R&B Showcase (magazine)

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R&B Showcase
EditorTim Marshall
CategoriesMusic magazine
PublisherTKM Productions Publications
CompanyTKM Productions
CountryUnited States
Based inWillingboro, New Jersey

R&B Showcase is a quarterly music magazine focusing on pioneer, independent, and national recording acts. It was established in 2003 in Willingboro, New Jersey, by Tim Marshall, who still is the magazine's editor-in-chief. The publication covers classic to contemporary Rock, Pop, Soul, and jazz music and culture. Each issue features in-depth interviews with musicians, producers, promoters, authors and educators sharing insight on the music entertainment industry. The magazine also includes music news and CD, DVD, and Show reviews.[1]


The R&B Showcase magazine made its debut on August 23, 2003 with a test pressing distributed at a Promotional event in Atlantic City with Pop vocal group LMNT of MTV's Making the Band. The group was featured on the cover with Motown Legend Richard Street of The Temptations.[2] The publication was originally called Rhythm & Blues Showcase News Magazine.[3] Associate Editor Dennis DiPasquale suggested a name change to reflect the range of the publication. The second pressing featured the new name and cover art listing the various styles of music featured in the magazine. R&B Showcase main focus is the historical and cultural preservation of R&B Music and culture. The publication also provides exposure for new and independent recording artists.[4]


R&B Showcase sponsors a yearly benefit for local non-profit organizations featuring independent and national recording acts. The publication supports the mission of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, R&B Music Hall of Fame, and The Global Entertainment Media Arts Foundation.[5] The magazine also hosts education workshops for community youth including a "Breaking Into Music" seminar for students of the arts.[6]


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