Thanks to the added momentum of artist such as Stormzy, Skepta, Wiley and more the genre known as Grime is now officially it's own category on streaming giant Spotify. Mainstream was inevitable with major releases and achievements pushing the conversation forward.

Which genres were most dominant in United States from 2017? Things aren't always as they appear to be. This fact of life is evident in the recent reveal by British music streaming service Mixcloud display of "most searched for" music genres in the US during 2017. The genres are broken down by individual state in a music map. More than ten different genres are mentioned. 

The music community in Georgia should be excited about the House Bill 155 also known as the Georgia Music Investment Act but who really wins? Designed to retain, create and grow thousands of music jobs in Georgia is wonderful but who actually benefits from this bill set to go into action Monday, January 1st 2018?

After the holidays it is time to push the gas and proceed with your plan. If any part of this wild adventure involves connecting the dots around positive vibes then let the IdOMUSIC Netwerk welcome you in! Powered by the legendary Patchwerk Recording Studios werk is not an option but simply a way of life. The daily mission is to create real opportunity, real exposure for artist and musicians worldwide! We operate under the modus operandi of PROMOTE, LEARN ,NETWORK, AND PEFORM. 

Do you love to study music, and want to be inspired instead of just taught?

Grammy award winning musician Chilly Gonzales is hosting an all expense paid, 8-day musical workshop in France next April, where he plans to do just that.

Back for the First Time was Ludacris’ first major album, which released 17 years ago, on October 19, 2000. Patchwerk Recording Studios is proud to hold a Multi Platinum plaque commemorating more than 2,000,0000 sold copies of the trailblazing album. Since then it has gone up to 3,000,000 sold!

IdOMUSIC Correspondent Courtney M. (LightSkinGlamGeek) is a songwriter and composer. She currently works with the marketing team for Patchwerk's Weekend Werkshops and is an active member of the Recording Academy. This is a recent post highlighting rising Toronto artist LaToya Jane.

Courtney's questions will be in bolded italic. Featured artist LaToya Jane will be in plain Tahoma text. In this interview, you will discover more about her EP "Grown", what inspired her the change her style, why music makes her feel free, and what's the next big trend in Canada. Read below for more and follow artists from North America & Canada on IdOMUSIC NORTH (Twitter/Instagram).

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In case you've been living in a cave with a weak hotspot understand Spotify is pretty much dominating the streaming game. Details leaked to Digital News reported Spotify has crossed 150 million active users worldwide. At the end of July the platform officially crossed the 60 million mark.

Atlanta is in for a treat Friday, August 25th for the Red Bull Culture Clash hosted on 787 Windsor Street SW in Atlanta, Georgia. At last year's UK battle, Jamaican emcee Popcaan won the clash with a wicked dub by Drake for smash single "One Dance". This year, for the first time ever in the states, Popcaan will make his American debut on stage representing his crew Unruly. The Culture Clash, a mash up of music-makers from Jamaica, Canada, UK, and America, will feature four unique crews battling to win over an audience of avid music fans. There is sure to be some tension in the room as the top crew leaders compete for the crown. Who will conquer the crowd with the most boombastic sound?