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Sat, Oct 11th | 10am - 10pm

@ SAE Institute of Atlanta

The following passes will get you into the Creator Complex

Creator Sessions

The Creator Sessions presented by CD Baby will take you through several essential steps need to successfully release your next album.

The sessions are free for the creator community, but there are a limited number of spaces for each session so be sure to RSVP and arrive on time.


Photography & Headshots

Monday, July 22nd
6pm - 10pm
@ The Gathering Spot


Photographers will be shooting headshots. Artists will be provided between 2-3 unmarked head shots within 14 days.


Journey Brave & Melas Media


Mixing & Mastering

Monday, August 19th 
6pm - 10pm
@ The Gathering Spot


Instant mastering for up to 10 tracks and gain invaluable insight from some of hip-hop's most acclaimed audio engineers.


Mastering = Cloud Bounce

Mixing Engineers =  AJ Jackson, KY Engineerin, Denny Lavish & Ray Seay

PR, Social Media & Websites

Monday, September 23rd
6pm - 10pm
@ The Gathering Spot


Gain important information music industry PR veterans and have your social media audited on the spot. Develop a custom website with the pros at Makeswift.


Makeswift, Theory Communications & Wish Creative Media

Producer Listening

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The Creator Complex presented by CD Baby will connect artists and producers with creative professionals and company experts to create valuable digital assets and provide actionable insight.

In 2017, A3C launched the Creator Complex to help provide additional value for artists traveling from across the world to Atlanta. The response from the creatives and music makers was overwhelming. Collectively, A3C's partners have contributed an estimated $200,000 worth of free services and assets to over 1,200 artists and producers.

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Creator Complex

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.  

Where is the Creator Complex?

The SAE Institute Atlanta Campus is located a block away from A3C's Conference Center (Atlanta Convention Center). SAE Institute Atlanta opened its doors in 2007 and has grown year over year to be a leading higher educational institution within the Atlanta metro.

SAE Institute Atlanta occupies over 35,000 square feet of space in the historic Cornerstone Building in the heart of downtown Atlanta.  Their studios were built by world-renowned studio builder Michael Cronin. The campus includes over 20 studios and workstations and a 5.1 surround sound theater featuring a Pro Tools HD system.


2018 Creator Complex Partners

Landing Lion
Motion Family
DJ Scratch Academy
Gray Matter
Creative Wish