Jun 232015
 

For the Love of Hip-Hop
Summer Concert Series returns downtown plus lunchtime workshops at “Top of State”

MADISON, Wis. (June 19, 2015) Learn about hip-hop culture from industry professionals, and groove to the beat of rappers, dancers and singers with the Urban Arts Community Network (UCAN) Summer Concert Series in downtown Madison.  All events are all ages, and celebrate positive urban arts, creativity and collaboration.

For the Love of Hip-Hop Summer Concert Series

30 on the Square, 30 W. Mifflin St. (outdoor stage at corner of State St., N. Carroll St. & W. Mifflin St.)
Presented by the Urban Arts Community Network (UCAN).
Rappers, dancers, singers and more. All shows are all ages.

  • Saturday, June 27, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 5, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

More dates to be announced!  See urbancommunityartsnetwork.org or call (608) 561-UCAN for information.

“Learn at Lunch” Workshops

Presented in partnership with the “Top of State” summer program series.  See top-of-state.com for details, or call (608) 512-1342.  (May be cancelled or rescheduled in the event of rain.)

Learn at Lunch: Hip-Hop History
Wednesday, July 1, noon-1:00 pm

Philosopher’s Grove (100 W. Mifflin St.)

ShaH Evans describes the elements of Hip-Hop over the past few decades, taking you from old school to new. DJ Pain 1 spins all the hits on this walk through time.

Learn at Lunch: Beat that!
Wednesday, July 15, noon-1:00 pm

Philosopher’s Grove (100 W. Mifflin St.)

Have you ever wondered who makes the music in rap songs? DJ Pain 1 will walk you through the steps of beat production. Attend this workshop and give feedback to help him produce another hit!

About the Presenters:

ShaH eats, sleeps and breathes Hip-Hop, and has been booking local and national acts for years. He is the owner of music blog, Get Your Buzz Up.com and ME Management and Consulting. ShaH also speaks about positive life choices with youth and young adults in Madison and surrounding areas.

DJ Pain 1 is a platinum-certified professional Hip-Hop producer, DJ, and certified secondary educator, who has produced records for artists such as Ludacris, Public Enemy, The Game, and Jadakiss. DJ Pain 1 recently completed the Teaching Artist Training program through Overture Center for the Arts in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

 The Urban Arts Community Network (UCAN) works to empower and unify youth and adults through urban arts, specifically Hip-Hop, by creating live music events in the community, promoting professional growth, and building sustainable and safe performance opportunities for all local Hip-Hop artists.

 The BID “Top of State” summer programming series feature an eclectic mix of music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and pop-up or drop-in events, June through September, where State Street meets the Square, in Philosophers’ Grove (100 W. Mifflin St.) and 30 on the Square (100 N. Carroll St.).   Find more information and a schedule at top-of-state.com or call (608) 512-1342.  The Top of State summer programs are presented by Madison’s Central BID in partnership with the City of Madison, Madison Parks Foundation and Isthmus.

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Media Contacts:

Karen Reece, PhD
President, Urban Community Arts Network, Ltd.
608-561-UCAN
karenreece@yahoo.com

Mary Carbine, Madison Central BID (Top of State)
(608) 512-1340
mcarbine@visitdowntownmadison.com

