Bilal x HighBreedMusic
Curated Live EP Experience 2020
2:00 pm-12:00 am ET
This coming weekend, Aug 7th-9th, 2020, an unprecedented live event in recording history will take place across multiple platforms. Legendary Grammy-winning artist Bilal (Musician, Actor, Composer, Producer, Vocalist), an original member of the iconic Soulquarians movement, will musically direct an experimental 3-song album EP with an all-star curated lineup of over 25 musicians and artist friends — IN REAL TIME. This multinational interactive and remote recording session will be broadcast live with Bilal’s creative process as the centerpiece, using an innovative approach pioneered by HighBreedMusic (HBM). HBM, whose slogan is “The Artists That Artists Love,” is a forward-thinking Black and minority owned studio and cultural hub in Brooklyn, NYC, run by Record Producer and founder Tariq Khan (Slingbaum: Erykah Badu, FKA Twigs; Blue Note Records) and Grammy-winning Videographer Nikki Birch (Snarky Puppy, Emily King, Cory Henry).
Showcasing the progression from idea to album (and in pristine audio quality), Bilal and friends will reminisce, laugh, write, record, produce, and mix one song per day from scratch. Viewers will have rare access to this traditionally private world of song creation and album production – for free. Viewers will also be able to observe as three visual artists, one per song, create the artwork for the EP – while the music is being recorded.
An exclusive special edition EP of this innovative concept album will be available for pre-order only during the three days of the livestream broadcast.
Fans will also be able to support with donations. Proceeds from EP sales and donations will be shared among participating artists, many of whom, despite being accomplished career professionals, are facing financial uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Fans who purchase the preorder will be sent the finished album within a few days of the final broadcast.
This is an incredible opportunity to observe the magic and camaraderie of some of the music industry’s most exciting artists working together in their element, building new music, one piece at a time.
As an added bonus, HighBreedMusic will announce their brand new app (available soon on the Apple App and Google Play stores) which features a celebration of exceptional and diverse voices whose music embodies HBM’s core values: originality, authenticity, virtuosity, and timelessness. Use the app to watch upcoming live stream Hi-Fi HD concert events from HBM’s “The World’s First Recording Lounge”, and explore a rich catalog of artist-interviewing-artists + time-released video content from over 100 acts (which include many of the artists featured in Bilal’s new EP experience). A unique feature of the app will allow users to financially support artists of their choice within a vibrant community of Black, Brown, Latin, Minority, and Women artists via donations and song/EP downloads of music produced with the artists at HBM.
The Bilal x HighBreedMusic Live EP Experience will be broadcast from 2:00pm – 12:00am EST, Aug 7, 8 and 9 on:
Confirmed participants include: Keyon Harrold, Madison McFerrin, Marcus Strickland, Yahzarah Sinclair, Ray Angry, Ben Williams, Brandee Younger, Big Yuki, Melanie Charles, Marcus Gilmore, Louis Cato and more artists TBA.
To preorder the EP, links to the broadcast, and for updated information, please visit http://highbreedmusic.com/artist/curatedbybilal/
Friday August 07, 2020
2:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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