Jennifer Matthews

Jennifer Matthews is an Editor-at-Large at Grit Daily. Based in New York and formerly a producer at CNN, she is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Recording Academy, Women in Music, and an ASCAP Affiliate. A media pro and producer of content, she mentors and advocates for diversity and is a regular on the events coverage beat for Grit Daily.

GRAMMY 2020 Nominations are out: Lizzo leads the Pack with 8. Taylor Swift Snubbed? Still Gaga for Gaga? Where’s Beyoncé?

Grammy nominations are out and “Truth Hurts” songstress Lizzo is the show’s top nominated act. The breakthrough singer-rapper scored eight nominations. Lizzo picked up nods for album of the year with her major-label debut, “Cuz I Love You”; song and record of the year with her No. 1 hit, “Truth Hurts”; and best new artist. New artists dominated the Grammy nominations. Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X each received six nominations. Eilish also scored nominations in the top four categories,...

Soundcloud is Answering Spotify’s Cash-for-Promotion Ad Launch With Their Own Version

When SoundCloud became a distributor in February with the launch of its Premier monetization program, it promised that it would be adding more functionality in the coming months. Soundcloud kept their promise and launched a new self-service promotional tool for SoundCloud Premier creators called, Promote. The new targeted promotion tool will allow creators to pay to boost their original tracks to the top of listeners’ feeds and mobile homepages. Using the new tool, artists can set their...

NYC Marathon 2019: Here is What You Missed

The 49th annual New York City Marathon did not disappoint. More than 50,000 runners from around the world ran, making their way from Staten Island through all five boroughs before crossing the finish line at Central Park. The marathon, however, had some twists and turns that made it all worth watching. Winners Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya won the women’s race in ideal long-distance running conditions, denying Mary Keitany, also of Kenya, her a fifth title. Jepkosgei completed the 26.2-mile...

Amazon Will Deliver Your Groceries for Free… Should You Use It?

The leaves are changing, the weather is getting cold, and Amazon is right there with a new service to get you through the winter. Now if you have an Amazon Prime membership, you’ll also be able to get Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market grocery deliveries free of charge. With Amazon slashing the extra $15 per month will save you $180 per year, heating up the competition among other grocery delivery services. This adds another feather in the Amazon’s hat as it bundles together a large...

National Music Publishers’ Association Says TikTok Violates US Copyright Law Rights of Songwriters and Music Publishers

TikTok can’t catch a break. From threats of new competition to now being under investigation and accused of violating the law. Earlier this month Senator Marco Rubio asked the US Government to launch an investigation into Bytedance owned video-sharing platform TikTok over censorship concerns. In 2017, the music karaoke app Musical.ly was bought by Bytedance for more than $800 million. Bytedance dumped Musical.ly for TikTok, which now has more than 1 billion active users monthly.  In a...

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