Creator Complex

A Space for Artists to Create and Collaborate

Georgia State University's Creative Media industries Institute

Friday, Oct 6 from 10am to 10pm

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.

In association with [istandard]

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

Creator Complex Events

  • Friday, Oct 6, 10:00 AM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Podcast Interviews powered by In The Lab w/ A-King
  • Friday, Oct 6, 10:30 AM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Photography powered by Cam Kirk Studios
  • Friday, Oct 6, 11:00 AM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Squarespace Studio
  • Friday, Oct 6, 11:00 AM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Sample Flip Friday presented By Serato Sample

    [#SampleFlipFriday] Presented By Serato Sample 1st Session

    This room is for beat makers that love to flip samples. To participate, producers will have to manipulate the samples using Serato Sample....

    Featuring:

  • Friday, Oct 6, 11:00 AM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Mastering powered by LANDR
  • Friday, Oct 6, 11:30 AM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Writing powered by Wish Creative Media
  • Friday, Oct 6, 12:00 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Podcast Interviews powered by In The Lab w/ A-King
  • Friday, Oct 6, 12:00 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Branding powered by FitzCo
  • Friday, Oct 6, 12:45 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Photography powered by Cam Kirk Studios
  • Friday, Oct 6, 1:15 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Squarespace Studio
  • Friday, Oct 6, 1:30 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Mastering powered by LANDR
  • Friday, Oct 6, 2:00 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Writing powered by Wish Creative Media

    Writing Session 2

    Featuring:

  • Friday, Oct 6, 2:00 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Collaboration Room

    Artist + Producer Speed Listening (Session 1)

    Featuring:

  • Friday, Oct 6, 2:00 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Podcast Interviews powered by In The Lab w/ A-King
  • Friday, Oct 6, 2:30 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Branding powered by FitzCo
  • Friday, Oct 6, 2:45 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Sample Flip Friday presented By Serato Sample

    [#SampleFlipFriday] Presented By Serato Sample - 2nd Session

    This room is for beat makers that love to flip samples. To participate, producers will have to manipulate the samples using Serato Sample....

    Featuring:

  • Friday, Oct 6, 3:00 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Photography powered by Cam Kirk Studios
  • Friday, Oct 6, 3:30 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Squarespace Studio
  • Friday, Oct 6, 4:00 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Collaboration Room

    Artist + Producer Speed Listening (Session 2)

    Featuring:

  • Friday, Oct 6, 4:00 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Mastering powered by LANDR
  • Friday, Oct 6, 4:30 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Writing powered by Wish Creative Media

    Writing Session 3

    Featuring:

  • Friday, Oct 6, 5:00 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Branding powered by FitzCo
  • Friday, Oct 6, 5:15 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Photography powered by Cam Kirk Studios
  • Friday, Oct 6, 5:45 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Squarespace Studio
  • Friday, Oct 6, 6:00 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Collaboration Room

    Artist + Producer Speed Listening (Session 3)

    Featuring:

  • Friday, Oct 6, 6:30 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Sample Flip Friday presented By Serato Sample

    [#SampleFlipFriday] Presented By Serato Sample - 3rd Session

    This room is for beat makers that love to flip samples. To participate, producers will have to manipulate the samples using Serato Sample....

    Featuring:

  • Friday, Oct 6, 6:30 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Mastering powered by LANDR
  • Friday, Oct 6, 7:30 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Branding powered by FitzCo
  • Friday, Oct 6, 7:30 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Photography powered by Cam Kirk Studios
  • Friday, Oct 6, 8:00 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Squarespace Studio
  • Friday, Oct 6, 8:00 PM
    Creator Complex, [Creator Complex] Collaboration Room

    Artist + Producer Speed Listening (Session 4)

    Featuring:

What Can Artists & Producers Create?

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 

Session Length: 30 minutes

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 Pass

$599 

while supplies last

Access to Festival, Conference, shows & events + exclusive networking events

For music industry professionals, entrepreneurs and startups

This pass is best for the music industry professional, artist, and entrepreneur looking to grow their business and/or career.  Among other things, you'll have access to private events, and parties with other industry leaders and influencers.

