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Katie Flint, part time AA at the Atlanta , will be competing in Creative Loafing’s Short Cuts Film Contest tonight (March 3) at the Plaza Theater against 15 other short films. The Short Cuts Film Contest is a competition that gives filmmakers to showcase Atlanta’s music scene in less than 5 minutes. What sets Katie’s film apart is that she was a part of the production crew, Slightly Twisted Productions, a crew of all Georgia Tech female students and alumnae. She has worked with Slightly Twisted for 3 years as a student at Georgia Tech, and she’s really excited for the film screening tonight, and hopes that their music video shows off Atlanta’s indie rock scene!
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For more information about the Short Cuts Film Contest, you can check out Creative Loafing’s Website

In this video, David Penn, founder of Hit Songs Deconstructed, shares hit songwriting tips, techniques and trends culled from today’s chart-topping hits at the inaugural Music Industry Meetup NYC event on January 23, 2014 at SAE Institute in New York City.

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Check out this recap video of Scratch DJ Academy’s Open House at SAE Atlanta!

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More coverage of the event here.

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Detroit, Mich. Thirteen musicians from the Detroit-based artist collective, Young Heavy Souls will release their debut collaborative album on February 20, 2014. After five months of production, the album entitled “Volume One” will be available on Spotify, SoundCloud and Bandcamp.

These producers have captured their niche through unexplored sub-genres of hip-hop and electronic music. With their progressive sound, this body of work exemplifies what these artists value most – collaboration. Young Heavy Souls was established in 2011. Creative director, Matt Black cultivated a team of like-minded musicians, filmmakers, photographers, and graphic designers throughout the past three years.

“With this project we wanted to showcase our growth as a team as well as spread our music to new audiences. Young Heavy Souls is a family, and this project represents the spirit and sound of our crew,” explained Black.

The majority of the team consists of artists local to the Midwest, but they join forces with musical talents from all over the United States. All artists featured on the current roster have made themselves a valuable asset to this creation. Several guest contributing artists are featured, including Spankalicious, Eddie Logix, and Heavy Color.

“Our collective is united by the desire to innovate and grow as a community of artists,” said Black.

Detroit is an ideal canvas for developing and emerging artists. Several curators in the area lend their talents as communal support. The artwork for “Volume One” was created by Evan Berman of FyouNk collective. The FyouNK store located in Royal Oak will host a release party on February 20, 2014. Other local sponsors include two notable groups, Motor City Art Machine and Curated Music.

General Contact Information and Social Media Links
Press Contact: Matt Black, General Manager at Young Heavy Souls
Email: and        Phone: 248-425-3365
Twitter and Instagram: @youngheavysouls

Check out some of Miami’s awesome pictures from the Electric City Fest!

Johnny Deezal, a 2009 graduate of SAE Institute Miami, will produce the Electric City Fest, an outdoor concert featuring Miami-based indie/electronic artists and DJs at Villa 221 in Miami on Saturday, January 11 at 3:00PM. Read the full article here. Check out the flyer below!

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title SAE Institute’s Chicago Campus Gains Approval to Receive Title IV Funding for Student Tuition

The Chicago campus of SAE Institute, a creative media arts college with schools across America, has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education to accept Title IV federal funding to help pay for the tuition of prospective students.

“Making Title IV federal funds available to our eligible incoming students gives them the opportunity to enjoy a more affordable college education,” says James Thomas, Campus Director of SAE Chicago.  “With Title IV, eligible students who wish to attend SAE here in Chicago can now leverage government loans and grants to help pay for our Audio Technology and Music Business degree and diploma programs so they can prepare for exciting careers in those areas.”

Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 provides grants, loans and work-study funds from the federal government to eligible students enrolled in college or career school.  Title IV funding is available to prospective students at SAE’s six other campuses across the U.S. in New York, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Nashville.

“Title IV funds will not only provide students with access to SAE Chicago’s excellent education so they can gain valuable job-ready skills, it will also provide them with access to our incredible international network of alumni upon graduation,” says Thomas.  “Our alumni include Grammy-winners, Oscar-winners, and dynamic industry leaders who are always on the lookout for new talent to develop and hire.  Being able to accept Title IV funding will allow our many more eligible Chicago students to connect with these prominent professionals when they’re ready to begin their careers.”

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Fame Music, the online platform for emerging and professional artists  is going global! After running successful music competitions around the world in partnership with SAE Institute, Fame Music is now ready to launch its first global competition to put your creative and production skills to the test and win great prizes! What are you waiting for?


  • Create your own Fame Music Jingle now
  • Compete globally starting December 18th 2013
  • And take your shot at Fame!



Your jingle will be judged and voted by the general public and a professional panel made up of international music experts, plus the founder of SAE  – Tom Misner! Find out all the other judges on

Check out the video here.


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Amy Cherette, a Bay Area resident, has been awarded the Tom Misner Opportunities Scholarship to attend the San Francisco campus of SAE Institute, where she’s a student in the school’s Audio Technology Program.

The scholarship was named in honor of Misner, who founded SAE Institute in 1976. It’s awarded to “a full-time student who is both hard-working and passionate about creative media.” Amy will have 25% of her total tuition costs – valued at $4,000 – paid for by the SAE Tom Misner Scholarship Fund.

“I’m honored to be a Tom Misner Opportunities Scholarship winner,” says Cherette, who’s a native of Grand Haven, MI. “I’m also thrilled to be studying at SAE, and I’m looking forward to the vast knowledge and experience that the school’s curriculum, faculty, and amazing international alumni network will provide.”

Amy’s application process for the Tom Misner Opportunities Scholarship included a 300-word essay, two letters of recommendation, an original audio submission and production paper, and a research paper on a topic related to audio or music.

“Amy has been a very serious and hard-working student,” says Kirk Engel, Campus Director at SAE Institute San Francisco. “She’s been booking studio time nearly everyday and experimenting with her own ideas and the things she’s learned in class, and she also shares her vast knowledge of DJ and production techniques with her peers. All of us at the school believe that she was a great choice for the Tom Misner Opportunities Scholarship.”

Cherrette became interested in music at an early age: she began taking classical piano lessons at eight years-old and got her first drum set at 12. While attending Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, she was introduced to digital music production and did DJ performances at local parties and events. Her reputation grew, resulting in high profile DJ gigs at clubs, concerts, and festivals in Detroit and Grand Rapids – including opening for Sony Music synthpop recording artists Passion Pit. She also released tracks and produced beats for vocalists and MCs on the Ann Arbor/Detroit-based independent label Deepblip Records.

My SAE education in audio technology will be vital in providing job opportunities for me as an engineer, and will also enhance my creative pursuits as a DJ, producer, and composer,” says Cherrette, who’ll be doing a mini-tour of DJ appearances at clubs across the Midwest while on winter break. “I plan to stay in the Bay area after graduation and hope to intern at a studio or in some other professional music setting.”

Cherette began her full-time classes at SAE Institute on September 30.

Recently, SAE Miami let their students showcase their talents at Student Appreciation Day, hosted by Lil Bear from WEDR 99 JAMZ.

Check out the video to see some of our skillful students show off!