Atlanta’s top music executives and influencers honored at the 2017 Icon Awards

For the past two decades, Atlanta has served as the epicenter of music. Several individuals who have pushed Atlanta’s music culture and scene forward were honored at the recent Icon Awards. Held at the Apache Cafe in Atlanta, the event featured honorees such as Hurricane Dave, Atlanta mayoral candidate Kwanza Hall, Johnnie Walker, Lionel Ridneour, […]

Writing Sessions America honors LaRonda Sutton with Icon Award

For those who’ve ever attended Writing Sessions America Atlanta’s ( #WSAATL) fourth Thursday event at Apache Cafe, you already know that this event is unlike any other in the city. Founder Kevin Shine and his team bring together exciting new singers and songwriters, combined with a taste of some of the biggest executives in the […]

Inaugural Music Atlanta Conference 2013 brings out industry leaders

The inaugural Music Atlanta Conference 2013 was a huge success and achieved its mission of bringing together writers, producers, artists and the business people behind the scenes who share the common goal of putting out quality music, predominantly in the R&B genre. MAC founder and visionary Kevin Shine beamed with pleasure at the closing night […]

Real music lives through Music Atlanta

How did you arrive at making the choice to create the Music Atlanta Conference? Was it a deliberate decision or a gradual and natural evolution? Who was influential in your decision? I arrived at the choice to create the Music Atlanta Conference as I realized the need to create balance between rappers and singers in urban […]

Writing Sessions America Educates About the New Music Industry

Writing Sessions America decided to make their songwriters celebration a big larger this year. During the last weekend of October, young and ambitious songwriters from all areas of the U.S. traveled to Atlanta, GA for the WSAATL weekend.  The events, which consisted of a VIP reception to honor  Grammy Award-winning producer, Blac Elvis; a free […]

SESAC Hosts Publishing vs. Publicity Seminar in Atlanta

This past weekend, Publishing vs. Publicity brought together some of Atlanta’s brightest emerging songwriters and producers together with industry insiders at Soul Asylum Studios in Atlanta, GA.  Special invited guests included Mr. Kendrick Dean, a four-time Grammy-nominated record producer and music composer who has produced chart topping records for singers Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Usher, and Mary J. Blige; […]