Quadio rings in 2021 on a high note announcing a wealth of new partnerships, clubs and events, plus the reveal of their ‘Class of 2020’ which highlights 20 incredible college artists on the rise including Ayoni, Curtis Waters, LesTheGenius, Tiffany Day, and Weston Estate.
Quadio is the groundbreaking college creative network that, in light of an ongoing pandemic, continues to provide an inspiring safe space for young talent craving connection at the intersection of the arts, entertainment, and tech. By-way-of their trademark social media app and extensive virtual programming, Quadio bridges the gap between what’s fan-facing and what happens behind-the-scenes by curating unmatched opportunities for students to have direct access and discourse with some of the best industry leaders in the game. Quadio now has 13K+ college creatives engaged on their app (still in Beta) and touts 900+ schools represented across the country. Quadio’s guest speakers thus far include Adam Alpert (Disruptor Records / The Chainsmokers), Dave Rene (Former EVP of A&R at Interscope Records / Zedd), and Wyclef Jean and Madeline Nelson (Jean’s manager).
Highlights for January Include:
The collective has been hosting songwriting and production clubs for college students across the country, ranging from 4-6 weeks and made up of weekly group meetings, collaborative writing prompts, and a bunch of awesome performance opportunities. This winter break, Quadio kicked it up a notch with their first ever Winter Songwriting Retreat. It’s the full club experience packed into a single weekend of community-building and music creation, featuring networking events, writing room pairings, and group feedback sessions – all culminating in an Open Mic Night event for artists to perform for one another.
Now partnering with American Songwriter, Quadio presents their Winter Songwriting Club. This club runs for 5 weeks from the week of January 11th to the week of February 8th and members need to be 18 and over, either in college or a recent grad. Members can also look forward to feedback sessions with Chelsea Kent (Worktape Junkie Management, Adjunct Professor at Belmont University), David LaBruyere (Producer), Thomas Daniel (Singer-Songwriter, Kobalt), and more. Information and tickets can be found here: https://www.quadio.com/wsc.
“Our recent clubs and open mic nights have seen such tremendous success, resulting in a ton of outstanding music and countless new collaborations and friendships,” said Miranda Martell, Quadio’s Chief Growth Officer. “It’s thrilling to get to build a platform where artists from around the country can come together to make music and make friends. That’s why Quadio exists!”
On January 20th, Quadio will host their heralded ‘Profesh Sesh’ – a series of conversations and Q&As with world-renowned music industry professionals and a rare chance to gather insight about the music industry straight from the source. For the first session of 2021, Quadio partners with Ultra Records and welcomes Bina Fronda (VP, Marketing) and Eddie Sears (Creative Director). Fronda and Sears have both worked with the likes of Benny Benassi, Kygo, Sofi Tukker, Steve Aoki, and more. The event kicks off at 8PM ET and tickets are available for $10 here: https://www.quadio.com/profeshsesh.
Last but not least, Quadio announced their official ‘Class of 2020’ lineup over the holidays. ‘Class of 2020’ features Quadio’s in-house picks for the Top 20 College Artists of the Year, highlighting student artists and bands across every genre and from schools all over the country. Artists on the list include Alex Banin, Ayoni, Curtis Waters, Ellie WIlliams, ŁASZEWO, LesTheGenius, Tiffany Day, Weston Estate, among others. Check out the full list here: https://www.quadio.com/classof2020.
VP of Quadio Records, Abir Hossain notes “I loved getting to review the immense talent coming out of colleges across the US. It was tough to select just twenty with the thousands of awesome artists in our Quadio community, but we couldn’t be more excited about these finalists and what’s ahead for them. It’s clear that while 2020 was an unprecedented year, college creatives found themselves producing some truly incredible art.”