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Paul Porter “Music Culture = Toxic Masculinity” Speaker Series


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, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight, FOX News, Billboard and Rolling Stone.

Now booking dates for 2020.  

Praise for Paul Porter

“Paul Porter brings not only an authentic perspective of how the music industry has evolved, but is still very much engaged in how it operates now. He was accessible to our students not just during the day, but after he left. No faculty member can teach students what he can.” – Walter M. Kimbrough, Ph.D. President of Dillard University 

“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.

Press Highlights

Marianne Eggleston, MQ Public Relations

Black Men In Founder Gary Johnson and Paul Porter

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