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.”
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.