As I’ve written, the Migos were dominating 2017 even before the January 27th drop of their sophomore album Culture. However, the subsequent release of their album, and the shows they played in the days after releasing it has pumped up the hype train to another level.
The Recording Industry Association of America better known as the RIAA awarded Def Jam Recordings an astonishing 13 digital sales awards last Friday.
The Migos have long had an imprint on Atlanta’s trap music scene, ranging back to their 2013 smash hit “Versace” off their Y.R.N. (Young Rich N*****) mixtape. They followed up on this success with charting singles “Handsome and Wealthy”, “Fight Night”, and “Pipe it Up”. While these hit singles, along with a bevy of heavily backed mixtapes, put Migos on the map, famed Atlanta music influencer, Migos manager, and Quality Control Label Exec Coach K had something more in mind for the Atlanta trio.
Tidal has long been rumored as an acquisition target for major companies looking to expand their footing in the music industry, such as Apple. However, on January 23rd, Japanese telecommunications giant Softbank – who owns Sprint – moved to buy 33% of the burgeoning streaming service. Sources report that Sprint’s one-third acquisition cost $200m, which would value Tidal at $600m. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure will join Tidal’s board of directors in an advisory capacity.
Amina Diop of Diop Agency described herself as the artist whisperer, as she shared her secrets to the art of artist management. This past Saturday, aspiring music professionals filled the Patchwerk Studios’ live room to hear Diop speak at this year’s first Weekend Werkshop.
When it comes to 2 Chainz, you can most likely expect the unexpected when it involves the visuals for his songs.
The Atlanta rapper just released the video for his single “Good Drank” featuring fellow Atlant-ians, Quavo from the Migos and the legendary Gucci Mane.
Lil Yachty ‘Sailing Team’ member Kodie Shane released her first mixtape "Big Trouble Little Jupiter" on soundcloud today. Within the first seven hours, each of the 10 tracks already had thousands of plays.
The 18 year old Atlanta native really started hitting the scene once her single ‘Sad’ featuring Lil Yatchy made its debut. In the video released shortly after, her tomboy swag, baby- face, sing-song lyrics and millions of views caught my attention.
It's been a long time and we shouldn't have left you, without a strong networking event to connect to! Okay pardon my attempt to rhyme but it's an exciting time in the city of Atlanta. The team at Patchwerk Recording Studios is gearing up to bring back The IdOMUSIC Network and Showcase event next month back in the house where it all started, Apache Cafe! Really excited for all the fresh talent perhaps you never heard of or never got a chance to meet personally. Believe it or not IdOMUSIC turns 10 years old in September and what a time to set up the platform for the music community to shine.
There is a saying that reads "You have to be the change you want to see in life." Well in order to obtain real change something has to be altered in your mentality. If being an active member in the music industry means much to you, aligning yourself with professionals daily is key. It is even better when you can seek the advice of the ones who are currently werking instead of talking about accomplishments ages ago. Co-owner and studio manager, Curtis Daniel II, has invited his industry friends to seek residence at Patchwerk Recording Studios once a week to sit down with clients who are ready to take the next step.
Clay Evans who is the Vice President of Grand Hustle knows a thing or three about what it takes to generate a hit and build a legit fanbase. Every Wednesday from 2p-6p you can schedule a 30 minute consultation and present up to 3 songs. Sit down with Clay and learn the direction you should focus to achieve maximize success.
Travis Nuckles who is a Marketing and Promotions Director for Urban Radio and previous speaker at our Weekend Werkshop will be meeting clients every Thursday from 2pm-6pm at the studio. 30 minutes to sit down and present up to 3 songs. Find out if your song would werk at radio or in the club.
Contact the front office at 404.874.9880 for more information or to book your appointment!
28-year-old Nick Grant recently dropped a new album this week named Return of The Cool. With a great support system such as Culture Republic's very own Chaka Zulu and Jason Geter it was no doubt that this young rapper from South Carolina deserved to be checked out.
Many have tried but only one could take the title as the 2016, Tight 32 finale winner.
Over the past year, contestants have competed in the monthly contest held at Patchwerk's very own Studio 1019. On January 9, all of last year's winners were assembled to the studio to determine who the hottest was. One by one, rappers entered the booth to spit a 32-bar track in 15 minutes.
I refer to Amina Diop as Amina Means Business when I speak on the phone with her. Why? She calls the plays behind numerous entertainers you watch and listen to daily. The blooming star we know as Jeffery aka Young Thug in 2016 rose to superstar levels under her guidance. When the trap god Gucci Mane was released back in May 2016, he immediately jumped back on the scene like he never left. His wife to be and also managed by Amina, Keyshia Ka'oir runs a cosmetics product line doing quite well on the market. Other clients such as MPA Peewee Longway, Rosta Acosta, and more all have their own brands which she handles through The Diop Agency as well. How is she able to manage all these personalities and secure the bag daily? This is information you will find out during our Weekend Werkshop on The Art Of Management hosted by Sammy Approved.
As the 2016 year comes to an end, a new legion of artist are pushing to the front with singles and EPs that seem promising going into the new year. With legend after legend being taken away, we must give attention to the new voices of the generation. The way music is consumed today it is easy to miss all the amazing talent actively werking. Lucky you have programs like Cookies and Lemonade which keep you updated on the new records coming out! I have compiled a list of 10 artist you should put an asterisk beside for 2017. These artist range in musical style and content. Simply click on image to go to respective Soundcloud page. Enjoy.
I checked my Twitter trending topics and wondered why I seen both Chance The Rapper and Jeremih's names going crazy. Well looks like the two dropped a Christmas project around 2am this morning. Titled 'Merry Christmas Lil Mama' the duo have surprised attacked the world. The Chicago natives dedicated the tape to the Windy City.