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Music Industry Veteran Paul Porter Launches Summer and Fall Book Tour


A captivating speaker and music industry veteran takes audiences on a behind-scenes-journey inside today’s music business.  

Author of the new book BlackOut, Paul Porter unveils the real nature and motivations behind the music that gets played on radio and TV. With the detailed insight that Porter shares of his first-hand experiences as an insider and decision-maker at the highest levels of the industry. A thought leader in the radio and music industry, he is go to expert on music, race and culture for major media outlets like CNN, Entertainment Tonight and FOX News.

Now booking dates for Summer and Fall 2018.

Click Here To Visit the “BlackOut The Book” Website and To Purchase “BlackOut:  My 40 Years In The Music Business”

Praise for Paul Porter

BlackOut is a must-read for anyone who wants to know what really goes on and why certain music gets green lighted and other songs do not; and the ultimate effect these decisions can have on millions of people and their communities.  Brian K. Price, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Transactional Law Clinics, Harvard Law School

“Paul Porter is a guru and visionary” — Chuck D of Public Enemy 

Blackout is essential reading for anyone who cares about the history and future of African-Americans in the multi-billion dollar music industry.” — Joy-Ann Reid, host, AM Joy on MSNBC  

“[One of the] great[s] in radio who knows a lot of stuff about the music industry.”— Wendy Williamshost, Wendy Williams Show 

Paul Porter has been a force in radio, music and television for four decades. His deep, seductive voice has resonated on the airwaves of many of the nation’s top-rated radio stations, and he spent 10 years at BET as Program Director, consultant and on-air talent.

“BlackOut” The Book is a “must read,” especially if you grew up listening to music in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.  Paul Porter breaks it down and goes “submarine” deep about the good, the bad and the ugly parts of the music business and the toll that the business took on his life.  Don’t be the last one to “get it.”  Buy the book NOW! — Gary A. Johnson, Founder & Publisher, Black Men In

Click Below To Watch Paul Porter on C-SPAN

Black Men In Founder/Publisher Gary Johnson and Paul Porter at Paul’s Book Signing in Hyattsville, MD (outside of Washington, DC)

For more information and to book Paul Porter for interviews or speaking engagements please contact Lisa Fager at or (202) 253-0435

For more on Paul Porter click on the links below:

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