Our first ever Masterclass was taught by one of the South’s most prominent producers, the legendary Drumma Boy . This event was a 2 -day werkshop geared towards up-and-coming producers, where they would receive one-on-one advice and tips from the Grammy-nominated producer, as well as netwerk with other producers from all over the country.
Club spins are cool, radio spins are great, but coverage in the media is what really makes you a household name.
In this sold-out werkshop, Neima Abdulahi (@neimerdreamer) shared the importance of pitching your music and content to media sources, be it MTV or CNN. She also shared tips on how to go about the pitch, proper netwerking, and how important it is for artists to be aware of what is going on in their community, along with the community’s history.
“Having a story that resonates with people, I think is the most important thing…something that resonates with your community. And being connected to your community so you know what resonates with them.” – @sammyapproved (Host/Content Creator)
Rico Brooks, manager for super producers Sonny Digital and Metro Boomin stopped by Patchwerk Recording Studios to drop some knowledge on being a manager in the music industry. He spent years working his way up the rankings from being a clerk at a Greenbriar Mall Record store and working at Block Entertainment to being the CEO of Adella Thomas Management.
A sold out crowd made their way to Patchwerk Studios to experience the latest I dO MUSIC Weekend Werkshop series with Grammy Award winning music producer DJ Toomp.
If attendees were paying attention at the I dO MUSIC Weekend Werkshop featuring Aldrin 'DJ Toomp' Davis, they would have noticed that the super producer showed a great since of pride when describing his come up in the music business. While breaking down, 'The Anatomy of a hit Record,' the Atlanta native broke down how much different it was to get put on 30 years ago. Although Davis had the advantage of being an early bloomer, getting DJ money locally in high school, after graduation, he realized that in order to really make some noise, he had to move to Miami, which had a much stronger music industry presence at the time.
Toomp ultimately explained that having great ears, an authentic obsession for music, a deep music collection, and creative skills, and knowledge of some of the latest production hardware and software, should put you on the path to hit records. Davis also stressed the importance of asking plenty of questions, learning the business aspect of the industry, and surrounding yourself with a solid team. Toomp's hitmaking discography includes smashes that he has created with Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Kanye West, TI, Ludacris, Jeezy, Rick Ross, and many others.
Kick off 2016 by attending our informative werkshop series, Weekend Werkshop held exclusively at Patchwerk Recording Studios. Our topic is Music Licensing and Clearance instructed by Janet Wade. Find out how your music can make it to the television or the big screen January 23rd! Click link in bio for ticket info.
Our weekend werkshop topic to close the end of November featured Dj Nabs discussing The Importance of The DJ. If you missed it check out the recap. Plenty of insight was given on how to break into the industry as a dj and establish yourself. Our next werkshop is scheduled to take place Saturday, December 12th 2015. Make sure you are taking advantage of the netwerk!