Gender Amplified Presents: Studio Politics Featuring Ebonie Smith

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Gender Amplified is proud to present ‘Studio Politics,’ a new web series that takes you in the studio with our founder and award-winning music producer and engineer Ebonie Smith. Known for engineering work on Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) and other notable projects, each and every episode Ebonie will take you behind the scenes to talk about the process of making music at the major level and working as a staff producer/engineer for Atlantic Records in NYC. There won’t be a dull moment as Ebonie produces and composes records on the spot and discusses music production and technology with a cast of talented collaborators and industry insiders. Tune in and SUBSCRIBE!

Studio Politics

Event Recap – Apollo Beat Production Workshop – March 23

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Yesterday Gender Amplified hosted a music production at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Entitled “Engineering Culture Through Beat Production”, the workshop was organized in collaboration with the Apollo Theater Academy, an initiative that fosters leadership and professional development in the arts through seminars, workshops, panels and internships. Check out some of the positive feedback on socials!




 Ever wonder how your favorite songs are made? Ever wonder what happens between the time it takes your favorite artist to record a song and the time it plays on your radio? The workshop took a look at some of the technical tricks, tools and ideas that contribute to the beat making and music production process. This session also reviewed how cultural and social ideas are embedded in music through technical means.

The event proceeded a wonderful panel called Behind the Scenes: Women in Hip Hop. Often overshadowed by their male counterparts, the panel focused on celebrating women who have played a pivotal role in establishing Hip Hop as a genre in the world of arts and entertainment. This panel looked at various careers paths taken by women who define their work under the Hip Hop genre. Panelists included: