi Conda. Not many African American women business owners can say they earned an authentic basketball championship ring. But Kandi Conda, AKA KCBizBoss can. This talented woman can add African American Hall of Fame to her list of accomplishments. She was inducted on Feb. 22.
Kandi is a six time author and also the Mom-Manager of Chicago’s own Demi Lobo (WGCI 107.5FM Radio Personality, Successful Entrepreneur and Pop Recording Artist).
In 1992-1995, Kandi signed a contract to purchase The Chicago Twisters Professional Women’s Basketball team (WBA). She was the Director of Operations / General Manager and the teams Head Coach was Stephanie Rivera (wife of NFL Coach of the Year, Ron Rivera and former Chicago Bears linebacker). The players included; E.C. Hill (Northern/WNBA/Current Asst. Coach: Univ. of Az), Stacey Carney (Purdue), Diana Vines & Natalie Perrino (DePaul) Cindy Conner (Northern) and more talented women. The league was later sold to their television partner Liberty Sports Network who resold it after the Chicago Twisters Championship game in 1995.
In 1995 Kandi was honored at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass for being the First African American Woman to Manage a Women’s Professional Basketball team. After Naismith’s fire, and records were lost, she had to re-start this emotional quest to leave a legacy to her family, community, women and sports.
For obvious sentimental reasons, she has never removed and always cherished her 1995 Championship ring with her name inscribed on the outside. Visit her webite at http://kcbizboss.com.