Zaytoven, Audiomack and Zay Area Foundation Delivers Grant

Together with Zaytoven, Audiomack, and Zay Area Foundation, we delivered our first Keys + Kids Piano Grant in Atlanta, GA to Benjamin E. Mays High School.

Principal, Mr. Richard Fowler, opened the assembly by talking about how it is the job of educators to ignite a passion into students and that the new instruments will encourage them to pursue music. Dr. Sara Womack of Atlanta Public Schools spoke about the importance of music education, followed by Jason Johnson of Audiomack who emphasized the company’s commitment to making sure students have the tools to grow and hopefully populate the streaming service’s platform one day. Chiho Feindler, Save The Music’s Senior Director of Programs & Policy, then led the audience in a countdown to unveil the brand-new piano!

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Led by their music teacher, Ms. Garnetta Penn, the choir performed two songs, accompanied by their new piano.

Zaytoven then participated in a Q&A with the audience, answering questions about how he got started in the music industry. He first started playing the piano at church. He began making beats and it soon turned into collaborations with artists such as Usher, Future, and Gucci Mane. He talked about the challenges he faced as a producer and the desire to give back to the youth especially since now many want to be in entertainment.

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Thank you to Zaytoven, Audiomack, and Zay Area Foundation for inspiring the next generation of music makers! Check out this awesome video recap from Atlanta Public Schools.

About Zaytoven: Grammy-winning and multi-platinum music producer Zaytoven has a seamless smorgasbord of hits. Over the years, he has worked with artists from Drake, Travis Scott, Young Dolph, Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert, to Rick Ross, Jeezy, Yo Gotti, Usher and Keyshia Cole. However he is widely credited for curating the signature sound of international superstars Gucci Mane, Future and the Migos. He has a flair for recognizing and cultivating raw talent, turning unique individuals into household names.
Zaytoven’s expansive vault of work dates back to the late 90s, yet the Bay-area raised and Atlanta-based beatmaker continues to create melodic jewels with the same labyrinth of activity that catapulted him to success. The master crafter has developed a legendary reputation for producing music that sounds more like art objects than beats. One of the few producers that can perform the music he created alongside his clientele, Zaytoven continues to push stylistic boundaries by staying true to his church roots, both professionally and personally. The hardworking entrepreneur is the epitome of a diverse musical genius. In addition to production, he has also legitimately branded himself as an international DJ, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist playing the piano, organ, drums and keytar. The latter skill has forced the man behind the magic to perform onstage next to his clients, which has taken on a career of its own. In 2016, Zaytoven opened Gucci’s Welcome Home concert at Atlanta’s Fox Theater on the piano, as well as the BET Hip-Hop Awards and performed on Jimmy Kimmel. He also played the keys onstage with Future at the MTV VMA’s and on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. The Migos booked him to perform with his keytar at their NYC and Atlanta release parties in support of their sophomore album Culture. The self-taught musician pulled double duty for the 2017 Coachella Festival for both Gucci and Future who recruited him to play the keytar during their respective sets. 
 
About Audiomack: Audiomack is a completely free platform for artists and labels to share their music without limits — there are no premium accounts for artists, and free accounts include unlimited storage, whether you have one song or one thousand. Audiomack is also free for listeners, although we do offer a subscription option in the mobile apps ($5.99/mo) which removes ads and enables HQ streaming (more features coming soon). Audiomack is not a full-catalog streaming service with every song ever made. We want to be a compliment to other services you use — Spotify, Apple, Tidal, Google Play, HypeMachine, 8Tracks, etc — rather than the only music app you use. We focus exclusively on new, independent, and up-and-coming artists, and this has led us on a very different path. Every day at our offices we use Spotify and other great music apps right alongside our own — and from talking to our users, many of them do as well.