Meet The Beat is a hour-long live streamed discussion/workshop based on music production hosted by Juno Award winning producer, Rich Kidd. This session features Rich Kidd talking about production techniques, software, hardware, songwriting, the business of selling production and everything else surrounding the world of composing popular music. Occasionally a special guest will join the chat for an interview, beat playing segment, and Q & A from our digital audience.

You Will Learn

  • How to navigate FL Studio
  • About the software and sounds used to make today's bangers
  • Gain knowledge and insight on history, the present and the future of hip hop/r&B production
  • About the business of music production
  • How to create networking opportunities

About Instructor:

Ritchie Acheampong, better known as Rich Kidd, is a Canadianhip hoprecording artist, record producer, community program organizer and film/video director from Toronto, Ontario

He is a two-time nominee for the Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year as a solo artist, garnering nominations at the Juno Awards of 2013 for The Closers and at the Juno Awards of 2014 for In My Opinion

In 2013, he formed the project Naturally Born Strangers with collaborators Tona and Adam Bomb. That group's debut release, The Legends League Presents: Naturally Born Strangers, won the Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2015.  

He has produced for many acts such as Drake, Busta Rhymes, k-OS, Nelly Furtado, Lupe Fiasco and more.  As a community leader, Rich has tirelessly worked to mentor young creatives across spectrums. Whether independently or through running workshops in schools, community centres and non-profits, Rich’s charismatic brand of honest conversation and optimistic advice has cemented his reputation as being a leader in the city of Toronto and “the people’s champ”.

Special guest: Willie B @ichibandon
American Rapper & Producer from Los Angeles
Production Credits include: “Rigamortis” by Kendrick Lamar, “03 Adolescence” by J Cole, “Black Thoughts” by ScHoolboy Q

Special thanks to Martin Anon @bymartinanxxon for support in organizing and moderating the conversations. 

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Registration is required to get the access code and post-workshop learning materials.

Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organiser. 

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.