On Thursday night, rising music producers from Nashville and beyond came to Helping Our Music Evolve (HOME) to participate in Beat Battle XV, presented by The Beat List.
In the end, it was 15-year-old producer Eye-Q who came away with top honors, outlasting a field of talented beatmakers to take home a $500 prize and one month of free membership at HOME, a music industry incubator nestled in the heart of East Nashville.
The tournament-style competition — judged by Grammy-winning producer Konscience Beatz and local radio host Christine B. — also included a special performance by local hip hop artist Andre Wolfe, and was the latest in a long-running series meant to highlight the hip hop production talent coming out of Music City.
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This holiday season, we’re taking this thing back to where it all started!
Back in July, the news broke that the Tennessee Titans are set to hold their second annual Battle of the Bands competition Thursday, September 8 at the Skydeck at Assembly Food Hall.
Now, the finalist lineup has been announced, and it features these five artists:
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Peachkit is a modern pop/alternative artist who subscribes to the way creating music used to be — when the focus was not on making tabloid headlines, but on the music itself. The largely-anonymous artist, producer, and songwriter recently came to Nashville from the United Kingdom and is already making a splash: her single, “Like It (A Lot),” stood out among a strong field of 140 submissions to win the second edition of Songtank, a Songland-meets-Shark Tank broadcast competition from Helping Our Music Evolve (HOME).
Among her many accolades, Peachkit has multiple number one writing credits to her name. As an artist, she combines her knack for writing chart-topping hooks with raw honesty and social commentary to create her own brand of “Thinking Pop” — and she does it all while rarely, if ever, showing her face.
All told, Peachkit is a brilliant, world-aware creative soul who lets her music do the talking — and certainly, there is plenty of room for her voice! She’s truly in a league of her own, and we’re fortunate to have had the chance to chat in-depth. Check out the full convo below!
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Hey, Nashville-based artists — do you want to be as cool as 2021 Tennessee Titans Battle of the Bands winners, Juke of June (pictured above)?
Your opportunity awaits!
Our entire focus turns to The East Room tonight. That is the site of NashLive!’s A Night to Remember: A Belated New Year’s Experience, sponsored by Commons Cannabis and hosted by Music City Movement.
We have a few reminders and housekeeping items to go over, as we set sail for adventure and make this one happen, better late than never!
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Red Bull is bringing its SoundClash series to Nashville’s Marathon Music Works on Thursday, December 9. On that night, two prominent up-and-coming stars will push their musical boundaries and explore each other’s styles as they compete for the right to be called Red Bull SoundClash champion.
Friday night’s Dark Masquerade was a night unlike any other we’ve had.
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A couple weeks ago, we told you about The Dark Masquerade, an inclusive Halloween-themed celebration of art, music, and community that we’re presenting alongside HOUSEQUAKE Productions and NashLive!
The day has come for us to announce the lineup — and like we said when we made the original announcement, this lineup is fire!
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Come one, come all to Mercy Lounge on Friday, October 29, where we’ll team with HOUSEQUAKE Productions and NashLive! to present The Dark Masquerade.