Woke up to a text message from one of the alumni members of the Patchwerk Marketing team notifying me the VH1 show, SIGNED, finally set an air date. Patchwerk Recording Studios was home to the cast of Lenny Santiago, Rick Ross, and The Dream who are judges seeking the best unsigned talent in the country. These three veterans in the music game are bringing their creative genius and business skills together for the music competition reality series set to air Wednesday July 26th, 2017.
The follow up to our Tight 32 Finale which took place back in January finally aired this past week on The Complex Network. The monthly contest united all the winners from 2016 and battled it out in Patchwerk Recording Studio's A Room called Studio 9000. Our Tight 32 engineer Latrez McClam loaded up each artist matched with producer to recite their 32 bars. Every artist was able to receive the tracks days in advance before the session so nothing but bars were being served.
Grown man business is what we are experiencing entering the month of July. The month of independence must be recognized and acknowledged as purveyor of the hip hop culture Jay-Z has spoken. His first release in the last four years and came right on time.
It's no secret that on a monthly basis the Patchwerkstudio Marketing team curates three monthly events to assist the music community in building quality networking relationships and opportunity to showcase their skills to a wider audience. The new digital A&R platform Ignite Urban has come along with Red Stripe to find the new big superstar artist! Will you take advantage of this opportunity?
Happy Record Store Day! Itunes, CD's, Spotify, Tidal, Cassette tapes, and Vinyl are all apart of the ways we consume music in today's generation. With all these platforms out, one thing connecting them has remained constant throughout the time of its creation, Record Stores. Record stores have been around since the late 19th century, and since then they have continued to be a hub for all things music. From Country to Gospel, Record Stores got it all. No matter what year it is, Vinyl still hold a level of value that can't be defeated. A lot of people assume that artist don't put their music on Vinyl anymore; however, I'm pretty sure your favorite artist has released their project on a Vinyl as well. In my opinion, real music lovers should always hold physical copies of the albums they truly adore. Record Store day was created to pay homage to all the independently own records stores around the world. Since 2007, this day has served as a center of unity for artist, musicians, shops, and music enthusiast. With the headquaters being in the United States, since its creation, Record Store Day has spread as far as the UK. Stores create contest, special releases, and music events that promotes the holiday as a whole.
Check out their link below as well as some record stores located in Atlanta:
Criminal Records 1154-A Euclid Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307, United States of America
MOODS MUSIC/LITTLE 5 SOUL 1131 Euclid Ave Atlanta, GA 30316, United States of America
WUXTRY 2096 N. Decatur Rd. Decatur, GA 30030, United States of America
DECATUR CD 356 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Decatur, GA 30030, United States of America
MOJO VINYL 26 Webb St. #2 Roswell, GA 30075, United States of America
We are three months in to the return of the IdOMUSIC showcase and it just keeps getting better! A great night of quality networking and lit performances! Hosted by Sammy Approved and Ron Tha DJ kept the vibe on point all night. What did you miss??
If you haven't heard, Atlanta is the Hollywood of the South. Atlanta has become a hub for all things entertainment, but more importantly, the music that derives from the city creates a musical fortress for the South. Festivals play a huge part in establishing a permanent foothold in the music industry. Atlanta has over 50 music festivals a year and being that everybody enjoys an excellent concert, it can be a great tactic for some artist to gain exposure.
Today Mar.9. marks the 20th anniversary of the death of legendary rapper Biggie Smalls also known as the Notorious B.I.G. The “Juicy” rapper died at the age of 24 in a drive by in Los Angeles. His murder remains unsolved.
Kodak Black recently released a highly anticipated song named “Tunnel Vision”. “Tunnel vision”, Kodak’s latest single, was produced by one of the hottest producers blazing through Atlanta, Metro Boomin. The title of the song gives a great insight into what the focal point of the song will be.
Maurice “Moetown” Lee gives us the lessons to life in branding and marketing in Patchwerk’s latest Weekend Werkshop on Feb.11.
Love was in the air, along with clouds of smoke, at the Lauryn Hill Concert on Tuesday. Her visit, one of many on her “Diaspora Calling” tour took place at the Tabernacle and just so happened to fall on Valentine’s Day. It provided a perfect opportunity for couples to grab a drink and snuggle up in their seats as they awaited Ms. Hill’s arrival.
The wait is finally over! Kehlani dropped her album around 11 pm on Jan. 27, and the world came to a halt. All you could see on social media was screenshots of each individual's favorite song. After two years since her last release, her fans were patiently waiting for the arrival of her first album. The wait was worth it; her fans were gifted with a story of heartbreak, growth, love, and life. It's no secret that Kehlani is just like us and goes through everyday problems and just like a real artist she exemplified her flaws in her music.
Coming off the early release of singles “Bounce Back,” “Moves,” and “Halfway Off the Balcony,” rapper Big Sean delivers in his fourth studio album I Decided.
I Decided. is Big Sean’s love letter to himself featuring his past and present self on the cover. He decided that he is the best rapper and proves himself with his hard hitting verbiage. Big Sean has come a long way from Finally Famous. For this album he worked heavily with up and coming producer and keyboardist Amaire Johnson, which provides a consistency and fluidity with each track. You can hear the Kanye West influence in tracks “Bounce Back” and “Sunday Morning Jetpack.”