Brueggemann: I think what we do between Lenny, Leon [Pendarvis], and myself, it’s really unlike any other television show. We got a taste of what our fellow nominees go through in 2018 when we music-directed the Emmy awards. A lot of times the music direction nominees are from award shows or the Super Bowl or something like that, but what we do at SNL is really a different animal. It’s such a tight ship and everything is created, start to finish, from Tuesday to Saturday, so it’s a total honor being nominated alongside all of these amazing musical directors. I’ve always felt that what we do is not easily compared to what an Adam Blackstone does for the Super Bowl; it’s a completely different gig.
Apple is moving into the competition space with a country music talent contest exec produced by Reese Witherspoon.
The streamer has ordered My Kind of Country from Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, country music manager Jason Owen, and The Masked Singer showrunner Izzie Pick Ibarra. Adam Blackstone, musical director for stars including Justin Timberlake and Tim McGraw, will serve as musical director of the series, which will also be executive produced by Done + Dusted.
There’s few details about the format of the show, although Apple said that it would bring a “fresh, new documentary sensibility” to the music competition genre and aim to “break down” cultural and musical barriers in country music.
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The passing of Democratic Representative John Lewis left the nation in mourning. His contribution to the civil rights movements not only changed the way we see the world, but also how we live in it.
It was only fitting to produce a star-studded event dedicated to and in honor of Rep. John Lewis
BASSic Black Entertainment CEO, Adam Blackstone, was musical director for a few of the night’s performances. Check a few clips of their performances below!
🎶But I know change is gonna come🎶
— CBS (@CBS) August 4, 2020
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Congratulations to our CEO, Adam Blackstone, on your 2020 Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Music Direction for the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Starring Jennifer Lopez And Shakira on FOX!
It takes a team and we are extremely grateful for ours!!
Thank you to our Team BBE Family for another great Super Bowl performance!!
While we are unable to gather in large crowds due to the spread of COVID-19, BET Awards producer Jesse Collins had to get creative with the years awards show presentation!
With the help of today’s top artists and host, Amanda Seales, the show came together masterfully and set the bar for future virtual shows to come!
Adam Blackstone, BASSic Black Entertainment CEO, was on hand to musically direct a few performances for the show!
Check out videos from the performances of Kierra Sheard and Wayne Brady below!
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has brought large gatherings to a screeching halt! That didn’t stop The Roots from putting on their annual picnic full of performances from your favorite artists and surprise guests such as Michelle Obama!
Adam Blackstone, BASSic Black Entertainment CEO, was Musical Director!
Check out a clip of some of the performance below!
Thanks to Korg for featuring BBE CEO Adam Blackstone in their Korg Solo Series IG Live!!!
Check out the full interview below!
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@adamblackstone joined us for this weeks Korg Solo Series. He was joined by a couple of his friends @jamespoyser & @dontaewinslow to discuss gear, songs, & everything going on in the world. We were happy to be able to give Adam our platform to discuss these issues. If Adam missed any of your questions during the stream, please feel free to drop him a question in his DMs, or in the comments! Thank you so much, Adam, for coming on.
Some of the best in the business joined forces to support the City of Brotherly Love’s COVID-19 Fund
As a graduate of Philadelphia’s University of The Arts, BBE CEO Adam Blackstone has strong ties to the area and it remains near and dear to his heart. So, it should be no surprise that he, along with BBE band, was on hand for the event!
Check out their virtual performance with Ms. Patti LaBelle!!
With COVID-19 placing Stay-At-Home orders in major cities across the country, schools and universities had to get creative with their commencement ceremonies this year.
As an alum of University of The Arts in Philadelphia, BASSic Black Entertainment CEO, Adam Blackstone, was honored when asked to give the commencement address for their first ever virtual ceremony.
Check out a clip of Adam’s speech below!