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 facilitated a sold-out live showcase with an accompanying zine on December 04, 2022. Other People released Portals, a compilation featuring the grantees, on February 10, 2023. The Rising Artist Foundation will continue to support the grantees with guidance throughout the next stages of their careers.

Listen to Portals on


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)