Each year, A&R Management, a producer and artist management firm, hosts the producer’s competition to showcase talented local music producers in the Atlanta, Hampton Roads (Va) and North Carolina market.
“The purpose of “I Beat Daily” is to create a networking event for all interested in music and the business of,” said Raychel Jones, CEO, A&R Management. “In addition, we focus on bringing exposure to producers in different markets and providing a platform for them to showcase their talents.”
The competition comprises 16 selected producers who battle, beat for beat, for $500, private A&R listening session,and an agreement with A&R Management. The producer’s battle is judged by 3 music industry professionals. This year’s judges are:
Ray Daniels , A&R for Universal Music Group; Manager, Planet VI
Clay West, Marketing Director and Management, Zone 4
Jagger, A&R for Grand Hustle and Travis Porter Music Group
Judges are chosen based on their position and involvement in the industry, in hopes that they will be able to critique, guide, and inspire up and coming producers who aspire to one day having placements with major record labels and artists. The response in Atlanta, North Carolina, and Virgina has been overwhelming with label and corporate participants such as Interscope Records, Atlantic Records, Red Bull, Black Label Studio, and WHOV 88.1.
Producers interested in competing email ibeatdaily.atl@
About A&R Management
Founded in 2005 by Raychel Jones, A&R Management is a producer and artist management consultation firm. The team also offers marketing and branding, promotions to artist, producers, and companies; in addition to event planning services. A&R Managemen is the founder of "I Beat Daily": VA’s Official Beat Battle; a producers competition held semi-annually, showcasing top producers from DC, MD, and VA, also known as the DMV. As of 2010, the competition has expanded to Atlanta and North Carolina, with plans to cover S.C, AL, and MI.
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Producer and artist management consultation firm. Also offers marketing and branding, promotions to artist, producers, and companies; in addition to event planning services. A&R Managemen is the founder of "I Beat Daily": VA’s Official Beat Battle