Creator Class is a learning and outreach initiative that provides up-and-coming artists with the knowledge and resources they need to create professional sample content.
For this year’s Creator Class, which will be held at the iconic Sound Factory Studio A in Hollywood, we’re proud to team up with Danish audio gear brand AIAIAI to enable and empower the next generation of music creators in their careers across the sampling industry.
AIAIAI made headlines this year by releasing the world’s first wireless studio headphones, finally enabling creators to cut the cable and be free to make music wirelessly wherever they are, with no noticeable latency. Together with AIAIAI, we share the common vision of a future music-making community that is sustainable, versatile, cooperative, and throughly equipped to navigate the music industry.
To celebrate the Creator Class kickoff, AIAIAI have put on a flash sale for all Splice users, offering a 20% discount for the next 72 hours on all headphones and accessories on their webshop. Go to aiaiai.audio/splice and use promo code CREATORCLASS before December 16th.
Without further ado, let’s meet the 2022 Creator Class!
Lauren Kop (Mini Bear)
As a producer, DJ, vocalist, and composer, LA native Lauren Kop has cultivated a vivid musical aesthetic, gaining notable roles within her community such as mentor and emerging talent. Blending musical styles and drawing inspiration from ’80s, Y2K pop, R&B, and dance influences, Lauren has written, produced, and released multiple EPs and an album under the artist name mini bear.
Passionate about community building and creating opportunities and representation for producers of marginalized genders, Lauren is the Chief Education Officer at FEMME HOUSE. An avid Ableton Live user and synth maven, she has collaborated with Moog, Ableton, Apogee, and BandLab. She was featured in Patch & Tweak with Moog, contributed to a sample pack for BandLab (in collaboration with FEMME HOUSE), and created a demo set for the Ableton Note app. With years of experience and unparalleled dedication to Ableton Live and music production, her passion for sharing her expertise and empowering producers has led her to teaching workshops that focus on maximizing your creative potential through technology.
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Teddy’s multiple roles in the music industry have led him to become proficient in many domains. He functions professionally as an artist, singer, writer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and arranger. Teddy has worked with artists and acts such as Childish Gambino, George Clinton, Anthony Hamilton, D Smoke, Andy Grammer, and Gloria Trevi. He has also made multiple TV appearances on The Talk, Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and many others.
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RickyJab is a guitarist, producer, and content creator. He specializes in writing and producing pop punk, post-hardcore, and metalcore. Ricky made a name for himself on TikTok by creating heavy / alternative remixes of mainstream songs and compositions. His TikToks have received nods from notable musicians such as Hans Zimmer, Lil Nas X, Charlie Puth, Natasha Bedingfield, and Bring Me the Horizon.
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Julianne Hope is an LA-based producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. After cutting her teeth as a touring drummer, Julianne signed with hitmaker Jason Evigan before enlisting Patrick Farr of Revelator Management and signing jointly with Warner Chappell and Altadena for publishing.
Able to excel when working one-on-one with artists, Julianne is the rare writer who can contribute equally to lyrics, melody, and production, pulling from her pop punk roots and deep love for perfectly-crafted top-40 pop. Recent releases include “not ok” (Peach Tree Rascals), “Last Minute” (Sam MacPherson), and “When My High Wears Off” (NIKI DEMAR), which Julianne co-produced with Rob Grimaldi. Other past collaborators include Olivia Rodrigo, Bebe Rexha, GAYLE, Ashley Kutcher, Connor Johnson, DE’WAYNE, Johan Lennox, JORDY, Jillian Rossi, Zhavia, Violet Skies, Mikky Ekko, VINCINT, Aidan Alexander, OSTON, and Laure Elle. Julianne’s own releases have attracted attention from the artist and A&R communities as well.
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Alex Siesse (The Grand Mess)
The Grand Mess is a Canadian signer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. As a producer, The Grand Mess has frequently collaborated with artists Oren Major, whatever mike (F.K.A. Michael Blume) L’FREAQ, and Casper Jones. He has produced the charting song “Got it Boomin,” featured on Netflix’s Love Death & Robots. His debut album is set to be released in 2023.
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Carmela is a genre-bending singer, bassist, songwriter, producer, and performer based in Los Angeles, CA. She creates intense music featuring her sultry, soulful voice and vintage-inspired instrumentation. As an AWAL artist, she released her first full-length album in August 2022 called New Stranger, which is all about “growth, growing pains, and healing.” She aims to send a message of empowerment to her audience. LadyGUNN Magazine says of Carmela: “Chances are you haven’t heard this much personality in a vocal in a long time.”
Carmela is also a Twitch Partner, streaming to hundreds on the platform multiple times per week. Her powerhouse vocals in combination with her energetic, bubbly personality mark her as a new artist to watch.
Look out for this Creator Class’ sample packs in 2023, and watch Splice’s socials as well as the Class members for more updates!
December 12, 2022