Music Matters

Louder Than Life/RAL has partnered with BET Music Matters on a new compilation album series entitled BET Presents Music Matters Vol. 1. The album is being released on June 23 in conjunction with the BET Experience, a 3-day concert event at L.A. Live surrounding the BET Awards, which airs live on June 29.

BET Music Matters is a multi-platform initiative that identifies and exposes new ground breaking artists and music across BET and Centric properties, as well as through national tours and monthly showcases. The platform has helped launch the careers of some of today’s hottest talent including J. Cole, Miguel, Elle Varner, Marsha Ambrosius and Kendrick Lamar.

Commenting on his excitement about the new partnership, Executive Producer SalaAM ReMi states, “A big part of my career has been finding new talent and helping them become superstars. With my partnership with Music Matters, I am very happy to be able to be a part of this compilation that shows not only the artists who have previously gone from Music Matters onto superstardom, but also up and coming talent.”

BET Presents Music Matters Vol. 1 is available for pre-order today at and fans can also hear a taste of the album by streaming “My Crib” (Remix) from GRAMMY® nominated artist Mack Wilds featuring Pusha T. Other artists featured on the compilation include established Music Matters acts Miguel, Marsha Ambrosius, Big Sean, Melanie Fiona, Elle Varner as well as some rising stars like Mali Music, Adrian Marcel, Gabi Wilson, Ashley Kimbrae, Curtis Fields and The Internet.

Kelly G, Senior Director of Music Programming for BET Networks adds, “BET continues its rich and stellar history of identifying and exposing the next superstars through Music Matters. I’m excited and honored to work with a musical visionary like Salaam Remi and use this new compilation series to expose some of the greatest new talent on the planet.”

BET Presents Music Matters Vol. 1 Track Listing

1. Marsha Ambrosius “Music Matters Theme”

2. Miguel “Gravity”

3. Gabi Wilson “Prove”

4. Mack Wilds feat. Pusha T “My Crib” (Remix)

5. Adrian Marcel “It’s A Man’s World”

6. Bas feat. J. Cole and KQuick “Lit”

7. Big Sean “Memories”

8. The Internet “Dontcha”

9. Mali Music “Walking Shoes”

10. Chris Turner “Liquid Love”

11. Curtis Fields “Under The Covers”

12. Ashley Kimbrae “Touch”

13. Elle Varner “Cold Case”

14. Melanie Fiona “Where It Counts”

15. Marsha Ambrosius “Friends and Lovers”

BET Music Matters Tour Dates:

Sat. June 14 – Baldwin Hills Crenshaw – Los Angeles, CA

Sat. June 21 – Baldwin Hills Crenshaw – Los Angeles, CA

Sat. June 28 – BET Experience – Los Angeles, CA

Sun. June 29 – BET Experience – Los Angeles, CA