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A3C & Georgia State University partner to launch the Creator Complex

Mike Walbert
Posted by Mike Walbert on May 9

Music conferences will never be the same!

Nearly every music conference we've been to focuses on Networking & Learning, both of which are extremely important and are core principles of the A3C Conference.

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You have to understand the business and continue to LEARN about trends, technology and best practices. You also have to NETWORK with people that can help you grow your career. Conferences often have fun events and parties (which are part of networking), but the conference experience usually stops there. Until now!

After speaking with hundreds of artists, we’ve identified a major issue within the creative realm. We’ve always believed gathering thousands of music makers and creatives in one city presented the perfect opportunity to CREATE! And now, we're putting our money where our mouth is.

The Problem: Independent hip-hop artists have limited time and resources.  They often spend a majority of their time writing and recording music and far too little resources on their brand and creative assets. It can be both overwhelming and expensive. 

Our Solution: Connect artist with professional creatives to review and develop assets that independent hip-hop artists can use to help their careers. Artists can create - and own - tangible media assets to better present themselves, connect with fans and further their careers.  

We have partnered with Georgia State University to takeover the Creative Media Industries Institute and develop the Creator Complex.  

The Creator Complex is powered by iStandard Producers.

The Creator Complex will provide talented independent artists and producers with the opportunity to work with audio engineers, photographers, videographers, graphic designers and creatives. 

"GSU is one of the most innovative universities in the country, and we are excited about working with them to continue to improve Atlanta and support the creative community.  Our partnership with the Creative Media Industries Institute highlights our joint commitment to providing valuable experiences and opportunities for passionate youth." - Mike Walbert (Director/Owner of A3C)

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You must have an Executive, A3C or Conference pass to enter.  Pre-Sale Conference passes are only $195 while supplies last 

Buy Your Pass Today

Artists & Producers, want to help us develop the Creator Complex?  Fill out this survey

We're currently accepting applications from Creatives.  Apply Here

  • Want to connect and collaborate with up-and-coming artists? 
  • Want to donate your time and use your talents to help independent hip-hop artists?
  • Want to showcase your skills, build your network and gain new clients?

Georgia State University's Creative Media Industries Institute

25 Park Place
Friday, Oct 6
10am - 10pm

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CMII's mission is to contribute to Atlanta’s emergence as a global creative capital. CMII was formed to strengthen connections between arts and media students and the region’s creative industries. CMII is a creative media/arts center with production and post-production studios, research labs, and entrepreneurial suites.

"Georgia State University's Creative Media Industries Institute is delighted to be partnering with A3C for the first ever launch of The Creator Complex. Our new creative content facility is a perfect place to showcase A3C high technology events. And it enables our many talented students to directly connect with the hip-hop world's most gifted artists and producers.  It’s a perfect fit, and we’re looking forward to hosting Atlanta’s creative community, many of whom have been trained in GSU’s media, arts and music programs."  - Steve Jones (Professor of Practice at Creative Media Industries Institute)


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Mike Walbert

Written by Mike Walbert

Mike Walbert is the Executive Director of the A3C Festival & Conference. As as partner in the business Mike oversees various aspects of the business, including: Business Development, Sponsorship, Branding and Marketing. Mike officially joined A3C in 2009 as the Artist Director. Since 2010 Mike has managed the strategy and team that have grown A3C from a regional showcase to an internationally recognized institution in hip-hop culture.

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