Alumni News – October 2020

Metalworks Institute Alumni have continued to inspire us this fall with lots of new releases, a Hollywood Music Award nomination, and even a record-breaking track! Scroll down to see what the #MetalworksCommunity has been up to this October.
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CONGRATS DRAKE !!! Chart Data has announced that Drake's God's Plan is officially the #1 most streamed song in US Apple Music history! Metalworks Institute Grad Noel Cadastre added to his multi-platinum credit list with a recording engineering credit on God's Plan and fellow OVO team members and Metalworks graduates Greg Moffett and Harley Arsenault have mix assist credits on the record-breaking track. Congratulations to all on this incredible achievement!
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Producer, engineer, and songwriter Paul Pietrobono, known by his artist name Indigo Son, graduated from Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program in 2017 and has just been nominated for a Hollywood Music In Media Award for his song "Always". Congratulations! Winners will be announced on January 27th 2021. In the meantime, be sure to listen to "Always" wherever you get your music.

Akeel Henry graduated from Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program in 2014 and by 2018 he was an RIAA gold-certified music producer. Recently, Akeel and DŹŁ co-produced the song 'Rain Ft. Swae Lee' which is featured on Trey Songz' brand new album 'Back Home'. Don't forget to listen to the new tune!

Singer-songwriter Mandolynne Knott, a 2019 graduate of Metalworks Institute's Music Performance & Technology Diploma Program, has just released her much-anticipated debut single "The Pines"! BUZZMUSIC interviewed Mandolynne about the single and described it as "taking the alternative music scene by storm". Read the interview here and be sure to listen!

Mike Brandolino is the guitarist for the Juno-nominated band Valley and a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major) Diploma Program. The band has just released their new EP "sucks to see you doing better". Be sure to check out this post-breakup themed pop collection wherever you get your music.

Jesse Reid graduated from Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program in 2006 and quickly established himself as a multifaceted audio professional, working as a composer and sound editor for film and TV and traveling the world as a senior entertainment technician overseeing a wide variety of live productions. Recently, Jesse turned his talents toward a solo project and has released a new acoustic album "Seasons". Be sure to listen!
Multi-talented performer and producer Rahul Sathu, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program, has released the epic music video for his new track 'Jaane De Yaara Ft. KING'. The video has already been streamed nearly 5 million times on YouTube alone. Be sure to listen and watch!
Asher Small AKA Smallz, graduated from Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program in 2019 and has hit the ground running, having released an EP, a full-length album, and a series of music videos this summer. Smallz has just released the official music video for his song "Choka", which is off his newest album "Constant Shift". Be sure to watch!

Cameron Di Marco, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Electronic Music Production Diploma Program, creates music under his artist name Karvell. He just released a brand new electropop tune called 2012. Be sure to listen to the new song!

Singer-songwriter Taya Marquis, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Entertainment Business Management Diploma Program, has released a new single. "Not A Fool" is streaming everywhere.

Aidan Vickery, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program, has released a new single - "Honeycomb." Check it out!

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