Available Only While Supplies Last.  Limited # of Passes at Each Price. 

Includes everything in the VIP Upgrade.

Access to a series of private events including: Leadership Brunches, Keynote Speaker Meet & Greets, Happy Hours Mixers and More Events TBA.

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.  

Preferred Seating in Ballroom at the A3C Conference Center.  Access to the Executive Lounge. 

There will be a team dedicated to help you and answer any questions you may have.  You can contact our dedicated assistant by phone or email 24/7.

 

A3C Pass

$237 

while supplies last

+ $70 for VIP Upgrade

Access to Festival, Conference and 5-days of shows & events

This pass is best for the industry professionals, artists, entrepreneurs, creatives and hip-hop heads that want 5-days of hip-hop shows, events, networking, learning, and discovery.

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.

Limited # of Passes at Each Price.  Available Only While Supplies Last

20% Discount Passes Available for Groups of 3 or More

VIP Upgrade

$70

The VIP Upgrade is an add-on for the Festival or A3C pass, but does NOT grant access to the A3C Festival.  The VIP Upgrade is best for fans that want to enjoy the A3C Festival at The Georgia Freight Depot like a boss.  

The VIP Upgrade enables access to the A3C Festival's VIP Area that includes the pit in front of the main stage and a lounge with a bar, couches, tables and chairs next to the main stage. You also get access to the Artist Lounge at the A3C Festival.

The VIP Upgrade can not be used with a Conference pass.  

VIP Upgrade includes 4 Drinks, 1 Limited Edition A3C T-Shirt and 25% off A3C Merchandise.

 

Festival Pass

$70

while supplies last

+ $70 for VIP upgrade

Access to A3C Festival only

Enjoy the 2-day outdoor hip-hop festival at the Georgia Freight Depot on Sat, Oct 7 & Sun, Oct 8

This pass is best for the hip-hop fans and festival lovers that just want to watch their favorite artists, hang out with friends and have the “festival” experience. The A3C Festival is a 2-day music festival at The Georgia Freight Depot on Sat, Oct 7 & Sun, Oct 8. Join thousands of fans from around to enjoy Hip-Hop music, and culture.

The A3C Festival pass does NOT enable access to any additional A3C shows, events or the A3C Conference.

Lineup TBA

Limited # of Passes at Each Price. Available Only While Supplies Last

20% Discount Passes Available for Groups of 3 or More

Single Day Festival Passes Are Available

VIP Upgrade

$70

The VIP Upgrade is an add-on for the Festival or A3C pass, but does NOT grant access to the A3C Festival.  The VIP Upgrade is best for fans that want to enjoy the A3C Festival at The Georgia Freight Depot like a boss.  

The VIP Upgrade enables access to the A3C Festival's VIP Area that includes the pit in front of the main stage and a lounge with a bar, couches, tables and chairs next to the main stage. You also get access to the Artist Lounge at the A3C Festival.

The VIP Upgrade can not be used with a Conference pass.  

VIP Upgrade includes 4 Drinks, 1 Limited Edition A3C T-Shirt and 25% off A3C Merchandise.

 

Conference Pass

$195

while supplies last

Access to A3C Conference only

Learn, connect and create at the A3C Conference from Wed, Oct 4 - Fri, Oct 6.

This pass is best for the music industry, entrepreneurs, artists, music makers and organizations that want to learn, connect and create, but don’t mind skipping the A3C Festival, shows, events and parties.

Access Includes:

A3C Conference Center @ Loudermilk Center

A3C Action Summit @ Auburn Avenue Research Library

A3C Creator Complex @ GSU Creative Media Industries Institute  

Lineup & Schedule TBA


Limited # of Passes at Each Price.  Available Only While Supplies Last

20% Discount Passes Available for Groups of 3 or More

Single Day Conference Center Passes Available Soon