Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Danja, Rob Knox and Elliot Ives spent two days working with students on their songwriting and performance. Together they polished songs students worked on for weeks. Students then performed a concert for their friends and family inside Stax’s iconic Studio A.
Justin Timberlake and Levi’s also restored and updated Stax facilities and donated “The Song Lab” -- a remodeled facility meant for songwriting workshops and featuring stage-ready instructments and recording, audio and production equipment donated by Guitar Center, Gibson, Native Instruments, Shure, Universal Audio and Korg, check out the Video HERE!
The fast-rising Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited continues its aggressive growth surge, acquiring a catalog from songwriter-producer-artist Timbaland that comprises 108 albums and songs. Hipgnosis cofounder Merck Mercuriadis said: “Ask any of today’s greatest creators who their biggest influences are and the one name that appears on everybody’s list is Timbaland. His iconic records with Aaliyah, Jay Z, Missy Elliot, Nelly Furtado, and Justin Timberlake amongst many others are iconic and will be remembered forever.”
Timbaland said: “Merck is a visionary who I know appreciates the value of my musical life work. My music is in great hands.” His manager, Gary Marella, said: “It’s important to all creators that their work is in the right hands. Merck’s respect for music creators is unparalleled. We are pleased to have part of Tim’s iconic catalogue with Merck and Hipgnosis.”
The Bakewell Media’s Taste Of Soul Festival continues to bring unique, authentic foods and entertainment to Crenshaw Blvd. This year, the event will welcome R&B singer-songwriter, Keri Hilson to the Hyundai Sound Stage on Saturday, Oct. 19. It’s been four years since Hyundai became a sponsor for the festival and in that time, it has invited countless artists including Chante Moore, Teddy Riley, Ginuwine, Brandy and more to perform for eager fans for free.
Keri’s self-proclaimed “debut to the world” was her collaboration with rapper Timbaland, “The Way I Are,” a song that left her imprint in the musical world. “There’s a certain pride that I feel, having that kind of introduction from someone who’s work I had admired [for] my entire life,” Hilson said. “I just felt really honored to be next in line for a Timbaland introduction.”