Dennis McDougal's article on racial categorization in the music industry contained many telling points ("Black Radio Battles Warners With a Boycott," April 7). But he was mistaken in suggesting that Billboard magazine has separate columns to analyze the pop and black charts.
Chartbeat, which I write, covers both the pop and black charts, as well as such other surveys as dance/disco and adult contemporary. The Rhythm & the Blues, authored by Nelson George, isn't a chart-based column, but touches on a wide range of topics of interest to the black music community.
Talent Editor, Billboard
Grein occasionally contributes to Calendar.