September 29, 2020

All About the Atlanta Music Scene

AllDatNoise is based out of Atlanta, Georgia, so it is only fitting that we explore what the Atlanta music scene has to offer. To musicians who are considering making the move to Atlanta, read on.

Atlanta, Georgia is considered the country’s hub of hip-hop, R&B, neo-soul, and Gospel. Every other music genre is represented there, too, though.

Atlanta is home to many well-known artists including OutKast, Ciara, Usher, Ludacris, India.Arie, Janelle Monáe, Lil Nas X, CeeLo Green, and Childish Gambino. “In 2020 alone, 20+ artists with ties to Georgia and Atlanta were nominated for GRAMMYs, bringing home five awards” [https://www.chooseatl.com/live/vibrant-culture/hip-hop].

Festivals and Live Music: Atlanta hosts its own music festivals every year, including ONE Musicfest, the A3C Festival, and AFROPUNK. The city boasts a vibrant live music scene and provides local artists with many opportunities to engage new fans in person.

Labels: Babyface and L.A. Reid created LaFace Records in Atlanta. This label has gone on to sign multi-platinum artists. Atlanta is also home to So So Def Records.

Gospel: Atlanta is considered the home of southern gospel and urban contemporary gospel music. The GMA Dove Awards [of the Gospel Music Association] are hosted in the city each year.

Other Genres: Notable Atlanta musicians in other genres include Collective Soul, The Black Crowes, Shawn Mullins, Third Day, and John Mayer [who was not born there, but used the city as a launching point for his career].

It is evident that Atlanta is a musical hub for musicians of all genres. It has been a foundational city in the careers of many successful artists, so if you are looking to advance within the music industry, consider making the move to Georgia.

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