Creator Complex

Fri, Oct 5

@ Georgia State University's Creative Media industries Institute

The following passes will get you into the Creator Complex.

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The Creator Complex will connect artists and producers with creative professionals to create valuable digital assets... for free!

 Artists and producers will be able to get a headshot, master music, make beats, collaborate with producers/artists, record music, write a bio, develop a website, design a logo and record a podcast.

Producer Listening

Serato Sample

AKAI

2017 BY THE NUMBERS

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55 Podcasts Recorded

website

60 Websites Designed

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100 Bios Written

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100 Beats Produced

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60 Albums Mastered

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40 Logos Designed

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75 Freestyles Recorded

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120 Headshots Taken

Conference Tracks

Artist Accelerator

Artists & Managers

Artists connect with music industry innovators and icons to learn tips, trends and tools needed to take their career to the next level.

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Beatstars Summit

Producers & Beatmakers

Music producers network with peers and experiment with the newest hardware, software and technology.

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Labelx 

Record Labels & Music Companies

Record labels and music companies on the forefront of the music industry connect to discuss tech, trends and cultivate growth.

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Music Tech

Startups & Entrepreneurs

Meet innovators and discover disruptive technology impacting how music makers share, create, market and monetize music. 

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LANDR

Serato

Creator Complex

2017 Creator Complex Partners

Squarespace
FitzCo
Akai
Serato Sample
[istandard]
Cam Kirk Studios
In The Lab
Creative Wish

2017 Experiences

Photography powered by Cam Kirk Studios

Resident photographers will be shooting headshots and full body profiles. Artists will be provided between 3-5 unmarked head shots and/or full body profiles within 7 days.

Max Length = 5 mins

Branding powered by FitzCo

Graphic designers will review an artist’s brand, provide consultation and develop a creative brief during the session. Graphic designers will deliver a brand guide with logos, colors and fonts within 14 days.

Max Length = 30 mins

Artist must bring = Existing brand assets, links and images. 

Podcast Interviews with A King's 'In The Lab' 

Sit down with A-King (Combat Jack Show / Loud Speakers Network), the host of "In The Lab " to record a podcast interview. Audio file of interview will be delivered to artists within 14 days. A compilation of artist interviews will be released on In The Lab podcast.

Max Length = 10 mins

Artists must bring: A phone with an AUX port and a song ready to plug in and play.

The MPC Experience powered by Akai

Make fire beats at the MPC Live and MPC X demo stations. MPC specialists will be on hand to answer any questions and provide pro-tips.

Max Length = 60 mins

Mastering powered by LANDR

Instant mastering for a maximum of 15 tracks. Masters will be sent automatically via email once completed on-site. 

Estimated Length =  10 mins

Artist must bring: Track(s) via USB or DropBox/WeTransfer link. Maximum 15 tracks per person. No cap length on song.

Additionally: 3 months of unlimited instant mastering and free music releases to Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Deezer, and all major streaming platforms. Chance to win a 1 year Pro unlimited LANDR subscription.

Writing powered Wish Creative Media

Press professionals will review, consult and edit press releases and artist bios. Artists will leave the sessions with a professionally written bio and/or press release.

Max Length = 30 mins

Artist must bring = USB or DropBox/WeTransfer link with current artists bio and/or press release.

Producer + Artists Speed Listening Sessions

7-9 producers will be stationed at a conference table, seated at every other chair.

Producers must bring their own laptops, with beats, and 2 sets of over-ear headphones. Artists must be prepared to play 1 song on either their cell phone or with a USB flash drive.

Process

  • Artists enter the room and sit next to producers
  • Artist will play :45-1:00 of a song to give the produce an idea of their sound
  • Artist explains their sound and what they’re looking
  • Producers have 5-6 minutes to play beats for the artist
  • Producer and artist may take notes during the listening session
  • Producers will be seated for 60 minutes
  • Artists will have 8 minutes with each producer

Following each sessions there will be a mixer for artists and producers to exchange information and build.  Breakout sessions are 60 minutes in the adjacent room.

Sample Flip Friday presented by Serato Sample

This room is for beat makers that love to flip samples. To participate, producers will have to manipulate the samples using Serato Sample. Producers must bring their laptops & headphones to use for the Sample Flip.

Producers will be given a USB with a sample to flip, along with a 30 day free trial of Serato Sample. Producers will flip samples using their drums and additional sounds. Work stations with tables and chairs will be provided. 

Serato Sample is a VST/AU plug-in that officially supports Ableton, Logic, Maschine, FL Studio.

Max Length = 2 Hours

Producers must bring: Headphones, laptop, drum machine, keyboard and charger or power source.

Additionally: After 2 hours, a special guest producer will listen to and judge the producers. A prize package will be awarded to the top 3 beats, as chosen by the guest judge.

About: Serato Sample is a powerful and intuitive new Sampler plugin for producers that allows you to quickly find, chop, key shift and time-stretch samples. Find out more at www.serato.com/sample

Websites powered by Squarespace

As an attendee of the Creator Complex you will receive special access to the Squarespace Studio, where you can create a Squarespace website that will help you build your brand and amplify your music career … in just a half hour! Book a 1:1 consultation with experts from Squarespace, the leading web-publishing platform.

