2022 Overtones Recap

For two months in the summer of 2022, The Rising Artist Foundation and independent record label Other People removed barriers to fostering a musical career for eight emerging LA-based electronic musicians.

They received personalized production guidance from Nicolás Jaar and met established professionals to help them navigate the industry. OVERTONES was a unique opportunity to grow professionally and creatively together.

We gave them a grant, health insurance and 16 sessions (8 creative, 8 professional). By the end of the program, they had:
  • honed their production skills
  • collaborated on projects and fostered community
  • received foundational industry knowledge
  • Broadened their professional network
  • Engaged with established musicians & industry leaders
  • Developed tools for mental wellness
Music Industry Topics covered:
  • Master & Publishing Rights
  • Streaming Platforms
  • Sampling
  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Web3 and emerging technology
  • Live Events/Touring
  • Artist Image and Marketing
  • Business/Financial literacy and Choosing A Team



Becca Lilia  
Romeo Diablos  
Umbra Abra  

Continued Support

We are facilitating a live showcase with an accompanying zine on December 04, 2022 and Other People will be releasing a compilation of the grantees’ work in early 2023. The Rising Artist Foundation will continue to support the grantees with guidance throughout the next stages of their careers.


Guest Speakers

  • Dani Oliva (Music Attorney, Oliva Law Group)
  • Nosaj Thing (Artist)
  • Brandon Sanchez (Artist Manager, ATC Management)
  • Derek Kaneko (Digital Marketing, Warp Records)
  • Liz Pelly (Music Journalist / Author
  • David Turner (Emerging Artist Lead, SoundCloud)
  • Matthew Gawrych (Digital Marketing, Beggars Group)
  • Ashraf El Gamal (Artist Rep, YouTube)
  • Sippy (Artist)
  • Alex Goose (Producer)
  • Oliver Wang (Writer, NPR / Pop Culture Professor, CSULB)
  • Moses Sumney (Artist)
  • Jumee Park (Head of Licensing, Downtown Music Publishing)
  • Roman GianArthur (Artist)
  • Raihan Anwar (Web3 Entrepreneur, Friends With Benefits)
  • Rhonda Dang (Art Therapist)
  • Avery McTaggart (Booking Agent, TBA Agency)
  • L'Rain (Artist)
  • Adam Farrell (Head of Marketing, Loma Vista Records)
  • Shadeh Smith (Creative Director, Kehlani)
  • Emmeline Salazar (Publicist, Guerrera PR)