Today, as part of the global #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund, YouTube announces its second music cohort, the #YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class of 2022, including 54 artists, songwriters, and producers from around the world.

Featured in this class is our inaugural “mentor member,” legendary rapper and producer Slick Rick, who will…


Hailey Verhaalen, Elise Hayes, Carly Pearce, Abby Anderson, Sarah Ryder, Luke Bryan, Reba, Tim McGraw, Austin Burke, Sheyda, Georgia Webster, Scott Stevens, Johnny Cochran, Brett Young, Tenille Arts, Laci Kaye Booth, Mickey Guyton, Yola, Kyle English, RaeLynn, Randy Travis, Sabrina Lentini, stef, Ryan Montgomery, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Morgan Evans, Jasmin Bade, Adele, Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, Sam Varga, Justin Bieber, John Harvie, Sasha McVeigh, Billy Currington, Cassadee Pope, Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, American Blonde, Walker Hayes, Avenue Beat, Jess Thristan, Stephanie Quayle, Morgan White, Callie Twisselman, Hunter Hayes, Maggie Baugh, Ashliegh Lisset, Ali Henderson, Zachary Foster, Morgan Bosman, Ryan Hurd, James Robert Webb, Bobby Pulido, Hannah Kalfas, Ryan Morgan, Chris Tomlin, John King, Matt Stell, Presley Tennant, The Justin Kemp Band, Elvie Shane, Reyna Roberts, Jon Wolfe, Aaron Goodvin, Shannon LaBrie, Melanie Meriney, Paige King Johnson, JD Hardy, Keith Urban, Deana Carter, Colton Flanagan, Juna N Joey, Lee Brice, John Noble Barrack, Lainey Wilson, Trey Lewis, Mitch Rossell, Cheat Codes, Lindsay Ell, The Cunningham Sisters, Parker McKay, Alyssa Trahan, Anna Vaus, King & Country, Caroline Jones, Drew Haley, Morgan Wallen, Cassandra, Lily Rose, Drew Green, Jordana Bryant, Johnny Dailey, Jake Francis

The Spotify Playlist

Hailey Verhaalen | How I Make a Livin’

Elise Hayes | The Hard Way

Carly Pearce | Complete

Carly Pearce | Opry


I have a lot of different influences that affect how I sound from song to song, but the one thing universally that moves me musically is the truth and when an artist can be both clever and honest.


Blue-haired maverick Ashnikko will join NoCap for a special Halloween livestream from New York City’s Terminal 5 on October 31st at 9pm EST/6PM PST. Dance to songs from the critically acclaimed album DEMIDEVIL with its hit sensations like “Daisy” and “Slumber Party feat. Princess Nokia.” The powerhouse rapper-singer will bring…


2022 is right around the corner, and now is the time to reflect on the past year on our growth, successes, future goals and intentions for the next chapter. …

Donna Block

Medium Contributing Writer

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