Want to get a head start on your site? A3C attendees save 10% on their first purchase of any Squarespace product with offer code 'A3C17'. Visit Here 

Sign up now at creatorcomplex.squarespace.com for your free half hour consultation between 10 AM and 10 PM on Friday, October 6th.

Squarespace Studio attendees should bring:

  • Logo (if applicable)

  • Biography

  • At least 5 high resolution photos (such as professional headshots, live performance photos, etc.)

  • Artist social and content account info and links  (ie. Facebook, YouTube, Soundcloud, Twitter, Instagram, Mailchimp etc.)

 

The Problem

Independent hip-hop artists have limited time and resources.  

They often spend a majority of their time writing and recording music, and far too little resources on their brand and creative assets.  It can be overwhelming and expensive. 

However, artists only get one first impression and a short window to convince someone to "like" "listen" "watch" "share" "buy".  

To be successful, it's essential to present yourself as best as possible and make each opportunity count.

Our Solution

Link artist with professional creatives to review and develop assets that independent hip-hop artists can use to help their careers.

Artists can create - and own - tangible media assets to better present themselves, connect with fans and further their career.  

A3C will program dedicated spaces for 1-on-1 and/or group sessions with well-respected companies and talented creative professionals. Creative sessions may range from a few minutes to an hour.  

Questions or Comments

Where is the Creator Complex?

Georgia State University's Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) mission is to contribute to Atlanta’s emergence as a global creative capital. CMII was formed to strengthen connections between arts and media students and the region’s creative industries. CMII is a creative media/arts center with production and post-production studios, research labs, and entrepreneurial suites.

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Executive

$499 

(Save $200)

Current price available while supplies last. 

Access to 2-Day Festival, 3-Day Conference, 5-Days of Shows, Events & Parties + Invite-only events and private spaces.

More information on the Executive pass coming soon!

This pass is for the music industry professional, entrepreneur or artist looking to grow their business or career. Get the most out of your week by networking with other industry leaders at exclusive events and private spaces.

Includes everything in the VIP Upgrade.

Access to a series of private events including: Welcome to ATL Reception, Leadership Brunches, Speaker Meet & Greets, Happy Hours Mixers and more events.

Access to the Executive Suite at the A3C Conference Center. 

Preferred Seating in Ballroom at the A3C Conference Center. 

Welcome to ATL Reception presented by ChooseATL

The Welcome to ATL Reception kicks off the 13th annual A3C with a few hundred tastemakers across Atlanta and the greater hip-hop community.  A3C will honor two individuals with the A3C Cultural Influence Award and A3C Social Impact Award. This is a private event only accessible with an Executive Pass. Open Bar & Buffet Dinner Service. 

 

5-Day 

$239 

(Save $110)

Current price available while supplies last. 

+ $100 for VIP Upgrade

Access to 2-Day Festival, 3-Day Conference and 5-days of Shows, Events & Parties.

This pass is best for the music industry professional, record exec, entrepreneur, artist, producer, creative, hip-hop head and media that want to experience everything.

Includes all benefits of the Festival and Conference passes, plus you’ll have access to all to the official A3C shows and events taking place between Wed, Oct 4 - Sun, Oct 8th.

20% discount passes available for groups of 3 or more.

VIP Upgrade

$100

(Save $50)

Current price available while supplies last. 

The VIP Upgrade is an ONLY an add-on for the Festival or 5-Day pass, but does NOT grant access to the A3C Festival.

The VIP Upgrade can't be used with a Conference pass. 

The VIP Upgrade enables access to the A3C Festival's VIP Area which features a pit in front of the main stage and a lounge with a bar, couches, tables and chairs next to the main stage. 

More Information on the VIP Upgrade coming soon.

 

Festival 

$75

(Save $40)

Current price available while supplies last. 

+ $100 for VIP upgrade

Access to 2-Day Festival ONLY

This pass is best for the fans and festival lovers that want to enjoy a 2-Day hip-hop festival at The Georgia Freight Depot on Sat, Oct 6 & Sun, Oct 7 in downtown Atlanta. Join thousands of people from around the world to enjoy hip-hop music, culture, food trucks, live art and more.

20% discount available for groups of 3 or more.

1-Day Festival passes are available soon.

VIP Upgrade

$100

(Save $50)

Current price available while supplies last. 

The VIP Upgrade is an ONLY an add-on for the Festival or 5-Day pass, but does NOT grant access to the A3C Festival.

The VIP Upgrade can't be used with a Conference pass. 

The VIP Upgrade enables access to the A3C Festival's VIP Area which features a pit in front of the main stage and a lounge with a bar, couches, tables and chairs next to the main stage. 

More Information on the VIP Upgrade coming soon.

 

Conference

$195

(Save $104)

Current price available while supplies last. 

Access to 3-Day Conference ONLY

Access Includes:

  • Conference Center @ Loudermilk Center
  • Action Summit @ Auburn Avenue Research Library
  • Creator Complex @ GSU Creative Media Industries Institute

This pass is best for the music industry professional, record exec, entrepreneur, artist, producer or creative that want to learn, network and create, but don't care about the 2-Day Festival or 5-Days of Shows, Events & Parties.

Lineup & Schedule TBA

20% discount passes available for groups of 3 or more.

1-Day Conference passes available soon.