It’s almost that time again. Each October, thousands of hip hop artists, producers, fans and industry professionals ascend upon Atlanta for A3C (All 3 Coasts) – part conference, part festival, with attendees from all corners of the world. A3C has remained a staple in the world of independent hip hop, acting as a meetup for all those interested in networking, learning, and further pursuing a music career.

We’re thrilled to be holding down The TuneCore Suite at this year’s fest on the Main Floor of the Loudermilk Conference Center, where we’re inviting all artists and producers who plan to attend to come by and meet TuneCore staff, participate in our panels talks(more on those below), and leave with a sweet TuneCore swag bag.

DJ Queen CoCo will be spinning and TuneCore staff hanging out, and whether you’re a TuneCore Artist or not, stop by The TuneCore Suite and check us out – we’ll even be offering some cool discounts on distribution services.

Perhaps the coolest opportunity artists can take advantage of when they swing through The TuneCore Suite is a series of “Music Made Me Talks” that we’ll be hosting. We debuted these at last year’s conference and we’re thrilled to bring them back with some incredible guests.

Each ‘talk’ will focus on different areas of strategy around building your career as an independent artist. They’ll be hosted by key players within the music industry – from Atlanta and beyond – and will be fully immersive, breaking down the various ways artists can be getting ahead and succeeding in 2018.

Take a look at the lineup of Music Made Me Talks happening each day of the event below. Be sure to stop by, shake some hands, and of course, take notes!

Wednesday, October 3

1:00PM – Connect With TuneCore: How We Help Artists Succeed
Scott Ackerman, CEO – TuneCore
Astrid Martinez, Entertainment/Culture Reporter – CBS46 / Peachtree TV

4:30PM – How To Use Data To Win the Digital Marketing Game
Daniel Sander, Chief Commercial Officer – Feature.fm
Rachel Jackson, Entertainment Strategist

Thursday, October 4

2:00PM – The Keys To Making Money in the Music Business
Dawn Griffith, Director of Operations – Lyric Financial
Sheoyki Jones, Program Manager, Creative Industries – Invest Atlanta

4:00PM – Freddie Foxxx Is Still Here: From Label to Independent Success
Freddie Foxxx aka Bumpy Knuckles, Recording Artist/Producer
Christal D. Jordan, Entertainment & Pop Culture Analyst

Friday, October 5

12:45PM – House of Hits: A Producer’s Tour With Drumma Boy
Reginald Stewart, Associate Director, Creative – BMI
Drumma Boy, 2x GRAMMY Award-winning Producer & Recording Artist

2:00PM – Mic Check: How To Succeed in the Music Business
Solo, Program Director / Promotions Director – Streetz 94.5 FM
Mitch Martin, Senior Director, Creative – BMI

Not too shabby, right? We are excited for these Music Made Me Talks – the knowledge dispersed and the ideas shared are sure to inspire any artist or producer. Mark your calendars and come hang out! (Don’t forget your notepads.)

On top of all these incredible opportunities to network and learn, this year’s A3C Festival portion features an absolute banger of a line up, including Wu Tang Clan, J.I.D., PHRYME (Royce Da 5’9 + DJ Premier), Talib Kweli, Conway + Westside Gunn, Lute and a ton more.

See below for our official Music Made Me Talks schedule flyer. Looking forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

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