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rolling out Urban Style Weekly Launches Producers and Songwriters Series Sponsored by Verizon

What: CHICAGO, IL – rolling out Urban Style Weekly, a Steed Media Group property and the only African American owned national chain of weekly newspapers, is proud to announce the integration of a Design and Dialogue songwriter and producer series to complement Verizon Wireless' How Sweet the Sound Tour. Some of the most recognized and sought after talents in the gospel industry including Percy Bady, Rose Harper and Percy Gray along with many other notables will work in collaboration with Rolling Out’s Producers and Songwriters Series to share their expertise in music production techniques, technology and the creative process.

The event is free to the public. Attendees will learn how to produce a song, make gospel hits, and discuss the latest trends in gospel music and how gospel choirs can win up to $50,000 in cash and prizes. Producers and songwriters are encouraged to bring demos to the event.

Location: Sweet Holy Spirit, 8621 S. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL Bishop Larry D. Trotter
Hosts: Percy Bady, Rose Harper and Percy Gray
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010
Doors: 6:30 p.m. Program Begins: 7 p.m.

About the Series: The Producers and Songwriters Series goes to 14 cities from April 13 – May 15: Houston, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Jacksonville, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Oakland, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta, Charlotte, New York, and St. Louis. The tour is designed to assist aspiring songwriters and music producers with practical applications and introduce them to successful artists, songwriters and producers in the music industry that they can learn from to enhance their capabilities. The series will also be a primary source of content for a video documentary on production and songwriting, which is being produced by Creative Urban Studios, the film, and television production arm of Steed Media.

For Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound Tour, church choirs are encouraged to submit applications to ensure their inclusion in tour events and the competition. For more information on the Producers and Songwriters Series, please visit And for more information on the Verizon How Sweet the Sound competition, please visit

About rolling out Urban Style Weekly: With a circulation of over 1.2 million, rolling out is the premiere African American lifestyle and entertainment weekly focusing on key facets of urban culture: entertainment, community, financial empowerment, health, art and fashion. As a brand, rolling out captures the latest in national current affairs with a localized footprint, informing and inspiring readers, viewers and event attendees nationwide. ;

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