Jan 062015
 
Independent artist opens opportunity for local indie artists on the move.
I Am Who I Am Music & M.Y.O.B. Ent, announce the official “2015 Buggin Out tour” at The Red Zone in Madison, WI Jan 10, 2015 with Junebug Abeyta. The tour started Dec 5th, 2014 in Detroit, Mi and has moved its way to Wisconsin’s capitol on Regent st. The sole purpose of the tour is for the release of Junebug’s new single “Get Money” on his upcoming album “Buggin Out”.
“Get Money” has gained notoriety and attention with charting the top 50 Urban and top 50 Independent national charts through Music Registry and has become one of the most requested songs on college/satellite radio. “Get Money” has also aired in Madison, WI on 91.7 FM WSUM college radio along with other new tracks. Get Money is available on iTunes, Spotify or any online music site. You can also find Junebug’s mixtape, “A Hustlaz Testimony,” on Datpiff.com or junebugabeyta.net .
The 2015 Buggin Out tour has created a platform for independent artists to get there craft heard in other cities through out the nation instead of just at your local open mics. Junebug is traveling the Midwest region until the spring, then moving the tour to the east coast toward New England.
As a fan of Hip-Hop or a local artist, you will not want to miss the Madison WI show. Come out and network with professional local and out of town artists, or just come out and have a great time.
For more info contact Junebug Abeyta at I Am Who I Am Music, junebugabeyta1@gmail.com
Facebook- Junebug Abeyta
Twitter- @abeyta219
Youtube – Junebug Abeyta
Nov 052014
 

 

 

The 5th annual Madison Hip-Hop Awards is THIS SATURDAY at the Barrymore Theater at 8pm.  Come at 7pm and get your shine on the red carpet! You won’t want to miss this show. Tickets are $10 at the door or you can buy them in advance at the Barrymore or online by clicking the flyer below.MHHA Flyer

Aug 212014
 

Don’t miss Level Up this year at Madison Media Institute! We have Cardo, producer of Meek Mill’s hit song ‘Levels’ and J Hatch, founder of iStandard coming to town. Other workshops will be presented by music industry professionals DJ Pain 1, Godxilla, GiNx, ShaH, and Roy Elkins.

Register now! http://www.levelup.ml/ 

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For Immediate Release:

Urban Community Arts Network (UCAN) and Madison Media Institute will present the Level Up music industry conference on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Madison-based nonprofit, UCAN, and Madison Media Institute announce the third annual Level Up music industry conference. On Saturday, October 4, 2014, Madison Media Institute (2702 Agriculture Dr,) will host this professional development and networking event for aspiring music industry professionals. This year’s event boasts guest presenters Cardo (producer of Meek Mill’s hit song ‘Levels’), J Hatch (founder of iStandard), DJ Pain 1 (platinum producer) and many more.

The event, open to the public of all ages, will include workshops on social media marketing, beatmaking/production, audio engineering, music licensing, and other valuable topics for artists and industry professionals.

For more information, visit http://www.levelup.ml/

Artists and businesses interested in having a presence at this one-of-a-kind event should contact madisonhiphopawards@gmail.com. Sponsorships at the $100 level include a logo on all promotional materials for the event, items (e.g. flyers or CDs) handed to attendees and a dinner with our judges. Level Up is one of very few opportunities for businesses such as record labels, studios, printing companies, legal firms, design firms, etc. to reach a demographic of young, aspiring music industry professionals in the greater Madison area.

Feb 112013
 

Jesse Lester, voted R&B Artist of the Year at the 2012 Madison Hip-Hop Awards, is an artist whose voice puts you in the mind of Jaheim or Christopher Williams. He’s a great songwriter and a powerful vocalist who has opened for acts such as Day 26 of Bad Boy Entertainment, Twista, and Ashton Roth and more.

Aug 132012
 

Madison, WI by way of Chicago hip-hop artist RedJak releases a promotional video for his track “Haters”. This track will be featured on his upcoming mixtape “#ImStillTrendingHoeReloaded” that will be mixed and hosted by Certified Gold hip hop producer DJ Pain 1. This video was filmed and edited in mid July in Fitchburg, WI by rising video producer Collin Schroeder of Down 2 Earth films. The video is also a promotion for 50 Cent’s new SmS Audio Headphone brand, which RedJak displays in the video. At the end of the video the Sk logo is displayed which is also a 50 Cent branded company “Street King” which are energy shots sold to help provide meals for children in Africa with a 5 year goal of feeding 1 billion total. Since RedJak has closely worked with the mogul 50 Cent and his “G-Unit” imprint this past year, he decided to help pronote the brand through his recent music. Follow both RedJak & Collin Schroeder on Twitter for more updates @Officialredjak @Cschredder.

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