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INTRODUCING OUR SEPTEMBER 2020 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH REBEKAH FOSTER

ROCU Staff Rebekah Foster  has been in the business for over 35 years.  An unlikely profession for a Black woman who went to college to study sports medicine.  While in college, her passion for music, specifically audio engineering, could not be denied. She hustled! She was willing to work anywhere she could to gain experience and exposure. She…
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Voices Of Live: Black Promoters Collective Hopes To Move The Conversation

 By: Deborah Speer The Black Promoters Collective is a relatively new group of Black concert industry professionals who saw the need to unite in the face of the industry shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but is finding itself in a moment as events grew to include the Black Lives Matter movement and increased societal…
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A second stimulus may be coming soon. Here’s what could happen…

By Elyssa Duncan When the CARES Act was passed in March, it was unexpected that the #Coronavirus pandemic would be affecting the economy four months later. And while the one-time $1,200 stimulus payment was undoubtedly generous, for many it is unlikely that it has covered expenses from the spring through to now. With the additional $600 Unemployment…
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30 states approve $300 in Lost Wages Assistance

By Laila Nashat States are quickly applying to receive Lost Wages Assistance money to pass on to their unemployed residents. Figure out if your state has applied and how you can receive this financial assistance as soon as possible.  What makes Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) different to Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)? Under the CARES…
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Roadies Of Color United Backstage with Crew Nation

Live Nation Presentation Roadies of Color United set the stage for some of the world’s biggest artists, including Earth, Wind & Fire, Anthony Hamilton and more. Get the inside scoop on how they bring concerts to life and their work behind the scenes advocating for more diversity within their industry on this episode of #BackstageWithCrewNation.  Powered…
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An Introduction To Transformers In Audio Devices

By Ken DeLoria Key principles of transformers and how they shape professional audio equipment and systems. In the dawning days of audio, transformers played a vital role in the functionality of first-generation all-tube based electronic circuitry. It was circa 1920 and radio broadcasts for the general populace had just begun, generating a rapid rise in…
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INTRODUCING OUR AUGUST 2020 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH BERNAR FEREBEE

ROCU Staff Bernarr Ferebee is an audio engineer with 27 years of experience working as a Staff Engineer and Systems Engineer as well as in installations. For the last 9 years he has served as CEO of Behind the Access, LLC doing Artist Management for Durand Bernarr. Among the artists that Bernarr has worked with…
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COVID-19 ROCU Concert Tour Personnel Relief Fund

ROCU Staff Here we are again week number Fourteen (14) of our continuing Campaign. This weekend we are calling this FIFTY ($50) Dollar Friday . We are asking for you to share this with at least Five People and to Donate Fifty Dollars or more. IF you can’t afford Fifty we still would appreciate what…
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BLACK AMERICAN MUSIC’S INFLUENCE Industry Vet Michael Mauldin on Why ‘It’s Time to Bring Back the Black Music Association’ Black American Music is the Mother of all popular musical genres and one of America’s greatest export to the WORLD. As an art form, it deserves to be protected by those who have enjoyed the benefits of…
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Introducing Neverfamous.com

Roadies Of Color United International would like to introduce and announce our collaboration with Neverfamous.com Never Famous is a platform that connects Bands, festivals, TV shows, traveling Broadway musicals, and other touring groups need competent personnel who perform their tasks with a high level of expertise and professionalism day-in and day-out. Touring personnel need a…
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