With the band
ATL Collective enriches Atlanta’s music community through preservation, relationship building, and education.
“ATL Collective was my way of being plugged into a scene of musicians I didn’t know. There’s always someone doing something worth crowding a room to see something amazing.” Although the city is evolving, especially in regard to music infrastructure, the live music scene is always a draw
“There’s a community in the Collective that doesn’t exist anywhere else. It’s introduced me to a network of people to play with and provided opportunities hard to find without a booking agent.”
“ATL Collective touches people in many ways. You get to collaborate with people you wouldn’t otherwise. It creates the opportunity to get in the room with a bunch of really talented people and that’s powerful to me.”
“Intrinsically as creatives, we need to be mentored through the growth journey we’re on. And at a certain point, we need to be a mentor to somebody else. That’s important at every stage of your career, and ATL Collective offers that in our city.”
“Having someone from the actual artist community of the city reaching out to interpret this album was a transformational moment for us” says Lipkins. “There was this strong community of like-minded, talented people that didn’t feel like a cocktail party put on by a management company
“There’s a sense of being a larger part of the [music] community. The number one way I’ve connected with others is through Hump Day Hang. Every time I’ve knocked on a door, somebody’s answered. It’s not tough to make inroads.”