The Urban Network and two of the most respected and long-running industry conferences and print trade publications, have regrouped and rebranded to service the music community.

The announcement was made by David A. Mitchell, Publisher of MIQ and President of The Urban Network; and Lindsay M. Guion, President of MIQ, Chairman and CEO of The Urban Network, and Founder of Guion Partners.

“We are very excited about this new, rebranded venture,” said Guion. “Both The Urban Network and MIQ are legacy brands that remain relevant. MIQ will continue to keep its readers informed about important topics and issues in the music industry. It will include more visual content and offer more interviews with influencers, high-ranking executives, and music creatives.”

Guion continued, “During its first year back, The Urban Network will stay true to its name by organizing networking events, namely an R&B Summit and Conference scheduled for the Fall. One of The Urban Network’s objectives is to quickly become a full-service brand that caters to the entertainment business and is relevant from a cultural and lifestyle perspective—fashion, film, television, sports, and more.”

This is a return to the fold for Mitchell, who said, “The past year has been quite challenging for me. I’ve dealt with some personal health challenges. I was a full-time caregiver and lost my mother. Sometimes life throws you a curveball, and you have to put things on hold. I’m excited to partner up with Lindsay and venture into this new era for both The Urban Network and Music Industry Quarterly.”