ATL Collective enriches lives by uniting Atlanta’s music community and providing resources to sustain musical careers. We seek to build an ecosystem that celebrates the cultural vibrancy of Atlanta and connects undiscovered artists with new audiences.
Cleveland believes ATL Collective has created a rare sense of community and collaboration in an industry that too often is about competition. Collaborating with the Collective challenged Cleveland to set foot into new genres and meet new, like-minded musicians.
Atlanta has been blessed to have Khari Cabral Simmons as a pillar of its music scene since 1997. Fortunately, the jazz and soul bossa artist joined ATL Collective as a bass player during our retelling of Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions way back in 2013. Since then, he’s become a music
Every musician who connects with ATL Collective impacts our organization in different ways. Whether that’s through a goosebump-inducing moment on stage, reaching out to grow our community, or mentoring others, our musicians make us who we are and shape us as a collective. Tyler Lyle does all of that, and when it comes to our shape today, we wouldn’t be who we are without him.
Hannah brings a powerful voice to Atlanta's alternative scene, channeling explosive sounds through her traditional opera background and an powerhouse band behind her. According to Hannah, ATL Collective played a big part in getting where she is today.
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.
"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’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.”
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