Last year, we expanded our #BlackMusicMonth celebration to a full #BlackMusicSummer, and we’re doing it again this year.
Join me every Monday, LIVE!
Introducing #MusicSermonMondays, celebrating different categories, sub-genres and artists every week live on Amp. Download the app for free, follow @musicsermon, and join the party Monday at 9pm ET.
There was such a passionate responses to the #BlackMusicMonthChallenge’s Favorite R&B Interludes prompt, I figure we should go ahead and just do a formal bracket. Plus, they deserve all the love and attention we give them! But those of you who’ve done #MusicSermon brackets before know they are seeded by popular vote, ’cause though I love you all madly, I ain’t trying to hear the “what about…” and “where is…”
Around 600 of you made your voices heard and chose your top 32 interludes, preludes, intros, etc.. Download the bracket now, pass it around, and get your arguments for each round going!
Need help while you’re filling the bracket out? Use The Appetizers: A Playlist of R&B Intros and Interludes as a guide!
A Black MUSIC Summer requires a soundtrack, and we have playlists inspired by or in the same them of our challenge prompts and just summer vibes in general for you to enjoy!
Click on each individual cover for the Spotify and Apple Music links, or browse the entire catalogs below!
New items added all Summer!
All Music is Black Music Tote
All Music is Black Music Unisex Tee
All Music is Black Music Unisex Sweatshirt
The Master Playlist Journal
A journal of 70 + writing prompts inspired by the #BlackMusicMonthChallenge
#MusicSermon’s version of Vacation Bible School is the annual #BlackMusicMonthChallenge. The community spends the month sharing our most beloved (and, during one disruptive day, least liked) music and the memories that music inspired.
We Usually Celebrate Our Groundbreaking and Game-changing Black Artists in June. On the 40th Anniversary, I Turned Towards the People Who Created the Culture and Shaped the Business I love #BlackMusicMonth for obvious reasons, as a music and culture lover, as a former Black Music executive and as music journalist. However, I’ve learned over the years that the foundations of the celebration are much deeper than what BMM has evolved to be today. To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Black Music Month in 2019, I wanted to highlight the initial mission and purpose. The idea of a…Keep reading
***PLAYLISTS AT THE END! It’s that time: After what feels like years of back and forth, we’re cautiously, but optimistically and longingly looking towards Summer! 🍗🍔🥃 We have officially reached the season of fellowship and breaking bread, again. Turning water into wine and feeding your entire neighborhood with loaves and (fried) fishes. Wayyyy back in the “before”, #MusicSermon examined the sonic components of a proper soundtrack for said fellowships: The Cookout Essentials. We added a second volume the following year, and finally have a third installment in the series. But first … let’s review: To keep order…Keep reading