The Recording Industry Association of America better known as the RIAA awarded Def Jam Recordings an astonishing 13 digital sales awards last Friday.

The nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards were announced today. The field is led by Beyoncé with 9 nominations, followed by similarly huge stars Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West (8 each). We have listed 84 categories for you to review below. Earlier this year, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) modernized their gold and platinum program for albums. 

2016 saw other major changes in the music industry for Grammy eligibility. 

Where is a great place to catch some great hip hop in the city of Atlanta tonight? Maybe you should check out The Bar Exam taking place at Apache Cafe. The Bar Exam is a multi-genre, open mic style showcase held at the legendary Apache Cafe in Atlanta, Georgia where the audience chooses who passes the bar, or passes the mic!

There is nothing like attending a music festival lined up with numerous acts you have always wanted to watch in action. Yes indeed the fall season is upon us and if you frequent the Atlanta area you have some great events filling up your calendar during the month of October. Allow me to put you on to a few great ones worth attending.

The reason the city of Atlanta continues to thrive in the realm of music involves the extensive networking happening daily. Patchwerk Recording Studios knows a thing or two about the process. If you actually have a plan with realistic goals, you can make quite a path for yourself. This was part of the idea for creating the IdOMUSIC® Weekend which was recently completed in Flint, Michigan last month June 24th-June 26th.

Mark Beyoncé down again to top the chart with her latest release, Lemonade. The projected numbers have her set to sell around 500k albums, 900 tracks and generate up to 45 million streams. Believe it or not those sale numbers represent a 19% decline over her previous first week with album titled Beyoncé.


What better way to enjoy your post Thanksgiving Holiday than by attending our second installment of IdOMUSIC® Social Session Sunday.

We bring out the music makers looking to build their NETWORK. Don't miss our Trending Topic panel discussion with special guest in the building to LEARN from on today's matters directly effecting you! Spotlight Interviews for you to PROMOTE to the audience what your service is to the music world and how they can connect with you. Selected talent set to PERFORM on our IdOMUSIC® stage as well!

Don't miss out on the limited edition IdOMUSIC® hats that will be debuted at the event. The #1 Conversation Starter anywhere you go guaranteed!  Special Raffle Giveaways from Patchwerk Recording Studios and more!


Admission: $5 before 8pm with RSVP.  After 8pm admission is $10.00 for everyone. Send RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Purchase tickets------>

Due to the recent outbreak of Ebola happening we will be collecting donations to send to Sierra Leone, West Africa. If you were wondering how you can contribute, here is your opportunity. We will be collecting hygienic products throughout the night such as Antibacterial Soap, Hand Sanitizers, Disinfectant Wipes, and more. THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTE WILL BE GRANTED FREE ADMISSION ALL NIGHT.


Look forward to seeing you in attendance. Call 404.874.9880 with any questions concerning event!


Get ready for the return of Music University taking place Sunday, November 16th! The goal of Music University is to give those young ambitious individuals who are interested in working in the music business a chance to get up close and personal with today's music professionals. The event will take place at Patchwerk Recording Studios located in Midtown Atlanta.

A few of the previous panelist over the years of Music University include Bryan Michael Cox,
DJ Don Cannon, DJ Nabs, Jason Geter, Drumma Boy, Kawan "KP" Prather, J.U,S.T.I.C.E. League, Chaka Zulu, David Banner, Mannie Fresh, Willie B, Sonny Digital, Fatboi, Monica Ewing, Erica Novich, Rico Wade, The Clutch, Polow Da Don, and others.

Photography by Heather Lashun Photography


Last Tuesday, three stunning women congregated to laugh and muse over monumental events in their careers as ASCAP Rhythm & Soul presented its 6th Annual "Women Behind the Music" Series. "The series, designed to encourage and recognize women in the music community, paid homage to three incredible trailblazers in each region." Concluding in Atlanta, GA, the honored guests included Debra Antney, Founder and CEO of Mizay Entertainment; KeKe Wyatt, powerhouse vocalist and label manager; and Omara Harris, ESQ., Entertainment Lawyer at her own boutique entertainment law firm.




A3C (All 3 Coasts) celebrated it's tenth year this past weekend. Hip-hop heads packed into Atlanta's distinct neighborhoods and notable music venues to witness live performances by featured and local artists including B.O.B., 2Chainz, Wocka Flocka Flame, Talib Kweli, Black Thought, Scarface, Young Dirty Bastard (the late Ol' Dirty Bastard's son), Twista, Jay Electronica and more. Not only were the stages swarming with talent, festival goers had access to network and absorb sound advice from some of the industry's most essential professionals.


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