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  1. Wyclef Jean Raises $25 Million To Finance Music Publishing Services In Africa And Developing Countries
    The generous charitable initiatives established by three-time Grammy Award winner Wyclef Jean, in his native Haiti and other developing countries in Africa, are a significant part of his legacy. Jean hopes to see these regions continue to thrive and, more recently, has turned his attention to the fast-growing music genre of Afrobeats, which has had a burst of commercial success globally, in 2018 and 2019. I spoke with Wyclef Jean about his newest venture Carnival World Music Group, which has just raised an impressive $25 million in capital funding. The group seeks to democratize the global music marketplace for songwriters and producers in developing regions, whilst contributing to further empower dynamic women-owned businesses in the music industry.  Read more: Forbes.com
  2. Wyclef Jean Announces Cannabis Product Line With Cali Life
    Wyclef Jean  is the latest celebrity to launch their very own  cannabis  product line. Cali Life  Cannabis  announced on Wednesday that they have partnered with the artist and producer for his BOOM BAP collection, showcasing his favorite blends of flowers, infused pre-rolls with kief and flavored distillate. “Experiencing the American dream as an immigrant and son of a preacher who was also a farmer has inspired me to become a social entrepreneur,” Jean tells  Rolling Stone . “I am glad I waited to partner up with Cali Life. Not only will we bring more jobs, which I am excited about, I am also hopeful that maybe my native land and the parliament will someday pass legislation so Haiti can grow and export cannabis. For now, just be clear, whenever you see that BOOMBAP Kush, you know it’s me!” Read more: rollingstone.com
  3. HOW WYCLEF JEAN CONTINUES TO BE A POP MUSIC POWERHOUSE
    In late October, Wyclef Jean performed at Chelsea Music Hall, an intimate venue in New York City. The small setting might seem odd for a music icon; a prolific singer, writer and producer who’s won three Grammy Awards, has collaborated with everyone from Carlos Santana to Michael Jackson to Shakira, and whose nine solo albums have sold nearly nine million copies. But there was no place he would have rather been.  The event, entitled Wyclef Goes Back to School, was a showcase for Jeremy Torres, Riley and Jazzy Amra, three up-and-coming artists with Heads Music, an independent label to which Wyclef recently signed. “My passion has always been artist development,” he tells us. “I was excited because Heads was an all-female company and the passion they had for upcoming artists was a different emotion than at a major label that just looks at the data and says, ‘Let’s sign this.’”  Read more: maxim.com
  4. WYCLEF JEAN’S NEW COMPANY CARNIVAL WORLD MUSIC GROUP RECEIVES BACKING FROM FINANCE FIRM SOUND ROYALTIES
    The artist, songwriter, producer, actor and activist is using financing from Sound Royalties to back his music publishing and distribution company focused on creative talent in Africa and other emerging markets. Wyclef Jean’s new company, Carnival World Music Group, provides creative artists with music publishing and distribution resources. Wyclef Jean joins a roster of artists that have partnered with Sound Royalties including Pitbull and  Lil Wayne , among others. Founded by CEO Alex Heiche (pictured right) in 2014, Sound Royalties helps creatives fund projects without having to put their copyrights at risk. Read more: musicbusinessworldwide.com
  5. Wyclef Jean's Africa-Focused Publishing & Distribution Company Secures Financial Backing
    Wyclef Jean  has secured backing for his Africa-focused music publishing and distribution company Carnival World Music Group.  The support comes from Sound Royalties, an entertainment industry finance firm founded by CEO  Alex Heiche  that provides royalty advances to artists, producers and songwriters without taking ownership of their copyrights. The firm has previously backed projects from artists including  Lil Wayne  and  Pitbull . Read more: billboard.com
  6. Wyclef Jean Partners With Sound Royalties For Carnival World Music Group
    Three-time Grammy award-winning recording artist Wyclef Jean has teamed up with entertainment industry finance firm Sound Royalties for a new collaborative endeavor: Carnival World Music Group. Throughout his three-decade-long career, which includes being a member of The Fugees, the Haitian rapper has always put on for his people and the African community.  Now, Wyclef is using the finances from Sound Royalties to back his new publishing and distribution company, which will focus on creative talent in Africa and other underserved markets.  To celebrate the fruition of Carnival World Music Group, Wyclef threw a private event at Core Club in New York City. Read more: allhiphop.com
  7. MTV PUSH Live Announces “Wyclef Goes Back to School”
    MTV PUSH, which connects fans across the globe with live performances, interviews, exclusive video content and broadcast music video premieres from a new artist each month, has recruited Wyclef Jean for its next event. Read more: hiphopdx.com
  8. Wyclef Jean performs with Oregon Symphony

    Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM
    Wyclef Jean performs with Oregon Symphony
    The Oregon Symphony got a healthy dose of hip-hop Sunday night with a special performance from Grammy-winning artist Wyclef Jean. The rapper, musician and producer is perhaps best known for his time with the Fugees. Throughout his career, he’s blended hip-hop with a variety of musical styles. He did that again Sunday evening, weaving hits like “Killing Me Softly” and “Gone Till November” with a full orchestra. Read more: kgw.com
  9. Sound Check: Oregon Symphony features Wyclef Jean
    It was a night of hip-hop and symphony in Portland Sunday, at a special concert the Oregon Symphony presented featuring Wyclef Jean.  Good music will always be good music. Jean, a multi-Grammy award-winning producer, actor, author, and hip hop guitarist, blended seamlessly with the strings in a whole new work of art.  “I’m a showman,” said Jean. “When I show up, it’s like the main reason I’m up there is to celebrate life and make you have a good time. And at the same time, take you through a journey.” Read more: koin.com
  10. Samsung Charity Gala Highlights the Power of Philanthropic Partnerships
    It’s not easy changing the world for the better, but with extraordinary partners, anything is possible. At the 18th annual Samsung Gives Charity Gala, emceed by Ryan Seacrest on behalf of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, Samsung raised more than $2.4 million, including additional funds raised during the evening’s auction, to help raise awareness for a variety of important social and charitable programs, with the primary goal of raising funds to help people defy barriers and build brighter futures. Read more: news.samsung.com