Alumni News – November 2020
Metalworks Institute Alumni have continued to inspire us this month with some hot new releases, international hits, and more! Scroll down to see what the #MetalworksCommunity has been up to this November.
Chart-topping rapper and producer Nav, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program, has had a highly successful year with multiple major hits including Internet Money's smash hit Lemonade ft. Don Toliver, Gunna & Nav. The song has charted around the world, peaking at #1 on the US Rolling Stone Top 100, #4 on the Global 200 Billboard, and achieving Top 10 Status in seventeen other countries in Europe, North America, and Australasia. Lemonade is now officially Platinum Certified in both Canada and the USA. Earlier this month, NAV also released his surprise mix-tape 'Emergency Tsunami', a joint project with Wheezy. The album quickly rose to No. 1 on the US Apple Music Albums Chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200. Congratulations Nav on these amazing achievements!
Award-winning music producer, guitarist, arranger and engineer Derrick Sepnio, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program, was one of the judges for the 11th annual Golden Indie Music Awards (GIMA) (金音獎), one of the two major music awards in Taiwan!
Shortly after graduating from Metalworks Institute's Music Performance & Technology (Guitar Major) Diploma Program in 2017, Sagèlee Archer began working as an Online Licensing Administrator for CMRRA (Canadian Music Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd). Sagèlee has continued to grow with the organization and was recently featured in this in-house interview.
Rising songwriter Alexandra Soumalias AKA Ally Sou, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program, co-wrote Jesse Gold's latest single 'Not Alright'. The lush, downtempo tune explores the theme of moving past heartbreak. Be sure to listen to the new song wherever you stream music.
Up-and-coming rapper Smallz, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program, has released a new song about the times we live in - "Stay Inside" is streaming everywhere.
Jacob Collins, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Electronic Music Production Diploma Program, has released his first solo single under his artist name Ja'Co. Listen to "No Time Value" wherever you get your music!
Some Wanderful new music has arrived! We Wander, which includes two Metalworks Institute graduates — Maddy Little (Music Performance & Technology Diploma Program) and Camilo Martinez (Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major) Diploma Program), has released their latest single "Pouring Out". Be sure to listen to the new tune.
Award-winning songwriter and audio engineer David Mohacsi, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program, has engineering and mixing credits on Havelin's brand new self-titled EP. Be sure to listen!
Audio engineer, music producer, and founder of Cats Cove Media Rob Wilson, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered Dear Father's latest album 'Away From Home' - now available everywhere!
Phil Kluba graduated from Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program in 2012 and has gone on to become a highly successful entrepreneur as the founder and C.E.O of Press It, a Toronto-based broadcasting and media production company providing innovative content solutions for tech and music brands. Recently, Phil produced this new music video for R&B/Soul artist Brayden Alexander. Be sure to watch!