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Revolt to Debut New Music Series

Revolt will examine the concept of music genres as part of a new series premiering Nov. 16.

The five-part series, Breaking Genres, deconstructs the notion of music genres from how they begin to where they are headed, said network officials. The series will feature interview from more than 80 producers, artists and record executives including Quincy Jones, Nas, A Tribe Call Quest, 50 Cent, Ziggy Marley Common and Rick Rubin.

"Since the birth of Revolt our mission has been to uncover the untold journey of music genres," said Rahman Dukes, Revolt Head of News & Programming and Executive Producer of Breaking Genres.Breaking Genres embodies the passion and spirit of this [millennial] generation ̶ the way they think and their actions. It's a conversation that's long overdue for the masses within the music industry."

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.