The year-long program offers resources dedicated to fostering the careers of local artists.
Assemble Sound, a Detroit-based music company that was founded in 2015 to help foster the careers of local musicians, has selected 14 artists for its 2020 studio residency, it was announced Monday (Feb. 3). Additionally, the company has unveiled a new year-long partnership with Stroh’s Brewing Company to grow the residency program, including the establishment of a $20,000 fund that will allow selected artists to request cash grants to cover project-related expenses such as music videos, album artwork, live show development and travel budgets.
The Assemble Sound studio residency is a year-long program geared toward artists who are focused on songwriting, production and/or performance full-time. Those selected are given free 24/7 access to Assemble’s four recording studios (located in a historic 19th century church) for the entire year. They also participate in weekly programs, ranging from song critiques to industry workshops. Participating artists retain 100 percent of the rights to the music they create during the residency.
The selected artists for 2020 are Hala, Supercoolwicked, Curtis Roach, Kynzi, whiterosemoxie, Mark Whalen, Primer, Uribi, Tiny Jag, Michael Tocco, Gabriel Duran, Jay Cribbs, Mayaeni and Thibault Ruellan.