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?
The temperature is cooling down in Atlanta bringing a lot more people to the city, including artists from around the country out to perform. Musical events including One Music Fest, A3C, Music Midtown and more are all happening in Atlanta this year as fall rolls around.
August is a month for planning and executing the blueprint for the Fall. We are entering the last quarter of the year and as we start to take tally of our wins and losses there is an important question to answer: "What is next for me?"
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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.