The New Normal Writing Camp presented by Angry Mob Music Group took place over five days (June 26-30) in Downtown Los Angeles and featured 30+ talented artists/writers/producers from 10+ different cultural backgrounds. In addition, out of those in attendance, 50% of them were women producers and 70% were female writers/artists.
The New Normal Writing Camp, founded by Ralph Torrefranca (Filipino-American Senior Director of A&R, Angry Mob), was created to bring our songwriting community together and lift each other up in an industry where underrepresented voices are often held back due to the old ways of thinking. The New Normal is a writing camp that encourages diversity and champions the melting pot of cultural backgrounds, which brings a unique and universally relatable perspective into the music world.
“Artists in residence” included UMI (RCA), YDE (Warner/Facethouse), Paravi (RCA), Deb Never (Moon Landing), Maris (Black House), Tempest (Arista/Sony), and Chandler Leighton; Our producers included MNDR (Mark Ronson, Charlie XCX), Chong The Nomad (21 Savage, Shang-Chi), Ali Stone, V-RON (Alicia Keys, Ambre), Joe Pepe (Iann Dior, Sam Short), Verskotzi (Prinze George, Sam Drysdale), Bus (Ty Dolla $ign, Brent Faiyaz) and Dominique Sanders (Tech9, Dr. Dre); and our writers/artists included Bailey Bryan, Sayak Das, Kiana V, Brooke Daye, Rose Tan, LeyeT, Galxara, Taylor Foley, Chloe Tang, Sad Alex, Floyd Fuji, Mori Einsidler, Gray Trainer, Dan Richards and Louis Castle.
The New Normal is proudly sponsored by BMI, Topo Chico, Shure, JHS Pedals, Izotope, Native Instruments, and Spitfire Audio, who all support the message and purpose behind what the camp aims to change in the industry. For more pictures, visit The New Normal Songwriting Camp's Instagram. Angry Mob Music is also planning to have another New Normal Writing Camp in Los Angeles, CA during the fall of 2023, followed by one in Nashville, TN in 2024.