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.

Jan 022014
 

Sole@frequencySee Sole live at The Frequency. Sole, a Hip-Hop veteran known for founding the Anticon label, his work with Deep Puddle Dynamics (along with Slug. Dose and Alias) and his 2003 breakout album “Selling Live Water,” has been called an “Indie hip hop legend” by The Huffington Post and a “true revolutionary” by Pitchfork Magazine. Frequent Sole collaborators DJ Pain 1 and Memory will be providing music.

Additionally, recipients of the 2013 Madison Hip-Hop Awards, UCAN’s flagship charity event, will receive their plaques on stage throughout the evening. Be on the lookout for your favorite local celebrities. $7, 21+

Nov 102013
 

1400252_681788861839834_45397808_oThanks to everyone who came out to the 2013 Madison Hip-Hop Awards!  The positive vibes and unity in the building were so refreshing.  We will have a post up with pictures shortly. In the meantime, check out your 2013 Madison Hip-Hop Awards Winners!

Click on the artist’s name to check out their material!

Artist of the Year

RIP

Group of the Year

Higher Education Records

R&B Artist of the Year

Jesse Lester

Rookie of the Year

Sam Cooke

Producer of the Year

DJ Pain 1

Sound Engineer of the Year

Oliver Wright

DJ of the Year 

DJ Pain 1

Song of the Year

Must Have Been – RIP

Video of the Year

Supernatural – RIP

Album of the Year

Feel Good Music – Tefman

Mixtape of the Year

The Takeover – Mad Town King, hosted by DJ Pain 1

Collab of the Year

Dreamgirl – RIP ft. ANT

Videographer of the Year 

RIP

Promoter of the Year – it’s a tie!

Chill/Come Clean Entertainment
Tefman/Top of the Map Entertainment

Hip-Hop Dancers of the Year

Goddistas

Radio Personality of the Year  

Bo$$lady

Most Influential

Baldhead Kingpin

Spotlight Award – honoring notable accomplishments in the Hip-Hop community

Scott’s Urban Wear – for supporting local Hip-Hop artists by placing flyers and CDs in the store, allowing use of the store as a venue for battles, cyphers, album release parties, and food drives.

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Sep 052013
 

There are three workshop tracks. Indicate your preference by choosing ONE of the ticket options when you register.  REGISTER NOW HERE:  http://ucanlevelup.eventbrite.com

There are three workshop tracks. Indicate your preference by choosing ONE of the ticket options.

Track 1                             Track 2                                Track 3
Marketing/Social Media   Mixing/Sound Engineering     Shows/touring
Licensing                         Marketing/Social Media         Mixing/Sound engineering
Shows/touring                  Beat Production Clinic           Licensing

Instructors include !llmind, Godxilla, Jesse Atkinson, Roy Elkins, Psalm One, Shah Evans, DJ Pain 1
Workshop tracks will be assigned on a first come/first served basis!

The workshop sessions will be follwed by two separate Q&A panels:
Artist-focused: Started from the Bottom…
Producer-focused: The Business of Beats

Madison Media Institute will have staff on site to provide school tours and information about course and degree offerings.

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Thanks to the Madison Arts Commission for officially endorsing Level Up!

 

 

Oct 212012
 

Tickets available online at http://barrymorelive.com/
By phone at 608-241-8633 from 12-5pm
or at outlets listed here: http://barrymorelive.com/_ticketoutlets.htm

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CHARITY! Thanks for your support!!

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Battle Rules:
Round 1: Free elimination round: one 90 second beat
$25 to enter! (half goes toward the prize package, half to cover event costs)
You pay only if you make it to Round 2.
Round 2: one 1 minute beat
Round 3: two 1 minute beats
Final Round: two 1 minute beats
You must have a separate beat for each round.
Please come prepared beats to play for each round on either a CD or flash drive.
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