Sidney Miller Jr., the Black Radio Unique (BRE) journal and convention founder, died at 89. An actual reason behind demise hasn’t been revealed, EUR Internet reviews.
Miller is credited with launching one of many first main magazines centered on Black music. He began enjoying trumpet as a pre-med main at Florida A&M College whereas reserving bands at golf equipment alongside the East Coast on the facet.
After commencement, All Entry reviews that the Pensacola, Florida, native served within the US Military and continued enjoying and reserving artists as a facet enterprise. Miller was shut mates with the Adderley brothers, Cannonball and Nat, who he would assemble as bands and ebook them and others gigs and reside exhibits.
After launching BRE, Miller solidified himself as a pioneer throughout the Black music scene. His journal helped broadcast the expertise and accomplishments of Black artists who had been typically ignored and ignored by the predominantly white mainstream viewers on the time.
Miller labored at Capitol Data with the Fame label imprint as a music govt. As A&R below Artie Mogull, he helped introduce various acts similar to Helen Reddy, Joe South, The Fortunes, and Cannonball Adderley.
Miller rapidly moved up from the Capitol department in Atlanta to the Los Angeles tower and finally led your entire promotions division, together with nation, western, pop, and R&B artists. In 1976, Miller launched BRE after sacrificing his home, automotive, and investing his financial savings into the publication.
By means of BRE Journal, it expanded into the annual BRE convention the place superstars like Prince, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Surprise, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, Sade, L.L. Cool J, MC Hammer, and extra have all carried out.
All through his profession, Miller served on the board of administrators for The Residing Legends Basis, Nara’s MusiCares Basis, The Evander Holyfield Basis, The Nationwide Black Programmers Coalition, The New Orleans Music Fee, The Atlanta Music Fee, and The Washington, DC Music Fee.
Miller’s record of accolades consists of an NAACP Picture Award and a 2019 Residing Legends A. D. Washington Chairman’s Award.