Mixed Notes: September 2020

YG Supports Black Businesses with 4Hunnid Merch Drop

Rapper YG’s record label 4Hunnid is working with LISC Los Angeles to distribute grants and offer technical assistance and other resources to Black-owned businesses in South LA impacted by COVID-19 and recent events. The label recently released a Black-owned businesses drop of merchandise, with all proceeds donated to their partnership with LISC LA.

Songwriting U Competition Presents Giant Check to Winner

Songwriting University chose Colin Matchack as the winner of their first international songwriting competition. Matchack was chosen from 15 finalists by the SU founders and judges, and was awarded the $10,000 grand prize in the form of a giant check. The 21-year-old, Tennessee singer-songwriter said, “I didn’t go to college. I chose music and I don’t have a degree, but it feels like I do now.”

Musically Fed Provides 22,000 Meals to Nashville Families

Last month, a drive-through car distribution was conducted at Soundcheck Nashvile for over 140+ families of behind-the-scenes workers in the music industry. Each car received freshly prepared frozen meals, fresh produce, dry goods, bottled water and other food products. In addition to the members of the music community, Musically Fed was able to distribute additional food and dry goods to numerous Nashville non-profits in need.

Pandora Livestream Series Kicks Off with Kane Brown

Last month, Pandora unveiled its new concert series for the virtual/Coronavirus era. The livestream series kicked off with a performance from country artist Kane Brown on July 28. The show streamed live and is now available on YouTube. The next performance in the series has yet to be announced.


Common Kings Rock the Drive-In

Nederlander Concerts presented the Common Kings at City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC on July 17 and 18. The Grammy nominated Orange County, CA reggae band played to a sold-out crowd and were greeted by Nederlander Concerts and APA prior to taking the stage.


Pop Smoke Honored with Virtual Tour of NY and London

In honor of Pop Smoke’s life and death earlier this year, you can now experience a fully interactive tour of New York and London, while virtually exploring the places that meant most to the late rapper. First, fans choose a Pop Smoke song to play during the tour. By tapping different locations, fans will unlock exclusive, never-before-seen footage. Check out the tour at virtualtour.real- popsmoke.com.

MC’s Kimpel with Songwriter Profile Alum John-Robert

This picture from a few years back was taken of MC contributor Dan Kimpel with last month’s “Songwriter Profile” John- Robert. Prior to signing with Nice Life/Warner Records, John- Robert was considering enrolling at the Musicians Institute and took a tour of the school. Kimpel was conducting mentor sessions in the admissions office when Robert entered and introduced himself before this was taken.


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