Quarterly Urban Network and Music Industry Magazine Reappears
The announcement was made by David A. Mitchell, publisher of MIQ and president of The Urban Network; and Lindsay M. Guion, Chairman of MIQ, President and CEO of The Urban Network and Founder of Guion Partners.
“We are very excited about this new and renowned company,” said Guion. “The Urban Network and MIQ are legacy brands that remain relevant. The MIQ will continue to keep its readers informed of important topics and issues in the music industry. It will include more visual content and offer more interviews with influencers, executives and music creators.
Guion continued, “In its first year back, The Urban Network will stay true to its name by hosting networking events, namely an R&B summit and conference scheduled for the fall. One of The Urban Network’s goals is to quickly become a full-service brand that caters to the entertainment industry and is relevant from a cultural and lifestyle perspective – fashion, film, television, sports , etc
It’s a homecoming for Mitchell, who said, “The past year has been pretty tough for me. I faced personal health issues. I was a full time caregiver and lost my mother. Sometimes life throws a curve ball at you and you have to put things on hold. I’m thrilled to partner with Lindsay and venture into this new era for The Urban Network and Music Industry Quarterly.
The MIQ Editorial Calendar contains print issues slated for June (Black Music Month edition), September (R&B Summit edition) and December (Annual Songwriter/Producer and Music Publisher edition).
About The Urban Network and Music Industry Quarterly
The Urban Network was launched in 1988 primarily as a music business magazine and conference. Under its presidents, the late Jerry Boulding and Miller London, the brand was a dominant and well-supported platform, sponsored and endorsed by major and independent record labels, urban radio and retailers, publishing houses, DJs , A&R, artist managers, lawyers, and many industry insiders. Thanks to Arthur Mitchell, the conference continued to run under the banner of The Urban Network Digital through 2018. David Mitchell launched MIQ in 2009, picking up where The Urban Network’s publication left off. In his 35 years of experience in the music industry, he has co-produced the music conferences and interviewed hundreds of the most important personalities in the industry, including Jon Platt, LA Reid, Cathy Hughes, Erykah Badu , Stevie Wonder, LL Cool J, HER and Kendrick Lamar.
About Guion Partners
Founded in 2005, Guion Partners is an advocacy entity created by music industry executive Lindsay Guion to act as a 360-degree global advocacy company. With over 20 years of experience in the music industry, Guion has worked with all kinds of artists and individuals, such as D’Angelo, Ginuwine, Mya, singer-songwriter CJ Hilton and producer Rich Harrison, to name a few. Guion Partners’ recent projects include managing and overseeing the soundtrack of the multi-award winning short film Therapy (Sony).