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A Conversation With Symone Royale

A Conversation With Symone Royale


Symone Royale is a soulful Pop artist originally from Houston, TX that now resides in Atlanta, GA. She began performing in church at a young age which allowed her to hone her skills as a vocalist, and those years of hard work have paid off tremendously. Now an adult, she's got a new project out called "Goin' Deep" that blends many genres and styles into an EP allowing Symone to dive further into her purpose as an artist and express herself freely. We had the opportunity to discuss with her how...


A Conversation with Jazzy Tha Rapper

A Conversation with Jazzy Tha Rapper

Jazzy Tha Rapper is a 21 year old Hip-Hop artist that seamlessly blends sounds of nostalgia with timeless subject matter, creating her own visions for tomorrow. Now residing in Atlanta, she was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Kennesaw, GA. With family roots in Guyana and Alabama, Jazzy utilizes her deep lineage to craft detailed timestamps of the events in her life. Her debut EP, “bbygirl” gives us a glimpse into her relationship with self, romantic partners, and the world itself. Transparent in her music, you...


Songwriter's Social Club (Presented by Fresh & Local x Fiverr.com)

Songwriter's Social Club (Presented by Fresh & Local x Fiverr.com)


We recently had the great opportunity to partner with Fiverr.com to present the Songwriter's Social Club, a discussion about the music business and the business of songwriting in particular. Within that, we were able to bring in an eclectic mixture of panelists to share their experience and expertise in their respective areas within the business. Platinum engineer/songwriter Scott Taylor Jr. shared a wealth of knowledge and experience as a young man working with a laundry list of major label artists. Emoni Aikens spoke about her transition from focusing solely on the film...


Interview with Brian 'Mix Engineer' Kidd

Interview with Brian 'Mix Engineer' Kidd

In the music community, one of the most overlooked, yet important pieces of the puzzle is easily the mixing engineer. Many artists find their primary engineer to work with and never deviate from the working formula that they craft in the studio. Even those that tour frequently take their engineers on the road with them to finish up records and stay creative. The Fresh & Local team had the chance to catch up with one of indie Hip-Hop's go-to guys, Brian 'Mix Engineer' Kidd. He's handled the...


3V Interviews J.Nolan About Recent Projects and Updates

3V Interviews J.Nolan About Recent Projects and Updates


J.Nolan had the opportunity to sit down with Carine Cassell from 3V (aka Video Vixen Visuals) for a 2 pt. discussion. In part 1 which has just been released, J.Nolan was able to speak about his latest song placement in the movie 11:55, the feature with Eli Beth on "Careless" and how actress Natalie Emmanuel (from Game of Thrones, Fate of the Furious, etc) shared the single on Instagram, and the inspiration behind his forthcoming solo project Rise...